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Subject: Online course in general chemistry from accredited university
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: allium-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 08 Apr 2005 13:59 PDT
Expires: 08 May 2005 13:59 PDT
Question ID: 506911
I am looking for an online course in general chemistry.  This course
needs to be something beyond the basic "Introduction to Chem".  I
would like it to be the equivalent of what would be the introductory
sequence for chemistry majors and/or suitable for pre-med or
pre-health students; a more advanced course might also be OK.  It
could be general or physical chemistry, preferably but not
neccessarily including some kind of lab.   I would prefer that it be
self-paced. It needs to be from an accredited & reputable university,
so that most US (non-online) graduate schools would accept it as
fulfilling a requirement.  (I am not concerned about the "prestige" of
the school, though.  Also, I am not concerned with issues of how it
looks to a school that I'm taking a course online rather than at a
brick-and-mortor school--this is a "rubberstamp" course; I've already
been accepted, am accomplished in science, and just need to fulfil the
letter of the law.)
Subject: Re: Online course in general chemistry from accredited university
Answered By: czh-ga on 10 Apr 2005 02:43 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello allium-ga,

This was a very tough search. There are very few options for chemistry
classes online that meet all your requirements. I was able to locate
two that seem to meet all your criteria, including the requirement for
a self-paced and open entry programs. I was able to find some
additional online programs that might suit you but they are only
available on the regular academic calendar schedule of each
institution. I trust that you will find something suitable from the
links below.

Best wishes for your continued academic success.

~ czh ~

Self-paced Courses 
(Formerly Independent Studies and Self-paced Studies Online)
Correspondence or online courses that students complete at their own
pace. Enroll at any time of year; no class attendance is required.
Courses originate and credit is granted from eight institutions in the
University of North Carolina system.
Self-paced Courses is a distance education program offering courses
from eight institutions of the University of North Carolina. These
college-level print-based and online courses enable people to earn
college credit without having to travel to a university campus. The
institutions offering courses are:
 -- Appalachian State University (ASU) 
 -- East Carolina University (ECU) 
 -- Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) 
 -- North Carolina State University (NCSU) 
 -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill; UNC-CH) 
 -- The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) 
 -- Western Carolina University (WCU) 
 -- Winston-Salem State University (WSSU)
Self-paced courses ? Chemistry

 -- CHE 111 (UNCG) General Chemistry I 
 -- CHE 114 (UNCG) General Chemistry II 
 -- CHEM 10 (UNC-Chapel Hill) Introduction to Chemical Concepts 
 -- CHEM 11 (UNC-Chapel Hill) General Descriptive Chemistry I 
 -- CHEM 21 (UNC-Chapel Hill) General Descriptive Chemistry II 

***** These self-paced, online courses are from a reputable
university, offer credit and can be started any time. It seems one or
more might fit the type of courses you?re looking for.

Metropolitan State College of Denver

The following courses are offered in the Self-Paced Online Class
format and are available to Non-Colorado residents only. These courses
are open entry, open exit. You may register at your convenience and
have 6 months to one year to complete the course work. Please check
individual courses for completion timeframe. For more information,
click on the course title.

CHE 3050-3 -- Environmental Chemistry
More information about CHE 3050 Environmental Chemistry

Course Description: The course is designed to provide an overview of
chemical science within an environmental chemistry framework and to
provide the basics of environmental chemistry for those who need to
know about this essential topic for their profession or for their
overall education.

It covers the core elements of environmental chemistry-water, soil,
and air. It deals with toxicological chemistry as the basis for
discussing occupational health and human exposure and energy, with
emphasis upon the environmental considerations involved with their
extraction and utilization.

Prerequisite: One year of general chemistry and at least one semester
of organic chemistry. Students should plan to complete the course
within 30 weeks of entry.

***** This course seems suitable if you?re not a Colorado resident.

WashingtonOnline Virtual Campus

***** This consortium offers classes that might meet your needs.
Unfortunately, they?re not self-paced or open enrollment. You must
follow the academic schedule which is on the quarter system. It?s too
late to enroll in the Spring quarter but there are a couple of
chemistry classes scheduled for the Summer quarter that might be

Chemistry Requirement

***** See links to online chemistry programs. Neither is self-paced
but you might be able to complete your course in a short summer

Summer 2005 Schedule

CHEM-0109 01* General Chemistry 5.00     ONLINE   06/07/2005 07/19/2005
CHEM-0109 02* General Chemistry 5.00     ONLINE   06/07/2005 07/19/2005

***** This is another college that offers online chemistry classes
during the summer. They?re not self-paced.

=============== self-paced online chemistry courses
self-paced online chemistry
allium-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
This answer was great--exactly what I wanted and (I know from looking)
very hard to find.  I am impressed with the researcher's skill and
thrilled to be given multiple choices.

Subject: Re: Online course in general chemistry from accredited university
From: heathtree-ga on 09 Apr 2005 23:16 PDT
I found the following online course from an extremely reputable
Canadian university which specializes in science and engineering:

It also looks like this course will start in the next month or so; if
you're interested I would recommend looking into it immediately.

I will also note to you that American students will likely have to pay
international tuition rates (C$1,532.60 per course;, it seems that often these rates are cheaper
than the local, US option.

I hope this helps.

Subject: Re: Online course in general chemistry from accredited university
From: allium-ga on 12 Apr 2005 10:44 PDT
Thanks for the info, Heath.
Subject: Re: Online course in general chemistry from accredited university
From: czh-ga on 13 Apr 2005 09:54 PDT
Thank you very much allium-ga for the five stars and generous tip. I'm
glad the information I found was useful.

~ czh ~
Subject: Re: Online course in general chemistry from accredited university
From: mtamra-ga on 25 Apr 2005 13:04 PDT
My husband just registered for a Chemistry class at
This is through Weber State University in Utah.  He needs it for
admission to nursing school.  The nursing school has had other
applicants that have taken it and the only "challenge" that they have
had was timely transcript delivery.  From our experience so far, the
admissions and the registration staff are somewhat incompetent over
the phone.  Different levels of chem are offered.

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