Chemistry for Health Sciences

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Description: CHEM351/CHEM351L is an introductory course, which is designed exclusively for Health Sciences for Pre-Nursing majors. Basic concepts in general, organic and biological chemistry are covered. The course is designed to show the centrality of chemistry between the physical and life sciences. Topics covered will include measurement and unit conversion, atomic and molecular structure of matter, solutions, acid/base chemistry, organic chemistry and structure of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Laboratory portion of the course provides first hand experiences that inform, illustrate, expand, and reinforce major concepts discussed in lecture.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: College Algebra (MATH111) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 60
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 4 (online lecture only) or 5 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (CHEM351) and lab (CHEM351L).

Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (5 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jan 31, 2020 February 26, 2020 Fri, Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P


Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (5 units with lab)

4 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Jan 2, 2020 Feb 26, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times


1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Feb 24, 2020 Feb 27, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A


Summer 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (5 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
May 29, 2020 June 24, 2020 Fri 5:00P-9:30P
Sat 9:00A-6:00P

*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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