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Chemistry Course Placement Information

Please refer to the guidelines below. Contact your major department or college advisor for further information and recommended courses for your program.

Comprehensive Chemistry Course Placement Guidelines (all topics, PDF)

Individual Guideline topics: (PDF)

  1. Chemistry placement guidelines by major program
  2. Chemistry course prerequisites and mathematics placement guidelines
  3. Instructions for students with high school Advanced Placement chemistry
  4. General chemistry courses
  5. Organic chemistry courses
  6. Credit restrictions for repeated courses

Chemistry Course Descriptions

Information for transfer students:

Information for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors and Minors

Undergraduate students who need advising for Chemistry programs should contact:

  • Advising for Chemistry majors with surnames beginning with the letters A-M:
    Professor Sarah Cummings, Chemistry Major Advisor (Room 123 Chemistry Building, 775-682-6457, sac@unr.edu)
  • Advising for Chemistry majors with surnames beginning with the letters N-Z:
    Professor Lyndsay Munro, Chemistry Major Advisor (Room 122 Chemistry Building, 775-784-1942, lmunro@unr.edu)

New Chemistry Majors

Depending upon their mathematics preparation, Freshman chemistry majors should take CHEM 201 (preferable) or CHEM 121 (acceptable). Additional information is available in the course placement guide and in the Chemistry Major’s Handbook.

Chemistry Minors

Other advising information:

Pre-Professional Students

General guidelines for chemistry course requirements:

  • Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy
    • General Chemistry: CHEM 121A+121L & 122A+122L; or CHEM 201 & 202
    • Organic Chemistry: CHEM 241, 242 & 345; or CHEM 341, 342 & 345
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
    • General Chemistry: CHEM 121A+121L & 122A+122L; or CHEM 201 & 202
    • Organic Chemistry: CHEM 220A & 220L; or CHEM 241, 242 & 345; or CHEM 341, 342 & 345

For comprehensive pre-professional advising information see the College of Science pre-professional advising page.

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