Laney College Chemistry Department



The chemistry curriculum offers a selection of courses designed to prepare students for further studies in the sciences (such as chemistry, biology, physics, or engineering), and professional careers (such as medicine, nursing, dental hygiene, dentistry, physical therapy, and pharmacy).

Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor or a chemistry faculty member for guidance in course preparation and selection.

Fall 2020 classes are online!

At Laney, we care about your health along with the health of our faculty and staff. Therefore Laney College, as well as the other three Peralta Colleges, will be offering classes this fall, however due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and recent shelter-in-place restrictions in effect in the surrounding Bay Area counties, the Chemistry department we will be offering our classes only with online instruction. Where we initially considered holding limited face-to-face instruction for laboratory classes, the current situation in the Bay Area deemed that we only offer online courses for the fall semester. The current plan for spring 2021 is to hold some laboratory classes in face-to-face (F2F) format – stay tuned.

Laney has excellent Online Student Services. We also encourage you to take some time looking at the student resources that are available to all students in Peralta at this link: Peralta Student Resources – the Modules view gives you a good overview of what’s there. Also, this following website includes some great Tips for Success for Online Learning.

Which Chemistry course should I take?

Chemistry Advice

For information about specific Chemistry Courses see the link at right.  You’ll find instructors’ syllabi and schedules at the link to the left.  Chemistry Tutoring is available through the Laney Tutoring Resource Center – check the website for more details.

Tutoring Resource Center

How to prepare for CHEM 1A – take CHEM 30A or the new online Gen Chem Prep on ALEKS