Welcome to Chemistry!
Learn to see the world through the lens of chemistry – the molecular view!
If you know the molecular structure of a substance, you can predict how it will behave. Learn about patterns and trends in the materials that make up the world around you.
We have the classes you need to prepare for science degrees and health care fields.
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).
Which Chemistry Course is Right for Me?
Chem 30A – If you’ve never taken any chemistry before, start here. This course is an introduction to general chemistry. It is a prerequisite for Chem 1A or Chem 30B and it also counts as a lab science general education requirement.
Chem 1A/1B – General college chemistry is designed for science majors (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, etc.) and is a prerequisite for Chem 12A, medical school, dental school, etc.
Chem 12A/12B – Organic chemistry is designed for science majors (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, etc.) and is a prerequisite for medical school, dental school, etc.
Chem 30B – Introductory Organic and Biochemistry is designed for students in the allied health fields such as nursing and dental hygiene. The prerequisite for this class is Chem 30A.
For information about specific Chemistry Courses see the link on the left side of the page. Chemistry Tutoring is available through the Laney Tutoring Resource Center – check the website for more details.
How to prepare for CHEM 1A
Take CHEM 30A or the new online general chemistry preparation course: Peralta ALEKS Prep Course Quick Start Guide S23-F23