Frequently asked questions about chemistry courses
How can I contact one of the Chemistry professors?
Visit our Faculty and Staff page for e-mail links and telephone numbers.
Do the Chemistry laboratory classes meet during the first and last weeks of classes?
Yes! During the first week of classes, students “check-in” to their labs and are assigned a locker and equipment. Failure to confirm registration by attending the first meeting of lab (and lecture) may result in loss of the reserved space. The labs also meet during the last week of classes for “check-out.”
Do Chemistry labs meet during partial vacation weeks such as class days during the weeks of Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving Day?
For this question, refer to the syllabus of your specific course, or contact your instructor. Policies vary from class to class.
How can I obtain additional help in one of my Chemistry courses?
Must General Chemistry lecture and laboratory sections be taken concurrently?
Yes. CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites. CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites.
What is the last day to drop a class? What is the last day to add a class?
These dates change from semester to semester so it is best to consult the Academic Calendar.
Can I change my enrollment in a course to Audit status?
Yes, with the permission of the Department Chairman. However the deadline for a change in status is the same as the deadline for dropping a course. (See the Academic Calendar in the current Schedule of Classes.)
Can an undergraduate take a graduate course?
Yes. Up to six hours of graduate credit at the 500 level may be taken by undergraduates, with the permission of the department.
If I repeat the General Chemistry lecture portion of the course must I repeat the laboratory portion as well?
If you earn a grade less than a C in the lab portion you must repeat the lab portion. If you took Gen Chem prior to Summer 2016 and did not pass you must repeat the lecture and lab portion.
How can I correct an error on my Transfer Credit Evaluation?
Complete the Transfer Credit Re-Evaluation Appeal form , assemble all necessary documentation (form, course description and detailed syllabus from previous college or university), deliver the packet of information to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. The packet of information will be evaluated by the Associate Chairman and the decision sent to the Office of Admissions. You will be notified if your request is denied.
Where is the Academic Affairs Office?
The College of Science Academic Affairs Office is in Suite 1450 Exploratory Hall.
Where is the Dean’s Office?
The Office of the Dean of the College of Science is in Suite 3200 Exploratory Hall.