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Online Medical General Chemistry I

Online Medical General Chemistry I is equivalent to a one semester course with a laboratory designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree who need first semester general chemistry as a prerequisite to apply for admission to health professions' programs. These may include graduate programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, dental medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and physician assistant.

To give the student interested in the health professions an introduction to general chemistry emphasizing the concepts that will be important for and provide the basis for the subjects the student will encounter in his/her future studies. These subjects covered in this course include components of matter, atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and bonding, thermochemistry, gases, quantum theory, electron configuration, models of bonding, theories of covalent bonding, shapes of molecules and intermolecular forces of liquids, and solids.

The course is designed to take lecture and lab concurrently for four credits. However, you have the option to take lecture only (three credits) or lab only (one credit). You need to specify during registration that you want to take lab only or lecture only, otherwise it will be assumed that you want to take both.

The typical student will complete the course in approximately 16 weeks.  Students may enroll at any time.  Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an on-line course for it's flexibility.  Therefore, students may complete the course in less than 16 weeks.  

Prerequisite(s):  College level algebra (must have been successfully completed within the past 7 years).

Note: The cost of the Lab Paq is not included in the laboratory fee and must be purchased by the student directly from the supplier, Hands-On Labs Inc. The website address is

Tuition & Fees
Credits:   4
Tuition:   $1200
Registration:   $25
Total:   $1225

The cost of the materials are not included in this total


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Exam Procedure
  1. Online Proctoring Center
    For instruction on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.
  2. Written Proctored Exam
    Students may take the exam at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's Campus. Please contact us for information at For a detailed Exam Policy please see course syllabus.