2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

CHE 101 General Chemistry I-A

4.5 hours: 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours recitation 

This course is intended for students who are majoring in Forensic Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Toxicology; or minoring in Chemistry or Biology. CHE 101 provides students with a better understanding of the chemical world around us and is a prerequisite for more advanced chemistry courses. CHE 101 is the first semester of the two-semester CHE 101–102 sequence, which is equivalent in content to CHE 103. Topics include: a review of basic mathematical tools used in chemistry, the structure of the atom, stoichiometric calculations, aqueous solutions, gases, and an introduction to the periodic table of elements. The entire 101–102 series must be successfully completed in order to receive credit as a general education science equivalent. 

Note: Students who place into MAT 105 College Algebra or MAT 141 Pre-Calculus with a CAA below 90 will begin the Chemistry sequence in CHE 101.




Math placement and student is majoring in Forensic Science, Cell and Molecular Biology or Toxicology; or minoring in Biology or Chemistry.


Students should be taking MAT 105 or MAT 141 along with CHE 101.


Students desiring to minor in Chemistry should contact the Minor Coordinator. For assistance in registering, contact the Sciences Dept.