In general, 100-level chemistry courses from Oregon universities do not transfer to OSU as CH 121-123 and do not fulfill the requirements for majors in those OSU departments that specify a year of general chemistry. Additionally, most Oregon universities do not teach an equivalent CH 121-123 course. Students who plan to transfer to OSU should normally take the 200-level general chemistry sequence that is considered equivalent to CH 231/261 - 233/263 (previously CH 221-223) at OSU unless their major requires otherwise.
A student should contact an academic adviser in the specific department of interest for clarification of the department’s general chemistry requirements. GOB chemistry sequences that cover a combination of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry will not be accepted in place of CH 231/261 - 233/263 (previously 221-223) for certain majors such as chemistry.
A 100-level, 1 year, chemistry course sequence from a University that does not transfer to OSU as CH 121-123:
- is not allowed as a prerequisite for organic chemistry at OSU (CH 331 or CH 334).
- does not fulfill the OSU chemistry minor requirement for one year of general chemistry.
In many cases, a course may not articulate as a specific OSU course, but the course still will serve as a prerequisite for other chemistry courses. This situation requires that you contact the OSU chemistry department for an override to be able to register for a course. The tables below are unofficial. While the intent is to keep them current and correct, the Oregon College Articulation Tables should be consulted as the official source. Also, some of the information provided here is beyond that supplied in the official articulations tables. This information includes interpretations about how courses (even if they do not articulate with an OSU number) can be used for different majors including chemistry or to fulfill the requirements of the chemistry minor.
Explanation of terms:
- LDT CH indicates that one or more of the courses in the sequence transfer with no equivalent OSU number. These courses transfer as lower division transfer (LDT) or upper-division credit transfer (UDT) chemistry (CH) credits with the course title and the number of credits being the same as the original course.
- PS denotes a physical science course
- * denotes a baccalaureate core course at OSU.
Eastern Oregon University (EOU)
Do not meet the requirements for college general chemistry or as a prerequisite for CH331 & 336 at OSU.
- CHEM 101, 102, 103 - Intro to Chemistry
- CH LDT - *PS: Intro to Chemistry - CR 4
Previous to Fall 2007, CHEM 102 and CHEM 103 articulated as CH 122 and CH 123.
Students at EOU in the joint OSU/EOU programs in Crop and Soil Science or Rangeland Ecology and Management take CHEM 101-103 as the required chemistry sequence (EOU catalog).
- Students that complete their degrees at Eastern will NOT be affected by these changes in articulations.
- Students who transfer to the OSU programs in Corvallis MAY have CHEM 101, 102, 103 accepted by their OSU adviser in their agricultural major or program to meet the requirement of a lower division Chemistry sequence. CHEM 101, 102, 103 count for the OSU baccalaureate core requirement for physical science.
- Agriculture majors and other students who plan to transfer to an OSU/Corvallis major program requiring organic chemistry must take the 200-level general chemistry at Eastern to be prepared for organic chemistry at OSU. CHEM 204-206 sequence is also the prerequisite for the organic chemistry sequence at EOU. Students with a weak chemistry background may wish to first take CHEM 101-102 before enrolling in CHEM 204-206 at EOU.
Do meet the requirements for college general chemistry or as a prerequisite for CH331 & 336 at OSU.
- CHEM 204 - General Chemistry
- CHEM 205 - General Chemistry
- CHEM 206 - General Chemistry
- CH 231/261 (previously CH 221) - *General Chemistry - CR 5
- CH 232/262 (previously CH 222) - *General Chemistry - CR 5
- CH 233/263 (previously CH 223) - *General Chemistry - CR 5
EOU students who plan to transfer to OSU and need general chemistry for their major at OSU, including science and prehealth majors, should take the CHEM 204-206 sequence at EOU. CH 233/263 (previously CH 223) is the pre-requisite for CH 331 or CH 334 at OSU.
Organic Chemistry Sequence
- CHEM 334 - Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 335 - Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 336 - Organic Chemistry III
- CHEM 338 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
- CHEM 339 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
- CH 334 - LD: Organic Chemistry - CR 3
- CH 335 - LD: Organic Chemistry - CR 3
- CH 336 - LD: Organic Chemistry - CR 3
- CH UDT - Organic Chemistry I Lab - CR 1
- CH UDT - Organic Chemistry II Lab - CR 1
Note that the EOU organic chemistry laboratory courses (CHEM 338 & 339) are only 1 cr and do not articulate as an OSU course such as CH 337 (4 credits).
EOU students, who plan to transfer to OSU after taking general chemistry and organic chemistry and who need organic chemistry (CH 331, 332, 337) for their major or chemistry minor at OSU, should take the CHEM 204-206 sequence for general chemistry, the CHEM 334-336 sequence, and CHEM 338 & 339 at EOU. CHEM 338 & 339 serve as a substitute for CH 337 at OSU only if all organic lecture courses and labs above are taken at EOU.
Selected other courses
- CHEM 320 - Analytical Chemistry
- CHEM 321 - Analytical Chemistry Lab
- CHEM 340 - Physical Chemistry
- CHEM 360 - Environmental Chemistry
- CHEM 361 - Environmental Chemistry Lab
- CH UDT - Analytical Chemistry - CR 3
- CH UDT - Analytical Chemistry Lab - CR 2
- CH UDT - Physical Chemistry - CR 4
- CH 390 - Environmental Chemistry - CR 3
- CH UDT - Environmental Chemistry Lab - CR 1
Any of the above courses of 3 or more credits can be used for the UD CH requirement for the chemistry minor at OSU in areas other than organic chemistry. None of these courses will count as a lab course for the chemistry minor.
Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)
Do not meet the prerequisites for college general chemistry or as a prerequisite for CH 331 & CH 336 at OSU