What math courses are required by Chemistry majors?

MTH 251, MTH 252, and MTH 254 are required by all Chemistry majors (all options) and must be taken in order. MTH 251 is a co-requisite for CH 361. Students will not be allowed to take CH 361 unless they have passed MTH 251 or are concurrently enrolled in MTH 251 during Fall term. MTH 252 is a co-requisite for CH 362. Students will not be allowed to take CH 362 unless they have passed MTH 252 or are concurrently enrolled in MTH 252 Fall or Winter term. MTH 254 is a prerequisite for CH 440, CH 461, and CH 421. Students will not be allowed to take CH 461 unless they have passed MTH 254. For some options, MTH 253 or MTH 306 is required. These courses should not be taken until MTH 254 is completed because they are not prerequisites for other chemistry courses. For some options, MTH 256 or MTH 341 is required. These courses should not be taken until MTH 254 is completed.

Is MTH 241 allowed as a substitute for MTH 251?

No. MTH 241 is not considered equivalent to MTH 251 in terms of topics covered nor the prerequisite for MTH 252. MTH 241 has a prerequisite of MTH 111 and not MTH 112. MTH 251 must be taken even if MTH 241 has been taken. MTH 251 has a prerequisite of MTH 112 or pre-calculus.

I got a D in a chemistry course. Do I have to take the course over?

You should always see your advisor if this happens, but you only have to pass a given course to count it on your program. Chemistry majors must maintain the University minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all OSU courses and a 2.0 GPA in the courses required for the major which includes all chemistry, physics, math, and option courses.

Can I take a course S/U?

Required courses for the Chemistry major may not be taken S/U. These include all chemistry, math, and physics courses and other courses used to satisfy the any of the requirements of the option (e.g., specific courses, courses from a list of electives, or option electives courses approved by the academic advisor). An option is required for the B.S degree and all courses for the option are considered to be part of the major requirement.

May I obtain more than one Chemistry option?

Yes, you can obtain two or more options in Chemistry as long as you meet all the requirements for each option.  It is allowable to use the same courses for two options.  Note that you still obtain one B.S. Chemistry degree and that the options show up on the transcript.  To change or add a second option see switch major to chemistry.

I am transferring to OSU and plan to take courses in the summer.  Do I need a PIN?

No, you do not need a PIN for Summer term.  

I am not sure how my courses transferred from an Oregon community college? Where do I find out?

This information can be found at Articulation Tables

Also see Transfer to OSU from a community college for chemistry students.