Transfer of Chemistry Courses to OSU from Oregon Community Colleges and Universities

(Effective Date Fall 2007)


The table below shows the articulation of Introductory or General Chemistry (CH 104-106, CH 121-123, or CH 221-223) and Organic Chemistry (CH 241-243) courses from Oregon community colleges (CC) to OSU. How chemistry courses articulate to OSU can affect how they fulfill the course requirements for specific majors and for the chemistry minor and how they can be used as prerequisites for higher level courses. Information about articulation of chemistry courses from specific Oregon Community Colleges can be found here.

Community College Articulation of
CH 104-106 to OSU
Articulation of
CH 121-123 to OSU
Articulation of CH 221-223
to OSU as 231/261-233/263
Articulation of CH 241-243
to OSU as CH 331, 332, 337
b
Blue Mountain LDT CH a LDT CH Y Y
Central Oregon LDT CH Not Offered Y Y
Chemeketa LDT CH CH 121 - 123 Y Y with all 3 labs
(CH 241B, 242B, & 243B)c
Clackamas LDT CH + CH 130 Not Offered Y Y
Clatsop LDT CH Not Offered Y Not Offered
Klamath LDT CH Not Offered Y Y with all 3 labs
(CH 241B, 242B & 243B)c
Lane LDT CH Not Offered Y Y
Linn Benton Not Offered CH 121 - 123 Y Y
Mount Hood LDT CH Not Offered Y Y
Portland LDT CH Not Offered Y Y
Rogue LDT CH Not Offered Y Not Offered
Southwest Oregon Not Offered LDT CH Y LDT CH
Treasure Valley Not Offered LDT CH + CH 122 - 123 Y Y
(Sequence is CHEM 227 - 229)
Umpqua LDT CH Not Offered Y Y

a LDT CH indicates that the one or more of the courses in the sequence transfer with no equivalent OSU number. These courses transfer as lower division transfer (LDT) chemistry (CH) credits with the course title and number of credits being the same as the original CC course. Bold indicates a change from before F2007.

b The articulation for organic chemistry is only valid if the entire sequence is taken at the CC and transferred because there is not a direct correspondence between individual courses.  If only CH 241 is taken at the CC and transferred, a student must start with CH 331 at OSU. If only CH 241 and 242 are transferred, a student must still take CH 332 and CH 337 to complete the non-majors organic sequence at OSU.

c Because the lectures and labs are separate courses with specific course numbers, all three labs and all three lectures must be taken so that the articulation to OSU is CH 331, 332, 337. This requirement also applies to the policy of obtaining upper division credit based on the ACS exam. Note that the articulation of the lectures is LDT CH + CH 331 + CH 332. A student who completes the lecture sequence but not the labs, can enroll in CH 337 at OSU.

Explanation

In all cases, the CH 104-106 sequence (or equivalent) does not transfer to OSU as CH 121-123 because the topics and level of coverage do not match the CH 121-123 sequence at OSU.  The CH 104-106 sequence typically is based on a general/organic/biochemistry or GOB textbook rather than a traditional general chemistry textbook with no coverage of biochemistry and little coverage of organic chemistry.  The GOB sequence is often the chemistry sequence intended for pre-nursing majors and is not intended for science majors or students whom plan to enroll in further chemistry courses. Hence, the large differences in topics covered and depth of coverage of many topics makes a traditional general chemistry sequence and a GOB sequence non-equivalent and results in a GOB sequence providing inadequate preparation for organic chemistry at OSU.

In some cases, the CH 121-123 sequence from a community college does not transfer to OSU as CH 121-123 because the topics and level of coverage are significantly different from the OSU courses (usually the GOB format). CH 121, 122, & 123 from Chemeketa, Linn-Benton, and Treasure Valley Community Colleges are considered reasonably equivalent to CH 121, 122, 123 at OSU. 

The above 100-level courses do transfer to OSU as chemistry (CH) credits without being identified with a specific OSU course number. The title of the transferred course is the original title of the course at the CC and the number of credits transferred is the same as the original course.  These courses do fulfill the OSU baccalaureate core requirement for physical science courses.

Consequences 

In general, 100-level chemistry courses from community colleges or Oregon Universities that do not transfer to OSU as CH 121-123 do not fulfill the requirements for majors in those OSU departments that specify a year of general chemistry.  Usually CH 121-123, or a higher level general chemistry sequence such as CH 221-223, is specified in the curriculum for a specific OSU major.  

A student should contact an academic adviser in the specific department of interest for clarification of the department's general chemistry requirements.  CH 104-106 will not be accepted in place of CH 221-223 for certain majors including chemistry.

A 100-level, 1-year, chemistry course sequence from a community college or university that does not articulate to OSU as CH 121-123:

  1. does not serve as a prerequisite for organic chemistry at OSU (CH 331 or CH 334).
  2. does not fulfill the OSU chemistry minor requirement for one year of general chemistry. Also see general chemistry requirements for the chemistry minor.
  3. usually will not fulfill the requirements for a major that requires a one-year general chemistry sequence (contact the academic adviser in the major of interest).

 

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Transfer of Introductory and General Chemistry Courses to OSU from other Public Universities

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The table below shows the articulation of Introductory or General Chemistry courses from Oregon Public Universities to OSU. Four general chemistry sequences are taught at OSU: CH 121 - 123, CH 201, 202 & 205, CH 231/261, 232/262 and 233/263. CH 201, 202 & 205 is considered a sequence for engineering students and does not complete one­year general chemistry sequence. OSU does not teach a "introductory chemistry" sequence that is a combination of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry (GOB) which is common at many Oregon community colleges and some universities. We do offer terminal GOB courses in CH 130 and CH 140 but these also are not considered to meet prerequisite requirements for chemistry courses.

Detailed Tables of Articulation of All Chemistry Courses from Oregon Public Universities to OSU

Only OSU of all Oregon public universities offers the CH 121 - 123 sequence in terms of course numbers or content. One or more the other Universities teach an "equivalent" to one or more of the other three OSU general chemistry sequences.

OSU also teaches CH 231 - 233 as a hybrid course with an on-line lecture. The lab portion of the sequence does need to be completed on campus. This sequence is CH 231 - 233 for the lectures and CH 261 - 263 for the corresponding labs. Completion of the hybrid general chemistry sequences fulfills the requirements for one year of general chemistry.

How chemistry courses articulate to OSU can affect how they fulfill the course requirements for specific majors and for the chemistry minor and how they can be used as prerequisites for higher level courses.

University Articulation of CH 101-103 or 104-106 to OSU Articulation of CH 201, 202 & 205 to OSU Articulation of General Chemistry to OSU Articulation of Honors Chemistry to OSU
Eastern Oregon University CH LDTa 
Intro to Chem
CHEM 101-103 (lecture and lab)
Not Offered CHEM 204-206 articulates as CH231/261-233/263 Not Offered
Oregon Institute of Technology CH LDT 
Intro to Gen Chem
CHE 101-103 lectures
with CHE 104-106 labs
CHE 201 and CH 202 for lectures. CHE 221-223 articulates as CH231/261-233/263 Not Offered
Portland State University CH LDT
Intro Chem
CH 104-106 lectures 
with CH 107-109 labs
Not Offered H
CH 221-223 articulates as CH231-233b 
CH 227-229 articulates as CH261-263
N
CH 221H-223H articulates as CH 231H-233Hc 
CH 227H-229H articulates as CH261H-263H
University of Oregon Not Offered Not Offered H
CH 221-223 articulates as CH231-233b 
CH 227-229 articulates as CH261-263
N
CH 224H-226H articulates as CH 231H-233Hc 
CH 237-239 articulates as CH261H-263H
Southern Oregon University Not Offered Not Offered H
CH 221-223 articulates as CH231-233b 
CH 227-229 articulates as CH261-263
Not Offered
Western Oregon University CH LDT
Intro Chem
CH 104-106 (lecture and labs)
Not Offered CH 221-223 articulates as CH231/261-233/263 Not Offered

a LDT CH indicates that the one or more of the courses in the sequence transfer with no equivalent OSU number. These courses transfer as lower division transfer (LDT) chemistry (CH) credits with the course title and number of credits being the same as the original CC course. Bold indicates a change from before F2007.

b H (red) means the sequence articulates as CH 231-233 for the lectures and CH 261-263 for the labs. This change was implemented in 2010 and a student will not need an override to enroll for organic chemistry. If the sequence in question was taken and transferred to OSU before 2010, it will be articulated as CH LDT but can substitute for CH 221-223 if all the lecture courses and lab courses (6 total courses) are articulated to OSU. However, students must obtain registration overrides for CH courses that require CH 223 as an enforced prerequisite. See the last paragraph of Explanation for further information. 

c N (blue) means that the honors sequence does articulate to OSU as specific OSU courses. The sequence can be used as a substitute for CH 231H/261H-233H/263H if all the lecture courses and lab course (6 total courses) are transferred to OSU. An override from chemistry is required for an advanced chemistry course.

 

Explanation

How chemistry courses from other Oregon Public Universities articulate to OSU, fulfill the course requirements for specific majors and for the chemistry minor, and function as valid prerequisites for higher level courses, is presented in the Detailed Tables of Articulation of All Chemistry Courses from Oregon Universities to OSU and is the official source.

In all cases, the CH 104-106 (or CH 101-103) sequences at other Oregon Universities do not transfer to OSU as CH 121-123 because the topics and level of coverage do not match the CH 121-123 sequence at OSU. The CH 104-106 (or CH 101-103) sequence typically is based on a general/organic/biochemistry or GOB textbook rather than a traditional general chemistry textbooks used at OSU with no coverage of biochemistry and little coverage of organic chemistry. Hence, the large differences in topics covered and depth of coverage of many topics makes a traditional general chemistry sequence and a GOB sequence non-equivalent.

The above 100 level courses do articulate to OSU as chemistry (CH) credits without being identified with a specific OSU course number. The title of the transferred course is the original title of the course at the other university and the number of credits transferred is the same as the original course. These courses often fulfill the OSU baccalaureate core requirement for physical science courses. Where the lecture and lab courses are taught separately with individual courses numbers, both the lecture and lab courses must be taken to obtain baccalaureate core status when articulated.

Note the column denoted "Articulation of CH 221-223".  For the entries marked H or N, the lecture and labs of general chemistry are separate courses unlike at OSU. Before 2010, they did not articulate to OSU course numbers.  For cases where CH 223 is a enforced prerequisite, registration overrides must be requested from the chemistry department.  Completion of the the entire lecture sequence and the entire lab sequence is considered as "equivalent" or a valid substitute for the CH 221-223 general chemistry sequence at OSU in all programs that require the CH 221­223 sequence. If a student transfers only the lecture sequence without the laboratory courses, the courses will not count as baccalaureate core courses nor as a complete general chemistry sequence for any major or the chemistry minor. After 2010, the transfer courses denoted H (blue) to articulate to separate lecture and lab courses at OSU and serve for overrides.

Consequences

None of the 100 ­level chemistry courses from Oregon public Universities transfer to OSU as CH 121-123 or CH 221-223. Hence these sequences do not fulfill the requirements for majors in those OSU departments that specify a year of general chemistry. Usually CH 121-123, or a higher level general chemistry sequence such as CH 221-223, is specified in the curriculum for a specific OSU major.

A student should contact an academic adviser in the specific department of interest for clarification of the department's general chemistry requirements. CH 104-106 (CH 101-103) will not be accepted in place of CH 221-223 for certain majors including chemistry.

A 100 level, 1 year, chemistry course sequence from a university that does not articulate to OSU as CH 121-123 (or CH 231/261-233/263):

  1. does not serve as a prerequisite for organic chemistry at OSU (CH 331 or CH 334).
  2. does not fulfill the OSU chemistry minor requirement for one year of general chemistry. Also see general chemistry requirements for the chemistry minor.
  3. usually will not fulfill the requirements for a major that requires a one year general chemistry sequence (contact the academic adviser in the major of interest).

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Transfer of Introductory and General Chemistry Courses to OSU from other Oregon Private Colleges and Universities

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University Equivalent to OSU CH 231/261 (previously CH 221) OSU Articulation Equivalent to OSU CH 233/263 (previously CH 223) OSU Articulation
Corban College CH 214 + CH 214L (for lab) CH 231 + 261 CH224 + CH 224L (for lab) CH 233 + 263
George Fox University CH 211 CH 231 + 261 (previously CH 221) CH 212 CH 233 + 263 (previously CH 223)
Lewis and Clark College CHEM 110  CH 231 + 261 (previously CH 221) CHEM 120 CH 233 + 263 (previously CH 223)
Linfield College CHEM 210 CH 231 + 261 (previously CH 221) CHEM 211 CH 233 + 263 (previously CH 223)
Pacific University CHEM 220 CH 231 + 261 (previously CH 221) CHEM 229 CH 233 + 263 (previously CH 223)
Reed College CHEM 101 CH 231 + 261 (previously CH 221) CHEM 102 CH 233 + 263 (previously CH 223)
University of Portland CH 207 + CH 277 (for lab) CH 231 + 261 (previously CH 221) CH 208 + CH 278 or 279 (for lab) CH 233 + 263 (previously CH 223)
Willamette University CHEM 115 CH 231 + 261 (previously CH 221) CHEM 116 CH 233 + 263 (previously CH 223)

Courses in red articulated as CH LDT before Spring 2011 and an override must be requested from the Chemistry Office to take subsequent chemistry courses.

All private schools are based on semesters and both semesters must be completed to fulfill the OSU general chemistry requirement. Completion of both semesters in the sequence is consider equivalent to completion of three quarters at OSU or one year of general chemistry. If only the first semester is taken, the first course is the prerequisite for OSU CH 232/262 (previously CH 222) and NOT CH 233/263 (previously CH 223). All quarter equivalent credits that exceed 5 credits (in the case of a lab/lecture) or 4 credits (in the case of a separate lecture), will articulate at CH LDT credit. Any other chemistry courses from these schools that are not shown on this table do not currently serve as acceptable general chemistry courses for programs of study at OSU.

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