aLDT 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.
bH (italics) 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.
cN (italics) 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.
How chemistry courses from other Oregon public universities articulate to OSU, fulfill the course requirements 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.
Courses above the 100-level do articulate to OSU as chemistry 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. For cases where CH 223 is an 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 221-223 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. The transfer courses denoted H (blue) articulate to separate lecture and lab courses at OSU and serve for overrides.
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 the chemistry major.
A 100-level, one-year chemistry course sequence from a university that does not articulate to OSU as CH 121-123 (or CH 231/261-233/263):
- Does not serve 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. Also see general chemistry requirements for the chemistry minor.
- 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).