Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Course Description

First lecture class in summer organic intensive designed for those entering the medical field. Introduction to molecular structure and reactivity of functional groups. Explore chemical reactivity in the context of kinetics and thermodynamics.

Course Consideration: Despite this course's catalog number as “CHEM 1,” Organic Chemistry is one of the most intensive courses offered during the Summer Session. To be successful in this course, students should have a strong foundation in Chemistry. If you are looking for a more introductory Chemistry course, please review the course descriptions for CHEM 31A and CHEM 31B.

Course Details

  • Non-Standard Schedule: This course follows a different set of dates and deadlines for the Summer Quarter. Please see the Summer Session Non-Standard Schedule Calendar for more details.
  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade or Credit/No Credit
  • Limited Enrollment Details: Based on lab space availability
  • Intensive Studies: This course is offered as part of the Organic Chemistry Intensive. See the Intensive Studies page for more information on how to receive an official Document of Completion.


CHEM 31A, 31B, 31X, or an AP Chemistry score of 5

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