Effective Fall 2013, the lecture and lab will be separated so that CHEM 111 is the lecture portion only and CHEM 112 is the accompanying lab. All students should take the online, timed USF Chemistry Diagnostic Test, after reviewing chemistry tutorials, for advising into CHEM 111/112 Lab or Chem 001. You may register for Chem 111/112 with a C or higher in USF CHEM 001 or in Chem 1XX (transfer credit: Preparation for General Chemistry). If you did not take high school chemistry, we strongly recommend CHEM 001.
Current USF students can register for Chem 111 if they meet their starting catalog placement (Fall 12 catalog: SAT Math >530 or ACT Math=22 or CHEM 001 with grade of C or higher). We recommend that they also take the online, timed USF Chemistry Diagnostic Test to see if they are ready for CHEM 111 or Chem 001.
USF Chemistry Diagnostic Test: Click here for more test information and to take the test. If current USF Students take the test they will be advised as to which course they are ready to take: CHEM 001 or CHEM 111/112 Laboratory.
Fall 2013 course descriptions, credit changes and prerequisites: Click here for more information.
FAQs for students taking General Chemistry starting in Fall 2013:
Q: Will students be able to take CHEM 111 or CHEM 113 without also being enrolled in the lab or having completed the lab?
A: Chem 111/112 Laboratory or Chem 113/114 Laboratory are co-requistes, meaning students must take both at the same time. Chem 113/114 Laboratory will require a grade of C or higher in Chem 111 and 112 Laboratory.
Q. If a student drops the lecture, will he or she also have to drop the lab?
A: Yes, must drop both lecture and lab.
Q: Will students who do not pass the lecture with C or higher, but pass the lab, only have to repeat the lecture?
A: Yes, they will repeat lecture only.