Chemistry for Health Sciences - Accelerated Sciences

CHEM351

Health Sciences Chemistry

Chemistry for Health Sciences

Course Description

Chemistry for Health Sciences is an introductory course, which is designed exclusively for Health Sciences or Pre- Nursing majors. Basic concepts in general, organic and biological chemistry are covered.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: College Algebra (MATH111) or equivalent

This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors.

Course Structure

Multiple types of courses are available based on the student’s preferred method of learning.

Lectures

Both On-Ground classes and Interactive Online classes take place during scheduled class time and require students to meet the attendance and participation requirements set by instructors. On-Ground classes meet in person while Interactive Online classes meet on Zoom (i.e. in a synchronous format). Both formats utilize a mix of presentations and small group discussions where students learn to tie key foundational concepts to clinical practice and other real-world applications. Self-Paced Online classes are designed for students to study independently on their own schedule under the guidance of an instructor (i.e. in an asynchronous format). There are no attendance requirements in scheduled class sessions, but students must interact regularly with their instructor and meet assignment due dates to demonstrate their understanding of course content. Students can set up appointments to meet individually or in small groups with instructors as needed via Zoom.

Labs

Lab courses provide hands-on experiences that complement the lectures. Online labs simulate hands-on learning while reinforcing problem-solving skills required in healthcare settings. In On-Ground labs, students have access to dedicated lab resources at SCU’s campus, including chemistry, microbiology.

Student Support

Regardless of how students choose to learn, tutoring in any subject is available to fit student schedules. Students can also take advantage of exclusive SCU health sciences workshops, student events, and symposia offered by the University.

This course is typically needed for:

  • Nursing Programs
  • Physical Therapy Programs
  • Pharmacy Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Programs
  • Medical Schools
  • Veterinary Programs
  • Dentistry Programs
  • Chiropractic Programs
  • Optometry Programs

Available Formats

All classes at SCU are recorded the same way on transcripts; there is no indication of format.

On-Campus Lecture
  • Online
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Self-Paced Online Lab (Asynchronous)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & Self-Paced Online Lab (Asynchronous)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous)
    • Self-Paced Online Lab (Asynchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
  • On-Ground
    • On-Ground Lecture
    • On-Ground Lab
    • On-Ground Lecture & Lab
  • Online & On-Ground
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & On-Ground Lab
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & On-Ground Lab

Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Self-Paced Online Lab (Asynchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Lecture Credits

4 Credits

Tuition

$2,575.00

  • Lecture
    Jan 8, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Jan 8, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024
    Lab Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Jagnandan Kaur

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Lecture
    Feb 12, 2024 - Mar 17, 2024
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Feb 12, 2024 - Mar 17, 2024
    Lab Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Lecture
    Mar 18, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Mar 18, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024
    Lab Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lecture Credits

4 Credits

Tuition

$2,060.00

  • Jan 8, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Feb 12, 2024 - Mar 17, 2024
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Mar 18, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Self-Paced Online Lab (Asynchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Tuition

$515.00

  • Jan 8, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024
    Lab Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Jagnandan Kaur

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Feb 12, 2024 - Mar 17, 2024
    Lab Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Mar 18, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024
    Lab Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Steven Nguyen

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Transferable Single Course Credits

Our regionally accredited courses are designed to meet the standard requirements for most healthcare graduate programs. Before enrolling, check to confirm with your institution that your course will transfer.

Additional Courses

General Chemistry I
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General Chemistry I
CHEM211
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Lab Credits Available
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Intro to Chemistry
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General Chemistry II
5 Weeks
General Chemistry II
CHEM216
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Lab Credits Available
Organic Chemistry I
5 Weeks
Organic Chemistry I
OCHM311
Online & On-Ground
Lab Credits Available
Organic Chemistry II
5 Weeks
Organic Chemistry II
OCHM316
Online & On-Ground
Lab Credits Available
Biochemistry
5 Weeks
Biochemistry
BIO322
Online & On-Ground
Lab Credits Available