Enrollment Information for Non-Chemistry Majors

ENROLLMENT INFO

Updated: February 18, 2022

The following section includes information about Summer 2022. All plans are contingent upon public health conditions at the time of their implementation and are subject to change. For more information on the campus's plans for pandemic instruction, please visit: https://news.berkeley.edu/coronavirus/

Summer 2022

All Chemistry Summer 2022 courses will be taught in-person. We are offering all of our regular summer courses: CHEM 1A, 1AL, 3A, 3AL, 3B, 3BL, 32, 34, 101 and 115. If you are waitlisted for a Summer class that is a prerequisite for another course that you plan to take in the Fall, the system will not allow you to enroll in the Fall course. If you email Lucia Briggs and/or Natalie Johnson (luciab@berkeley.edu; njohnson614@berkeley.edu), we may be able to give you a permission number for the Fall so that you can enroll in case you get off the Summer waitlist.


Class Time Conflicts

The Chemistry Department does not allow for time conflicts between any classes, except if one is webcast. Your attendance and participation in regular lectures, discussions and labs is required. Students are also responsible for avoiding conflicts with any evening exams.

As always, it is the student's responsibility to plan their schedule carefully. Departments and faculty are not required or expected to accommodate student's schedule conflicts, and the Instructor of Record may decline to enroll or Instructor Drop a student from a class if they cannot be present for all scheduled activities.

If you need a time conflict override with a webcast course, please contact Natalie Johnson (njohnson614@berkeley.edu).


General Info

The following is general information about chemistry courses for non-majors:

Department of Chemistry

This webpage is designed to give you the latest information on the lower division courses offered by the College of Chemistry. It will cover basic information, as well as enrolling and/or waitlisting for the Chemistry courses you wish to take. For up to date information on course and section availability, see the schedule of classes.

Prerequisites are checked either electronically or manually. If you do not meet the prerequisite for a class by the first day of classes, you will be dropped from the class.

The courses covered on this webpage are:

CHEM 1A, 1AL
CHEM 3A, 3AL
CHEM 3B, 3BL
CHEM 4A
CHEM 12A

CHEM 1A and 1AL

General Chemistry and General Chemistry Lab for Non-Majors

  • The administrative management of CHEM 1A and 1AL is done by Natalie Johnson, in 330 Latimer.  If you have any questions about your enrollment, the waitlist, section switches, please contact her at njohnson614@berkeley.edu.

Prerequisite: High School Chemistry is recommended, but not required.
Note: If you have scored a 4 or 5 on the Chemistry AP Exam, you are exempt from 1A and 1AL, and may enroll directly into CHEM 3A and 3AL.

  • CHEM 1A and 1AL may be taken concurrently or in different semesters. If taken separately, 1A must be taken first, and passed with a C- or better for the student to be eligible to take 1AL.

CHEM 3A and 3AL

1st Semester Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lab for Non-Majors.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1A is the prerequisite for 3A, 1AL is the prerequisite for 3AL, and CHEM 4A can be used as the prerequisite for CHEM 3A and 3AL (with a passing grade of a C- or better). If you have passed the chemistry AP exam with either a 4 or a 5, you may enroll directly into CHEM 3A and 3AL.

  • CHEM 3A and 3AL may be taken concurrently or in different semesters. If taken separately, 3A must be taken first, and passed with a C- or better for the student to be eligible to take 3AL. If taken concurrently, if the student fails 3A, they must repeat it and pass with a C- or better before going on to CHEM 3B.
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CHEM 3B and 3BL

2nd Semester Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Lab for Non-Majors.

Prerequisite: CHEM 3A is the prerequisite for 3B, 3AL is the prerequisite for 3BL, and CHEM 12A may be used as the prerequisite for 3B/3BL (with a passing grade of C- or better).

  • CHEM 3B and 3BL may be taken concurrently or in different semesters. If taken separately, 3B must be taken first, and passed with a C- or better for the student to be eligible to take 3BL.
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CHEM 4A

General Chemistry for Majors

Only College of Chemistry majors may enroll in CHEM 4A through the end of Phase 2. If you wish to take 4A and you are not a CoC student, enroll in CHEM 1A and 1AL. When the Adjustment period begins, you may try and swap out of 1AL and into 4A. It is suggested that you swap 1AL for 4A, because if the swap is unsuccessful, you will still be enrolled in CHEM 1A.

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CHEM 12A

1st Semester Organic Chemistry for Majors

Only College of Chemistry majors may enroll in CHEM 12A through the end of Phase 2. If you wish to take 12A and you are not a CoC student, enroll in CHEM 3A and 3AL. When the Adjustment period begins, you may try and swap out of 3AL and into 12A. It is suggested that you swap 3AL for 12A, because if the swap is unsuccessful, you will still be enrolled in CHEM 3A.

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Notes from the Enrollment Manager

If you have specific questions about late adds, drops, or changing your grading options in a chemistry class this semester, please email Natalie Johnson at njohnson614@berkeley.edu. Otherwise, please contact an adviser in your own college for information and instructions.

Questions?

Contact the Instructional Support Administrator Natalie Johnson (njohnson614@berkeley.edu).