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Chemistry Course Selection for Science Majors and Pre-Health Students

Use the tables below to determine the recommended chemistry course to take.

Science and Math Courses

Science Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Other Topic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I or II
  • Discrete Math
  • Other Topic
You have completed 2 or more Science courses and 2 or more Math courses with a grade of C (70%) or or higher in high school: You have completed 2 or less Science and/or 2 less Math courses with a grade of C (70%) or higher in high school:
Enroll in:
CHM 109 General Chemistry I (five credits)

CHM 109 is the introductory college-level course for science majors and minors, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and pre-PA/PT students, as well as Honors Program students. CHM 109 fulfills the Iona College core science requirement and is offered in the fall semester.
See Combined SAT Scores Table


Combined SAT Scores

Your combined SAT score is 950 or greater Your combined SAT score is below 950
Enroll in:
CHM 109 General Chemistry I (five credits)

CHM 109 is the introductory college-level course for science majors and minors, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and pre-PA/PT students, as well as Honors Program students. CHM 109 fulfills the Iona College core science requirement and is offered in the fall semester.
Enroll in:
CHM 101: Introduction to Chemistry (three credits)

CHM 101 is a preparatory course for students who arrive to Iona with less prior preparation in chemistry and math. CHM 101 prepares students to successfully complete CHM 109 General Chemistry I and to complete a science major or pre-health program. CHM 101 is a college-wide elective that provides credit towards graduation. It is offered in both the fall and spring semesters.