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Chemistry Course Selection for Science Majors and Pre-Health Students

Use the following flowchart for the recommended chemistry course to take. See the flowchart.
science courses flowchart
All the information from the above flowchart is detailed in the below chart:

Check each science course that you completed with a grade of C (70%) or higher in high school:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Other Topic
Did you check two or more boxes?
 
Yes         No
YES Check each math course that you completed with a grade of C (70%) or higher in high school:
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I or II
  • Discrete Math
  • Other Topic
Did you check two or more boxes?
 
Yes         No
YES 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 both the Fall and Spring semesters.
NO   NO  
Check each math course that you completed with a grade of C (70%) or higher in high school:
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I or II
  • Discrete Math
  • Other Topic
Did you check two or more boxes?
 
Yes         No
YES Is your combined SAT score (verbal and math) equal to 950 or greater?


Yes           No
YES 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 both the Fall and Spring semesters.
NO   NO  
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.
  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.