2014-2015 School Year (Fall, Winter, and Spring)

Chemistry and Biochemistry Textbook information is given for many of the courses for Fall Quarter 2014, Winter Quarter 2015 and Spring Quarter 2015. If you are wondering about a course not listed below (click on 2014-2015 School Year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) to see full listing. If the course still isn't listed, please check with the bookstore prior to class or the instructor the first day of class.

For CHEM 110 and CHEM 111, please note there is additional information at General Chemistry Placement Test Information

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Helbley at jhelbley@laseirra.edu and she can help get your question answered.

2014 Summer Course Information

Chemistry and Biochemistry Textbook information is given for many of the courses for Summer 2014. Please consult the syllabus on the first day of class for further information.

For CHEM 110 and CHEM 111, please note there is additional information at General Chemistry Placement Test Information

If you have any questions, after reading all the information here, please contact Dr. Helbley at jhelbley@laseirra.edu to help get your question to the right place.

10 am Section of Biochemistry I and II Fall 2014 & Winter 2015

If you are interested in having a 10 am section of Biochemistry I and Biochemistry II during Fall 2014 and Winter 2015, we would like to hear from you.

--update --
A 10 am section of Biochemistry has been added. Please check the course schedule for the CRN to register.

2014 General Chemistry Placement Test Information

  • Do I need to take the exam?
    • If you register for General Chemistry I (CHEM 111) Summer 2014 or Fall 2014, then you do need to take the exam.
  • What if I don't take the exam?
    • You will take the exam at some point. If you do not take the exam by the first Monday of class, you may be dropped from CHEM 111. Please contact the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at chemistry@lasierra.edu or call 951-785-2148 to find out about testing times.
  • But what if I have some additional reason that I think I shouldn't have to take the exam?
    • If you have already taken General Chemistry I and have a C or better you don't have to take the placement exam. For instance if you are retaking the course to get a better grade (but already have a C or better). Or if you achieve a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam, you do not need to take the placement exam. You will need to e-mail chemistry@lasierra.edu with a copy of your AP score to get the override to register for CHEM 111.
  • How long is the test?
    • The test is 45 minutes long and is 44 questions.
  • What do I need to bring to the test?
    • Yourself with your LSU student ID and no electronics (e.g. no cell phone, no laptop). You will be provided with pencils, scratch paper and a calculator.
  • How many times can I take the exam?
    • You may take the exam only once.
  • What if I have a learning disability?
    • We'd be happy to accommodate any needs you have to ensure your success! Please contact Tammy Tucker in the Learning Support and Testing Center to get your paperwork in order. If you already have paperwork for Fall 2013, please request a letter from LSTC and bring Dr. Helbley that letter and a blue sheet in order to take the exam.
  • What happens if my score is low?

Dig in Jordan 2014 Scholarship Application

Want to dig in Jordan Summmer 2014, earn academic credit, be a scientist, and do so for free? If you are majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics, or physics, you should apply!

Please note that you MUST be logged in to your @lasierra.edu account in order to fill in (and even see) the form.

2013-2014 School Year (Fall, Winter, and Spring)

Chemistry and Biochemistry Textbook information is given for many of the courses for Fall Quarter 2013, Winter Quarter 2014 and Spring Quarter 2014. If you are wondering about a course not listed below (click on 2013-2014 School Year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) to see full listing), please check with the instructor the first day of class.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Helbley at jhelbley@laseirra.edu and she can help get your question answered.

General Chemistry Placement Test Information for Fall 2013

  • Do I need to take the exam?
    • If you register for General Chemistry I (CHEM 111) Fall 2013 or after, then you do need to take the exam.
  • What if I don't take the exam?
    • You will take the exam at some point. If you do not take the exam by the first Monday of class, you may be dropped from CHEM 111. Please contact the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at chemistry@lasierra.edu to find out about testing times.
  • But what if I have some additional reason that I think I shouldn't have to take the exam?
    • If you have already taken General Chemistry I and have a C or better you don't have to take the placement exam. For instance if you are retaking the course to get a better grade (but already have a C or better). Or if you achieve a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam, you do not need to take the placement exam. You will need to e-mail chemistry@lasierra.edu with a copy of your AP score to get the override to register for CHEM 111.
  • How long is the test?
    • The test is 45 minutes long and is 44 questions.
  • What do I need to bring to the test?
    • Yourself with your LSU student ID and no electronics (e.g. no cell phone, no laptop). You will be provided with pencils, scratch paper and a calculator.
  • How many times can I take the exam?
    • You may take the exam only once.
  • What if I have a learning disability?
    • We'd be happy to accommodate any needs you have to ensure your success! Please contact Tammy Tucker in the Learning Support and Testing Center to get your paperwork in order. If you already have paperwork for Fall 2013, please request a letter from LSTC and bring Dr. Helbley that letter and a blue sheet in order to take the exam.
  • What happens if my score is low?

2013 Summer Courses

If you are looking for registration information please check out lasierra.edu/summer.

When are courses being held (dates and times?) and what courses to you offer? A listing of chemistry courses is here.

For chemistry courses, please, all students, bring along (or have web access to) an unofficial transcript showing you meet the pre-requisites for a course (esp. if you are joining part way through e.g. taking CHEM 112 but not CHEM 111) as the teacher may request to see a copy of the transcript.

If you are wondering what books you need for the summer the answer is none! Okay we'll be using books this summer but we know that you are spending large sums of money out of your pocket to do so.... so we are giving each summer chemistry student the e-book and OWL access free on the second day of class! So be sure to show up to class! This is the last summer we are doing this for free so this is a great summer to join us.

If you have a particular attachment to a paper copy of the book please e-mail Dr. Helbley at jhelbley@lasierra.edu with the class you are taking and specify summer and she can give you the book information.

Still have questions? Be sure to check out the Summer FAQ and if you still have questions you can e-mail summer@lasierra.edu or leave a message at 951.785.2148.

If you need help with logging into OWL or have problems getting it to work please e-mail Dr. Helbley at jhelbley@lasierra.edu, including the course and what is going wrong.

Distance Learning: General Chemistry I & G. Chem I Lab Fall 2012

If you are interested in enrolling in the distance learning section of CHEM 111/CHEM 111 Laboratory, Section 399 (Brandstater), here is some information about the courses:

  • The lecture course and the laboratory course are listed separately, but you must take them together.
  • You will need authorization from Dr. Brandstater to register for the course. You can submit a request form by clicking here.
  • In order to be successful in the distance learning version of general chemistry, you will need
    • a computer, Microsoft Office, and access to the internet
    • a working knowledge of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and related stuff (e.g., uploading/downloading files)
  • In addition to the above technical requirements, you will also need a strong inclination to work independently. If you tend to procrastinate, or if you need regular class meetings to keep you on task, this course is not for you!

If you have questions about the course please feel free to email Dr. Brandstater (nbrandst@lasierra.edu). If you want to take the course, please fill out the request form.

Fall 2012 Course Wait List

We have filled up Organic Chemistry and CHEM 110 is still pending. If you need one of these courses please fill out the form. You can expect a response within 2 weeks.

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