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.

2012 Summer Information

If you are looking for registration information please check out lasierra.edu/summer. This link also shows when courses are being held. A listing of chemistry courses is here.

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 and financial aid doesn't get applied.... 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!

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

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

General Chemistry Placement Exam Finals Week Spring 2012

If you are planning on taking General Chemistry I Fall 2012 you will need to take a placement exam. If you do not achieve a high enough score on the exam you should complete Preparatory Chemistry, CHEM 110 offered Fall 2012, before enrolling in CHEM 111 in Winter 2013.

The placement exam is a standardized exam from the American Chemical Society. All current students wanting to take General Chemistry in the Fall of 2012 should take the placement exam during Finals Week of Spring 2012. Students can take the exam on Wednesday or Thursday at 4 pm during Finals week but need to log in below to register to take the exam.

Students will need to show up to the exam on time and should not bring electronic devices (e.g. phone, laptop, tablet). Each student will be provided pencils, a calculator, scratch paper, an answer sheet, and an exam. All testing materials must remain in the classroom. The test will cover 44 questions and students will have 45 minutes to answer the questions. Further information about the test can be found at the FAQ.

Testing during finals week has been completed. Please contact your advisor to find out your placement. If you still need to take the test please see the date at FAQ.

Research Emphasis Week

Make plans now to participate in Research Emphasis Week! May 29 - June 1
Register your activity (several different types available) by using the form here.

Summer Announcements

Summer will be here before you know it! What are YOU doing?

If you are interested in doing research with a chemistry or biochemistry from La Sierra University there are several exciting opportunities and not all of them are in this country! Please take the time to fill out the application attached to this post and turn it in to Dr. Payne by April 30, 2012.

If you need to finish up CHEM 113 because you are taking CHEM 112 this spring quarter talk with Dr. Payne to make sure you get in the CHEM 113 section that is starting at the beginning of the summer so you don't forget anything. We are saving this section of CHEM 113 special for those of you taking CHEM 112 right now!

If you need some other classes this summer (including Intro. Chem., General Chem., and Organic Chem. and lots of other non-chemistry classes too) sign up now to save your spot! Classes fill up quickly and you want to be sure to be here this summer for the fun and learning.

Do you have a younger sibling, relative or friend in high school that would like to come to a science camp this summer? Send them to the Summer Science Camp information.

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