Bakersfield College Chemistry Course Summaries

For a step by step guide on what chemistry class is right for you, see:
What chemistry course should I take?

Course name and #:
[ranked in order of increasing sophistication/difficulty]
course description and prerequisites:    the course is for this type of student: the course transfers as:

[always confirm with transfer school]

Chemistry B11

Principles of Inorganic, Organic and Biochemistry

5 units

Math A, basic algebra skills ADN,  nursing, 
BS nursing for CSUB, 
allied health majors  (prereq for physio,  bio 15)
general science, survey of general chemistry

Chemistry B2A

Introductory Chemistry

5 units

 

this can be a prep class for Chem B1A

for those with little or no chemistry background, Math A or basic algebra skills required science majors who never had chemistry, allied health/nursing, counts as a general science course + lab

(Chem 11 or 16 also suggested for nursing)

general science with lab, 
survey of general chemistry

Chemistry B1A

General Chemistry

5 units

Grade of "C" in Chem 2A
OR excellent marks in high school chemistry, Math D/algebra skills
Science majors (bio, physics, engineering, pre- med) who intend to transfer to UC/CSU General chemistry for science majors

Chemistry B1B

General Chemistry

5 units

Grade of "C" in Chem 1A
Science majors (bio, physics, engineering, pre- med) who intend to transfer General chemistry,
2nd semester

Chemistry B18

Elementary Organic Chemistry

3 units
concurrent with B9 required

Grade of "B" in Chem 2A 
OR "C" in 1A
Premed/bio/majors
health professionals,
chemical technology majors
survey of organic chemistry 

B18 suggested as a prep class for students anticipating a full year organic course on transfer

last updated: 09/02/2008

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