The Chemistry Department at Creighton offers several different chemistry courses for first year students.
Chemistry 111 -- Fundamentals of General Chemistry is the first semester course of a two-semester sequence designed primarily for nursing students.
Chemistry 203 -- General Chemistry I & Chemistry 204 -- General Chemistry I Lab comprise the first semester of a two semester sequence. This course is appropriate for students planning to follow the pre-med plan of study. This course is designed for students who have had a full year of high school chemistry and have strong math skills. In order to be eligible to take Chemistry 203/204, you must have an ACT Math score of 24 (SAT Math score of 560) or higher or you must have successfully completed Math 245 (Calculus I).
If you believe that you are ready for Chemistry 203/204 but do not meet the pre-requisites stated above, you will need to contact Dr. David Dobberpuhl, chair of the Chemistry Department.
Please discuss the Chemistry options with your Faculty Preceptor or Dr. Dobberpuhl.
Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate Information
Creighton University offers the opportunity for students who have taken more than one year of high school chemistry (AP, IB, etc.) to start at a higher level.
The college will award credit for course(s) according to the following guidelines:
- AP Exam score of 5 earns 3 -- 8 credit hours in Chemistry 000. Chemistry 203/204 and Chemistry 205/206 -- General Chemistry I & II may be awarded upon consultation with the Chemistry Department.
- AP Exam score of 4 earns 3 -- 4 credit hours in Chemistry 000. Chemistry 203/204 -- General Chemistry I. Lab credit may be awarded upon consultation with the Chemistry Department.
- IB Exam score of 6 on the HL Chemistry earns 3-8 credits for Chemistry 000. Chemistry 203-206 may be awarded upon consultation with the Chemistry Department.