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CHEM 002, 010, 008: How to Register

Most science and engineering majors require chemistry (CHEM) courses in the first year at UC Merced.

CHEM classes may also be required for admission to many pre-health programs.


Common first year CHEM courses include:

  • CHEM 001:  Preparatory Chemistry
    • (refresher course for first years who did not pass the CHEM placement exam)
  • CHEM 002:  General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 010:  General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 008 and 008L:  Principles of Organic Chemistry


For tips on how to successfully enroll in all linked parts of a CHEM class (lecture, lab, discussion), watch our quick BAC video: