CHEMISTRY - Frequently Asked Questions
Chemistry Course FAQ
How do I register for a Chemistry course?
For non-matriculated students (those coming from outside of Farmingdale), you will need to complete an application. Please visit the Non-Matriculated Student Application to apply.
When can I register for the Chemistry courses?
For non-matriculated students, registration is later. Fall registration begins in early August and Spring and Summer registration begin in January. Please check with the Registrar's office for the exact dates.
And register early! Our classes tend to fill quickly.
What do I need to bring to register?
Even students in programs please try to have these available. Often the transcripts you submit are backlogged for scanning and may not be in the system yet.
Which General Chemistry do I need?
For those who are going into health and science programs such as biology or medical laboratory technologies, you may need to take CHM 152 General Chemistry Principles I.
Please note that if you intend to enroll in CHM 152 you must also have completed high-school chemistry or CHM 124 first.
What math is required to take chemistry?
For CHM 152, you need a second year of high-school algebra (Algebra 2), or MTH 116.
If you need assistance with placement, please see the Admissions office for placement evaluation / testing.
What is the difference between CHM 260 and CHM 270/271?
CHM 260 is a one-semester comprehensive course covering the fundamentals of organic chemistry. This is useful for many health science fields (physician assistant, medical laboratory technician, etc.) that only need a brief coverage of organic chemistry.
Most four-year colleges only offer the two-semester organic and may not accept the one-semester course. Some physician assistant schools also may not recognize the one-semester course. Please check with your college.
Why does CHM 380 require either CHM 271 or CHM 260?
Do I have to have the prerequisites for the course?
For a graphic summary of prerequisites, please refer to our Prerequisite Tree
All of the sections are full. Can I be overloaded into a section?
I only need to enroll in the lecture / laboratory. Can I sign up for just this part?
Before I take a course, my school would like to see if your course is equivalent. Can I have a copy of the syllabus?
Do you offer a Chemistry minor?
Still could use some help? Email us and we will get back to you shortly.