Technical Requirements: Chemistry

What is required?

At least one semester of chemistry (possibly two, depending on your major).

All incoming first-year students are required to attend the Chemistry information session and take the departmental placement exam during New Student Orientation. There are three different first-year tracks.

In Track 1, students take CHEM CC1403-C1404, a one-year course in general chemistry, with CC1500, a one-term laboratory course; MATH UN1101 or the equivalent is a co-requisite.

Track 2 students take CHEM CC1604, a one-term intensive course in general chemistry.

Track 3 students take CHEM CC3045-C3046, a one-year course in organic chemistry for first-year students.

All students in Tracks 2 and 3 take CHEM CC2507, a one-term laboratory course; MATH UN1102 or the equivalent is a co-requisite.


Fall of the first year.

Can I test out?

No. However, previous background in chemistry will help to determine placement level.

Chemistry Department:

344 Havemeyer
Departmental Homepage

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

An Advisor of the Day is available by phone or in person Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.