Online courses or not...

  1. I am planning on taking organic chemistry and possibly biochemistry. My delemma is that if I take these courses at the university I'm near its 2 days a week about 1hr 15min per day and then the lab alone is 4 hours on another day (and thats just the organic course). What I'm asking is will it be fine to just take these courses online considering that the schools I'm applying to do not require a lab. Or should I just tough it out and do the actual classes. The online courses would make it alot easier on me with my work schedule and personal life.

    Please any tips or opinions would be great.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   trev074
    I'm looking into doing the same thing. I have to do it online. Between working fulltime and having two little kids, there just isn't time to go to a classroom. Does anybody know of online courses in inorganic, organic, or even biostatistics?
  4. by   Putu2Sleep
    Ok I just found out that VCU offers a course called: NRSA403-Foundations for Medicinal Chemistry. They offer this course through their campus if you have not had an undergraduate chem class and need one which is required for their program.

    I am asking everybody's opinion that do you believe this course will be good enough requirement for other schools in case I don't get into VCU's school?
  5. by   ccusherry
    Not sure where you are located but Penn State has an on line program called "world campus". It can be accessed through their website psu.edu. I know that they have an organic chemistry class because I was thinking about taking it. I have taken several courses through the world campus and I really liked how everything was setup and organized. Good luck.
  6. by   dfk
    univ. of new england offers online courses.. i took the biochem.. worth looking at.. not easy course though
  7. by   Putu2Sleep
    ccusherry not sure where you were looking but i just searched their entire course catalog and penn state does not offer ANY chemistry courses online. they dont even have chem as a choice to use to search for chem classes online
  8. by   nurseabc123
    I just took Survey of Organic and Biochemistry as a hybrid course. All of the course lectures and homework assignments were online and the labs and exams were every Saturday morning from 9a-12p. It worked out well with my schedule and several full-time RNs and working mothers were in the class. I would look into the community colleges in your area if this is something that interests you.

    Also,Lansing Community College offers Statistics online. Good luck.
  9. by   DIGNOUT
    I have just completed VCU's Med Chem online course... great course- very well laid out with good texts, excellent video lectures, and comprehensive evaluation measures. The best aspect is that is covers concepts from inorganic and organic chemistries, and biochemistry. VCU Dept of Nurse Anesthesia has indicated that the online course will more than suffice for its chemistry requirement, although no credit is granted (CEU's, however, are given). I guess the question remains: will other universities honor it for advanced chemistry preparation? I think that it is most likely on a university-to-university basis.
  10. by   Putu2Sleep
    I spoke with Texas Wesleyan and they said they would use VCU's class as credit for their chemistry prereq. Does anybody know any other schools that take it or do most probably because VCU was rated #1
  11. by   dfk
    Quote from MSU_2bnurse07
    I just took Survey of Organic and Biochemistry as a hybrid course. All of the course lectures and homework assignments were online and the labs and exams were every Saturday morning from 9a-12p. It worked out well with my schedule and several full-time RNs and working mothers were in the class. I would look into the community colleges in your area if this is something that interests you.

    Also,Lansing Community College offers Statistics online. Good luck.
    i would highly recommend (or be very cautious) to not take courses like orgo or biochem within the community college setting. remember that this is a graduate program you are looking to get into, and they will most likely tell you to complete at least a university undergrad level course. this level is near the ability and aptitude that an applicant should be at. best case, ask the school(s) you are interested in and they should be more than happy to answer that.
  12. by   cube
    Univ. of New England offers biochemisty and organic chemistry online with a virtual lab. I faxed the coarse description to the school where I am applying and the program director said the online course there meets the requirement. The course is approx. 16 weeks and the cost is $1190 including books and lab fees.
  13. by   lifeLONGstudent
    I am just subscribing to this thread for the info about online chem options

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