Chemistry prereq for UPenn

  1. Hey y'all,

    I have some decisions regarding prereqs to make stat, and I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out a bit. I know this question would be best answered by the contact person and UPenn, but I haven't been able to get in touch with her!

    UPenn's website lists 4 credits of Chem with lab (inorganic) as a prerequisite. The website also simply states that Organic Chem will not satisfy the prereq.

    I'm looking at taking a course that would help me fulfill a prereq for another school also, and this course is called General, Organic, and Biochemistry. It is "a course designed to cover the basic principles of inorganic chemistry, including matter and energy, atomic theory, compounds, ions, acids and bases, pH, solutions, organic chemical naming and properties, biochemical composition of living cells, metabolism and its regulation, and radioactivity. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory."

    Do you think this course would satisfy the prereq for UPenn, or would I really need just a straight Intro General Chem? Anyone have any experience with this?

    Thanks so much!
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  3. by   sinbadx81
    Obviously, I can't speak for UPenn, but my reading of that prereq is that you need a Chem class that is not purely organic chem. Since the one you mentioned appears more inorganic with a survey of organic chem I think it would work.