Advice on Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab Online

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I've been trying to find organic chemistry 1 & 2 courses available through "Open Universities" (some are known as "Global Campuses") offered through universities, whether they be state or private. I think I have a better bet finding them as a non-degree seeking student. I'm looking specifically for an organic chemistry 1 class that is for half of this Fall semester or less along with an organic chemistry 2 class that would be over the next remaining portion of the semester so that I can get both done in preparation for the MCAT. Next Spring semester will be hard to manage to fit in these classes or even do orgo 1 for this semester and then orgo 2 for the Spring since my course load for the Spring is looking pretty heavy as of now. Any advice with universities/programs offering organic chemistry 1 & 2 for this semester or even just organic chemistry 1 this semester would be much appreciated. Stay safe.
 
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You could try UCLA Extension: Structure of Organic Molecules | UCLA Continuing Education Online

14C, 14D, and 14CL will satisfy 1 year of organic chemistry requirements. Fall and Winter will both be online. If Spring is also online, you could do 14C in Fall, 14D in Winter, and 14CL in the Spring (the lab course isn't offered during the winter).

Completing this sequence means you need to bank on Spring 2021 being online, though.
 
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Thank you for the suggestion! After looking into the details for each course, I do not think I will be able to take the full sequence in the end. I could try to move around my course schedule for the Spring, however, since I'll have to take 14D (which seems to be equivalent to the lecture portion for organic chemistry II to my understanding) during the Winter along with the courses I have planned for the winter, I do not think it will fit well into the course plan I have for this academic year.
 
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Hey, if anyone has any suggestions to add, please let me know when you get a chance as the semester has started for most universities. Hope everyone is having a great week! All the best!
 
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Thank you!

What do you think about the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) organic chem courses? If anyone has experience with them, please let me know how it went and how you managed to handle the course along with the rest of your course load. Would you recommend it as a course to take if my course load is already quite heavy? I heard that the professor for organic chem classes at SCUHS this semester is Professor Hossain and that his class is quite difficult.
 
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For the purposes of my university requiring that I have upper-level organic chem to fulfill my degree requirements, upper-level organic chem classes would be best. I looked over the organic chem classes available at Dallas College, and, to my understanding, they are not upper level. From what I've seen in CCs, it doesn't seem like they offer upper-level bio/chem/physics classes, however, I've heard of a few upper-level courses available at CCs outside the STEM field. Even so, thank you for reaching out to help!

If anyone has experience taking organic chem classes or even chem classes in general at SCUHS or any other universities, please let me know, and I will look into the university/program.
 

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@Michael37 I don't know what you mean by the upper-level orgo classes. Their Orgo classes are for science majors and those in pre-professional programs. Same thing with their physics (they have calc based too) & intro bio classes for science majors + Anatomy & Physiology 1+2. Check the description boxes and syllabi if available because it'll say which ones are for allied health programs. The only course I can think of that wouldn't count as an upper-level or university level is the Genetics course they have. The courses that say "...for non-science majors" in the title wouldn't fulfill the pre-reqs but would still count towards your sGPA.

Edit: I looked at the TMDSAS course listings and the courses at DCCCD do satisfy the pre-requisites for their med schools:

 
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@chunkyfilms By upper-level organic chem, I am referring to organic chem classes that are classified as usually in the 3000-level or 300-level (depends on the university) and above. That's the same by most set course numbering guidelines, except with a few state universities in California I believe. Each university/college either itself classified its courses as upper level through their set course numbering guidelines or has been classified by other 4-year universities (i.e., a 4-year university classifying a give CC course as upper-level or lower-level; it's usually always classified as lower-level to my understanding for any CC STEM course). These classifications by the universities/colleges themselves and how other universities/colleges will classify them as if transferred are almost always the same (so a university that classifies a course as upper-level will be classified as upper-level if transferred to another university).

In my case, my university requires that the organic chem course I take to be classified as upper-level.

Thank you for reaching out!
 

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@Michael37 ah ok I understand what you mean now. It depends because I've read that the course content and title matter more than the number of the level because each school is different. In this case, since it's CC, it might be good to check with your school if those specific courses at DCCCD are considered upper-level. There are some syllabi posted so sending it to your school to review may be best so they can evaluate it.
 

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