General Course Policies

The following information pertains to all courses in the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  

EMAIL - Read your @ UCSD email!

Announcements about wait lists, schedule changes and cancellations, and lab safety exams are sent to your ucsd.edu account. For information on procedures for forwarding messages to an alternative email address, visit https://acms.ucsd.edu/

THE “W” GRADE - Only one “W” grade per course!

If you are repeating a course in which you previously received a "W", you must drop by Friday of Week 4 or complete the course. This affects repetition of *lab courses*, for which the Drop deadline is the second lab meeting.

TRANSFER COURSES AND PREREQUISITES – Get clearance!

If you completed a Chemistry course prerequisite at another college and the credit does not appear on your UCSD transcript, go to York Hall 4010 prior to your registration date to make sure your prerequisites have been cleared.

NON-MAJORS WAITLIST - Fill out non-majors waitlist form!

Non-majors wishing to enroll in a restricted course can add themselves to the departmental waitlist here:
http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/courses/non-majors-waitlist.html

ADDING AND DROPPING COURSES – Go to WebReg!

WebReg is used for adds of open sections through the end of the add period and drops through the drop deadline. If you are pre-authorized by the department to add a course, you still must log on to WebReg and add it.

For more information on UC San Diego enrollment procedures:
https://students.ucsd.edu/academics/enroll/undergraduate-enrollment/before-enrolling-in-classes.html

Lab Course Policies

There are special regulations, procedures, and deadlines for our lab courses. If you will be taking any of our lab courses, please read the following tabs for important information.  The information provided is the students responsibility to understand.  If you have any questions, we recommend contacting the Chemistry Student Affairs office through VAC.

ADD/DROP DEADLINE FOR CHEMISTRY LABORATORY COURSES – by 2nd Lab Meeting!

The deadline to add, or to drop a CHEM lab course without a "W", is the end of the second scheduled lab meeting.

ATTENDANCE AT THE FIRST LAB MEETING IS MANDATORY – No exceptions!

Check the individual class schedules for first-day information. Students who miss the first 30 minutes of the first lab meeting of the quarter will be http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/courses/courses17-18.htmladministratively dropped from the course. Come prepared to work: bring textbook, lab notebook, knee-length lab coat, closed shoes, and goggles.

LABORATORY SAFETY REQUIREMENT – Take the Safety Exam!

All students in CHEM 7L, 7LM, 100A, 143AH, and 143A are required to demonstrate an understanding of general lab safety and of the UC San Diego Chemistry Teaching Laboratory Rules. Passing the Lab Safety Exam fulfills this requirement: students who do not pass the Lab Safety Exam will be administratively dropped from the course with a grade of "W", if applicable.

Please refer to the notes above regarding "W" grades or see:
http://senate.ucsd.edu/Operating-Procedures/Senate-Manual/Regulations/501

Lab Safety Education is a self-study program, with assistance from staff, as requested. Information on general lab practices and our specific rules can be found on the web at: https://chemistry.ucsd.edu/go/labsafety 

FEES FOR LABORATORY COURSES - $$

Students who enroll in CHEM lab courses are charged a lab fee assessed with Registration fees. The fees are:

CHEM 4
 $10  
 CHEM 7L, CHEM 7LM
$40
 CHEM 100A, CHEM 105A, CHEM 105B, CHEM 143AH
 $65
 CHEM 143A
$75
 CHEM 143B
$110
 CHEM 143C
 $155
 CHEM 100B
$156
 CHEM 108, CHEM 109, CHEM 123, CHEM 143D
$175 

 

Additional course resources:

UCSD Course Catalog 
UCSD Schedule of Classes
Course Offerings for 2017-2018
Course / Curriculum Updates
CHEM 199: Independent Study
Freshman Seminars
Senior Seminars