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Online Organic Chemistry II

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Online Organic Chemistry II: CHEM 1021 is a one semester course with a virtual laboratory designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree who need second semester organic chemistry as a prerequisite to apply for admission to health professions programs. 

Graduate programs that may require CHEM 1021 & CHEM 1021L: Organic Chemistry 2 & Lab may include but are not limited to:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dental medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant

CHEM 1021 course outline and program goals

The goals of this course are divided into two major topics: The first goal is to introduce the student to important laboratory techniques and concepts covered on most professional entrance exams. These include separation and purification techniques and an introductory to spectroscopy. This will make up the first six modules of the course and will include one laboratory assignment.

The second goal is to give the student interested in the health professions an introduction to the organic chemistry of important biological pathways that the student will encounter in their professional studies. The subjects include biochemistry, molecular genetics, and metabolism. This will make up the remaining eight modules and will include seven laboratory assignments. Click here for the full course outline for online CHEM 1021.

Since this is the second of two semesters in this series, it will be assumed that the student taking this course has a good understanding of the different functional groups in organic chemistry and of the different reactions these functional groups undergo.

Registering for the lab

Organic Chemistry II is designed for the student to take the lecture (CHEM1021) and lab (CHEM1021L) concurrently in order to earn four credits. For the full four credits, you must register for both CHEM1021 and CHEM1021L. For students who only need a specific portion of Organic Chemistry II, however, you have the option to take lecture only (CHEM1021 three credits) or lab only (CHEM1021L one credit). Click here to learn more about the laboratories that accompany Online Organic Chemistry II.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four semester hour course, the average student will complete the online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an online course for flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may complete the course in less than 16 weeks.


CHEM 1020 and CHEM 1020L must be completed before registering for this course. All prerequisite courses must have been completed successfully within the past seven years.

Technical Requirements

To learn more about the technical requirements for this and other Post-Baccalaureate courses, click here.

Required Course Materials

CHEM 1021 Required Course Materials:

The following course materials marked with an * are only available at the UNE Bookstore.

General, Organic and Biochemistry
Katherine J. Denniston, Joseph J. Topping and Robert L. Caret
7th Edition 2011

Student Study Guide to accompany the above text (OPTIONAL)
Katherine J. Denniston, Joseph J. Topping and Robert L. Caret
7th Edition 2011

*Carey Supplement
This supplement contains chapter 13 taken from Organic Chemistry 8th Edition by Francis A. Carey.
Used with permission from McGraw-Hill Publishers

*Virtual ChemLab Organic Synthesis and Qualitative Analysis v. 2.5

Brian F. Woodfield and Merritt B. Andrus

Prentice Hall 2007

Visit the UNE Bookstore to order your course materials.

Tuition and Fees

Lecture and Lab

Credits: 4
Tuition: $1260
Registration: $25
Total: $1285
The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Lecture only

Credits: 3
Tuition: $945
Registration: $25
Total: $970
The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Lab only

Credits: 1
Tuition: $315
Registration: $0
Total: $315
The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Exam Procedures

  1. Online Proctoring 

    For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.

  2. On Campus Proctoring

    Alternatively, students may take the exam at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's Campus in Biddeford, Maine. Please contact us for information at or 207-602-2494. For a detailed Exam Policy please see course syllabus.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. Please keep in mind that courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.  Your official start date is the date that the course opens, and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.  

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details. 

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please call an Enrollment Counselor at 1-855-325-0894 or email

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call 1-855-325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.

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