Online Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 1020: Organic Chemistry Lecture

Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 1020, is a one-semester upper-level undergraduate online course that is designed to meet the organic chemistry prerequisite for individuals who are applying for admission to health profession programs. This online organic chemistry class offers a virtual laboratory that emphasizes those aspects of organic chemistry that are relevant to the study of human health and metabolism. Whenever possible, correlations to medicine, health, and disease will be made.

CHEM 1020 course outline

The purpose of this Organic Chemistry online course is to give the student interested in the health professions an introduction to organic chemistry emphasizing the concepts that will be important for, and provide the basis for, the subjects the student will encounter in his professional studies. These subjects include biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and pharmacology. Click here to view the syllabus.

If you need the corresponding Lab

Organic Chemistry I is designed to take lecture (CHEM1020) and lab (CHEM1020L) concurrently in order to earn four credits. For the full four credits, you must register for both CHEM1020 and CHEM1020L. For students who only need a specific portion of Organic Chemistry I, however, you have the option to take lecture only (CHEM1020 three credits) or lab only (CHEM1020L one credit).

Important: When selecting lecture and lab within FlexReg (enable Flash in your browser to register), please be sure that the section numbers match. In the event that there is no matching lab number, please select a different lecture, or contact an enrollment specialist.

Section numbers must match for lecture and lab

Click here to learn more about the laboratories that accompany Online Organic Chemistry I.

Complete at your own pace

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete the Organic Chemistry I 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 fewer than 16 weeks.


Medical General Chemistry II with laboratory: CHEM 1011 must be completed before registering for this course. All prerequisite courses must have been completed successfully within the past seven years.

Technical Requirements

All of the science prerequisites offered at UNE are based online. In order for you as a student to have the best experience possible, UNE has established some technical specifications for you. Click here for technical requirements.

Required course materials


  • Organic Chemistry A Short Course 13th edition
    Hart, Hadad, Craine, and Hart
    ISBN 978-1-111-42556-2
  • Study Guide with Solutions Manual for Hart/Craine/Hart/Hadad’s Organic Chemistry: A Short Course, 13th edition
    ISBN 978-1-111-42585-2

Model Kit – Can be used during your proctored exams!

  • Model Kit, Organic Chemistry – SKU: 10-0502-00-01

Ordering your UNE-authorized whiteboard (optional) – Can be used during your proctored exams!

Dry-Erase Whiteboard with Marker and Eraser (Optional for Proctored Exams)

This course permits the use of a dry-erase whiteboard for scratch work during one or more of your proctored exams. No scratch paper is permitted. The whiteboard must be purchased from the seller below.

You must show your proctor that your whiteboard is clear at the beginning of your testing session, and you must erase your whiteboard in front of the proctor before disconnecting from your session. If you do not do this, your exam will not be credited.

Mandatory External Webcam for Proctored Exams

This webcam is required for proctored exams for any courses starting on or after September 4, 2019.

Webcam & Whiteboard Ordering Information

More on Purchasing Course Materials

Course Materials must be purchased separately; they are not part of your registration fee.

Textbook and solutions manual are available through the UNE bookstore at

E-book, paperback, and rental options for the textbook and study guide on the publisher’s website are available here:

Be very careful about using any other website than the UNE bookstore’s or the publishers’; there are a lot of scams out there, and it’s all too easy to buy the incorrect textbook or study guide, with no refund option!

Tuitions and Fees

Credits: 3
Tuition: $1080
Registration: $30
Total: $1110

The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Exam Procedures

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning’s ProctorU site. Courses starting on or after September 4, 2019 must be proctored via the UNE-approved external webcam.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. To register, you will need to enable Flash in your browser first (here are step-by-step instructions). 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. Online registration will remain open during holidays when the university is closed. 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 a student service advisor at:

(855) 325-0894

or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial.

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


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