Survey of Chemistry Course Overview

  • CHEM 1000 is a three-credit chemistry course that introduces the principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry that are relevant to students interested in health-related and other professions. Students will gain familiarity with concepts such as: atomic theory, measurements, significant figures, dimensional analysis, chemical compounds and their bonds, molecular geometry, polarity, the mole concept, and stoichiometry, redox reactions and energetics of chemical reactions, gases, solutions, acids and bases and nuclear chemistry. This will be followed by a thorough introduction to structural formulas, chemical and physical properties of organic compounds and, finally, the biochemistry of nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism.

    *This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above).

Survey of Chemistry Course Outcomes

  • Investigate the nature of matter and matter’s composition
  • Describe and compute concentrations of mixtures (such as solutions, colloids, and suspensions).
  • Discuss qualitative and quantitative aspects of acids and bases and their reactions.
  • Discuss radiation, including the sources, measurement, uses, and harmful effects.
  • Examine redox reactions and the energetics of these reactions.
  • Examine the complexity of molecular interactions essential to living organisms.
  • Investigate the theory of gasses.
  • Discriminate structural formulas of organic compounds to name compounds, identify functional groups, or evaluate isomerism.
  • Compare structures of organic compounds and relate them to physical and chemical properties.
  • Predict products of chemical reactions based on functional groups in the reactants.
  • Analyze structures or levels of organization of carbohydrates, lipids, or proteins.
  • Describe the biological roles and chemical reactions of biomolecules.
  • Interpret the metabolic pathways that release energy from biomolecules.

Survey of Chemistry Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for CHEM 1000.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

CHEM 1000 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer an associated lab component for this course.

Tuition & Fees

CHEM 1000: Lecture


  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,320
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,350*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook:
  • Lab Materials:
    • CHEM 1000 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer a lab component and therefore no lab materials are needing to be purchased.
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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

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

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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