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Organic Chemistry Immersion Labs

Gain valuable hands-on experience and complete your chemistry requirements faster in this hybrid course.

Hybrid Learning Experience

Hybrid courses offer in-person labs that enable you to complete full-semester courses in only 3.5 weeks during summer session. Taught in a hybrid modality, these courses consist of fully online modules that students complete before attending in-person labs which are conducted on the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson, AZ.

Beginning Summer 2022, the CHEM243A & B Organic Chemistry Immersion Labs are required to complete the Biology BS.

Ready To Register?

Please contact your academic advisor to register for the Organic Chemistry Immersion Labs: CHEM243A & B.

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Why Are Labs Held In-Person?

Organic chemistry labs must be completed in person because they involve chemical experiments with sensitive materials that cannot be completed at home. The two in-person laboratory courses are taught over a seven-day summer period in Tucson, AZ where you will gain vital laboratory skills and hands-on experience.

When Are In-Person Labs Held?

Each hybrid course is 3.5 weeks long, including 3.5 days of on-campus laboratory immersion. Your online coursework will begin the week before your in-person labs and continue once your in-person experience is complete.

CHEM 243A: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & CHEM 243B: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Courses begin online May 13 - June 1, 2024.

CHEM243A in-person lab: Full days on May 20, 21, 22 & one-half day on May 23.

CHEM243B in-person lab: Half day on May 23, full days May 24, 25 & 26.

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Hybrid Courses CHEM 243A & B: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II

Gain an introduction to the organic chemistry laboratory with an emphasis on the development of laboratory skills and techniques, observation of chemical phenomena, data collection, and interpretation and reporting of results in formal laboratory reports. There is a heavy emphasis on microscale techniques, laboratory safety and waste disposal. The experiments are designed to complement the principles concurrently presented in the corresponding lecture class and require knowledge of the lecture material.

Program Tuition & Fees

Refer to the webpage for your degree program to determine the per-unit tuition rate. Each lab has an additional $120 lab fee.

Book & Learning Materials

Required Textbooks:

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CHEM 243A: Making the Connections: A How-To-Guide for Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques, Author: Anne B. Padias & Joshua M. Osbourn; 4th Edition, ISBN: 978-1-64565-215-1, Publisher: Van-Griner Learning.

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CHEM 243B: Making the Connections: A How-To-Guide for Organic Chemistry Lab Techniques, Author: Anne B. Padias & Joshua M. Osbourn; 4th Edition, ISBN: 978-1-64565-215-1, Publisher: Van-Griner Learning.

​​Books are available through the University of Arizona Bookstore.

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Required Materials & Supplies:

You will need goggles, a lab coat and disposable gloves to complete the in-person labs. Linked below are examples of compliant materials. You are not required to purchase these materials from Amazon.

Is Housing Available for In-Person Labs?

University dorm housing is available to students enrolled in immersion labs. Check-in will be on May 22 for CHEM 243A and on May 25 for CHEM243B. You may also choose to stay all seven nights for both in-person lab sessions, checking in on May 22 and checking out on May 30.

Individual Guest Rates 2023

Linen Packet Service

  • Single Room $47.00
  • Double Room $40.00

No Linen Service

  • Single Room $41.00
  • Double Room $34.00

Please note that a single room shares a bathroom with one other single room. Because these rooms are in dormitories, there are no single bathrooms.

Please visit the Office of Housing & Residential Life website to register for housing through the Individual Guest Request Form.

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Questions

Please contact your advisor so they can answer any questions you may have.