Majors Requiring Chemistry 120: Principles of Bio & Organic Chemistry
The following majors are required to take CHEM 120: Principles of Bio & Organic Chemistry for their majors.
- Allied Health*
- Kinesiology Health and Human Performance*
* Please note that Allied Health and Kinesiology: Health and Human Performance majors may take either CHEM 105 or CHEM 120 for their chemistry requirement.
Placement Options for CHEM 120 — Principles of Bio and Organic Chemistry
There are three ways to place into CHEM 120: Bio & Organic Chemistry. Complete the form below and the Chemistry, Physics, Engineering (CPE) department will send placement instructions to you based on your chosen path.
Path 1: Complete and Online Chemistry Placement Exam.The exam is via Canvas through a lockdown browser + webcam. Once you register for the exam, you will receive access within 1–3 business days on Canvas. You only have one attempt to take this exam.
Path 2: Complete an online Chemistry Tutorial. This 13-lesson tutorial via Canvas. This is a not-for-credit course. Cost $60. Register by July 1, 2023 and finish by August 15, 2023. Once the course is completed, you may register for CHEM 120.
Path 3: Completion of CHEM 107: Introduction to Chemistry or equivalent transfer course with a C- or higher grade. Students may opt to take this introductory course during their first year at Biola.
How to Register for CHEM 120 — Principles of Bio & Organic Chemistry
Incoming students are registered into their first semester courses by the Advising Center. If you finish a placement path before July 5, you will likely see the course reflected on your first-semester class schedule. If you complete the placement or tutorial after July 5, your advisor will send you an email with information about your schedule (typically within 1-3 business days of your completed placement). It may be possible that you will take CHEM 120 in your second semester based on the date of placement completion.
Once a current student completes one of the placement paths, the CPE department will verify your placement and email instructions to your @biola.edu email for how to register for CHEM 120.
We’ve created a basic study guide to prepare for the online placement exam (via Canvas). We recommend reviewing this guide before taking the exam.