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Chemistry 120 Placement Exam

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.

  • Kinesiology Health and Human Performance*
  • Nursing

* Kinesiology: Health and Human Performance majors may take CHEM 105 or CHEM 120 for their required chemistry course.

How to Enroll in CHEM 120 — Principles of Bio and Organic Chemistry

Nursing and select Kinesiology majors who plan to enroll in CHEM 120: Principles of Bio and Organic Chemistry at Biola a few ways to meet the registration prerequisite. Use the form below to indicate which path you intend to complete.

  • 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: REGISTRATION CLOSED. Complete an online Chemistry Tutorial. This 13-lesson tutorial via Canvas. This is a not-for-credit course. Cost $60. Register by July 1, 2022 and finish by August 15, 2022. 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.

Choose Chemistry Path


Email the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department any questions you may have, at Be sure to use your Biola email address!