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Organic Chemistry 1

We are no longer admitting high school students to the 2018 Summer Session. Visiting undergraduate students are welcome to apply.

The structure of organic molecules and the relation between structure and reactivity will be fully discussed in this course.  Students will also study alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes, and functional groups containing heteroatoms, along with spectroscopy, stereochemistry, reaction rates and mechanisms of organic reactions.  Laboratory work will introduce the techniques required to perform experimental organic chemistry, as well as reinforce the concepts taught in class.  

Course Code

CHEM 22000




UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates



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Primary Instructor

Valerie Keller

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Tues Thurs

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Session I

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  • Students who apply will be admitted using rolling admission and require a $50 application fee. 
  • The Summer Session application deadline is May 1, 2018. Students may apply after this deadline, but will be required to pay an additional $100 rush processing fee.
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 9 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.

Additional Details

  • Prerequisite: C average in a year of General Chemistry for UofC students; B average for Visiting Students.
  • Enrollment is limited to 64.
  • This course is not open to students in the Summer Quarter for High School

Cost & Aid

Tuition is $4,400 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.