CHE 110 Placement Guidelines:
Use the following tools and guidelines to determine if enrollment in CHE 110 is recommended
- SAT/ACT Math Score Threshold
- 550/23 (450/23 pre-March 2016) or less, CHE 110 is strongly recommended.
- A score between 560/23 (450/23 pre-March 2016) and 610/26 (550/26 pre-March 2016) and
- did not complete high school chemistry or earn a grade of “B” or below or lacks confidence in his/her ability in Chemistry, CHE 110 is recommended.
- completed high school chemistry with a grade of "B" or better, CHE 110 is not necessary.
- A score above 620/26 (550/26 pre-March 2016), students may enroll in CHE 101, 105 or 107 depending on their major.
- Regardless of SAT/ACT score, nursing majors should enroll in CHE 121.
- For students who took AP Chemistry in high school, CHE 110 is not recommended unless it has been more than three (3) years since taking AP Chemistry.
- If it has been more than three (3) years since taking high school chemistry of any kind, CHE 110 is recommended.
Understanding the Introductory Chemistry Course Options:
- CHE 101‐102 (lecture); CHE 113-114 (laboratory): General Chemistry 1 and 2. This sequence is generally for non-Engineering majors that require chemistry.
- CHE 105-106: Honors General Chemistry 1 and 2. This sequence is appropriate for students who wish to major in chemistry or medicinal chemistry.
- CHE 107‐108 (lecture); CHE 127-128 (laboratory): General Chemistry 1 and 2 for Engineers. This sequence is appropriate for students pursing an Engineering major.
- CHE 121 (lecture only). This course is for nursing students only. This course is not equivalent to CHE 101 and may not serve as a pre-requisite for CHE 102.
Understanding CHE 110: Problem Solving for General Chemistry
- CHE 110 will not count towards:
- The UB Curriculum Scientific Literacy & Inquiry requirement or the Natural Sciences General Education requirement.
- Any major requirements.
- CHE 110 has two sections:
- CHE 110A is available to all majors outside of engineering and has the co-requisite of CHE 101.
- CHE 110B is for intended or approved engineering majors and has the co-requisite of CHE 107.
- While the content of both CHE 110 sections are similar, there are some deviations in the order of coverage; CHE 101 uses more medical/biological examples, while CHE 107 uses more engineering type examples.
If there are questions regarding chemistry placement, contact the Chemistry Department at 645‐6626, email@example.com.
Published: Nov 23, 2021 13:22:42