Online Continuing and Distance Studies Courses in Chemistry

There are four online Chemistry courses offered by Arts and Science Online at Queen’s University in the spring/summer terms: 

CHEM 113 – General Chemistry I, 3.0                             May 9 - June 17, 2022

CHEM 114 – General Chemistry II, 3.0                           July 4 - August 12, 2022

CHEM 281 – General Organic Chemistry I, 3.0               May 9 - June 17, 2022

CHEM 285 – General Organic Chemistry II, 3.0            July 4 - August 12, 2022

These courses are primarily for students who are NOT in degree programs at Queen’s University, as CHEM 113, 114, and 285 do not, at present, have a lab component.  If, however, you have taken CHEM 112 or 282 previously, and failed the lecture component, but completed the wet lab component above the required threshold, you may use CHEM 113 + CHEM 114 to repeat CHEM 112 (with your lab exemption) and use CHEM 285 to repeat CHEM 282 (with your lab exemption).  The online version of CHEM 281 is identical to the on-campus version of the course and may be taken as part of degree plans in Biology or Life Sciences at Queen’s University.  Students in Chemistry or Biochemistry degree plans should NOT take CHEM 281 or CHEM 282 (285).

For more details on these ASO courses, use the links below:

CHEM 113:
CHEM 114:
CHEM 281:
CHEM 285:

NEW for spring/summer 2022!  CHEM 112 with on-campus wet lab camp

CHEM 112, 6.0 units

The new offering of CHEM112 this spring/summer has an in-person lab camp to supplement the online lecture component.  Students complete the lecture work with CHEM113 (lectures May 9 to June 17) and CHEM114 (lectures July 4 to August 12) online and then come to campus August 19-31 to complete the wet labs in-person.  The mid-term exam will be online during the June 20-22 exam period and the final exam will be in-person on-campus August 18.  Registration for this course is available through Solus in the 'undergraduate' career and is open to undergraduate career students or on a letter of permission for distance career students.

For more information or to ask questions about the courses and their use in degree plans or certificates, contact:

Meredith Richards, Undergraduate Assistant in Chemistry:


Diane Beauchemin, Chair of Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry: