When should I take the organic chemistry lab (CH 237)?

The organic chemistry lab is a separate course from the lecture. It is designed to be taken during the second semester of the organic lecture sequence (CH 232). This arrangement is different from schools where students take one credit hour of organic lab with each semester of the lecture. We offer a single two-lab course that corresponds with the second semester of the lecture course. While it is possible for students to take CH 237 after completing CH 232, we don’t recommend taking a large break between completing CH 232 and taking CH 237, as you are likely to forget many of the important organic chemistry concepts learned in CH 232. In addition, for chemistry majors it is necessary to complete CH 237 before taking the second lab course (CH 338), which is only offered in the fall semester.