General Chemistry

Section 17218

  • Note: Register for 1 lecture, quiz & 1 lab. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 050 or passing of Chemistry and Math Placement tests. All students are required to take both Chemistry and Math Placement tests. For lecture questions, email This course carries GE credit but it is intended for a specific group of students rather than a general student audience. It is part of the curriculum for majors and pre-professional students. To be added to the waitlist, please email Dr. Skibo ( with your USC ID number, 105a, and all the lab times (not section numbers) that you are interested in.
  • Session Dates (session code 001)
    First day of classes:
    Monday, August 26, 2019
    Last day to add:
    Friday, September 13, 2019
    Last day to drop without a mark of "W" and receive a refund:
    Friday, September 13, 2019
    Last day to withdraw without a “W” on transcript or change pass/no pass to letter grade:
    Friday, October 11, 2019
    Last day to drop with a mark of "W":
    Friday, November 15, 2019
    End of session:
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • Book List Prices and book list are subject to change.
    • Hayden-Mcneil. General & Organic Chem Lab (2018 Rev)(Spiral Notebook)(CUSTOM). (Required)
      ISBN: 9781533908827
      New: $17.75
      Used: $13.50
    • Tro. Chemistry (Loose Pgs)(w/MasteringChemistry Access Card). (Required)
      ISBN: 9780134990613
      New: $263.25
      Used: $197.50
    • Skibo. CHEM 105A Lab Manual. (Required)
      ISBN: 9780180002797
      New: $20.00
      Used: $15.00
    • Dahm. Calculations in Chemistry (w/Digital License Access). (Recommended)
      ISBN: 9780393614367
      New: $54.25
      Used: $40.75
      Rental: $24.96 (Used)
    • Nelson. Calculations in Chemistry: An Introduction (Second Edition). (Recommended)
      ISBN: 9780393616323
      eBook: $35.00
    Purchase from USC Bookstore