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Organic Chemistry I (CHE 231E/CHE 231LE)

Organic Chemistry I Lecture (CHE 231E) is a self-paced, online course that introduces you to the structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, properties, and reactions of carbon-containing compounds. Mechanisms of reactions are also emphasized.

The Organic Chemistry I Lab (CHE 231LE) is available in two formats (self-paced, online lab course or semester-based, on-campus lab course). This lab contains experiments that develop manipulative skills in the classical methods of purification and separation of organic compounds. The semester-based, on-campus course is currently unavailable.

After completing the course above, you'll be well-prepared to pursue a degree in fields such as optometry, pharmacy and physician assistant.

Prerequisites: Chemical Principles II (CHE 132E)


Accreditation: MCPHS is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Competitive Pricing: New self-paced, online students are eligible to receive a 50% reduction in the cost of tuition for one self-paced, online prerequisite course. The discount is not available for semester-based, on-campus prerequisite courses. Please complete the request discount form to receive the discount code.

Easy to Get Started: No application process is required. Simply select your course and register.

Course Format

Self-paced, online course: Register at any time. Once registered, start your course within 2 business days. You will complete your assignments on your own schedule over a maximum of 16 weeks using Blackboard, an online learning platform.

Semester-based, on-campus lab course: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the School of Professional Studies has canceled the Spring 2021 on-campus Chemical Principles I Lab (CHE 131LE). If you are interested in taking this course, please contact an advisor at or 617.732.2824 for more information regarding future start dates.

Get Started

Once you’ve selected your course of interest and are ready to register, all that’s left is to create your account and pay the tuition fees.

Create your account and begin the registration process here.

You'll be asked to create a username and password, provide some basic personal information, and pay the course's tuition.

Once you complete the registration process, you will begin your course at the start of the semester. Please review the academic calendar for exact dates.

Once you complete the registration process, you’ll have access to the course syllabus which contains the materials required for the course.

Semester-based, on-campus lab courses cost $725.

Create your account and begin the registration process here.

Tuition refund is based off of the MCPHS academic calendar. Please review the academic calendar for exact dates.

The Office of Student Access and Accommodations (OSAA) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and provides accommodations to students across all MCPHS campuses (Manchester, Boston and Worcester) and online.

Due to the format of School of Professional Studies (SPS) courses, students planning to take self-paced courses are encouraged, though not required, to reach out to OSAA prior to registering for any courses. This will give OSAA ample time to work with the student to review their request for reasonable accommodations.

Students can visit the OSAA website for additional information. 

Questions about our prerequisites? Connect with the School of Professional Studies at or 617.732.2824.