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Summer Courses

The Chemistry Department at TCNJ offers summer courses in General and Organic Chemistry.  Subject materials taught during our 14-week Fall and Spring sessions are taught during an intensive 5-week session during TCNJ’s Summer sessions.  Students who learn easily in this fast-paced environment are encouraged to enroll.

Following is a list of Chemistry courses typically taught during Summer sessions.  Course material covered in our Fall/Spring semesters are included in the syllabus links below.  An official course syllabus will be distributed the first class period of any course.  In all summer classes, students may not miss any of their classes or laboratories.  Do not make travel or vacation plans during the class periods.

New for summer 2023:  CHE201 and CHE202 are being developed as a blended learning course.  We are planning the schedule currently but it will look like a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning activities throughout the week.  Quizzes will be administered through proctored zoom sessions.  Mandatory in class assessments, finals, and laboratories will be held on Thursdays from 8-5 pm.  Dr. Chan and Prof. Rodrigues are developing this course.  Monday/Tuesday the class will meet synchronously from 9 am-12 pm and on Friday, the class will be asynchronous from 9 am-12 pm.

CHE111 is also hybrid amount.  Dr. Sen is planning this course.  The class will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for synchronous online meetings.  The first, third, and fifth Wednesday and Thursday will be in person laboratory meetings from 8-5.

CHE350, Essentials of Biochemistry is being developed as an online course by Dr. Bassolino.  Students should expect to block out three hours from 9-12 pm on M/T/R for synchronous content and group work

CHE331/332 will tentatively be taught using an in person model M/T/R from 9:00 to 2:50.  Instructors are being determined at this time.

In all these courses, we cover about 3 weeks worth of semester content in one summer week.  Students are expected to do a significant amount of asynchronous work to perform successfully in the courses.  Students should plan to spend approximately 30-40 hours a week outside of scheduled class time.  Students should not register for more than one course during these sessions and working during the class can be difficult to manage.

Expect registration for these courses to open in March.

Session 2: June 12-July 13
CHE 201:  General Chemistry I -Use this Syllabus for content, schedule TBD, Thursday will be in person lab day from 8 am-5 pm
CHE 331:  Organic Chemistry I – Syllabus

CHE 350: being planned

CHE111:  being planned

Session 3: June 17-August 17
CHE 202:  General Chemistry II -Use this Syllabus for content, schedule TBD, Thursday will be in person lab day from 8 am-5 pm
CHE 332:  Organic Chemistry II – Syllabus

Course instructors are subject to change prior to the start of the session.

The Summer Programs Office at TCNJ is a valuable resource for you.  Please visit their website at