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. All labs are currently on a waitlist. Spaces that appear available may have been offered to another student already. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Dr. Skibo ( with your USC ID number, the course you want to enroll in (105a or 105b) and all the lab times (not section numbers) that fit in your schedule. Waitlist position is determined by the day/time of your email.
  • Session Dates (session code 001)
    First day of classes:
    Monday, August 20, 2018
    Last day to add:
    Friday, September 7, 2018
    Last day to drop without a mark of "W" and receive a refund:
    Friday, September 7, 2018
    Last day to withdraw without a “W” on transcript or change pass/no pass to letter grade:
    Friday, October 5, 2018
    Last day to drop with a mark of "W":
    Friday, November 9, 2018
    End of session:
    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Book List Prices and book list are subject to change.
    • Tro. Chemistry: Molecular Appr (SSM). (Recommended)
      ISBN: 9780134066288
      New: $100.00
      Used: $75.00
    • Tro. Chemistry: Molecular Approach (w/out AccessCode). (Required)
      ISBN: 9780134112831
      New: $199.50
      Used: $149.75
      Rental: $109.73 (New), $79.80 (Used)
    • Dahm. Calculations in Chemistry (w/Digital License Access). (Recommended)
      ISBN: 9780393614367
      New: $53.00
      Used: $39.75
      Rental: $21.20 (Used)
    • Tro. Chemistry: Molecular Appr (SG). (Recommended)
      ISBN: 9780134066271
      New: $106.50
      Used: $80.00
    • Skibo. CHEM 105A Lab Manual. (Required)
      ISBN: 9780182232628
      New: $20.00
      Used: $15.00
    • Hayden-Mcneil. General & Organic Chem Lab Notebook (2018 Rev)(Spiral)(CUSTOM). (Required)
      ISBN: 9781533908827
      New: $17.00
      Used: $12.75
    Purchase from USC Bookstore