The ERC is pleased to offer a free, noncredit, preparatory course in organic chemistry during the spring semester. Orgo Prep is led by dedicated and enthusiastic student leaders who have excelled in organic chemistry. The program runs for seven weeks in the spring semester.
The course is designed to introduce students to the concepts that are covered in the College of Arts & Science’s Organic Chemistry 1 (CAS CH 203) in an interactive, low-stress environment. There are no assignments, no grades, and no obligations. Our goal is to minimize the anxiety that is too often associated with organic chemistry and to help give students a leg-up on some of the material. We hope to show that organic chemistry is fun, interesting, and definitely not something to fear.
Each section of Orgo Prep is led by a pair of BU undergrads who have completed CH 203 and have an enthusiasm for organic chemistry. Each week, they will present a topic that is covered in CH 203 and will lead participants in practice problems and other engaging activities to help bring these topics to life. Every section will meet once a week for an hour and a half.