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Science Core: Chemistry

You need to complete one Chemistry subject to fulfill the Chemistry GIR; any one of the three subjects completes the Chemistry Requirement.

  • The Department of Chemistry offers two versions of basic chemistry: 5.111 or 5.112.
  • The Department of Materials Science and Engineering Department offers 3.091.

Note that MIT does not offer AP Credit for Chemistry. The only way to fulfill the Chemistry GIR other than taking one of the MIT subjects is by passing the Chemistry Advanced Standing Exam offered during Orientation.

For more information about the Chemistry GIR subjects, check out the websites for the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Online Subject Listing and Schedule. Be sure to also check out the videos about GIRs that can be found on the School of Science YouTube playlist at: