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The major difference between Introduction to Chemistry and General Chemistry is that Introduction to Chemistry is designed for students preparing for careers in the allied health field and General Chemistry is designed for students preparing for a scientific career. For example, a nursing student may be required to take Introduction to Chemistry while an engineering, physical therapy, or pre-med student would need the General Chemistry course.
As for the laboratory, Introduction to Chemistry, which is a four hour course, cannot be separated from the laboratory and students are required to attend the corresponding lab. In contrast, General Chemistry is a distinctly separate course from General Chemistry Laboratory and students may sometimes choose to enroll in only the lecture section of this course. In some cases, students will be transferring to a four year institution where the laboratory is not required and therefore they may elect to enroll in only the lecture section of General Chemistry.
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