Palomar College Learning For Success


The mission of the Palomar College Chemistry Department is to support student learning for success. Our primary goal is preparing our diverse student population for the pursuit of Bachelor degrees in Chemistry, as well as other Natural Science degrees with which they may enter the workplace. We provide students with the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and laboratory techniques in a healthy and safe environment.

To learn about Chemistry courses offered at Palomar College, including certificate and degree program requirements, consult the College Catalog or view the Courses in the menu to the left.

To see a list of courses offered in current or upcoming semesters, consult the Class Schedule. When using the “Online Schedule” search tool, uncheck the “Show Open Classes Only” box to see a complete list of Chemistry offerings.



To challenge a prerequisite (or if you have completed the prerequisite at another college), email the following documents to Abby Corona ( for assistance in obtaining the required signatures.

  1. The completed Requisite Challenge Petition 
  2. A copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) showing completion of the prerequisite.
  3. Any other supporting documentation.

For students who have completed CHEM 100 and want to enroll in CHEM 110/110L:  If you have completed a math class higher than MATH 60, you will need submit the  Requisite Challenge Petition with a copy of your unofficial college/high school transcript or other supporting documentation showing completion of the math class.


Dr. Jennifer Zabzdyr
Department Chair ♦ Professor
Office: NS-355E
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2510

Abby Corona
Academic Department Assistant
Office: NS-355B
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2505*

*Abby prefers email from you for faster assistance to you, however, voice message is fine, too.