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Organic Chemistry Courses

Take free online courses in organic chemistry to build your skills and advance your career. Learn organic chemistry and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Organic Chemistry?

Organic chemistry studies the structure, properties, and reactions of compounds containing carbon atoms, essentially all organic matter. Organic chemists experiment with and study organic compounds for a wide variety of industries and applications including foods and pharmaceutical drugs.

Online Organic Chemistry Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to organic chemistry with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about organic chemistry basics in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more. Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in organic chemistry courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course. Get started with one the following courses or programs. Learn how chemists work with and alter the structure of organic molecules to design safe and effective drugs. Medicinal Chemistry: The Molecular Basis of Drug Discovery is a 7-week course from Davidson College that will teach you about the drug discovery process, one of the most important applications of organic chemistry. Learn how research chemists measure the activity of enzymes and receptors, methods for modeling a drug’s half-life and much more. Explore these and other free online organic chemistry courses. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.