Undergraduate Program (BS)

Applied Chemistry

Looking for a major with substance? Get ready to enter the field of chemical engineering and understand the world in new ways using science, design, mathematics and technology. Stand out to employers and graduate schools with our well-rounded liberal arts core and graduate ready to make a difference in the world of chemistry.

Sample Four-Year Applied Chemistry Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 160 General Chemistry I 3
Chemistry 161 General Chemistry I Lab 1
Math 170 Calculus I 4
Physics 170 University Phyics I 3
Physics 161 Introductory Physics Lab I 1
Core 100 First-Year Seminar 3
Core 101 GOA: First-Year Co-Curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 162 General Chemistry II 3
Chemistry 163 General Chemistry II Lab 1
Math 171 Calculus II 4
Physics 172 University Physics II 3
Physics 163 Introductory Physics Lab II 1
Theology 111 Theological Foundations 3
Core 102 GOA: First-Year Co-Curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 240 Organic Chemistry I 3
Chemistry 241 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
Math 220 Calculus III 4
Second Language I 3
Philosophy 100 Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
English 101/115 English Composition/Rhetoric 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 242 Organic Chemistry II 3
Chemistry 243 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Math 230 Differential Equations 3
Second Language II 3
Chemistry 226 Quantitative Analysis 3
Chemistry 226 Quantitative Analysis Lab 1

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 320 Physical Chemistry I 3
Chemistry 340 Instrumental Analysis 3
Chemistry 300 Intro to Chemical Research 1
Math 222 Applied Linear Algebra 3
Historical Perspectives 3
Humanities Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 322 Physical Chemistry II 2
Chemistry 341 Instrumental Analysis Lab 1
English 205 Literature & Moral Imagination 3
Engineering 370 Fluid Mechanics 3
Philosophy 200 Philosophical Perspectives 3
Theological Perspectives 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 420 Inorganic Chemistry 3
Chemistry 400 Research 1
Computer Science 170 Computer Science I 3
Engineering 384 Heat Transfer 3
Creative Perspectives 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 300 Quantum Chemistry 2
Chemistry 400 Research 1
Computer Science 180 Computer Science II 3
Social Science Elective 3
E/RS Elective 3
Diversity Curriculum Elective 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Applied Chemistry major at Xavier:

Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 226) - An introductory course in analytical chemistry covering gravimetric and titrimetric methods of analysis. Statistical analysis of data is performed.

Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 240) - This course is the first in a two semester sequence of organic chemistry. This is a pre-professional course approved by the American Chemical Society for chemistry majors and required of many other science majors. This course examines the basic structure, properties, preparation and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds.

Quantum Chemistry (CHEM 330) - An introduction to quantum chemistry and molecular structure.

Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 420) - Modern theories of bonding and structure, spectroscopy, redox chemistry, and reaction mechanisms. Coordination compounds, organometallic clusters, and catalysis.

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Placement rate among Xavier graduates Get a great job after graduation.

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Small class sizes allow you to ask the right questions and get the attention you need to succeed and learn. On top of that, our Career Development mentoring program will connect you with a Cincinnati-based professional for real-world experience.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Check out our 160+ clubs and organizations on campus, like the Alchemyst Club, where you can share your passion for chemistry and take part in activities including tutoring, volunteering and social events.

PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAM

Xavier's chemistry department is nationally ranked and recognized by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training. Classes are taught by professors, not graduate assistants.

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