Undergraduate Program (BS)

Chemical Science

Some personalities mix as well with people as they do with covalent compounds. A degree in Chemical Sciences allows you to apply a solid background in chemistry, grounded with Xavier's classic liberal arts to create the foundation for a rewarding, constantly challenging career in business, manufacturing, medicine and more.

Sample Four-Year Chemical Science Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 160 General Chemistry I 3
Chemistry 161 General Chemistry I Lab 1
Math 120 Elementary Functions 3
Foreign Language I 3
English 101/115 English Composition/Rhetoric 3
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 150: Elements of Calculus I 3
Foreign Language II 3
Theology 111: Theological Foundations 3
Historical Perspectives 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
Philosophy 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
Social Science Elective 3
Physics 160: College Physics I 3
Physics 160: College Physics I Lab 1
Second Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 242: Organic Chemistry II 3
Chemistry 243: Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
Chemistry 226: Quantitative Analysis 3
Chemistry 227: Quantitative Analysis Lab 1
Physics 162: College Physics II 3
Physics 163: Introductory Physics Lab II 1
Philosophy 200: Philosophical 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.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 340: Instrumental Analysis 3
Chemistry 220: Principles of Physical Chemistry 3
Chemistry 300: Intro to Chemical Research 1
English 205: Literature & Moral Imagination 3
Theological Pespectives 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 241: Instrumental Analysis Lab 1
Humanities Elective 3
E/RS Electives 3
Creative Perspectives 3
General Elective 3
General 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.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 400: Research 1
Chemistry Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
Chemistry 400: Research 1
Diversity Curriculum Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General 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.

MBA

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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 Chemical Science 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.

Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 340) - Discussion of modern analytical chemistry with emphasis on instrumentation and measurement techniques.

100% Placement rate among Xavier Chemical Science graduates Get a great job after graduation

100%

Placement rate among Xavier Chemical Science graduates Get a great job after graduation

Stand Out That's The Xavier Difference

PRESTIGIOUS PROGRAM

Xavier's Department of Chemistry is both nationally ranked and approved by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training.

EXTRACURRICULAR 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.

COMMITTED FACULTY

At Xavier, classes are never taught by teaching assistants. Plus, tutors and peer-led instructors for each lecture are available to make sure you always understand your coursework.

Xavier by the numbers

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LABS ON CAMPUS

100%

PLACEMENT RATE

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

82%

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCE RATE (COMPARED TO 40% NATIONALLY)

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