Department of Chemistry

Program in Chemistry (A.C.S. Certified)

The Chemistry (A.C.S. Certified) Program is approved by the American Chemical Society. With its required minor in Mathematics, students are prepared for graduate studies in Chemistry and for careers as professional chemists.

 

                                                                    FRESHMAN YEAR

                                                                        Semester Hours

    1st Semester  2nd Semester

 

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L-

                        1020/1020D/1021L                           4                4                General Chemistry I - II & Lab

or CHEM1110/1110D/1111L-

                      1120/1120D/1121L

ENGL 1000/1010                   - 1020                                          3                3                College Writing/Adv. Rhetoric

MATH 1030                                                                  4                                  Precalculus

MATH 1070                                                                                    4                Intro. Calculus

XCOR 1000                                                                   1                                  College Experience

XCOR 1011 or 1012                                                                     3                Xavier Experience or NOLA Experience

Human Past                                                                                     3                Core

Human Behavior                                                          3                                  Core

15             17

 

 

                                                                  SOPHOMORE YEAR

CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L-

                        2220/2220D/2240L                           4                4                Organic Chemistry I - II & Lab

MATH 2070-2080                                                                        4                4                Calculus II-III        

PHYS 2010/2010L-2020/2020L                          4                4                General Physics I-II & Lab

Examined Life                                                               3                                  Core

Af. Amer. Heritage and Legacies                                               3                Core

                                                                                          15             15

 

                                                                        JUNIOR YEAR

CHEM 3210/3210L                                                   4                                  Quantitative Analysis & Lab

CHEM 3130/3130 L                                                                    4                Introduction to Biochemistry & Lab

CHEM 3030/3030L                                                                     4                Physical Chemistry I

CHEM 4080                                                                                    0                Introduction to Research

MATH 2030                                                                                    3                Elem. Linear Algebra

MATH 2530                                                                  3                                  Differential Equations

Creative Expression                                                    3                                  Core

Faith and Society                                                         3                                  Core

XCOR 3010                                                                   3                                  Engaging the Mission

XCOR 3020                                                                                     3                Engaging Global Issues                                           

                                                                                          16             14

 

                                                                        SENIOR YEAR

CHEM 3040/3040L                                                   4                                  Physical Chemistry II

CHEM 4240/4240L                                                   4                                  Instrumental Analysis Lecture and Lab

CHEM 3011-4011                                                                        3                3                Inorganic Chemistry/Adv. Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 4083                                                                                    3                Undergraduate Research

Advanced Chemistry Elective               1                                   3                                  Chemistry

CHEM 4310L (capstone)                                                            2                Synthesis Lab

CHEM 4999                                                                  0                                  Senior Comprehensives

Free Electives                                                                                 6                                 

                                                                                          14             14

 

1.  Advanced Chemistry Elective must be a 3000-level course or higher.

Summary

  • Foundations (13)
    • XCOR 1000 (1), XCOR 1011 (3) or XCOR 1012 (3), College Writing (3), Advanced Rhetoric & Composition (3), Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 1030, 3 of 4)
  • Explorations (21)
    • African American Heritage & Legacies (3), Creative Expression & Engagement (3), Faith & Society (3), Human Behavior (3), The Examined Life (3), The Human Past (3), Scientific Reasoning (CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L, 3 of 4)
  • Engagements (6)
    • XCOR 3010 (3), XCOR 3020 (3), senior capstone (CHEM 4310L, 0 of 2)
  • Major (47)
    • CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L or CHEM 1110/1110D/1111L (1 of 4), CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L or CHEM 1120/1120D/1121L (4), CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L (4), CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L (4), CHEM 3011 (3), CHEM 3030/3030L (4), CHEM 3130/3130L (4), CHEM 3210/3210L (4), CHEM 3040/3040L (4), CHEM 4080 (0), CHEM 4083 (3), CHEM 4011 (3), CHEM 4240/4240L (4), CHEM 4310L (2), CHEM 4999 (0), Advanced Chemistry Elective (3)
  • Minor (19)
    • MATH 1030 (1 of 4), MATH 1070 (4), MATH 2030 (3), MATH 2070 (4), MATH 2080 (4), MATH 2530 (3)
  • Physics (8)
    • PHYS 2010/2010L (4), PHYS 2020/2020L (4)
  • Free Electives (6)

 

Total Hours (120)

 

 

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Note:  CHEM 3130L has been added as a required course rather than a recommended course as a result of the most recent program review report received from the American Chemical Society.

Department of Chemistry

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