Welcome to the Chemistry Department. We hope that you will find us to be an interesting and dynamic department. We are the second largest department at Xavier with eight different types of major programs including Chemistry, Chemistry ACS (with American Chemical Society Certification), Biochemistry, Chemistry Premed (Chemistry Pre-professional), Chemistry Pre-pharmacy, Chemistry/Pharmacy Dual Degree (3+4), Dual Degree Chemical Engineering (3+2), and Chemistry Education.
We have a very research active department and many of our students earn money by conducting research with our faculty in projects funded by research grants. In addition, we have an award winning Chemistry Club that participates in community and departmental service activities, seminars, and chemistry experiment demos across the city.
We pride ourselves on our quality of instruction, faculty, undergraduate research, instrumentation, and the accomplishments of our students. If you are interested in a career in chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, drug design, cancer research, environmental chemistry, alternate energy sources, cosmetic chemistry, science education, nanotechnology, engineering, or many other exciting occupations, consider majoring in chemistry at Xavier. Feel free to contact the Chemistry Department Head for more information.2020 Xavier University of Louisiana Chemistry Department Awards
The Chemistry Department at Xavier University of Louisiana shares the University's Mission and supports it by preparing students to create a more just and humane society through careers in pharmacy, medicine, education, biomedical and chemical sciences, and related areas. As a Department, our goal is to prepare Xavier students for careers that are impactful through leadership and service. By promoting scientific knowledge, understanding of the scientific process, professional development, critical and analytical thinking, and quantitative reasoning, we prepare Xavier students to enter the scientific workforce or pursue graduate and professional studies.