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  Jan 18, 2018
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Chemistry, B.S.


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The Department of Chemistry offers a curriculum that is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students completing the program graduate as “ACS certified” majors. The curriculum covers the five major fields (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry), the preparation and identification of compounds, and the literature on the subject. CHEM 300  Intro to Research,, fits the students to prepare his/her thesis and is a beginning course in research.

Requirements for the Chemistry Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


53 credit hours, including

Science:


  • Requirement included within the major.

Major Requirements:


46 credit hours, as follows

3 hours of research seminar from:


Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these chemistry courses.

Additional Major Requirements:


12 credit hours, as follows

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Chemistry


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • MATH 170 - Calculus I
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • MATH 171 - Calculus II
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy

Total (14)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 240 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • MATH 220 - Calculus III
  • PHYS 170 - University Physics I
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics Lab I
  • Second Language I

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • CHEM 226 - Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 227 - Quantitative Analysis Lab
  • PHYS 172 - University Physics II
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics Lab II
  • Second Language II

Total (17)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 320 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 340 - Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 300 - Intro to Chem Research
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Science Elective
  • ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 322 - Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 341 - Instrumental Analysis Lab
  • CHEM 325 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 330 - Quantum Chemistry
  • CHEM 400 - Research/Seminar
  • PHIL 200  - Philosophical Perspectives
  • Theological Perspectives
  • Creative Perspectives

Total (16)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 450 - Topics in Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 420 - Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 400 - Research/Seminar
  • E/RS Focus Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • General Elective

Total (16)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 400 - Research/Seminar
  • CHEM 421 - Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 440 - Biochemistry
  • Diversity Curriculum Elective

Total (14)

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.
  • Students must elect one each of oral communications, quantitative reasoning and writing intensive flagged courses; many of these are available within the core or major.

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