Saint Xavier University Department of Chemistry



Chemistry is the study of matter, energy and the connection between the two. Bringing together mathematics, biology, physics, medicine and other sciences, chemistry serves as an excellent foundation for understanding the world around you. Academic work in this area instills in students superior analytic and problem-solving skills, develops strong process skills for laboratory work and provides "molecular spectacles" with which to view the world.

Quick Snapshot

Campus Location
Length of Program
4 years
Courses per Semester
Average of 5 courses
Total Number of Courses
55 courses

Saint Xavier's Chicago campus is where all 20 courses for the chemistry program are offered in addition to the 25 general education courses. Although a student is considered full time with 4 courses per semester, it is recommended for chemistry students to enroll in 5 courses to complete the program within the standard four years.

Programs of Study

The Department of Chemistry offers a range of programs, which includes majors in natural science, pre-professional and chemistry with the option of a chemistry track or biochemistry track. It also offers a minor in chemistry.

Course work in chemistry, physics and physical science supports students in major programs in biology, nursing and education, as well as prepares pre-professional students for professional school success in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, physical therapy, clinical chemistry and chiropractic. Other courses in chemistry, physical science and physics are designed for enrichment and can be taken as electives or to fulfill core requirements in general education.

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