College of Lake County

CLC Chemistry and Biochemistry Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide between College of Lake County (CLC) and Saint Xavier University for the Chemistry and Biochemistry program based on both catalogs of both schools. The student would complete an Associate of Science (A.S.) from CLC and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry from SXU.

The Chemistry Department offers two major programs leading to a B.S. degree in (a) Chemistry with two tracks, Chemistry or Biochemistry and (b) Natural Science. Students who pursue a major or minor in chemistry can, in consultation with their academic advisors, successfully combine their chemistry interests with programs in art, biology, business, computer science, criminal justice or mathematics.

As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. All students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further mission-based courses at Saint Xavier University, these are: Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and one religious studies course.

General Education Courses

College of Lake County Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 121: English Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 122: English Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
CMM 121: Fundamentals of Speech COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (10 credit hours)
May need College Algebra and Trigonometry Prerequisites
MTH 122: College Algebra
MTH 123: Trigonometry
MTH 144: Pre-Calculus
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 113: Trigonometry
Calculus I and II are Required for the Major
Students may need to take College Algebra and Trigonometry as a prerequisite for Calculus I and II.
MTH 145: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MTH 146: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 202: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Social and Behavioral Science (9 credit hours)
See IAI GECC approved list.
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours) *
See IAI GECC approved list.
*Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
Transferable Life and Physical Sciences for the Chemistry and Biochemistry major.
BIO 161: General Biology I BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIO 162: General Biology II BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHM 121: General Chemistry I CHEM 111: General Chemistry
CHM 123: General Chemistry II CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
CHM 222: Organic Chemistry I CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I
CHM 223: Organic Chemistry II CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II
PHY 121: General Physics I PHYS 201: General Physics I
PHY 122: General Physics II PHYS 202: General Physics II

SXU Chemistry and Biochemistry Major Requirements

Chemistry Track

The following courses are required for a B.S. degree in Chemistry:

Biochemistry Track

The following courses are required for a B.S. degree in Biochemistry:

Choose one course from among the following:

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

As of 2019-2020 Catalog