College of DuPage

COD Chemistry and Biochemistry Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide between College of DuPage (COD) 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 COD 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 DuPage Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGLI 1101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGLI 1102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Course
SPEEC 1100 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (10 credit hours)
May need College Algebra and Trigonometry Prerequisite
MATH 1431
MATH 1432
MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 113: Trigonometry
Calculus I and II are Required for the Major
Students who by-pass College Algebra and Trigonometry should start with Calculus during the first year and take Physics second year with General Biology I and II.
MATH 2231: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 2232: 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)
Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours) **
Choose IAI approved course/s **Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.
Transferable Life and Physical Sciences for the Chemistry and Biochemistry major.
BIOLO 1151 BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIOLO 1152 BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHEMI 1551 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHEMI 1552 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
CHEMI 2551 CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I
CHEMI 2552 CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II
PHYSI 1201 PHYS 201: General Physics I
PHYSI 1202 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