Prairie State College

PSC Chemistry and Biochemistry Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide between Prairie State College (PSC) 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 PSC 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

Prairie State College Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (10 credit hours)
May need College Algebra and Trigonometry as Prerequisite
MATH 165: Pre-Calculus (College Algebra and Trigonometry) 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 171: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 172: 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.
BIOL 111: Cellular and Molecular Biology BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIOL 112: Organismal Biology BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHEM 110: General Chemistry I CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHEM 130: General Chemistry II CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
CHEM 203: Organic Chemistry I CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 204: Organic Chemistry II CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II
PHYSI 201: College Physics I
PHYSI 210: University Physics I
PHYS 201: General Physics I
PHYS 211 University Physics I (Calculus based)
PHYSI 130: College Physics II
PHYSI 210: University Physics II
PHYSI 230: University Physics III
PHYS 202: General Physics II
PHYS 212: University Physics II (Calculus based)

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