Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Triton College


The following is presented as a transfer guide between Triton College (TC) 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 TC 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

Communication (9 credit hours)
  ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
  ENGL 188:
  COMM 101: Speech
Mathematics (5-10 credit hours)
  MATH 112: College Algebra and MATH 113: Trigonometry
  MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I and MATH 202: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
**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.
Social and Behavioral Science (9 credit hours)
See IAI GECC approved list.
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours) *

See IAI GECC approved list.

*PHIL 150: The Examined Life and one religious studies from SXU will satisfy 6 credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts.

Transferable Life and Physical Sciences for the Chemistry and Biochemistry major.
  BIOL 111: General Biology I
  BIOL 112: General Biology II
  CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
  CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
  CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I
  CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II
  PHYS 201: General Physics I
  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