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Xavier University of Louisiana    
 
    
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
University Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry (Preprofessional), B.S.


(For students in Premedical, Pre-dentistry, and Pre-optometry.)
(Pre-veterinary medicine students take this program with minor substitutions.)

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 13


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 14-15


Summary: Program In Chemistry (Preprofessional)


Fundamental Core: 18


English Composition (6, ENGL 1000 /ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 ), Mathematics (3 of 4, MATH 1030 ), Natural Science (3 of 4, CHEM 1010 /CHEM 1010D /CHEM 1011L ), World Language (6)

Essential Core: 36


Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Science (3 of 4, CHEM 1020 /CHEM 1020D /CHEM 1021L ), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010 )

Expansive Core: 6


Minor: 22


BIOL 1230 /BIOL 1230L  (4), BIOL 1240 /BIOL 1240L  (4), BIOL Electives (14)

Free Electives: 3


Total Hours: 125-126


1 Capstone course can be selected from the following: CHEM 4320L - Molecular Structure and Organic Synthesis Laboratory , CHEM 4310L - Synthesis Laboratory , CHEM 4080 - Introduction to Research /CHEM 4083 - Undergraduate Research  sequence (Undergraduate Research, 0/3, requires permission of the Department Head), and CHEM 4150L - Genomics and Proteomics Lab .

2 The choice of biology electives must conform to the following two guidelines:

  1. Total biology hours must be at least 22, including General Biology I-II.
  2. All four advanced biology electives must come from groups A and B below. At least one course must be taken from each of the two groups.

Group A: BIOL 3350 - Anatomy and Physiology /BIOL 3350L - Anatomy and Physiology Lab ; BIOL 3162 - Introduction to Embryology /BIOL 3162L - Introduction to Embryology Lab , BIOL 4111 - Histology /BIOL 4111L - Histology Lab ; BIOL 4091 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy /BIOL 4091L - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab .

Group B: BIOL 2010L - General Microbiology Lab /BIOL 2010 - General Microbiology , BIOL 3070 - Immunology /BIOL 3070L - Immunology Lab , BIOL 3091 - Cell Biology /BIOL 3091L - Cell Biology Lab , BIOL 3110 - Genetics /BIOL 3110L - Genetics Lab , BIOL 4240 (Microbial Physiology) BIOL 4250 - Molecular Genetics /BIOL 4250L - Molecular Genetics Lab .

3 MATH 1020  (STAT 2010 ) is recommended as an elective for students planning a career in the health professions.
4 PHIL 2400  is recommended for students planning a career in the health professions.

* Includes hours already counted in core and/or required courses from other disciplines. Also, students who take CHEM 3011 - Inorganic Chemistry , CHEM 4080 - Introduction to Research / CHEM 4083 - Undergraduate Research , and MATH 2070 - Calculus II  can have their degree certified by the American Chemical Society.