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College of DuPage

COD Biology Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist biology students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the College of DuPage (COD) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENGLI 1101 and ENGLI 1102
COMM 101: Speech SPEEC 1100
Mathematics
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MATH 1431
and
MATH 1432
or
MATH 201: Calculus
or
MATH 2231
Physical and Life Sciences
BIOL 111: General Biology I BIOLO 1151
BIOL 112: General Biology II BIOLO 1152
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHEMI 1551
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II CHEMI 1552
Humanities and Fine Arts
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See catalog
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social Science: (Choose 2-3 courses from at least 2 disciplines) *See catalog

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)  
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5) BIOLO 1151
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5) BIOLO 1152

 

Saint Xavier University
Genetic Level (4 credit hours) Choose one course:
BIOL 300: Genetics (4)
or
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)

 

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Cellular Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one course:
BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)
or
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
BIOLO 2151

 

Saint Xavier University
System Level (4 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
BIOL 240: Developmental Biology (4)
BIOL 320: Human and Comparative Physiology (4)
BIOL 341: Neuroscience (4)

 

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Organism Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)
BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4) BOTAN 2350                                                       

 

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Population/Community Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following: 
BIOL 208: Natural History of the Great Lakes (with lab) (4)  
BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab) (4)  
BIOL 318: Ecology (5)  BIOLO 2150
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours) 
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) CHEMI 1551
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5) CHEMI 1552
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5) CHEMI 2551
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) PHYSI 1201
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
MATH 1431
and
MATH 1432
or
MATH 201: Calculus (4)
or
MATH 2231

Electives

Choose at least 12 credit hours:

Senior Capstone

Choose at least 1 credit hour:

Additional Information

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

Contact

Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu


As of June 2017