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Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC 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 Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) 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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101 and COM 102
COMM 101: Speech COM 103
Mathematics
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MTH 141
and
MTH 142
or
MATH 201: Calculus
MTH 150
Physical and Life Sciences
BIOL 111: General Biology I BIO 111
BIOL 112: General Biology II BIO 112
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHM 131
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II CHM 132
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 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines) *See Catalog

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5) BIO 111
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5) BIO 112

 

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

 

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

 

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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Organism Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)  
BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4) BIO 211
BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College 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) BIO 220 + LAB
BIOL 318: Ecology (5)  
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours)
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) CHM 131
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5) CHM 132
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5) CHM 203
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) PHY 150
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
MTH 141
and
MTH 142
or
MATH 201: Calculus (4)
or
MTH 150

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