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Parkland College

PC 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 Parkland College (PC) 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 Parkland College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech COM 103
Mathematics
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MAT 124
and
MAT 125
or
MATH 201: Calculus
MAT 128
Physical and Life Sciences
BIOL 111: General Biology I BIO 141
BIOL 112: General Biology II BIO 142
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHE 101
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II CHE 101
Humanities and Fine Arts
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) ART; HUM; LIT; MUS; PHI; THE; REL and various languages
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social Science: (Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines) ANT; ECO; GEO; HIS; POS; PSY; SOC

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

Saint Xavier University Parkland College Equivalent
Introductory Level (10 credit hours) 
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5)  BIO 141
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5)  BIO 142

 

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
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) 

 

Saint Xavier University
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)
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)

 

Saint Xavier University Parkland College Equivalent
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours) 
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) CHE 101
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5) CHE 102
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5) CHE 203 + CHE 204 (LAB)
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) PHY 121
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
MAT 124
and
MAT 125
or
MATH 201: Calculus (4)
or
MAT 128

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