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Prairie State College

PSC 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 Prairie State College (PSC) 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 Prairie State College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech COMM 101
Mathematics
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MATH 151
and
MATH 165
or
MATH 201: Calculus
MATH 171
Physical and Life Sciences
BIOL 111: General Biology I BIOL 111
BIOL 112: General Biology II BIOL 112
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHEM 110
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II CHEM 130
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 Prairie State College Equivalent
Introductory Level (10 credit hours) 
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5) BIOL 111
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5) BIOL 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
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 Prairie State College Equivalent
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours) 
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) CHEM 110
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5) CHEM 130
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5) CHEM 203
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) PHYSI 120
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
MATH 151
and
MATH 165
or
MATH 201: Calculus (4)
or
MATH 171

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