City Colleges of Chicago

CCC Biology Secondary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist biology secondary education 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 City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) 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.

City Colleges of Chicago Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPEECH 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
MATH 140 MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 141
MATH 207
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Life and Physical Science
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOLOGY 121 BIOL 111: General Biology
BIOLOGY 122 BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHEM 201 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHEM 203 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s **Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.
History and Social Science (9 credit hours)
HIST 103: United States History to 1887
HIST 104: United States History Since 1887
POL SCI 201 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSYCH 201 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Outside of the U.S.
NOTE: A Bachelor of Science degree requires two (6) additional mathematics-science courses
*IAI Waivers are available for those students who transfer to SXU with an A.A. or A.S. degree or complete the majority of their General Education Core prior to transferring.
**As of Academic Catalog 2018-2019, students are required to take one U.S. and one non-U.S. History course. See IAI waiver note.


Transferable Courses

City Colleges of Chicago Saint Xavier University
CHLD DV 102 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
EDUC 103 EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSYCH 214 PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
BIOLOGY 121; 122; 241  BIOL courses for the major
BIOLOGY 119; 226; 227; 241 BIOL electives
CHEM 205 Supportive Courses for the major 
PHYSICS 221; 231

Additional Information

Students pursuing a secondary education license in biology must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 to successfully apply to student teach, and then they must maintain this GPA during all remaining semesters prior to student teaching. Major area of specialization coursework includes all content-area courses used to fulfill major requirements in the program (i.e., BIOL, CHEM, PHYS and MATH courses).

Please contact the Education Department for specific details of the licensure program. Additional information is found on the Illinois State Board of Education website.

Please refer to the Secondary Education Program and the Biology Secondary Education sections of the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

of 2019-2020 Catalog