College of Lake County

CLC Biology Secondary Education

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 College of Lake County (CLC) 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.

College of Lake County Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 121: English Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 122: English Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
CMM 121: Fundamentals of Speech COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (5 credit hours)
MTH 144: (Pre-Calculus) MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MTH 145: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Life and Physical Science
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIO 161: General Biology I BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIO 162: General Biology II BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHM 121: General Chemistry I CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHM 123: General Chemistry II 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 humanities/fine arts General Education at SXU by completing Phil 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.
History and Social Science (9-12 credit hours)
HST 221: U.S. History Before 1876
HST 222: U.S. History After 1876
HIST 103: United States History to 1887
HIST 104: United States History Since 1887
PSC 121: American Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSY 121: Intro to Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
*See note for IAI Waivers Non-U.S. History
Diversity Studies
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies
*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.


Transferable Courses

College of Lake County Saint Xavier University
EDU 225 and EDU 242: Educational Psychology + Observation EDU 202: Educational Psychology
EDU 222: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSY 226: Adolescent Psychology PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
BIO 161; BIO 162; BIO 244; BIO 245 Biology for the major
BIO 120: Environmental Biology BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (Biology Elective)
CHM 121; CHM 123; CHM 222 and PHY 121 Supportive Courses for the major

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

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