Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

College of Lake County

CLC Computer Information Systems Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Computer Information Systems 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.

This major is an applications-oriented program. The emphasis is on mastering the computer as a productivity tool. Computer Information Systems majors will find courses in mathematics or business complementary to this program.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University College of Lake County Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 121: English Composition I
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 122: English Composition II
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals CMM 121: Fundamentals of Speech
Mathematics (5 credit hours)
MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred) MTH 122: College Algebra
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours, including a lab)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit
hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General
Education at SXUby completing PHIL 150 and a
religious studies course.
Choose IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences/History (9 credit hours)
Choose one History; one Social Science and one
Social Science or one History
Choose IAI approved course/s
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside of the U.S. *See note for IAI waivers
A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting toward the major.

*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

Major Requirements

Saint Xavier University College of Lake County Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 126: Business Programming  
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I CIT 170: Web Page Development
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design CIT 239: Systems Analysis
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks CIT 139: CISCO: Introduction to Networks
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner  
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity  
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design  
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University College of Lake County Equivalent
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
CIT 141: Programming in C++
CIT 241: Advanced C++
(CIT 141 and CIT 142 at CLC are required to transfer as SXU's CMPSC 202 and CMPSC 203)
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration CIT 159: Cisco: Routing and Switching
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies CIT 219: CISCO: Connect WAN Networks
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives CIT 132, CIT 133, CIT 138, CIT 155, CIT 157, CIT 173, CIT 254, CIT 255, CIT 256, CIT 258
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives CIT 171

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.


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


As of 2019-2020 Catalog