College of DuPage

COD Political Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist political science 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 DuPage (COD) 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 College of DuPage Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENGLI 1101 and ENGLI 1102
COMM 101: Speech SPEEC 1100
Mathematics (Choose one of the following. Statistics is preferred)
MATH 132: Statistics for Business
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
*Approved College-level Math
MATH 1635
College-level Math *See Catalog
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science *See Catalog
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See Catalog
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
POLSC 102: World Politics
POLS 1101
POLS 2220
One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline *See Catalog

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

*NOTE: three credit hours count toward University general education requirements in social sciences.

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
POLSC 101: U.S. Government POLS 1101
POLSC 102: World Politics POLS 2220
POLSC 250: Scope and Methods (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in Political Science) NO EQUIVALENCY
POLSC 350: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: POLSC 250 and one 300-level Political Science) NO EQUIVALENCY

Political Science Electives (18 credit hours)

Choose one course from each of the following categories.

*NOTE: At least two of the following courses must be taken at the 300 level.

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
Political Theory
POLSC 240: Political Theory  
POLSC 241: American Social and Political Thought  
POLSC 345: African-American Political Thought  
Comparative Politics
POLSC 225: Latin American Politics  
POLSC 227: African Politics  
POLSC 230: Regional Politics POLS 2221
POLSC 324: Contemporary Democracy  
Public Administration/Public Policy
POLSC 206: State and Local Politics  
POLSC 207: Urban Politics  
POLSC 208: Public Administration  
POLSC 213: National Security Policy  
POLSC 222: History and Politics of Welfare in America  
POLSC 301: Public Policy Analysis  
Electoral Politics
POLSC 206: State and Local Politics  
POLSC 207: Urban Politics  
POLSC 215: Political Parties and Elections  
POLSC 216: Congress and the Presidency  

Transferable Electives

Please take two additional political science elective courses.

Saint Xavier University College of DuPage Equivalent
POLSC 221: American Foreign Relations POLS 2240
POLSC Elective POLS 1100, 1160, 1800, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1840, 2203, 2800, 2820, 2821, 2822 or 2823

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)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu

of November 2017