Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Harper College

HC Computer Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist computer 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 Harper College (HC) 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 Harper College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing  
COMM 101: Speech  
MATH 135: Statistics  
MATH 200: Intro to Discrete Mathematics  
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science  
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)
Choose 3 courses from the Humanities and Fine Arts Gen Ed.  
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines, including History General Education.  
Additional General Education:
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)  
Global Studies (3 credit hours)  

*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 Harper College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I  
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II  
CMPSC 255: Fundamentals of Computer Networking  
CMPSC 301: Operating Systems  
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design  
CMPSC 345: Computer Systems and Organization  
CMPSC 390: Software Engineering  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Harper College Equivalent
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications  
CMPSC 306: World Wide Web Applications II  
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design  
200 level CMPSC Electives  
300 level CMPSC Elective  

Additional Information

Please refer to the Computer Science section 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 December 2018