Joliet Junior College

JJC 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 Joliet Junior College (JJC) 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.

Joliet Junior College Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101
and
ENG 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
and
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (5 or 8 credit hours)
MATH 138 (4)
and
MATH 139
(4)
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
or
MATH 170
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Life and Physical Science
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIO 151 BIOL 111: General Biology
BIO 152 BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHEM 101 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHEM 102 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s Choose one Humanities or one Fine Arts
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
History and Social Science (9 credit hours)
HIST 103
or
HIST 104
HIST 103: United States History to 1887
or
HIST 104: United States History Since 1887
PSCI 101 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSYC 101 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
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

Joliet Junior College Saint Xavier University
PSYC 102 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
EDUC 240 EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
PSYC 210 PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood
BIO 151; 152  BIOL courses for the major
CHEM 101; 102
HORT 243
BIO 250; 251 BIOL electives
CHEM 209; PHYS 101 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.

Contact

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


As
of 2019-2020 Catalog