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Joliet Junior College

JJC Biology Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist biology 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.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech COMM 101
Mathematics
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MATH 138
and
MATH 139

or

MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

or

MATH 170

Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I BIO 151
BIOL 112: General Biology II BIO 152
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHEM 101
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II CHEM 102
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Social Science: (Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines) *See catalog for IAI approved courses

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5) BIO 151
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5) BIO 152

 

Saint Xavier University  Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Genetic Level (4 credit hours) Choose one course:  
BIOL 300: Genetics (4)
or
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
 

 

Saint Xavier University  Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Cellular Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one course:  
BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)
or
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
 

 

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent 
System Level (4 credit hours) Choose one of the following:  
BIOL 240: Developmental Biology (4)  
BIOL 320: Human and Comparative Physiology (4)  
BIOL 341: Neuroscience (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Organism Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)  
BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)  HORT 243
BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)  
 
Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Population/Community Level (4/5 credit hours)
BIOL 208: Natural History of the Great Lakes (with lab) (4)  
BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab) (4)  
BIOL 318: Ecology (5)  
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior College Equivalent
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours)
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) CHEM 101
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5) CHEM 102
CHEM 209: Survey of Organic Chemistry (4)
or
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5)
NO EQUIVALENCY
or
CHEM 209
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) PHYS 101
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
MATH 138 
and
MATH 139
or
MATH 201: Calculus (4)
or
MATH 170

Electives

Choose at least 12 credit hours:

Saint Xavier University Joliet Junior Community College Equivalent
BIOL 202:  Human Anatomy (4) BIO 250 
BIOL 203:  Human Physiology (4) BIO 251 
BIOL 208:  Natural History of the Great Lakes (with lab) (4)  
BIOL 212: Histotechniques (3)  
BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (W/Lab) (4)  
BIOL 214: Natural History of Vertabrates (3)   
BIOLB 214: Natural History of Vertabrates: Field Experience (1)   
BIOL 215: Wildlife Conservation (3)   
BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)  
BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4) HORT 243 
BIOL 240: Developmental Biology (4)  
BIOL 250: Special Topics (1-3)  
BIOL 300: Genetics (4)  
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)  
BIOL 302: Molecular Biology Techniques (3)   
BIOL 303: Biostatistics (3)   
BIOL 304: Immunology (3)  
BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)  
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)  
BIOL 308: Histology (4)  
BIOL 310: Animal Behavior (4)  
BIOL 318: Ecology (5)  
BIOL 320: Human and Comparative Physiology (4)  
BIOL 329: Hormones and Behavior (3)  
BIOL 330: Cadaver Dissection (1)  
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)  
BIOL 341: Neuroscience (4)  
BIOL 350: Special Topics (1-3)  
BIOL 353: Independent Study (1-3)  

Senior Capstone

Choose at least 1 credit hour:

Additional Information

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

Contact

Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu


As of September 2018