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

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Communication
ENG 101
and
ENG 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics
MATH 138
and
MATH 139
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
or
MATH 170
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIO 151 BIOL 111: General Biology I
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 at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from humanities/fine arts General Education at SXU by completing Phil 150 and a religious studies course.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Choose IAI approved course/s Social Science: Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

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Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIO 151 BIOL 111: General Biology I (5)
BIO 152 BIOL 112: General Biology II (5)
Genetic Level (4 credit hours) Choose one course: 
  BIOL 300: Genetics (4)
or
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
Cellular Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one course: 
  BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)
or
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
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)
Organism Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
  BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
HORT 243 BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)
  BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)
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)
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours)
CHEM 101 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 102 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5)
NO EQUIVALENCY
or
CHEM 209
CHEM 209: Survey of Organic Chemistry (4)
or
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5)
PHYS 101 PHYS 201: Physics I (4)
MATH 138
and
MATH 139
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
or
MATH 170
or
MATH 201: Calculus (4)

Electives

Choose at least 12 credit hours:

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BIO 250 BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
BIO 251 BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4)
  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 Vertebrates: Field Experience (1)
  BIOL 215: Wildlife Conservation (3)
  BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
HORT 243 BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)
  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 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 September 2018