Saint Xavier University

Kishwaukee College

KC Biology Secondary Education

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 Kishwaukee College (KC) 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.

Saint Xavier University Kishwaukee College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing  
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals  
MATH 112: College Algebra  
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Life and Physical Science
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology  
BIOL 112: General Biology II  
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I  
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II  
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (6-9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts)  
History and Social Science (12 credit hours)
HIST 103: United States History to 1887
HIST 104: United States History Since 1887
POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government  
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology  
**Non-U.S. History  
Diversity Studies
Cultures Within the U.S.  
Global Studies
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.

**As of Academic Catalog 2018-2019, students are required to take one U.S. and one non-U.S. History course. See IAI waiver note.

Transferable Courses

Saint Xavier University Kishwaukee College Equivalent
EDU 202: Educational Psychology  
EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher  
PSYCH 201: Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood  
BIOL courses for the major  
BIOL electives  
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.


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

of November 2018