Kankakee Community College

KCC Political Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist political 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 Kankakee Community College (KCC) 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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ENGL 1613
ENGL 1623
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
SPCH 1553 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (Choose one of the following. Statistics is preferred)
BSNS 2514
MATH 1774
College-level Math *See Catalog
MATH 132: Statistics for Business
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
*Approved College-level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
*See Catalog Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
*See Catalog **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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
PLSC 1513
PLSC 2613
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
POLSC 102: World Politics
*See Catalog One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline (example - History General Education course).***
*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.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

*NOTE: three credit hours count toward University general education requirements in social sciences.

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PLSC 1513 POLSC 101: U.S. Government
PLSC 2613 POLSC 102: World Politics
NO EQUIVALENCY POLSC 250: Scope and Methods (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in Political Science)
NO EQUIVALENCY POLSC 350: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: POLSC 250 and one 300-level Political Science)

Political Science Electives (18 credit hours)

Choose one course from each of the following categories.

*NOTE: At least two of the following courses must be taken at the 300 level.

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Political Theory
  POLSC 240: Political Theory
  POLSC 241: American Social and Political Thought
  POLSC 345: African-American Political Thought
Comparative Politics
  POLSC 225: Latin American Politics
  POLSC 227: African Politics
  POLSC 230: Regional Politics
  POLSC 324: Contemporary Democracy
Public Administration/Public Policy
PLSC 1523 POLSC 206: State and Local Politics
  POLSC 207: Urban Politics
  POLSC 208: Public Administration
  POLSC 213: National Security Policy
  POLSC 222: History and Politics of Welfare in America
  POLSC 301: Public Policy Analysis
Electoral Politics
PLSC 1523 POLSC 206: State and Local Politics
  POLSC 207: Urban Politics
  POLSC 215: Political Parties and Elections
  POLSC 216: Congress and the Presidency

Transferable Electives

Please take two additional political science elective courses.

Kankakee College Saint Xavier University
PLSC 1553 POLSC Elective

Additional Information

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


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

of November 2017