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Morton College

MC Biology Pre-Health Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide between Morton College (MC) and Saint Xavier University for the Biology Pre-Health program based on both catalogs of both schools. The student would complete an Associate of Science (A.S.) from MC and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology pre-health from SXU.

Biology majors, in consultation with their advisors, may choose courses of study within the pre-health professions track that will prepare them for health care careers. Required coursework for admission into optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, medical, dental and veterinary schools are taken as part of the pre-health profession track.

As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. All students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further mission-based courses at Saint Xavier University, these are: Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and one religious studies course.

General Education Courses

The following general education and major courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Biology Pre-Health major.

Communication (9 credit hours)
MC SXU
ENG 101: Rhetoric I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Rhetoric II ENGL 188: Transfer English
SPE 101: Principles of Public Speaking COMM 101: Speech
Mathematics (5 or 7 credit hours)
MAT 105: College Algebra (4)
and
MAT 110: Trigonometry (3)
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry
or
MAT 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5)
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
**Students who by-pass College Algebra and Trigonometry should start with Calculus during the first year and take Physics second year.
Social and Behavioral Science (9 credit hours)
Select three Social and Behavioral Sciences from IAI GECC approved list.
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**

See IAI GECC approved list.

**6 credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts are met by completing PHIL 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course from SXU.

Transferable Life and Physical Sciences for the Biology Pre-Health major
MC SXU
BIO 110: Cellular Approach BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIO 111: Systems Approach BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHM 105: General Chemistry I CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHM 106: General Chemistry II CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
CHM 205: Organic Chemistry I CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I
CHM 206: Organic Chemistry II CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II
PHY 105: Physics I PHYS 201: General Physics I
PHY 205: Physics II PHYS 202: General Physics II
Organism Level and Systems Level
BIO 103: Anatomy and Physiology I
and
BIO 104: Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy
and
BIOL 203: Human Physiology
(Need to take both BIO 103 and BIO 104 at MC in order to receive SXU credit for BIOL 202 and BIOL 203)
Population Community Level
BIO 202: Environmental Biology BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab)*
*(Need to take BIOLB 213 at SXU)

SXU Biology Pre-Health Major Requirements

Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5)
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5)
Genetic Level (4 credit hours)
BIOL 300: Genetics (4) or BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
Cellular Level (4-5 credit hours)
BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5) or BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
System Level (4 credit hours)
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4) or BIOL 320: Human and Comparative Physiology (4)
Organism Level (5 credit hours)
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4) or BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
Population/Community Level (4-5 credit hours)
Choose one of the following:
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 (32-34 credit hours)
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) and CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5)
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5) and CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II (5)
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) and PHYS 202: Physics II (4)
MATH 201: Calculus (4) or MATH 112: College Algebra (3) and MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
Electives (at least 8 credit hours)
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
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 (with lab) (4)
BIOL 214: Natural History of Vertebrates: Field Experience (1)
BIOL 215: Wildlife Conservation (3)
BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)
BIOL 240: Development 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 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (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 (at least 1 credit hour)
BIOL 355: Senior Seminar (1) or BIOL 351: Laboratory and Field Research I and BIOL 352: Laboratory and Field Research II (1-3)

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 2019-2020 Catalog