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Morton College

MC 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 Morton College (MC) Academic Catalog.

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

Saint Xavier University Morton College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101: Rhetoric I
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 102: Rhetoric II
COMM 101: Speech SPE 101: Principles of Public Speaking
Mathematics (5 or 7credit hours)
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MAT 105: College Algebra (4)
and
MAT 110: College Trigonometry (3)
or
MATH 201: Calculus
or
MAT 201: Calculus (5)
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I BIO 110: Cellular Approach
BIOL 112: General Biology II BIO 111: Systems Approach
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHM 105: General Chemistry I
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II CHM 106: General Chemistry II
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**

See IAI GECC approved list.

**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Social Sciences: (Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines) See catalog for IAI approved courses
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours) Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours) Cultures Outside of U.S. *See note for IAI Waivers

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

Saint Xavier University Morton College Equivalent
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5) BIO 110: Cellular Approach
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5) BIO 111: Systems Approach

 

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

 

Saint Xavier University Morton 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 Morton 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 Morton 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)  
BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University Morton College Equivalent
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)* BIO 202: Environmental Biology 
*(Need to take BIOLB 213 at SXU) 
BIOL 318: Ecology (5)  
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University Morton College Equivalent
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours)
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) CHM 105: General Chemistry I
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5) CHM 106: General Chemistry II
CHEM 209: Survey of Organic Chemistry (4)
or
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5)
CHM 205: Organic Chemistry I
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) PHY 105: Physics I
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)

MAT 105: College Algebra (4)
and
MAT 110: College Trigonometry (3)

or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I(4)
or
MAT 201: Calculus (5)

Electives

Choose at least 12 credit hours:

Saint Xavier University Morton College Equivalent
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4) *BIO 103: Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4) *BIO 104: Anatomy and Physiology II
*(Need to take both BIO 103 and BIO 104 from MC in order to receive SXU credit for BIOL 202 and BIOL 203)
BIOL 208: Natural History of the Great Lakes (with lab) (4)  
BIOL 212: Histotechniques (3)  
BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab) (4)* BIO 202: Environmental Biology
*(Need to take BIOLB 213 at SXU)
BIOL 214: Natural History of Vertebrates (3)  
BIOLB 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: 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


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of 2019-2020 Catalog