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MC Computer Information Systems Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Computer Information Systems 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.

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.

The Computer Information Systems is a program specifically designed to create a career-ready graduate. The emphasis is on mastering the skills required to design, implement and manage technology for the IT-enabled organization.

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 Fundamentals SPE 101: Principles of Public Speaking
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH 112: College Algebra preferred MAT 105: College Algebra
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours including a lab)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
**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. *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences/History (9 credit hours)
Choose one History; one Social Science and one Social Science or one History *See catalog for IAI approved courses
*Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Within the U.S. *See IAI waiver note
*Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside of the U.S. *See IAI waiver note
A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting toward the major.

*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

Major Requirements

Saint Xavier University Morton College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 126: Business Programming  
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I CIS 116: Intro to Internet HTML Programming
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design CIS 220: Systems Analysis
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks CIS 133: Interconnecting Network Devices I
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner CIS 161: Introduction to Operating Systems
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity CIS 165: Introduction to Network Security
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design  
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Morton College Equivalent
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I CIS 170: Intro to Java
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration CIS 233: Interconnecting Network Devices II
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies  
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives CIS 121;CIS 132; CIS 135; CIS 136; CPS 200; CPS 210
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives CIS 203: Advanced Web Design

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)
Phone: 773-298-3510


As of 2019-2020 Catalog