Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC 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 Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) 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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Communication
COM 101
and
COM 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
and
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 103 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (Choose Algebra and Trigonometry or Calculus)
MTH 141
and
MTH 142
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
or
MTH 150
or
MATH 201: Calculus
Physical and Life Sciences
BIO 111 BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIO 112 BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHM 131 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHM 132 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s **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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Social Sciences: (Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines)

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

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Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIO 111 BIOL 111: General Biology I (5)
BIO 112 BIOL 112: General Biology II (5)
Genetic Level (4 credit hours) Choose one course:
  BIOL 300: Genetics (4)
or
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
Cellular Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one course:
  BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)
or
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
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)
Organism Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
  BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
BIO 211 BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)
  BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)
Population/Community Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
  BIOL 208: Natural History of the Great Lakes (with lab) (4)
BIO 220 + LAB BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab) (4)
  BIOL 318: Ecology (5)
  BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours)
CHM 131 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5)
CHM 132 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5)
CHM 203 CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5)
PHY 150 PHYS 201: Physics I (4)
MTH 141
and
MTH 142
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
or
MTH 150
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I(4)

Electives

Choose at least 12 credit hours:

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BIO 180: Anatomy and Physiology I
and
BIO 181: Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
and
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4)
Must Complete both BIO 180 and BIO 181 from MVCC 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)
BIO 220 + LAB BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab) (4)
  BIOL 214: Natural History of Vertebrates (3)
  BIOLB 214: Natural History of Vertebrates: Field Exp. (1)
  BIOL 215: Wildlife Conservation (3)
  BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
BIO 211 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