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MVCC Computer Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist computer 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 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

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101 and COM 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COM 103
MATH 135: Statistics MTH 139
MATH 200: Intro to Discrete Mathematics MTH 215
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science Choose IAI approved course/s
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 and a religious studies course. Choose IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines, including History General Education. Choose IAI approved course/s
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Within the U.S. *See note for IAI waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside the U.S. *See note for IAI waivers

*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 Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science NO EQUIVALENCY
Choose Option I or Option II at MVCC (C++ or JAVA sequence)  
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
Option I: CSC 140, CSC 240 (C++) and recommend MIS 176
Option II: CSC 140, MIS 176, MIS 276 (JAVA)**
CMPSC 255: Fundamentals of Computer Networking LAN 121
CMPSC 301: Operating Systems  
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms CSC 280
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design MIS 292
CMPSC 345: Computer Systems and Organization  
CMPSC 390: Software Engineering  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications MIS 141
CMPSC 306: World Wide Web Applications II MIS 241
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design MIS 291
200 level CMPSC Electives MIS 276, CSC 206, LAN 103, 153, 220, 221, 230, 233, 241, 243, 246, 251, 253, 245, 246, 251, 253, 256, 263, 266, 269, 271, 272, 273, 274
300 level CMPSC Elective MIS 251, 286

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

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