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Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Computer Studies Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist computer studies 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.

This major is an applications-oriented program. The emphasis is on mastering the computer as a productivity tool. Computer Studies majors will find courses in mathematics or business complementary to this program.

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 112: College Algebra preferred MTH 141
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)
Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Social Sciences: Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines, including History General Education. *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Choose 1 U.S. History and 1 non-U.S. History *See IAI waiver note
Diversity Studies (6 credit hours)
Cultures within the U.S. *See IAI waiver note
Global Studies (6 credit hours)
Foreign Language/Foreign Culture/Global Studies *See IAI waiver note

*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  
CMPSC 201: Visual BASIC Programming MIS 139
CMPSC 205: Productivity Applications  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I MIS 141
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design MIS 291
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks LAN 121
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner LAN 220
CMPSC 306: World Wide Web Applications II MIS 241
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design MIS 292
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming CSC 140; MIS 160 or MIS 176
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II CSC 240; MIS 254; MIS 261 or MIS 286
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration LAN 246
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  CSC 280
CMPSC 281: Intro to Cyber Security LAN 153 or LAN 241
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies LAN 266
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives MIS 251, 276; CSC 206; LAN 221; 230; 233; 241; 243; 246; 251; 253; 256; 263; 269; 271; 272; 273; 274
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives MIS 251

Additional Information

Please refer to the Computer Studies section of the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.


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Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3501

As of November 2018