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Moraine Valley Community College

MVCC Political Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist political 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
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing COM 101 and COM 102
COMM 101: Speech COM 103
Mathematics (Choose one of the following. Statistics is preferred)
MATH 132: Statistics for Business
or
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
or
Approved College-level Math
MTH 212
or
MTH 139
or
*See catalog for IAI approved course
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
and
POLSC 102: World Politics
PSC 110
and
PSC 210
One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline (for example a History General Education course).** *See catalog for IAI approved course

*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.

**As of Academic Catalog 2018-2019, students are required to take one U.S. and one non-U.S. History course. See IAI waiver note.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

*NOTE: three credit hours count toward University general education requirements in social sciences.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
POLSC 101: U.S. Government PSC 110
POLSC 102: World Politics PSC 210
POLSC 250: Scope and Methods (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in Political Science) NO EQUIVALENCY
POLSC 350: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: POLSC 250 and one 300-level Political Science) NO EQUIVALENCY

Political Science Electives (18 credit hours)

Choose one course from each of the following categories.

*NOTE: At least two of the following courses must be taken at the 300 level.

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
Political Theory
POLSC 240: Political Theory PSC 280
POLSC 241: American Social and Political Thought  
POLSC 345: African-American Political Thought  
Comparative Politics
POLSC 225: Latin American Politics PSC 212
POLSC 227: African Politics  
POLSC 230: Regional Politics  
POLSC 324: Contemporary Democracy  
American Politics
POLSC 206: State and Local Politics PSC 115
POLSC 207: Urban Politics  
POLSC 208: Public Administration  
POLSC 213: National Security Policy  
POLSC 222: History and Politics of Welfare in America  
POLSC 301: Public Policy Analysis  
 
Three additional Political Science Electives (9 credit hours) See Transferable Electives

Transferable Electives

Saint Xavier University Moraine Valley Community College Equivalent
POLSC Electives PSC 103, 215, 225 and 245

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu


As of October 2018