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

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COM 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COM 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 103 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Choose one of the following. Statistics is preferred.
MTH 212
MTH 139
Choose IAI approved course/s
MATH 132: Statistics for Business
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
Approved College-level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Life Science and Physical Science
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 course.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
PSC 110
PSC 210
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
POLSC 102: World Politics
Choose IAI approved course/s One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline (for example a History General Education 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.

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PSC 110 POLSC 101: U.S. Government
PSC 210 POLSC 102: World Politics
NO EQUIVALENCY 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)

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.

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Political Theory
PSC 280 POLSC 240: Political Theory
  POLSC 241: American Social and Political Thought
  POLSC 345: African-American Political Thought
Comparative Politics
PSC 212 POLSC 225: Latin American Politics
  POLSC 227: African Politics
  POLSC 230: Regional Politics
  POLSC 324: Contemporary Democracy
American Politics
PSC 115 POLSC 206: State and Local Politics
  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
See Transferable Electives Three additional Political Science Electives (9 credit hours)

Transferable Electives

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PSC 103; 215; 225 and 245 POLSC Electives

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

of 2019-2020 Catalog