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Oakton Community College

OCC 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 theOaktonCommunity College (OCC) 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 Oakton Community College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing EGL 101 and EGL 102
COMM 101: Speech SPE 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
MAT 190
or
MAT 131
or
College-level Math*See Catalog
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science *See Catalog
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See Catalog
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
and
POLSC 102: World Politics
PSC 101
and
PSC 202
One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline *See Catalog

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

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

Saint Xavier University Oakton Community College Equivalent
POLSC 101: U.S. Government PSC 101
>POLSC 102: World Politics PSC 202
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 Oakton Community College Equivalent
Political Theory
POLSC 240: Political Theory
POLSC 241: American Social and Political Thought PSC 210
POLSC 345: African-American Political Thought
Comparative Politics
POLSC 225: Latin American Politics
POLSC 227: African Politics
POLSC 230: Regional Politics
POLSC 324: Contemporary Democracy
Public Administration/Public Policy
POLSC 206: State and Local Politics PSC 102
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
Electoral Politics
POLSC 206: State and Local Politics PSC 102
POLSC 207: Urban Politics
POLSC 215: Political Parties and Elections PSC 111
POLSC 216: Congress and the Presidency

Transferable Electives

Please take two additional political science elective courses.

Saint Xavier University Oakton Community College Equivalent
POLSC Electives PSC 103, 104, 110, 201, 202, 204, 209, 250 or 290

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


As
of November 2017