Oakton Community College

OCC Psychology Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist psychology 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 Oakton Community 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
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing EGL 101 and EGL 102
COMM 101: Speech SPE 103
Mathematics (Statistics preferred)
MATH 112: College Algebra MTH 140
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics MTH 131
Physical and Life Sciences (7 to 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)
Social Science (Psych + Social Science from another discipline/s) *See Catalog

Transferable Courses

Saint Xavier University Oakton Community College Equivalent
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology PSY 101
PSYCH 199: Lifespan Development PSY 120
PSYCH 200: Child Development PSY 211
PSYCH 201: Adolescent Development PSY 204
PSYCH 206: Social Psychology PSY 202
PSYCH 224: Adulthood and Aging PSY 205
PSYCH 232: Personality Theories PSY 206
PSYCH ELECTIVES: Choose four - at least two of the four must be from 300-level courses. No more than two from 100 or 200 level. PSY 107, 110 122, 125, 130, 201, 203, 221, 230, 231, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241, 290

Major Requirements

Psychology Major: B.A. or B.S.

Core Requirements

Saint Xavier University
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSYCH 300: Statistics for the Social Sciences
PSYCH 301: Research Methods


In addition, choose one course from each of the five content domains:






Additional Information

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

B.S. degree requires the completion of the general education program, 37 credit hours, to fulfill the psychology degree and 6 additional credit hours from the following disciplines: math, computer science, life science, physical science or a combination of these.

Overall, the B.S. in psychology major requires 24 credit hours of science-related courses. Graduation with a B.A. or B.S. in psychology requires a grade of C or better in every course required for the major.


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

of June 2017