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Parkland College

PC Biology Pre-Health Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide between Parkland College (PC) and Saint Xavier University for the Biology Pre-Health program based on both catalogs of both schools. The student would complete an Associate of Science (A.S.) from PC and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology pre-health from SXU.

Biology majors, in consultation with their advisors, may choose courses of study within the pre-health professions track that will prepare them for health care careers. Required coursework for admission into optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, medical, dental and veterinary schools are taken as part of the pre-health profession track.

As a member of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative), our participation allows students to follow a general education curriculum that will transfer smoothly to Saint Xavier University. All students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further mission-based courses at Saint Xavier University, these are: Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and one religious studies course.

General Education Courses

The following general education and major courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Biology Pre-Health major.

Communication (9 credit hours)
PC SXU
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COM 103 COMM 101: Speech
Mathematics (5 or 6 credit hours)
MAT 124
and
MAT 125
MATH 112: College Algebra and MATH 113: Trigonometry
MAT 128 MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
**Students who by-pass College Algebra and Trigonometry should start with Calculus during the first year and take Physics second year.
Social and Behavioral Science (9 credit hours)
Select three Social and Behavioral Sciences from IAI GECC approved list.
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**

See IAI GECC approved list.

**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

Transferable Life and Physical Sciences for the Biology Pre-Health major
PC SXU
BIO 141 BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIO 142 BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHE 101 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHE 102 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
CHE 203 and CHE 204 (lab) CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I
CHE 205 and CHE 206 (lab) CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II
PHY 121 PHYS 201: General Physics I
PHY 122 PHYS 202: General Physics II
Organism Level and Systems Level
BIO 121 and BIO 122 *BIOL 202: Human Anatomy and BIOL 203: Human Physiology
(Need to take both BIO 121 and BIO 122 at PC in order to receive SXU credit for BIOL 202 and BIOL 203)
Population Community Level
BIO 104 BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab)

SXU Biology Pre-Health Major Requirements

Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5)
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5)
Genetic Level (4 credit hours)
BIOL 300: Genetics (4) or BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
Cellular Level (4-5 credit hours)
BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5) or BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
System Level (4 credit hours)
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4) or BIOL 320: Human and Comparative Physiology (4)
Organism Level (5 credit hours)
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4) or BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
Population/Community Level (4-5 credit hours)
Choose one of the following:
BIOL 208: Natural History of the Great Lakes (with lab) (4)
BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab) (4)
BIOL 318: Ecology (5)
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)
Support Courses (32-34 credit hours)
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) and CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5)
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5) and CHEM 252: Organic Chemistry II (5)
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) and PHYS 202: Physics II (4)
MATH 201: Calculus (4) or MATH 112: College Algebra (3) and MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
Electives (at least 8 credit hours)
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4)
BIOL 208: Natural History of the Great Lakes (with lab) (4)
BIOL 212: Histotechniques (3)
BIOL 213: Interactions in the Environment (with lab) (4)
BIOL 214: Natural History of Vertebrates: Field Experience (1)
BIOL 215: Wildlife Conservation (3)
BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)
BIOL 240: Development Biology (4)
BIOL 250: Special Topics (1-3)
BIOL 300: Genetics (4)
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
BIOL 302: Molecular Biology Techniques (3)
BIOL 303: Biostatistics (3)
BIOL 304: Immunology (3)
BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
BIOL 308: Histology (4)
BIOL 310: Animal Behavior (4)
BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)
BIOL 318: Ecology (5)
BIOL 320: Human and Comparative Physiology (4)
BIOL 329: Hormones and Behavior (3)
BIOL 330: Cadaver Dissection (1)
BIOL 333: Evolution: Process and Pattern (4)
BIOL 341: Neuroscience (4)
BIOL 350: Special Topics (1-3)
BIOL 353: Independent Study (1-3)
Senior Capstone (at least 1 credit hour)
BIOL 355: Senior Seminar (1) or BIOL 351: Laboratory and Field Research I and BIOL 352: Laboratory and Field Research II (1-3)

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 2019-2020 Catalog