Prairie State College

PSC Biology Secondary Education Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist biology secondary education 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 Prairie State College (PSC) 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.

Prairie State College Saint Xavier University
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
MATH 151 MATH 112: College Algebra
MATH 165
MATH 171
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Life and Physical Science
Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111 BIOL 111: General Biology
BIOL 112 BIOL 112: General Biology II
CHEM 110 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I
CHEM 130 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s Humanities and Fine Arts:
(Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts)
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
History and Social Science (12 credit hours)
HIST 201
HIST 202
HIST 103: United States History to 1887
HIST 104: United States History Since 1887
POLSC 140 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSYCH 101 PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
See note for IAI Waivers* History Elective
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI Waivers Cultures Outside the U.S.
*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.

NOTE: A Bachelor of Science degree requires two (6) additional mathematics-science courses

Transferable Courses

Prairie State College Saint Xavier University
PSYCH 202 EDU 202: Educational Psychology
ED 212 EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher
BIOL 111; 112 BIOL courses for the major
BIOL 221; 222 BIOL electives
CHEM 203; PHYSI 120 Supportive Courses for the major

Additional Information

Students pursuing a secondary education license in biology must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 to successfully apply to student teach, and then they must maintain this GPA during all remaining semesters prior to student teaching. Major area of specialization coursework includes all content-area courses used to fulfill major requirements in the program (i.e., BIOL, CHEM, PHYS and MATH courses).

Please contact the Education Department for specific details of the licensure program. Additional information is found on the Illinois State Board of Education website.

Please refer to the Secondary Education Program and the Biology Secondary Education sections of the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.


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Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

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