Prairie State College

PSC Biology Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist biology 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.

General Education Courses

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Communication
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics
MATH 151
and
MATH 165
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
or
MATH 171
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours including a lab)
BIOL 111 BIOL 111: General Biology I
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 **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.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Social Science: Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

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Introductory Level (10 credit hours)
BIOL 111 BIOL 111: General Biology I (5)
BIOL 112 BIOL 112: General Biology II (5)
Genetic Level (4 credit hours) Choose one course:
  BIOL 300: Genetics (4)
or
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
Cellular Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one course:
  BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)
or
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
System Level (4 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
  BIOL 240: Developmental Biology (4)
  BIOL 320: Human and Comparative Physiology (4)
  BIOL 341: Neuroscience (4)
Organism Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:s
  BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)
  BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)
  BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)
Population/Community Level (4/5 credit hours)
  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 (23/25 credit hours)
CHEM 110 CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 130 CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5)
NO EQUIVALENCY
or
CHEM 203
CHEM 209: Survey of Organic Chemistry (4)
or
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5)
PHYSI 120 PHYS 201: Physics I (4)
MATH 151
and
MATH 165
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
or
MATH 171
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)

Electives

Choose at least 12 credit hours:

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BIOL 221 BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 222 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 (3)
  BIOLB 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: Developmental 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 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

Choose at least 1 credit hour:

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: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu


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of 2019-2020 Catalog