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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

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech COMM 101
Mathematics
MATH 112: College Algebra
and
MATH 113: College Trigonometry
MATH 151
and
MATH 165
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
or
MATH 171
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
BIOL 111: General Biology I BIOL 111
BIOL 112: General Biology II BIOL 112
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I CHEM 110
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II CHEM 130
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts) *See catalog for IAI approved courses
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Social Science: (Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines) *See catalog for IAI approved courses

Major Requirements

General Biology Major: B.S.

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Introductory Level (10 credit hours) 
BIOL 111: General Biology I (5) BIOL 111
BIOL 112: General Biology II (5) BIOL 112

 

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Genetic Level (4 credit hours) Choose one course:  
BIOL 300: Genetics (4)
or
BIOL 301: Genome Biology (4)
 

 

Saint Xavier University  Prairie State College Equivalent
Cellular Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one course:  
BIOL 305: Cell Biology (5)
or
BIOL 306: General Microbiology (4)
 

 

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
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)  

 

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Organism Level (4/5 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
BIOL 220: Human and Comparative Anatomy (5)  
BIOL 230: Invertebrate Biology (4)  
BIOL 312: Plant Adaptation and Diversity (4)  

 

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
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)  

 

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Support Courses (23/25 credit hours) 
CHEM 111: General Chemistry I (5) CHEM 110
CHEM 112: General Chemistry II (5) CHEM 130
CHEM 209: Survey of Organic Chemistry (4)
or
CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry I (5)
NO EQUIVALENCY
or
CHEM 203
PHYS 201: Physics I (4) PHYSI 120
MATH 112: College Algebra (3)
and
MATH 113: Trigonometry (3)
MATH 151
and
MATH 165
or
MATH 201: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
or
MATH 171

Electives

Choose at least 12 credit hours:

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
BIOL 202: Human Anatomy (4) BIOL 221
BIOL 203: Human Physiology (4) BIOL 222
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 Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu

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


As of September 2018