Prairie State College

PSC Communication Sciences and Disorders Transfer Guide

The following is presented as a transfer guide between Prairie State College (PSC) and Saint Xavier University's Communication Sciences and Disorders program based on the current catalogs of both schools. The student would complete an Associate of Arts (A.A.) from PSC and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) from SXU. Students should begin their SXU coursework during the fall semester.

The Communications Sciences and Disorders major consists of courses that introduce students to the anatomical, physiological, neurological, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and acoustic bases of speech and language development. The undergraduate major provides a foundation for students planning to complete graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology or who are preparing for careers in related areas.

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

Prairie State University Saint Xavier University
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101: Composition I ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition II ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101: Principles of Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH 115: General Education Statistics MATH 135: Intro to Statistics
Life and Physical Sciences (Recommended)
Life Science (4 credit hours)
BIOL 111: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 108 Essentials of Anatomy/Physiology
BIOL 111: General Biology I
BIOL 200: Human Biology
Physical Science (3 or 4 credit hours)
PHYSI 105: Physics and Society
CHEM 105: Survey of General Chemistry
PHYS 101: Physics Non-Scientists
CHEM: 188 Transfer Course
Social and Behavioral Science (9 credit hours)
PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
PSYCH 102: Human Growth and Development Life Span PSYCH 199: Human Growth and Development Life Span
Choose 1 additional Social Science or History Gen Ed from the IAI GECC approved list
Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
Choose from IAI approved list **Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by taking PHIL 150 and religious studies course.
Transferable Supportive Communication Sciences and Disorders Course
ED 212: Exceptional Child EDU 323: Survey of Students with Exceptionalities for the Regular Classroom Teacher

SXU Communication Sciences and Disorders Major Requirements (38 credit hours)

Courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better, but see the requirements for admission to the program. Graduate programs expect that CSD courses will be completed with grade of B or better.

Elective Courses

The two elective courses that follow are reserved for students who have achieved a CSD grade-point average of 3.2 or higher, a grade of B or higher in CSDI 301 and CSDI 306, and who receive permission from the Department. Students registered for CSDI 310 must complete 25 hours of documented clinical observations, complete a federal criminal background check, present current CPR certification, and successfully complete other mandated pre-clinical requirements.

Admission to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Major

Application to the program must be made in writing after the completion of nine credit hours of required courses in the major. Admission is dependent upon achievement of a minimum CSD grade-point average of 3.0 and overall undergraduate grade-point average of 3.0, and the successful completion of a written language sample and an oral speech, language and voice screening. Applicants are expected to demonstrate those qualities of communication and personality necessary to relate effectively with children and adults who have communication disorders.

Transfer students must meet the same requirements for admission to and completion of the CSD major. A minimum of 15 credit hours in the major must be taken at Saint Xavier University.

Additional Information

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


Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Phone: 773-298-3510

As of 2019-2020 Catalog