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Prairie State College

PSC Computer Information Systems Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist Computer Information Systems 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.

This major is an applications-oriented program. The emphasis is on mastering the computer as a productivity tool. Computer Information Systems majors will find courses in mathematics or business complementary to this program.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101
ENGL 188: Transfer English Course ENG 102
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals COMM 101
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred) MATH 151
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**

Choose from the Humanities and Fine Arts General Education
**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.

Choose IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences/History (9 credit hours)
Choose one History; one Social Science and one Social Science or one History Choose IAI approved course/s
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures within the U.S. *See IAI waiver note
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures outside of U.S. *See IAI waiver note
A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting toward the major.

*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

Major Requirements

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 126: Business Programming  
CMPSC 222: Visual Data  
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I ITWEB 101
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design  
CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks ITNET 165
CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner CIS 161
CMPSC 281: Cybersecurity ITNET 260
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design  
CMPSC 395: Computer Studies Capstone  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Choose Option I or Option II at PSC (C++ or JAVA sequence)
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
Option I: ITPRG 144 and ITPRG 244 (C++)
Option II: ITPRG 147 and ITPRG 247 (JAVA)
CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration ITNET 175
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  
CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies ITNET 245
CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives ITNET 235; ITNET 246; ITNET 250; ITNET 280
CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC Electives ITPRG 157; ITPRG 171; ITWEB 201; ITWEB 203

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