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

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Communication (9 credit hours)
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Course
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH 151 MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred)
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
Choose IAI approved course/s **Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
Social and Behavioral Sciences/History (9 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Choose one History; one Social Science and one Social Science or one History
Diversity Studies (3 credit hours)
*See IAI waiver note Cultures within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See IAI waiver note Cultures outside of U.S.
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

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


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

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