Prairie State College

PSC Music Transfer Guide

The following is a transfer guide between Prairie State College (PSC) and Saint Xavier University's Music major based on the current catalogs of both schools. The student completes an Associate Arts (AA) in Music Performance from PSC and a (B.A.) or (B.M.) degree in Music from SXU.

The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in performance with a classical emphasis in voice, piano, band/orchestral instruments or an instrumental jazz emphasis; a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12); and a Bachelor of Arts in music. In the music education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The music education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.

General Education Courses

The following general education and major courses are transferable for Saint Xavier University's Music major.

Prairie State College 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 (3 credit hours)
  Choose IAI approved college-level Math
Life and Physical Sciences (7-8 credit hours, including one lab)
  Choose 1 Life Science and 1 Physical Science from IAI approved list
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
  Choose from IAI GECC approved list
Suggested Social and Behavioral Sciences if considering Music K-12 Education (9 credit hours)
HIST 201: American History Before 1877
or
HIST 202: American History Since 1877
HIST 103: United States History to 1877
or
HIST 104: United States History Since 1877
POLSC 140: Intro to U.S. Government POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credit hours)**
**Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fines Arts general education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.

Suggested 4 Semester Plan

Prairie State College Saint Xavier University
Students may need to take Keyboard Skills from SXU (MUS 161; MUS 162, MUS 261, MUS 262)
First Semester (16 credit hours) 
MUSIC 101: Musicianship I (4) MUS 101: Music Theory I (3)
MUS/LB 151: Aural Skills I + lab (1)
Ensemble Groups I (1) Music Ensemble I (1)
MUSIC 191: Private Applied Music I (2) Applied Lessons I (2)
ENG 101: Composition I (3) ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing (3)
COMM 101: Principles of Communication (3) COMM 101: Speech (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)
*PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology (3) PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology
Second Semester (16-17 credit hours) 
MUSIC 102: Musicianship II (4) MUS 102: Music Theory II (3)
MUS/LB 152: Aural Skills II + lab (1)
ENG 102: Composition II (3) ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
Ensemble Groups II (1) Music Ensemble II (1)
MUSIC 192: Private Applied Music II (2) Applied Lessons II (2)
General Education (3-4) Life Science (3-4)
General Education (3) College Level Math (3)
Third Semester (16-17 credit hours) 
MUSIC 201: Musicianship III (4) MUS 201: Music Theory III (3)
MUS/LB 251: Aural Skills III + lab (1)
Ensemble Groups III (1) Music Ensemble III (1)
MUSIC 291: Private Applied Music III (2) Applied Lessons III (2)
English Literature (200 level recommended) (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Physical Science (3-4) Physical Science (3-4)
**Humanities or Fine Arts (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Fourth Semester (16 credit hours) 
MUSIC 202: Musicianship IV (4) MUS 202: Music Theory IV (3)
MUS/LB 252: Aural Skills IV + lab (1)
Ensemble Groups IV: (1) Music Ensemble IV (1)
MUSIC 292: Private Applied Music IV (2) Applied Lessons IV (2)
**Humanities or Fine Arts (3) Humanities or Fine Arts (3)
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
*POLSC 140: Intro to U.S. Government POLSC 101: Intro to U.S. Government
Recommended Social Science for Education major* Social and Behavioral Science (3)*
*HIST 201: American History Before 1877
or
HIST 202: American History After 1877
HIST 103: U.S. History Before 1877
or
HIST 104: U.S. History After 1877

Total Credit Hours Required for A.A. Degree (62-64 credit hours)

Requirements for Formal Admission of Transfer Students to the Music Department

  1. Four (4) credit hours of applied music with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrating an appropriate level of expertise.
  2. Nine (9) credit hours in music courses with minimum GPA of 2.5.
  3. Twelve (12) credit hours of general studies, with cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  4. Letters of recommendation from:
    1. Applied music professor
    2. Theory/aural skills professor
    3. Music education director (music education students only)
  5. Successful completion of a formal admission jury with a GPA of 2.5 for bachelor of arts candidates, and 3.0 for bachelor of music candidates.

Successful completion of the State of Illinois Criminal Background Investigation, and Test of Academic Proficiency for music education majors.

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: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


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of 2019-2020 Catalog