Prairie State College

PSC Political Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist political science 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

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ENG 101
ENG 102
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
COMM 101  COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Choose one of the following. Statistics is preferred.
MATH 153 or BUS 240
MATH 115
*See note for IAI waivers
MATH 132: Statistics for Business
MATH 135: Introduction to Statistics
*Approved College-level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)**
*See note for IAI waivers **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 (9 credit hours)
POLSC 101: U.S. Government
POLSC 102: World Politics
*See note for IAI waivers One additional Social/Behavioral Sciences course from a different discipline (example - History General Education course).***
*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.
 ***As of Academic Catalog 2018-2019, students are required to take one U.S. and one non-U.S. History course. See IAI waiver note.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

*NOTE: three credit hours count toward University general education requirements in social sciences.

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POLSC 140 POLSC 101: Introduction to U.S. Government
POLSC 240 POLSC 102: World Politics
NO EQUIVALENCY POLSC 250: Scope and Methods Political Science (Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in Political Science)
NO EQUIVALENCY POLSC 350: Senior Seminar (Prerequisite: POLSC 250 and one 300-level Political Science)

Political Science Electives (18 credit hours)

Choose one course from each of the following categories.

*NOTE: At least two of the following courses must be taken at the 300 level.

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Political Theory
  POLSC 240: Political Theory
  POLSC 241: American Social and Political Thought
  POLSC 345: African-American Political Thought
Comparative Politics
  POLSC 220: European Politics
  POLSC 225: Latin American Politics
  POLSC 227: African Politics
  POLSC 228: Politics of Less Developed Areas
  POLSC 324: Contemporary Democracy
American Politics
  POLSC 203: Introduction to Public Policy
POLSC 152 POLSC 206: State and Local Government
  POLSC 207: Urban Politics
  POLSC 208: Public Administration
  POLSC 213: National Security Policy
  POLSC 215: Political Parties and Elections
  POLSC 216: Congress and the Presidency
  POLSC 222: Social Welfare Policy
  POLSC 268: Media in Politics
  POLSC 301: Public Policy Analysis
See Transferable Elective Three additional Political Science Electives (9 credit hours)

Transferable Electives

Prairie State College Saint Xavier University
POLSC 101; 230 POLSC Electives

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

of October 2018