South Suburban College

SSC 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 South Suburban College (SSC) 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: Composition and Rhetoric ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102: Composition and Research ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
SPE 108: Oral Communication COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MTH 165: College Algebra MATH 112: College Algebra (preferred)
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours, including a lab)
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 note for IAI waivers Cultures Within the U.S.
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
*See note for IAI waivers Cultures Outside of the 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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MIS 101: Computer Literacy and Applications CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science
  CMPSC 126: Business Programming
  CMPSC 222: Visual Data
  CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications I
  CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 120: Network Fundamentals CMPSC 255: Introduction to Networks
  CMPSC 256: Operating Systems for the Practitioner
  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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CS 121: Computer Programming CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming
CS 221: Computer Science II CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
CIS 125: Routing Protocols and Concepts CMPSC 266: Network Routing and Configuration
  CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms
CIS 225: Accessing the WAN CMPSC 268: WAN Technologies
CIS 180; CIS 220; CIS 228; CS 221; MIS 104; MIS 212; MIS 216 CMPSC 288: 200 level CMPSC Electives
  CMPSC 388: 300 level CMPSC 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


As of 2019-2020 Catalog