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SSC Computer Science Transfer Guide

This transfer guide can assist computer 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 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.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University South Suburban College Equivalent
Communication (9 credit hours)
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101: Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective ENG 102: Composition and Research
COMM 101: Speech SPE 108: Oral Communication
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH 135: Statistics MTH 126: Fundamentals of Statistics
MATH 200: Intro to Discrete Mathematics Discrete Mathematics is taken at SXU.
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours, including a lab)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**
**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. Choose IAI approved course/s
Social and Behavioral Sciences (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 note for IAI waivers
Global Studies (3 credit hours)
Cultures Outside of the U.S. *See note for IAI waivers

*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 South Suburban College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I CS 121: Computer Programming
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II CS 221: Computer Science II
CMPSC 255: Fundamentals of Computer Networking CIS 120: Network Fundamentals
CMPSC 301: Operating Systems  
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms  
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design  
CMPSC 345: Computer Systems and Organization  
CMPSC 390: Software Engineering  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University South Suburban College Equivalent
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications  
CMPSC 306: World Wide Web Applications II  
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design  
200 level CMPSC Electives MIS 104; MIS 212, MIS 216; CIS 125; CIS 180;CIS 220; CIS 225; CIS 228, CS 221
300 level CMPSC Elective  

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.


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