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Triton College

TC 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 Triton College (TC) 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 Triton College Equivalent
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing RHT 101: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I
RHT 102: Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II
COMM 101: Speech SPE 101: Principles of Effective Speaking
Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH 135: Statistics MAT 170: Elementary Statistics
MATH 200: Intro to Discrete Mathematics Discrete Mathematics is taken at SXU.
Physical and Life Science (7-8 credit hours)
Choose 1 Physical Science and 1 Life Science Choose IAI approved course/s
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (9 credit hours)**

Choose 1 Humanities; 1 Fine Arts and 1 Humanities or Fine Arts

**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 Triton College Equivalent
CMPSC 112: Survey of Computer Science  
CMPSC 202: Principles of Programming I
CMPSC 203: Principles of Programming II
CIS 121: Intro to Programming
CIS 255: C++ Programming
(CIS 121 and CIS 255 are required to transfer as SXU's CMPSC 202 and CMPSC 203)
CMPSC 255: Fundamentals of Computer Networking CIS 210: Data Communication and Network Fundamentals
CMPSC 301: Operating Systems  
CMPSC 309: Issues in Computing  
CMPSC 311: Data Structures and Algorithms CIS 295: Data Structures with C++
CMPSC 321: Relational Database Theory and Design CIS 257: Access Programming
CMPSC 345: Computer Systems and Organization  
CMPSC 390: Software Engineering  


Choose from CSC, LAN or MIS electives.

Saint Xavier University Triton College Equivalent
CMPSC 206: World Wide Web Applications CIS 190: Web Site Development
CMPSC 306: World Wide Web Applications II CIS 192: Server-Side Programming
CMPSC 235: Systems Analysis and Design CIS 280: Business Systems Analysis and Design
200 level CMPSC Electives CIS 178, CIS 179, CIS 220, CIS 226, CIS 264
300 level CMPSC Elective CIS 260

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

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