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                        This transfer guide will be useful to you as a transfer student, listing the general education courses along with the
                        major requirements to assist you with your transition to Saint Xavier University. The front page lists the courses
                        needed to satisfy the requirements for the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum referred
                        to as the IAI/GECC. This agreement allows students to complete the majority of their general education
                        requirements with the exception of three general education courses: Religious Studies, Philosophy 150 and an
                        Interdisciplinary Studies course. Students must also satisfy the requirements for the major and reach a minimum of
                        120 credit hours. More details are available on the back.

                           Prairie State College                                              Illinois Articulation Initiative Details
                        Communication                                                                                   9 Credit Hours
                            ENG 101 – Composition I                                          Three courses are required, two-courses in
                            ENG 102 – Composition II                                         writing, ENG 101 and ENG 102, and oral
                            COMM 101 – Principles of Communication                           communication COMM 101.
                        Mathematics                                                                                       3-6 Credit Hours
                            MATH 112, 115, 153, 155, 157, 171, 172, 173, 206, 210            Students are required to complete 1 college
                            BUS 240                                                          level math course.
                        Physical and Life Sciences                                                                        7-8 Credit Hours
                        Life Science : BIOL 100, 103, 105, 106, 112                          Students must complete 1 Life Science and 1
                        Physical Science : ASTRO 101, 104; CHEM 105, 110; GEOG               Physical Science course according to the IAI.
                            105; GEOLO 101; METEO 150; PHYSC 111, 112; PHYSI
                            101, 120 210

                        Humanities and Fine Arts                                                                            9 Credit Hours
                        Fine Arts                                                            Students must take 1 Fine Arts, 1 Humanities
                            ART 121, 122, 126, 129, 131; MUSIC 130, 132; THTRE               and 1 Humanities or Fine Arts course. 9 credit
                            101; SPAN 202                                                    hours are required to complete the IAI.
                                                                                                  Fine Arts: ART, MUSIC, THTRE, SPAN
                            HUMAN 101, 102, 201, 202; ENG 211, 212, 215, 221,
                                                                                                  Humanities: HUMAN, ENG, PHILO
                            231, 232, 240, 243, 252, 256, 261, 262, 271 PHILO 201,
                            202, 203, 204, 205
                        Social and Behavioral Sciences                                                                      9 Credit Hours
                            CJ 101 – Intro to Criminal Justice                               Students must take 3 social science courses
                            ANTHR 215, 222; ECON 201, 202; GEOG 101; HIST 111,               from at least 2 different disciplines, or
                            112, 115, 116, 140, 151, 152, 201, 202; POLSC 101, 140,          subject areas. Criminal Justice Majors are
                            152, 230, 240; PSYCH 101, 102, 215; SOCIO 101, 111,              recommended to take CJ 101.
                            210, 215, 220                                                        Social Sciences: ANTHR, ECON, GEOG,
                                                                                                 HIST, POLSC, PSYCH, SOCIO

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR                                          TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH MORE
Criminal justice students participate in the planned
                                                                THAN 30 HOURS
sequence of the liberal arts core to prepare them with an       Students who have completed the Illinois Articulation
understanding of the moral, philosophical, historical and       Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI/GECC)
scientific base from which to understand and make               requirements (37-41 credit hours) must take the
decisions and judgments when presented with criminal            following additional mission-based courses in order to
justice topics. The program in criminal justice provides        fulfill their general education requirements:
basic preparation that relates the criminal justice area to
                                                                Philosophy 150: The Examined Life (3 credit hours)
liberal arts education and forms a foundation for
employment opportunities in such fields as corrections,
                                                                One Religious Studies course (3 credit hours)
institutional security, police work, probation or graduate
                                                                Level III Interdisciplinary Seminar (3 credit hours)
studies.                                                        Students who enter the University with all but 6 hours
                                                                of the IAI/GECC may complete the requirements at Saint
                                                                Xavier University. All other transfer students will be
CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR                                          evaluated on an individual basis in terms of SXU General
CORE REQUIREMENTS                                 (24)          Education requirements.
CJ 101 – Introduction to Criminal Justice System
(CJ 101 @ PSC)                                                  For more information, contact
CJ 201 – Law Enforcement & Society (CJ 103 @ PSC)

CJ 202 – Corrections (CJ 106 @ PSC)
CJ 214 – Law, Courts and Justice
CJ 312 – Criminology
CJ 294 – Stats and Research Design I                              Students can request their official Prairie State College
CJ 295 – Stats and Research Design II                              transcripts by filling out the transcript request form
CJ 368 – Criminal Justice Senior Seminar                            online at, in the Enrollment
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ELECTIVES                              (9)           Services Office or the Business Services Office.
Three criminal justice electives (9 credit hours) with two of
the three courses being 300-level courses or higher
                                                                             Transfer Course Lists
CJ 312, CJ294, CJ295, CJ 368 and 6 additional credit hours
in criminal justice must be taken at Saint Xavier University.       For more information on how other courses may
A grade of “C” or better is required for courses in the major       transfer over to SXU; please go to,
of criminal justice.                                             Keyword: Course Lists. You may also contact the Office
                                                                   of Admission or Records and Advising at the phone
                                                                                     numbers below.

           Office of Admission
               (773) 298-3050

          Records and Advising
               (773) 298-3501

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