Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land College Transfer Guide



From A.S. Earth Science (Geology-Geography) to B.S. Geology


Lake Land College - year 1


Semester 1

ENG 1201 Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
ESC 100 Physical Geology (ESC or GEL 1300G) 4
CHM 150 General Chemisty I (CHM 1310G & 1315G) 4
MAT 1302 College Algebra (MAT 1271 or 1400) 3
  Social/Behavioral Sciences (SB Gen Ed) 3
    17

Semester 2

ENG 1211 Composition II (ENG 1002G) 3
CHM 151 General Chemistry II (CHM 1410 & 1415) 4
GEO 140 World Geography (GEG 1200G) 3
MAT 1322 Trigonometry (MAT 1330) 3
  IAI Soc Beh Sci (SB Gen Ed) 3
    16


Lake Land College - year 2


Semester 1

3MAT 2412 Analytical Geom-Calc I (MAT 1441G) 5
SPE 1111 Intro to Speech Communication (CMN 1310G) 3
PHY 130 College Physics I (PHY 1151G & 1152G) 4
  IAI Humanities (HUM Gen Ed) 3
    15

Semester 2

PHY 131 College Physics II (PHY 1161 & 1162) 4
BIO 100 Bio Science I (BIO 1001G) 4
  IAI Humanities/Fine Arts (HUM or FA Gen Ed) 3
  IAI Fine Arts (FA Gen Ed) 3
    14

Total: 62 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

GEL 2440 Mineralogy 4
GEL 3510 Sedimentation 3
  GEL Elective4 3
  GEL Elective4 (Upper Level) 3
  Elective or Foreign Language5 3
    16

Semester 2

GEL 1430 Historical Geology 4
GEL 3405 Petrology 4
GEL/GEG 3420 Principles of Geomorphology 3
GEL 3560 Principles of Stratigraphy 3
  Elective or Foreign Language5 3
    17



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

GEL 3430 Structural Geology 3
GEL 4490 Invertebrate Paleontology 3
  GEL/ESC Elective6 or Elective7 3
  Elective7 3
    12

Semester 2

GEL 4335 Environmental Geology 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
  GEL Elective4 (Upper Level) 3
  GEL/ESC Elective6 or Elective7 (Upper Level) 3
    12

Semester 3

GEL 4800 Summer Field Geology in the Black Hills 6
    6
Total: 63 Semester Hours
Program Total: 125 Semester Hours
1A grade of "C" or better is required for EIU graduation.

2Math is determined by placement assessment. Course may require a prerequisite.

3Apply to Eastern one year prior to enromment. Have official transcripts sent from College and high school.

4Electives are chosen in consultation with Eastern Illinois faculty advisor. 9 semester hours must be taken from the following A and B lists:

A. A minimum of 6 semester hours must be taken from ESC 3300; GEL 2100, 3085, 3115, 3425, 3440, 3460, 3470, 3500, 3525, 4200, 4450, 4480, 4892.
B. A maximum of 3 hours can be used for the elective requirement from ESC 3550; GEG 3800, 3810, 3820, 3855.

5Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language is a graduation requirement. Students are exempt if two full years of a high school foreign language is complete with a "C" average or better.

6Students are encouraged to consider an Internship, Independent Studies and/or research as part of their curriculum (GEG/GEL/ESC 4275, GEG/GEL/ESC 4400, GEG/GEL/ESC 4430).

7Students should consider completing an Earth Science minor by completing ESC 2450G and 3410.


Lake Land College is a public community college founded in 1966 offering career programs that lead to immediate employment, transfer programs which lead to a baccalaureate degree, liberal arts, adult education, special job training and retraining programs. The College enrolls 6,000 students from across East Central Illinois on its main campus in Mattoon and at the Effingham Kluthe Center, Workforce Development Center /IETC, on the Internet and at more than 25 off campus sites. The College is located at 5001 Lake Land Boulevard. (U.S. Route 45), Mattoon, Illinois, near the junction of Interstate 57, exit 184 and U.S. Route 45 and serves a 4,000 square mile district with a population of 201,000.


Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

A variety of excellent on-campus housing opportunities are available on the safe, compact 320-acre campus. Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees -- year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

Matthew Madigan
Chairman, Math and Science Division
Lake Land College
Mattoon, IL 61920
(217) 234-5309
mmadigan@lakeland.cc.il.us.
Michael Cornebise
Chair, Department of Geology-Geography
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
217-581-2626
mwcornebise@eiu.edu



University Catalog
This articulation course matrix is intended to be complete and accurate. However, the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog is the official statement of requirements.

Effective Dates
This articulation agreement is valid from August 20, 2011 through August 19, 2015 .

Program Articulation Agreement
This articulation agreement and program requirements are subject to change. See your community college counselor or advisor for updated information prior to registering for courses each semester. Alternatively, you can contact the Transfer Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University by phone at 217-581-7663 or by e-mail at rlpearson@eiu.edu.

University Residency Requirement
The Eastern Illinois University courses listed in the course matrix fulfill the University's residency requirement.

University Graduation Requirements
Among other requirements, students graduating from EIU must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; an GPA of 2.0 or higher in the major; 40 semester hours of upper-division course (3000-4000 level); complete or have documented exemption from two courses in a single foreign language with a GPA of 2.0 or higher; two upper-division writing-intensive courses and electronic writing portfolio submission and assessment. A complete description of undergraduate graduation requirements is in the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.

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