Eastern Illinois University and Southwestern Illinois College Transfer Guide



From A.A. in Speech Communication to B.A. in Communication Studies


Southwestern Illinois College - year 1


Semester 1

ENG 1011 (ENG 1001G) 3
SPCH 1511 (CMN 1310G) 3
PSYC 151 (PSY 1879G) 3
SPCH 120 or 220 (THA Elective or THA 2140G Gen Ed) 3
  Math Gen Ed2 (MAT GEN ED) 4
    16

Semester 2

ENG 1021 (ENG 1002G) 3
MCOM 201 (CMN 2520) 3
SPCH 155 (CMN 2630) 3
SOC 153 (SOC 1838G) 3
  Life Science Gen Ed (BIO Gen Ed) 4
    16


Southwestern Illinois College - year 2


Semester 1

3POLS 150 (PLS 1153G) 3
  Literature HUM Gen Ed (ENG Elective Gen Ed) 3
  Human Well-Being4 (Elective) 2
  Physical Sci Gen Ed (PHS Gen Ed) 4
  Elective5 (Elective) 3
    15

Semester 2

  HUM/FA Gen Ed (HUM/FA Gen Ed) 3
  Third World Culture (Elective) 3
  Social/Behav Sci Gen Ed (SB Gen Ed) 3
  Elective (Elective) 3
  Elective5 3
    15

Total: 62 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

CMN 20101 Intro to Communication Theories 3
CMN 20201 Communication Research 3
  CMN Option6 (Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective6,7 (Upper level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper level) 3
    15

Semester 2

CMN 20301 Applied Communication 3
CMN 20401 Argumentation and Critical Thinking 3
  CMN Option6 (Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective6,7 (Upper level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper level) 3
    15



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
  CMN Option6 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option6 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective6,7 (Upper level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper level) 3
    15

Semester 2

  CMN Option6 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option6 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option6 (Upper Core or Elective) 3
  CMN Option or Elective6,7 (Upper level) 3
  Elective7 (Upper level) 3
    15
Total: 60 Semester Hours
Program Total: 122 Semester Hours
1Must have a grade of "C" or better in Composition I, Composition II, and Public Speaking and the CMN Foundation courses.
2May need to take a Mathematics Prerequisite.
3Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent now and after each semester completed.
4See Graduation Requirements in Community College Catalog for Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree.
5Two courses in a single Foreign Language is required for graduation. Students are exempt if 2 years of a H.S. Foreign language with a "C" average is completed.
6Choose an Option in Communication Theory and Practice, Corporate Communication, Public Relations, Mass Communication or Rhetoric and Public Advocacy.
7May choose a minor or additional Communication Studies courses. Some minors and Options require additional lower level prerequisites.


Southwestern Illinois College upholds the dignity and worth of all people and believes that learning is a life-long process which enhances the quality of life. The college provides for individual growth through educational excellence and active partnerships with students and the community. We will promote the value of education throughout our institution and our communities by providing quality programs and services that empower learners to achieve their goals, strengthen their self-esteem and independence, and provide the means for improving their economic well-being and quality of life. We will strive to ensure that our actions are in accord with our standards, that we are honest with one another, and that we follow through on our promises and obligations. We believe that education does not end when a degree is earned and that not all learners seek a degree. We will therefore strive to create a learning community that is open-ended and committed to providing opportunities for continuous learning.


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.

Adan Salinas
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
618-235-2700 ext5586, adan.salinas@swic.edu
Stephen King
Chair, Communication Studies
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
(217) 581-2016
saking@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 16, 2009 through August 15, 2013 .

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.

Transfer Guide Home Page