Eastern Illinois University and Richland Community College Transfer Guide

From A.A. in History to B.A. in History

Richland Community College - year 1

Semester 1

ENGL 1011 Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
  IAI MAT2 (MAT Gen Ed) 3
HIST 101 US History I (HIS 2010G) 4
  IAI Physical Sci (PHS Gen Ed) 4
  IAI Humanities (HUM Gen Ed)3 3

Semester 2

ENGL 1021 Composition II (ENG 1002G) 3
HIST 102 US History II (HIS 2020G) 4
  IAI BIO (BIO Gen Ed) 4
  IAI Fine Arts (FA Gen Ed)3 3
  IAI Soc Beh (Soc Beh Gen Ed) 3 3

Richland Community College - year 2

Semester 1

4SPCH 1011 Public Speaking (CMN 1310G) 3
HST 111 European Civ I. (HIS 2560) 4
  IAI HUM or FA (HUM or FA Gen Ed)3 3
  Elective6 (Elective) 3
  Elective4 (Elective) 3

Semester 2

HIST 112 European Civ II 5 (HIS 3555)5 4
POLS 110 American National Gov (PLS 1153G) 3
  Elective5 3
  Elective7 (Elective) 3
  Elective7 (Elective) 3

Semester 3


Total: 66 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

HIS 2500 Historical Research and Writing 3
HIS 3600G The U.S. Constitution and the Nation 3
  HIS Non-US Elective (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 3

Semester 2

  HIS Elective (Upper level) 3
  HIS US Elective (Upper level) 3
  Non-US Elective (Upper level) 3
  HIS Elective (Upper Level) 3
  Elective7 3

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

  HIS US Elective (Upper level) 3
HIS 4____ Non-US Elective (Upper level) 3
  HIS Elective (Upper level) 3
  HIS Elective (Upper level) 3
  Elective6 3

Semester 2

  HIS 4____ US Elective (Upper level) 3
  HIS 4_____ Elective (Upper level) 3
EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
  Elective6 (Upper level) 3
Total: 54 Semester Hours
Program Total: 120 Semester Hours
1Must have a grade of "C" or better in Composition I, Composition II and Public Speaking.
2May need to take a Mathematics Prerequisite.
3One course must be culturally diverse.
4Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent now and after each semester completed.
5Two courses in a single Foreign Language is required for graduation. Students are exempt if two years of a single high school Foreign Langue with a "C" average is completed.
6Receives lower level credit only if taken at the community college.
7May choose a minor or electives in consultation with advisor.

Richland Community College was founded in 1971. The faculty and staff of Richland are committed to meeting the challenges of the new economies and technologies. They are committed to providing the leadership and education required to create a talented pool of people who will help Central Illinois grow and prosper in an increasingly complex world. The following statement of purpose and mission and the requisite goals outline the blueprint, the plan, and the process by which Richland will meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The primary purpose of Richland Community College is to improve the quality of life in Central Illinois by actively serving the educational needs of the people, organizations, and institutions it serves. The College pledges to provide equal access to education and training for all citizens regardless of race, age, gender, religion, national origin, ethnic background, or disability. The mission of Richland Community College is to offer educational programs that enable students to achieve their potential through higher education by obtaining the abilities, attitudes, and skills needed for personal and professional growth.

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.

Andy Hynds
Richland Community College
One College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
217-875-7211 ext. 344
Anita Shelton
Chair, Department of History
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099

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 15, 2015 through August 14, 2019 .

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 ripearson@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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