Eastern Illinois University and Joliet Junior College Transfer Guide

From A.S. in Biological Science to B.S. in Biological Sciences

Joliet Junior College - year 1

Semester 1

ENG 1011 Rhetoric (ENG 1001G) 3
SPCH 1011 Principles of Speech Communication (CMN 1310G) 3
BIO 151 General Biology I (BIO 1001G/1100) 4
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (CHM 1310G/1315G) 4

Semester 2

ENG 1021 Rhetoric (ENG 1002G) 3
BIO 220 General Zoology (BIO 1300G) 5
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (CHM 1410/1415) 4
MATH 1382 Pre-Calculus I: Algebra (MAT 1400) 3
  IAI Humanities (HUM GEN ED) 3

Joliet Junior College - year 2

Semester 1

3BIO 210 BIO Elective) 5
CHEM 209 Organic Chemistry I (CHM 2440/2445) 4
MATH 1392 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry (MAT 1330) 3

Semester 2

  BIO Elective 3
MATH 1702 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (MAT 1441G) 5
  IAI Fine Arts (FA Gen Ed) 3
  IAI HUM/FA (HUM/FA Gen Ed) 3
  IAI SOC SCI (SOS Gen Ed) 3

Total: 67 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

BIO 1150 Biology Forum 1
BIO 1200G General Botany 4
BIO 3120 Molecular and Cellular Biology 4
PHY 1151G/1152G Principles of Physics I/Principles of Physics I Laboratory 4
  BIO Elective4 3 - 4
    16 - 17

Semester 2

BIO 3200 Genetics 4
BIO  4750 or MAT 2250G Biometrics or Elementary Statistics. 3 - 4
BIO 3800 Ecology 4
PHY 1161G/1162G Principles of Physics II/Principles of Physics II Laboratory 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Level) 3 - 4
    18 - 20

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

EIU 4____ Senior Seminar 3
BIO 3510 or 3520 Plant Physiology or Animal Physiology 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Level) 3 - 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Level) 3 - 4
  Foreign Language or Elective5 3
    16 - 18

Semester 2

BIO 4984 Organic Evolution 3
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Level) 3 - 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Level) 3 - 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Level) 3 - 4
  Foreign Language or Elective5 3
    15 - 18
Total: 65 - 73 Semester Hours
Program Total: 132 - 140 Semester Hours
1A grade of "C" or better is required.
2Math sequence is determined by the Math Placement Exam. Students can take MAT 142, Accelerated Pre-Calculus, which is the equivalent of Eastern's MAT 1330 and 1400. This would move MAT 170 up a semester and provide for an additional elective.
3Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment. Have official transcripts sent from College and high school.
4Electives are chosen in consultation with Eastern Illinois University faculty advisor.
5Completion of the second semster of a single foreign language is a 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.

Joliet Junior College, the nation's first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

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.

Dr. John Griffis
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 280-2536
Dr. Gary Bulla, Interim Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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 25, 2010 through August 24, 2014 .

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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