Eastern Illinois University and Sauk Valley Community College Transfer Guide



From A.S. Criminal Justice to B.S. Sociology


Sauk Valley Community College - year 1


Semester 1

ENG 101 * Composition I 3
MAT 111, 203, 220, 221, or 240 3
CJS 101 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CJS 130 Criminal Investigation 3
SOC 111 ^ Intro to Sociology 3
PSY 100 Orientation 1
    16

Semester 2

ENG 103 * Composition II 3
CJS 108 Criminology 3
PSY 103 Intro to Psychology 3
GOV 163 American Gov 3
  Fine Arts 3
  Personal Development 1
    16


Sauk Valley Community College - year 2


Semester 1

SPE 131 * Oral Communication 3
  Humanities 3
  Life Science 3 - 4
CJS 120 Intro to Corrections 3
CJS 208 Juvenile Delinquency 3
  Personal Development 1
    16 - 17

Semester 2

CJS 135 Criminal Law 3
CIS 109 Intro to Computers 3
  Physical Science 3 - 4
  Humanities/Fine Arts 3
  Elective 3
  Personal Development 1
    16 - 17

Total: 64 - 66 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

SOC 2721 ^ Stratification 3
SOC 2850 ^ Classical Theory 3
  SOC Elective 3
ANT 2200 Intro to Anthropology 3
  SOC or Free Elective 3
    15

Semester 2

SOC 3250 ~ Contemporary Theory 3
SOC 3620 ^ Research Methods 3
  SOC Elective 3
  SOC or Free Elective 3
  SOC or Free Elective 3
    15



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

SOC 3610 ^ Statistics 4
SOC 4900 ^ Current Issues 3
  ~ Senior Seminar 3
  SOC Elective 3
  SOC or Free Elective 3
    16

Semester 2

 + SOC Elective 3
 + SOC or Free Elective 3
 + SOC or Free Elective 3
 + SOC or Free Elective 3
 + SOC or Free Elective 3
    15
Total: 61 Semester Hours
Program Total: 125 - 127 Semester Hours
*Must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
^Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in all core courses taken at Eastern for graduation.
~Writing Intensive.
+ Qualifying students may take up to 12 hours of internship credit in a law-enforcement setting.
NOTE: Among other requirements, studnets graduating from EIU must have an overall GPA of 2.0; an overall GPA of 2.0 in the major; complete 40 hours of upper division courses (3000-4000 level); complete or have exemption from 2 courses in a single foreign language; and complter 2 upper division, writing-intensive courses for electronic portfolio submission and assessment. Acomplete description of institutional graduation requirements is found in the Undergraduate Catalog.


Sauk Valley Community College serves a population of approximately 105,000 and provides opportunities for students. Sauk Valley Community College is committed to offering a broad range of quality educational programs and services that meet the different needs, abilities, backgrounds, and goals of the students and the community it serves. As an integral part of the state’s system of higher education, it is the mission of the Illinois community college system to provide high-quality, accessible, cost-effective educational opportunities for the individuals and communities it serves. Through the ongoing assessment of student and community needs and goals, it is the responsibility of each community college to provide (1) a broad range of educational programs, services, and delivery systems; (2) the necessary development of its staff; and (3) an appropriate learning environment to address these needs and goals.


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.

Tom Breed
Criminal Justice
Sauk Valley Community College
173 IL Rte. 2
Dixon, IL 61021
815-288-5511 ext. 208
Darren Hendrickson
Chair, Department of Sociology-Anthropology
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
217-581-3123
dhendrickson@eiu.edu@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 26, 2002 through August 25, 2004 .

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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