Eastern Illinois University and Rend Lake College Transfer Guide

From A.A. Social Work to B.A. Sociology

Rend Lake College - year 1

Semester 1

BIO 1101 College Biology 5
CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers or Elective 3
ENGL 1101 ~ Rhetoric and Compostition I 3
MATH 1107 ~ Contemporary College Mathematics 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Semester 2

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II 3
HEA 1101 Health Education 2
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 2101 Social Problems 3
  Elective - Fine Arts 3
  Elective 1

Rend Lake College - year 2

Semester 1

ECON 2101 Principles of Economics 3
MATH 1105 Basic Concepts of Statistics 3
SOCI 2102 Marriage and the Family 3
SPCH 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 3
  Elective - Humanities 3

Semester 2

ANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology 3
POLI 2101 American Government 3
PSYC 2102 Child Psychology 3
  Elective - Fine Arts/Humanities 3
  Elective - Science 3
  Elective 2

Total: 64 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

SOC 2721 Stratification 3
SOC 2850 Classical Theory 3
  SOC Elective 3
  SOC Elective 3
  Free Elective 3

Semester 2

SOC 3250 Contemporary Theory 3
SOC 3620 Research Methods 3
  SOC Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
  Free Elective 3

Eastern Illinois University - year 4

Semester 1

SOC 3610 Statistics 4
SOC 4900 Current Issues 3
  Senior Seminar 3
  SOC Elective 3

Semester 2

  SOC Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
  Free Elective 3
  Free Elective 1
Total: 56 Semester Hours
Program Total: 120 Semester Hours
~Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS, ASSET, ACT or SAT scores.
NOTE: Reading course(s) may be required based on results of COMPASS or ASSET scores.
NOTE: Qualifying students may take up to 12 hours of internship credit during their final semester at EIU in an agency.
NOTE: Students must maintain a GPA average of 2.0 in all core courses taken at Eastern for graduation.

Rend Lake College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In March 1999, Rend Lake College was recognized for its efforts and honored by receiving the maximum 10-year accreditation. We are extremely proud, also, of our alumni who have achieved high-profile positions in the fields of medicine, state and federal government, international business, industry and education. Rend Lake College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois transferable General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an Associate or Bachelor's Degree have been satisfied. This agreement is in effect for students entering an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as a first-time freshman in Summer 1998 (and thereafter). Students should see a counselor or academic advisor for additional information.

Eastern Illinois University, located in the east central Illinois community of Charleston, is recognized among the Midwest's top quality public universities. Eastern is ranked fifth among all public Midwestern universities with master's programs, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2002 guide to "America's Best Colleges." Eastern is the only Illinois public University to be distiguished in this way. The University enrolls more than 10,000 students annually who can select from a broad range of academic programs and degree offerings. The Eastern experience can best be described as "Big Enough to Matter, Small Enough to Care." Students attending Eastern receive a high quality education characterized by small class sizes taught by a dedicated and caring faculty who place student success as their top priority.

Christina Kuberski
Division Chair, Liberal Arts
Rend Lake College
468N. Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846
Craig Eckert
Chair, Department of Sociology-Anthropology
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 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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