Eastern Illinois University and Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Transfer Guide

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

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 1

Semester 1

ENG 11111 Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
LSC 1101 General Biology I (BIO 1001G/1100) 4
CHM 1130 General Chemistry I (CHM 1310G/1315G) 5
  IAI SOC SCI (SOS Gen Ed) 3

Semester 2

ENG 11211 Composition & Analysis (ENG 1002G) 3
  IAI Humanities (HUM Gen Ed) 3
CHM 1132 General Chemistry II (CHM 1410/1415) 5
MTH 11022 College Algebra (MAT 1400) 3
  IAI Humanities (HUM/FA Gen Ed) 3

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - year 2

Semester 1

3SPE 11011 Fundamentals of Effective Speaking (SPC 1310G) 3
LSC 1103 General Botany (BIO 1200G) 4
CHM 2120 Organic Chemistry I (CHM 2440/2445) 5
MTH 11052 Trigonometry (MAT 1330) 3
  IAI SOC SCI (SOS Gen Ed) 3

Semester 2

LSC 1104 General Zoology (BIO 1300G) 3
MTH 1171 2 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (MAT 1441G) 5
  IAI Fine Arts (FA Gen Ed) 3
PHY 1120 Physics I (PHY 1151/1152) 4
  IAI SOC SCI (SOS Gen Ed) 3

Total: 68 Semester Hours

Eastern Illinois University - year 3

Semester 1

BIO 1150 Biology Forum 1
BIO 3120 Molecular and Cellular Biology 4
PHY 1161 Principles of Physics II 3
PHY 1162 Principles of Physics II Laboratory 1
  BIO Elective4 3 - 4
  Foreign Language or Elective<5/sup> 3
    15 - 16

Semester 2

BIO 3200 Genetics 4
BIO 3800 Ecology 4
BIO 4750 or  MAT 2250 Biometrics or Elementary Statistics 3
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Division) 3 - 4
  Foreign Language or Elective5 3
    17 - 18

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 Division) 3 - 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Division) 3 - 4
    13 - 15

Semester 2

BIO 4984 Organic Evolution 3
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Division) 3 - 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Division) 3 - 4
  BIO Elective4 (Upper Division) 3 - 4
    12 - 15
Total: 57 - 64 Semester Hours
Program Total: 125 - 132 Semester Hours
1A grade of "C" or better is required.
2Math sequence is determined by Math Placement. Prerequisite may be needed or exempted. The required course for the bachelors is MTH 1171 (MAT 1441G) Calculus and Analytical Geometry 1.
3Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment. Have official transcripts sent from College and high school.
4Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language 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.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District #529 (IECC) is located in a 3,000 square-mile area of southeastern Illinois near the Illinois-Indiana border. The multi-campus district includes Frontier Community College at Fairfield, Lincoln Trail College at Robinson, Olney Central College at Olney, and Wabash Valley College at Mt. Carmel. Each of the colleges is located in a small-town setting, with convenient access to larger cities in Illinois and Indiana. The colleges serve as centers for educational and cultural excellence, attracting not only recent high school graduates but also many older students who are upgrading their skills, earning the first two years of a four-year degree, or participating in plays, concerts, and seminars. The College District also includes a highly successful Workforce Education program which provides short-term training for some 10,000 employees each year at plant sites throughout the state of Illinois and in other states and countries as well.

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.

Rita Adams
Program Director
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
IECC District 259 Office
233 East Chestnut
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 393-2982
Gary Bulla
Interim Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
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 23, 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 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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