Eastern Illinois University and Southwestern Illinois College Transfer Guide



From A.A. Sociology to B.A. Sociology


Southwestern Illinois College - year 1


Semester 1

ENG 101 1 (ENG 1001G) 3
SPCH 151 1 (CMN 1310G) 3
PSYC 151 (PSY 1879G) 3
SOC 153 (SOC 2710G) 3
BIO IAI (BIO GEN ED) 4
    16

Semester 2

ANTH 150 (ANT 2200G) 3
ENG 102 1 (ENG 1002G) 3
MATH 191 (MAT 2250G) 4
HUM IAI (HUM GEN ED) 3
SOC 203 (SOC 2750G) 3
    16


Southwestern Illinois College - year 2


Semester 1

SOC BEHAV IAI (SB GEN ED) 3
POLS 261 (PLS 1153G) 3
SOC 230 (SOC 2840) 3
SOC 265 (SOC Elective) 3
PHY SCI IAI (PHYSICAL SCI GEN ED) 4
    16

Semester 2

PSYC 295 (PSY 3870) 3
SOC 210 (SOC 2780) 3
SOC 255 (SOC 28300 3
FIN ART IAI (FA GEN ED) 3
HUM-FA IAI HUM-FA GEN ED) 3
WELL BEING (ELECTIVE) 2
    17

Total: 65 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

SOC 2721 Stratification 3
SOC 2850 Classical Theory 3
SOC ELECTIVE (UPPER DIVISION) 3
SOC ELECTIVE (UPPER DIVISION) 3
FREE ELECTIVE3 (UPPER DIVISION) 3
    15

Semester 2

SOC 3250 Contemporary Theory 3
SOC 3620 Reserch Methods 3
FREE ELECTIVE (UPPER DIVISION) 3
FREE ELECTIVE (UPPER DIVISION) 3
FREE ELECTIVE (UPPER DIVISION) 3
    15



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

SOC 2610 Statistics 4
SOC 4900 Current Issues 3
EIU 4XXX Senior Seminar 3
FREE ELECTIVE4 (UPPER DIVISION) 3
FREE ELECTIVE (ELECTIVE) 3
    16

Semester 2

FREE ELECTIVE (UPPER DIVISION) 3
FREE ELECTIVE (ELECTIVE) 3
FREE ELECTIVE (ELECTIVE) 3
FREE ELECTIVE (ELECTIVE) 3
FREE ELECTIVE (ELECTIVE) 0 - 3
    12 - 15
Total: 58 - 61 Semester Hours
Program Total: 123 - 126 Semester Hours


This is a suggested course pattern. Students must work with their advisor to develop a curriculum plan that meets their scheduling needs.2 Summer classes can also reduce the load during the fall and spring semesters.

1 A grade of "C" or better is required in English Composition I and English Composition II and Speech Communication.

2 Apply to Eastern and have official transcripts sent from high school and college(s).

3 Foreign Language is a graduation requirement. Two full years of high school foreign language with a "C" average or completion of the second semester of a college foreign language will satisfy this requirement. Fine Arts and Humanities General Education (third year), first and second semesters) can be taken as upper division allowing students to take the foreign language at the lower division in the last year.

4 Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. Electives may count toward a minor.

Sociology students at SWIC contemplating a B.A. degree should consider the Sociology program at EIU. The A.A. from SWCI satisfies the general education requirements at Eastern, and the Sociology concentration at SWIC provides sound perspectives while the sociology major at EIU offers the theoretical and contextual foundations necessary for well-rounded sociology majors.

Students transferring to EIU must complete 120 semester hours for the B.A. degree (64 hrs. at SWIC and 56 hrs. at EIU). The sociology program requires 45 hours of sociology, 25 of those hours in required classes.

Students graduating form 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 two courses in a single foreign language; and complete two upper- division writing-intensive courses for electronic portfolio submission and assessment. A complete description of institutional graduation requirements may be found in the current Undergraduate Catalog.


Southwestern Illinois College upholds the dignity and worth of all people and believes that learning is a life-long process which enhances the quality of life. The college provides for individual growth through educational excellence and active partnerships with students and the community. We will promote the value of education throughout our institution and our communities by providing quality programs and services that empower learners to achieve their goals, strengthen their self-esteem and independence, and provide the means for improving their economic well-being and quality of life. We will strive to ensure that our actions are in accord with our standards, that we are honest with one another, and that we follow through on our promises and obligations. We believe that education does not end when a degree is earned and that not all learners seek a degree. We will therefore strive to create a learning community that is open-ended and committed to providing opportunities for continuous learning.


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.

Paul Wreford
Dean, Dean of Liberal Arts
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
618-235-2700 ext. 5227
paul.wreford@swic.edu
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 22, 2005 through August 21, 2007 .

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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