Eastern Illinois University and Southwestern Illinois College Transfer Guide



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


Southwestern Illinois College - year 1


Semester 1

ENG 1011 Rhetoric & Composition I (ENG 1001G) 3
BIOL 101 Principles of Biology I (BIO 1001G/1100) 4
MATH 1122 College Algebra (MAT 1400) 4
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (CHM 1310G/1315G) 5
    16

Semester 2

ENG 1021 Rhetoric & Composition II (ENG 1002G) 3
BIOL 102 Principles of Biology II (BIO 1300G) 4
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II (CHM 1410/1415) 5
  IAI Soc SCI (SOS Gen Ed) 3
  IAI Humanities (Hum Gen Ed) 3
    18


Southwestern Illinois College - year 2


Semester 1

3BIOL 151 Fundamental Botany (BIO 1200G) 4
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I (CHM 2440/2445) 5
MATH 1142 Trigonometry (MAT 1310) 3
  IAI SOC SCI (SOS GEN ED) 3
  Well Being4 (ELECTIVE) 2
    17

Semester 2

MATH 2032 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (MAT 1441G) 5
SPCH 1511 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (CMN 1310G) 3
  IAI Fine Arts (FA GEN ED) 3
IAI HUM/FA  (HUM/FA GEN ED) 3
  IAI SOC SCI (SOS GEN ED) 3
    17

Total: 68 Semester Hours



Eastern Illinois University - year 3


Semester 1

BIO 1150 Biology Forum 1
BIO 3120 Molecular and Cellular Biology 4
BIO 3800 Ecology 4
PHY 1151G Principles of Physics I 3
PHY 1152G Principles of Physics I Lab 3 - 4
  BIO ELECTIVE5 3
    18 - 19

Semester 2

PHY 1161G Principles of Physics II 3
PHY 1162G Principles of Physics II Lab 1
BIO 3200 Genetics 4
BIO 4750 Biometrics (or) 3 - 0
MAT 2250G Elementary Statistics 0 - 4
BIO  ELECTIVE5 (UPPER DIVISION) 3 - 4
BIO  ELECTIVE5 (UPPER DIVISION) 3 - 4
    17 - 20



Eastern Illinois University - year 4


Semester 1

EIU 4_____ Senior Seminar 3
BIO 3510 Plant Physiology (or) 4
BIO 35205 Animal Physiology 0 - 4
BIO  ELECTIVE5 (UPPER DIVISION) 3
BIO  ELECTIVE5 (UPPER DIVISION) 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR ELECTIVE 5, 6 3 - 4
    16 - 21

Semester 2

BIO 4984 Organic Evolution 3
BIO  ELECTIVE5 (UPPER DIVISION) 3 - 4
BIO  ELECTIVE5 (UPPER DIVISION) 3 - 4
  Elective5 (Upper Level) 3 - 4
  Foreign Language or Elective5, 6 3 - 4
    15 - 19
Total: 66 - 79 Semester Hours
Program Total: 134 - 147 Semester Hours
1A grade of "C" or better is required.

2 Math sequence is determined by Math Placement Exam. Students are not required to take College Algebra and/or Trigonometry if they placed at a higher level.

3Apply to Eastern one year prior to enrollment. Have official transcripts sent from College and high school

4Well Being Elective must be chosen from Southwestern Illinois College Catalog.

5 Electives are chosen in consultation with Eastern Illinois University faculty advisor.

6 Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language is a graduation requirement. Students are exempt if two full years of high school foreign language is completed with a "C" average or better.


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, 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.

Bob Weck
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
618-235-2700 ext. 5607
bob.weck@swic.edu
Karen Gaines
Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
217-581-3126
kfgaines@eiu.edu
OR
Dr. Gary Bulla
217-581-3499
gabulla@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, 2010 through August 21, 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.

Transfer Guide Home Page