Transfer Programs

 

Degree Plan

Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Science degree provide the first two years of general studies for baccalaureate degrees. Students should consult an advisor to tailor the transfer degrees to the desired Bachelor’s degree for a specific college/university. Courses within each section may expand to allow more options to the student. For an up to date listing of classes, please consult the Illinois Articulation Initiative website at itransfer.org.

General requirements for graduation with either an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree or an Associate of Science (AS) Degree include

  • Successful completion of sixty-four (64) hours of college credit transfer courses
  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) or higher for all credit earned at Shawnee Community College
  • Earning a minimum of fifteen (15) semester hours of credit at Shawnee Community College
  • (a) Passing an examination or (b) completing (with a passing grade) a specified course pertaining to patriotism, principles of representative government, proper use and display of the American flag, and methods of voting. If such examination is clearly evidenced on an Illinois high school transcript or an Illinois high school equivalent certificate, it may be noted on the college transcript in lieu of (a) or (b) above
  • Making application for graduation three (6) weeks prior to the end of the graduating semester
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

Degree Plan

Associate of Arts(AS 0090) degree and Associate of Science (AA 0091) degree provide the first two years of general studies for baccalaureate degrees. Students should consult an advisor to tailor the transfer degrees to the desired Bachelor’s degree for a specific college/university. Courses within each section may expand to allow more options to the student. For an up to date listing of classes, please consult the Illinois Articulation Initiative website at itransfer.org.

General requirements for graduation with either an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree or an Associate of Science (AS) Degree include:

  • Successful completion of sixty-four (64) hours of college credit transfer courses
  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) or higher for all credit earned at Shawnee Community College
  • Earning a minimum of twenty (20) semester hours of credit at Shawnee Community College
  • Making application for graduation by published date
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

Degree Plan

The General Studies Associate Degree program is designed to:

  • Provide an avenue for those who wish to complete a general program but do not wish to pursue an occupational or a baccalaureate-oriented program.
  • Provide students with opportunities to explore their potential abilities and interests through a program of liberal studies.

NOTE: Selected courses within the program may be transferable.

General requirements for graduation with an Associate in General Studies (AGS) Degree include:

  • Successful completion of sixty-four (64) hours of college credit.
  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) or higher for all credit earned at Shawnee Community College .
  • Earning a minimum of twenty (20) semester hours of credit at Shawnee Community College .
  • Passing an examination or (b) completing (with a passing grade) a specified course pertaining to patriotism, principles of representative government, proper use and display of the American flag, and method of voting. If such examination is clearly evidenced on an Illinois high school transcript or an Illinois high school equivalent certificate, it may be noted on the college transcript in lieu of (a) or (b) above.
  • Making application for graduation prior to graduation:
    • Mid-term date of Spring Semester for May graduation;
    • Mid-term date of Fall Semester for December graduation;
    • Mid-term date of Summer Session for August graduation.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

Course Requirements for graduation with an Associate in General Studies (AGS) Degree are:

  1. Required Courses Minimum 22 Semester Hours
    • ENG 111 – English Composition
    • ENG 112 – English Composition
    • SPC 111 – Speech
    • Mathematics elective
    • Science elective
    • Social Science elective
    • Humanities elective
    • SEM 111 – College Orientation
  2. A minimum of six courses selected from 18 – 22 Semester Hours three different subject areas within the divisions of communications, mathematics, science, humanities, or social science.
  3. Electives (May be taken from either 20 – 24 Semester Hours baccalaureate or occupational fields of study). At least ten hours must be taken in one field of study.

Shawnee Community College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the transferable 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).

Any student pursuing a degree in the following Associate of Arts programs or Associate of Science programs are responsible for consulting with an SCC counselor or the appropriate university counselor prior to enrollment to ensure transferability.

Associate of Arts

  • Art
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech

Associate of Science

  • Agriculture Science
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science/Math
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Pre-Professional

  • Architecture
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Theology
  • Veterinary Medicine

Program Articulation Agreements

Each program articulation agreement is comprised of two parts. The first part of the documentation is referred to as the formal agreement. This part of the agreement is considered a binding contract between both institutions as well as the individual program the agreement is referencing. Authorities from both institutions have reviewed and signed this document agreeing to the terms therein.

The second part of the agreement is referred to as the degree plan. This is a very detailed review of the degree at the transferring institution and how it currently articulates to the indicated bachelor’s degree at SIU Carbondale. This review is based upon current course-to-course or program-to-program articulations that are agreed upon by SIU Carbondale. Both the transferring institution as well as the SIU Carbondale program requirements are taken directly from the most current catalog from each institution. This document will be reviewed annually for changes and updates. Each institution is responsible for notifying the other institution in regard to changes to curriculum so that degree plans can be updated.

All program articulation agreements are a guarantee of transfer equivalency as they are described in the degree plan and formal agreement.

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Southern Illinois University Transfer Articulation Page

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Southeast Missouri State University Transfer Articulation Page

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Murray State University Transfer Articulation Page

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iTransfer.org

 

Transfer programs provide an opportunity for students to complete the first two years of study leading to a baccalaureate degree. The third and fourth years of study will be completed at a four-year college or university to which the student transfers after the completion of his or her program at Shawnee Community College.

Because four-year colleges vary in their requirements, students should determine specific course requirements by consulting with their faculty advisor or a college counselor as soon as possible after admission to the college.

Shawnee Community College’s general education program seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will assist them in achieving personal and professional goals that will enable them to function in today’s global society. The goals of the general education program include the development of communication, analytical and technical skills as experienced through general education degree requirements in communication, social sciences, fine arts, humanities, mathematics, and science. The outcomes of the college’s general education program encompass values formation, lifelong learning, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Shawnee Community College transfer programs are described below. Students completing these programs receive an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Science (AS) Degree.

 

Contact for More Information

Admissions and Advising – 1-800-481-2242 or (618) 634-3200