Transfer Programs


Transfer programs provide an opportunity for students to complete their first two years of study of 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.


Transferable Degrees



Agriculture Business & Management

Associate of Arts

Associate of Science

Associate of General Studies

Computer Systems and Security Specialist

General Education Core Certificate

Information Processing Technology


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


  • 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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