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.

General requirements for graduation with a General Education Core Certificate (GECC), an Associate of Arts (AA) Degree, or an Associate of Science (AS) Degree include the following:

  • 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
  • Making application for graduation by published deadline
  • Payment of all tuition and fees

Articulation Agreements

Transfer Guides

Articulation Information

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 (GECC) 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 any student entering an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as a first-time freshman in summer 1998 (and thereafter) and information can be obtained through accessing

Participation: Shawnee Community College participates in the IAI General Education and the following 21 IAI Majors:

  • Agriculture (AG)
  • Art (ART)
  • Biological Sciences (BIO)
  • Business (BUS)
  • Chemistry (CHM)
  • Computer Science (CS)
  • Criminal Justice (CRJ)
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • Engineering (EGR)
  • English (EGL)
  • History (HST)
  • Mathematics (MTH)
  • Media and Communication Arts (MC)
  • Physics (PHY)
  • Political Science (PLS)
  • Psychology (PSY)
  • Sociology (SOC)
  • Theatre Arts (TA)

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.


Articulation Pages

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Because four-year institutions vary in degree 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.

The programs listed are Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degrees with the specific requirements for each major. These are general suggestions, however, as requirements differ between universities. For this reason, any student pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science is responsible for consulting with a Shawnee Community College advisor and the appropriate university personnel prior to course enrollment to ensure transferability. Those programs with signed articulation agreements will be noted as such.

Students should declare their degree and concentration as early as possible, and see their designated advisor during registration to ensure that all necessary coursework is taken. Courses offered at Shawnee Community College support many concentrations of study, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Cinema & Photography
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Sciences
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality/Tourism
  • Human Nutrition
  • Industrial Tech
  • Information Systems
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Linguistics
  • Math
  • Microbiology
  • Mortuary Science
  • Music
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Phys Assistant
  • Pre-Podiatry
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Psychology
  • Radio, TV & Media
  • Radiologic Sciences
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech
  • Theater
  • Zoology


Registrar’s Office

Main Campus, Room H2085