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Psychology

For students attending: Elgin Community College
Who plan to major in: Psychology

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs with any questions regarding the course equivalencies below.

  1. GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - Please consult the General Education section of the current IIT Bulletin for complete requirements.
    1. Basic Writing Proficiency - Students must show basic writing proficiency by receiving a satisfactory score on the Writing Proficiency Examination or by passing an English Composition course.
    2. Humanities - Choose one course from the following: HIS 101, 102, 115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 151, 152, 160, 201; HUM 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 110, 112, 113, 117, 118, 124, 170, 202, 203, 204, 205, 216, 217, 231; INS 107, 204; or LIT 201, 202, 203, 205, 210, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 219, 223, 230, 231, 235, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose one course from the following: ATR 110, 120, 170, 210, 220; BEC 101, 102, 103; ECN 111; GEO 116; INS 131, 133, 135, 138, 224; POS 150, 151, 152, 250, 251, 253; or SOC 100, 201, 209, 210, 211, 215, 220, 225, 230.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C from the following: ART 115, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155; HIS 130, 131, 140, 141; HUM 208, 224; INS 159, 208; LIT 222, 225, 229; MUS 104, 105, 106, 107; or THE 100, 122, 124.
    5. Science Electives - A minimum of eleven (11) credit hours is required to fulfill this requirement. A Psychology major should complete BIO 110, 113 or 130 and additional courses chosen from the following to total 11 credit hours: ATY 100, 101; BIO 105, 110, 113, 114, 115, 120, 130, 135, 136, 150; CHM 101, 112, 115, 142, 143, 170; or PHY 101, 102, 111, 112, 113.
  2. EQUIVALENCIES - Following is a list of courses that will transfer into the Psychology program at IIT and their direct equivalents at Elgin Community College:
ELGIN COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 114 and 126 or Trigonometry and Calculus for Business & Social Science MATH 119 and 122
MTH 133 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
BIO 110 or Principles of Biology BIOL 107
BIO 113 or Molecular & Cellular Biology BIOL 107
BIO 130 Human Anatomy & Physiology BIOL 115
CIS 105 or Programming in BASIC CS 110
CIS 205 Visual Programming CS 110
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 221
PSY 201 Experimental Psychology PSYC 204
PSY 215 Social Psychology PSYC 310 (see note 1)
PSY 216 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 303 (see note 1)
PSY 217 Industrial/Organizational Psychology PSYC 301 (see note 1)

Note 1. IIT's Institute of Psychology will have the final approval to determine transfer credit.