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Computer Science or Computer Information Systems

For students attending: Moraine Valley Community College
Who plan to major in: Computer Science or Computer Information Systems

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: COM 102; HIS 101, 102, 105, 201, 202, 250, 251; HUM 101, 102, 104, 115; LIT 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226; or PHI 101, 115, 120, 125, 225, 226.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose one course from the following: ANT 201, 202, 205, 210; ECO 101, 102, 250; GEO 101, 102, 201; PSC 103, 110, 115, 210, 212, 215, 225; PSY 101, 104, 105, 106, 201, 202, 205, 210, 211, 215, 220; SOC 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 204, 210; or SSC 100, 101, 102.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 110, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209; COM 120; HIS 204, 207, 210, 211, 215, 220, 230, 254; HUM 249, 251; LIT 205, 280; MUS 106, 107; PHI 111; or THE 107, 110.
    5. Science Electives for Computer Science majors - A minimum of fourteen (14) credit hours is required to fulfill this requirement. At least one natural science or engineering elective must be in a field other than physics. A CS major should complete PHYS 203 and 204 and two additional courses chosen from the following to total 14 credit hours: BIO 111, 112, 115, 119, 180; CHM 111, 131, 132; PHS 103, 105; PHYS 205.
  2. EQUIVALENCIES - Following is a list of courses that will transfer into the Computer Science or Computer Information Systems programs at IIT and their direct equivalents at Moraine Valley Community College:
MVCC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 150 Calculus I / Analytic Geometry MATH 151
MTH 151 Calculus II / Analytic Geometry MATH 152
MTH 152 Calculus III / Analytic Geometry MATH 251 (see note 1)
MTH 201 Differential Equations MATH 252 (see note 1)
MTH 210 Linear Algebra MATH 332 (see note 1)
PHY 203 Mechanics PHYS 123
PHY 203 and 204 Mechanics and Heat, Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 123 and 221 (see note 1)
BIO 111 or General Biology BIOL 107 (see note 2)
BIO 115 Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 115 (see note 2)
CHM 131 Chemistry (University Oriented) I CHEM 124 (see note 2)
MIS 160 or C++ Programming I CS 115 and 116
MIS 176 JAVA Programming I CS 115 and 116
CSC 280 Data Structures with Applications CS 331
PSC 110 American National Government PS 200 (see note 2)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 221 (see note 2)

Note 1. Required only for the Computer Science program.
Note 2. Required only for the Computer Information Systems program.