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Psychology

For students attending: Oakton 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: EGL 113, 115, 117, 129, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 234, 235, 241, 242; HIS 111, 112, 120, 131, 132, 135, 207, 221, 222; HUM 120, 121, 127; or PHL 106, 107, 170, 180, 205, 215, 230, 231, 240.
    3. Social Sciences -Choose one course from the following: ANT 202, 203, 204, 210; ECO 110, 201, 202, 203; GEG 120, 122, 130; PSC 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 201, 202, 204, 209, 210; PSY 101, 107, 108, 115, 120, 122, 130, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 211, 221, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 241; SOC 101, 103, 104, 210, 220, 230, 232, 233, 234; or SSC 101, 105, 201, 205, 206.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 111, 112, 113, 114; EGL 260; HIS 113, 114, 115, 121, 139, 140, 208, 211, 216, 225, 226, 227, 228, 233, 234, 235, 236, 240, 260; HUM 122, 123, 125, 126, 131, 133, 140, 142, 160, 165, 210, 220, 242; or MUS 145, 236, PHL 245.
    5. Science Electives - A minimum of eleven (11) credit hours is required to fulfill this requirement. A Psychology major should complete BIO 121 or 122 and additional courses chosen from the following to total 11 credit hours: BIO 131, 132, 151, 210; CHEM 101, 105, 121, 122, 207; PHY 115, 131, 132.
  2. EQUIVALENCIES - Following is a list of courses that will transfer into the Psychology program at IIT and their direct equivalents at Oakton Community College:
OAKTON COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MAT 122 and 180 or Trigonometry and Calculus for Business and Social Science MATH 119 and 122
MAT 250 Calculus I MATH 151
BIO 121 or General College Biology I BIOL 107
BIO 122 General College Biology II BIOL 115
CSC 156 Java Computer Science I CS Elective (see note 1)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 221
PSY 202 Social Psychology PSYC 310 (see note 2)
PSY 203 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior PSYC 303 (see note 2)
PSY 221 Psychology in Business and Industry PSYC 301 (see note 2)
PSY 241 Biological Bases of Behavior PSYC 222

Note 1. This CS Elective will substitute for CS 105.
Note 2. IIT's Institute of Psychology will have the final approval to determine transfer credit.