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Psychology

For students attending: Waubonsee 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: ENG 211, 212, 215, 220, 221, 222, 225, 226, 227, 230, 235, 240, 245, 255; HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, 125; HUM 101, 102; or PHL 100, 105, 120.
    3. Social Sciences - Choose one course from the following: ANT 100, 101, 110, 120; ECN 100, 110, 121, 122; GEO 225, 230, 235; IDS 110; PSC 100, 220, 240, 260, 280; SSC 110; or SOC 100, 120, 130, 210, 215, 230, 240.
    4. Choose one course from section B or section C or from the following: ART 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105; ENG 250; HIS 205, 215, 225, 235, 245; HUM 201; MUS 100, 101, 102, 200; PHL 110; or THE 100, 110, 130.
    5. Science Electives - A minimum of eleven (11) credit hours is required to fulfill this requirement. A Psychology major should complete BIO 120 or 260 and additional course chosen from the following to total 11 credit hours: AST 100, 105, 110; BIO 100, 110, 120, 122, 126, 200, 240, 244, 250, 254, 270, 272; CH 100, 102, 121, 122; PHY 103, 111, 112, 221.
  2. EQUIVALENCIES - Following is a list of courses that will transfer into the Psychology program at IIT and their direct equivalents at Waubonsee Community College:
WCC COURSE TITLE IIT EQUIVALENT
MTH 112 and 211 or Plane Trigonometry and Calculus for Business & Social Sciences MATH 119 and 122
MTH 131 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MATH 151
BIO 120 or Principles of Biology I BIOL 107
BIO 260 Human Structure and Function BIOL 115
CIS 115 or Introduction to Programming CS 105
CIS 120 or Visual BASIC Programming CS Elect (see note 1)
CIS 150 Introduction to JAVA CS 105
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology PSYC 221
PSY 200 Research and Methodology in Psychology PSYC 204
PSY 235 Social Psychology PSYC 310 (see note2)
PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 303 (see note 2)
PSY 245 Industrial/Organization Psychology PSYC 301 (see note 2)

Note 1. CIS 120 will substitute for IIT's CS 105 requirement.
Note 2. IIT's Institute of Psychology will have the final approval to determine transfer credit.