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Transfer Guide: Computer and Network Investigations


• Students wishing to enter the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Network Investigations major at SAU are encouraged to complete the course recommendations below within the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree at Black Hawk College.
• Students transferring with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree will be admitted to SAU with junior status and most general education courses completed.
• Students electing to transfer without an AA or AS degree will have their transcript evaluated on a course-by-course basis. These students are advised to follow SAU general education recommendations.
• Students are advised to apply to SAU one year in advance of the term they wish to transfer.
• Once an application has been submitted to SAU, a transcript should be sent from BHC to the SAU Admissions Office after each term completed.
• A maximum of 64 semester hours may be transferred from community colleges toward the 120 hours required for a bachelor's degree from SAU.


Complete the following courses prior to transferring to St. Ambrose University in the spring of the sophomore year

1st Year, Fall Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSemester HoursSAU Equivalent
1 ENG 101 3 ENGL EL
   SPEC 101 3 COMM 129
CS 100 3 CSCI EL
   NETW 125 3 Technical Elective
CRJU 151 3 CRJU 101
  Semester Hours 15  

1st Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  MATH 112 or MATH 161 3-4 MATH 151 or CSCI 281
1 ENG 102 3 ENGL 101
2 Physical Science 3-4 Natural Science
3 POLS122 3 PSCI 101
NETW 145 3 CSCI 140
  Semester Hours 15-17

2nd Year, Fall Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
NETW 165 3 CSCI 270
4 Humanities/Fine Arts (See foreign language note) 3 Humanities
4 Humanities (PHIL100,101,or 103 recommended) 3 Philosophy/Theology
5 Non-Western Studies 3 General Education
3 Social and Behavioral Science 3 Social Science
6 CRJU 255 3 CRJU 221
  Semester Hours 18  

2nd Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  NETW 185 3 CSCI 450 (lower division)**
7 MATH 161 or Elective 3 CSCI 281 or Elective
8 Life Science 3-4 Natural Science
4 Humanities or Fine Arts 3 Humanities
3 Social and Behavioral Science 3 Social Science
  Semester Hours 15-16  

Total Semester Hours - 64-65

Students' assessment scores might indicate the necessity of prerequisite English, math or reading courses in addition to the courses suggested in this sequence

  1. A grade of "C" or better is required in both ENG 101 and ENG 102.
  2. Physical Science Electives: Any BHC IAI P course. Note: Life Science or Physical Science must include a lab.
  3. Social and Behavioral Science Electives: Any BHC IAI S course.
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: Any BHC IAI H, F or HF course.
    Foreign Language Note:
    SAU requires three years of the same foreign language in high school or 2 semesters at the college level. Sign language may satisfy this requirement. Foreign language at the 202 level or above will meet a humanities requirement at Black Hawk College.
  5. Non-Western Studies Electives: Any BHC IAI N course or one of the following AG 288, ECON 270, SBS 200 or SPEC 175.
  6. Formerly LAWN 255; Prerequisites for CRJU 255 are COMM 100 or ENGL 101 and POLS 122.
  7. Recommended electives: Foreign language (if needed), HEAL 102, HPE activity course, CIP 167 or CRJU 254..
  8. Life Science Electives: Any BHC IAI L1 course. Note: Life Science or Physical Science must include a lab.
    **Will not count toward the 300-level requirements.St. Ambrose Contact

St. Ambrose Contact
Dr. Kevin Lillis
Phone (563) 333-6429

Black Hawk Contact
Cathryn Lass
Phone (309) 796-5474

Updated: October, 2016

This guide is not intended to be a contract with SAU. The information of this guide is subject to change; students are advised to contact SAU to keep informed of changes. Final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Using this guide in conjunction with the BHC Catalog, the student will use to fulfill degree requirements.