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Planning Guides

Black Hawk College

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Business

TRANSFER FACTS

• Students must apply and be admitted to SAU for general admission. Students are advised to apply a year in advance of the term they wish to transfer. Apply to SAU online
• The student should send the SAU Admissions Office a transcript for each term completed after submitting their application.
• The student must have a minimum grade of "C" to be in "good standing" for admission purposes.
• CLEP and Advanced Placement credit are subject to review for credit at SAU on an individual basis. Send these scores at the time you request a transcript be sent to SAU.
• A student who earns an AA or AS degree from BHC will be admitted to SAU as a junior. In order for students to graduate from BHC in the Business or Accounting Transfer curriculums, they must complete MATH 132 and MATH 228. SAU does not require these courses.
• The student can achieve a certain degree of specialization by selecting one of the different majors listed: Accounting, Economics, Finance, General Business, Management and Organizations, Marketing, or International Business.
• For students transferring with 30 semester hours or fewer, it is strongly recommended that BHC coursework include MATH 112 or 131; ECON 221 or 222, all of which would serve as prerequisites for business courses at SAU.
• Students earning the AA degree from BHC should reference the AA/AS Degree Planning Worksheet for appropriate course selection.
• Students planning to transfer prior to completion of the AA/AS at BHC, should reference SAU general education requirements.
• A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the minimum of 120 credits required for SAU graduation.


SUGGESTED COURSES - Include the following courses within the AA/AS degree.

NotesBHC CourseSHSAU Course
  ACCT 101 3 ACCT 201
ACCT 102 3 ACCT 202
  ACCT 103 1 Elective
ACCT 104 1 Elective
1 ACCT 205 (Accounting majors) 3 ACCT 307 (lower division)**
  ECON 221 3 ECON 201
  ECON 222 3 ECON 202
2 MATH 112 (or higher) 4 MATH 171
   HEAL 102 2 KIN 149
3,7 BL 202 or BA 230 or BA 240 3-6 BUS 201 or MKTG 209 or MKTG 310 (lower division)**
4 Foreign Language 0-8 Foreign Language
5 Philosophy 100 (formerly PHIL 202), 101, 103, 205, or 206; HIST 222 (see note) 3-6 Philosophy/Theology General Education Requirement

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

  1. Non-accounting majors should consult their BHC catalog for appropriate course selection. 
  2. Grade of "C" or better required. In the AA/AS degree, MATH 112 will be counted as an elective; students should also select at least one math course from the general education core.
  3. Appropriate course selection may vary based on the specific major chosen at SAU. Contact 563-333-6270.
  4. SAU requires three years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters through level 102 in college.
  5. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one Philosophy course prior to transferring to SAU. Students not earning the AA/AS degree may meet up to six hours of the twelve hour Philosophy/Theology requirement prior to transfer by completing one Philosophy course and HIST 222 at BHC.  Students who earn the AA/AS degree at BHC will only need to complete 6 hours of Philosophy/Theology after transfer.  An introductory philosophy course is recommended to meet a humanities requirement at BHC, as well as meet a prerequisite for an upper level philosophy or theology course at SAU.
  6. ** ACCT 205 will not count toward 300 level requirements at SAU.
  7. BA 240 will not fulfill SAU writing intensive requirement.

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. 

Updated: September, 2014

Computer Network Administration

TRANSFER FACTS

• Students wishing to enter the Computer Information Systems 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.

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

1st Year, Fall Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
1 ENG 101 3 ENGL EL
CS 121 3 CSCI Elective
NETW 125 3 Tech Elective
SPEC 101 3 COMM 129
2 MATH 112 or MATH 131 3-4 MATH 151 or CSCI 281
Semester Hours 15-16  

1st year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
NETW 145 3 CSCI 140
1 ENG 102 3 ENGL 101
3 Physical Science 3-4 Natural Science
2,4 MATH 131 or Elective 3 CSCI 281 or Elective
CS 225 4 CSCI 270
  Semester Hours 16-17

2nd Year, Fall Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
4 Technical Elective 3 Technical Elective
5 Humanities (Philosophy 100, 101 or 103 recommended.  See foreign language note.) 3-4 Philosophy/Theology
5 Fine Arts 3 Humanities
6 Non-Western Studies 3 General Education
7 Social and Behavioral Science - (ECON 222 recommended) 3 Social Science
NETW 165 3 Tech Elective
  Semester Hours 17-18  

2nd Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
8 Technical Elective 3 Technical Elective
7 Social and Behavioral Science 3 Social Science
9 Life Science 3-4 Natural Science
5 Humanities or Fine Arts 3 Humanities
7 Social and Behavioral Science 3 Social Science
Semester Hours 15-16  

Total Semester Hours - 64-65

NOTES:

1. A grade of "C" or better is required in both ENG 101 and ENG 102.
2. MATH 131 requires a Compass College Algebra score of 46 or prior completion of MATH 112 with a grade of "C" or higher. Students who meet the requirement may enter MATH 131 directly.
3. Physical Science Electives: Any BHC IAI P course. Note: Life Science or Physical Science must include a lab.
4. Recommended electives include: CIP 204 + CIP 205, or CIP 226 + CIP 227, or ENG 132 or ACCT 101/103 or BA 250 or HPE (101-200) or HEAL 102 or foreign language if needed (see Foreign Language note below). It is not recommended that total hours earned exceed minimum BHC degree requirement of 64 semester hours.
5. Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: Any BHC IAI H, F or HF course. It is recommended that students complete one introductory philosophy course at BHC to meet the prerequisite for the upper level philosophy/theology requirement at SAU.
Foreign Language Note:
SAU requires three years of the same language in high school or the equivalent 2 semesters at the college level. Sign language may meet this requirement. Foreign language below the 202 level will not meet a humanities requirement at Black Hawk College.
6. Non-Western Studies Electives: Any BHC IAI N course or one of the following AG 288, ECON 270, SBS 200 or SPEC 175.
7. Social and Behavioral Science Electives: Any BHC IAI S course.
8. NETW 216 has prerequisites of: NETW 215, NETW 210, COER 112, COER 116 and CS 100.
9. Life Science Electives: Any BHC IAI L1 course. Note: Life Science or Physical Science must include a lab.

St. Ambrose Contact
Ken Grenier
Phone: (563) 333-6173
GrenierKennethR@sau.edu

Black Hawk Contact
Carrie Delcourt
Phone: 309-796-5318
delcourtc@bhc.edu

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. 

Updated: October 2016

Computer and Network Investigations

TRANSFER FACTS

• 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.

SUGGESTED COURSES

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

NOTES:
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
LillisKevinM@sau.edu

Black Hawk Contact
Cathryn Lass
Phone (309) 796-5474
LassC@bhc.edu

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. 

Computer Science

TRANSFER FACTS

  • Students wishing to enter the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 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.

SUGGESTED COURSES

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

1st Year, Fall Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
1 ENG 101 3 ENGL EL
MATH 124 4 MATH 191
CS 121 5 CSCI 195
SPEC 101 3 COMM 129
  Semester Hours 15  

1st Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  CS 225 4 CSCI 295
1 ENG 102 3 ENGL 101
2 Physical Science 3-4 Natural Science
3 Social and Behavioral Science 3 Social Science
NETW 120 or NETW 125 3 Technical Elective
  Semester Hours 16-17  

2nd Year, Fall Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
CS 252 3 CSCI 310 (lower division)**
4 Humanities/Fine Arts (See foreign language note.) 3 Philosophy/Theology
4 Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Humanities
5 Non-Western Studies 3 General Education
3 Social and Behavioral Science 3 Social Science
6 Elective 2-3 Elective
  Semester Hours 17-18  

2nd Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  NETW 255 3 CSCI 270
MATH 161 3 CSCI 281
7 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  

NOTES:
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 two semesters at the college level. Courses in sign language may meet the requirement. Foreign language below the 202 level will not 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. Students may elect to take a major or general education course to meet additional hours required for graduation. Major electives include: CIP 226 + CIP 227 (6 hours) or MATH 230 (3 hours). General education electives include: HEAL 102 (2 hours), Foreign Language (0-12 hours), or HPE 101-200 (1-3 hours).
7. Life Science Electives: Any BHC IAI L1 course. Note: Life Science or Physical Science must include a lab.
8. **Will not count toward 300-level requirement.

St. Ambrose Contact
Dr. Kevin Lillis
Phone (563) 333-6429
LillisKevinM@sau.edu
Black Hawk Contact

Carrie Delcourt
Phone: 309-796-5318
delcourtc@bhc.edu

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. 

Updated: October 2016

Criminal Justice

This plan assumes the student has met the foreign language requirement and does not need to take college reading, writing or pre-college math. 

Year One

Fall     Spring    
BHCCreditSAU EquivalentBHCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG: 101 Composition I 3 ENGL elective ENG:102 Composition II 3 ENGL 101
MATH: 110 Math for Gen Ed 3 MATH 131 POLS: 122 American National Govt 3 PSCI 101
SPEC: 101 Prin of Speech Comm 3 COMM 129 Humanities Elective (IAI H or Course)* 3  
CRJU: 151 Criminal Justice System 3 CRJU 101 CRJU: 104  Police Administration 3 CRJU 102
SOC: 101 Intro to Sociology 3 SOC 101 CRJU: 152 Criminology 3 SOC 235
      HEAL: 102 Living in a Changing World 2 KIN 149
Total 15   Total 17  

Year Two

Fall Spring
BHCCreditSAU EquivalentBHCCreditSAU Equivalent
Fine Arts (IAI F or HF course* 3   Humanities or Fine Arts (IAI H, F or HF course) * 3  
SOC: 250 Minority Relations 3 SOC 340*** Elective* 3-4  
Physical Science(IAI P course)** 3-4   Life Science (IAI L course) ** 3-4  
CRJU: 255 Criminal Law 3 CRJU:221 CRJU: 153 Survey of Corrections 3 CRJU 231
CRJU: 254 Criminal Investigation 3 CRJU 342*** CRJU: 247 Criminology And Juvenile Delinquency 3 CRJU 316***
Total 15-16   Total 15-17  

Total: 64 credit hours; Associate's in Arts Degree earned

Year Three at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
Theology Elective 3 Philosophy Elective 3
CRJU 200 Research Methods in Sociology and Criminal Justice 3 CRJU 303 Police, Problems, and Practices 3
CRJU 411 Constitution and Criminal Justice 3 CRJU 400 Criminological Theory 3
Course from Minor/Double Major 3 CRJU 430 Data Analysis In Social Research 3
WI Gen Ed 3 Course from Minor/Double Major 3
Total 15 Total 15
Apply for the BA/MCJ if interested      

Year Four at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
WI-CRJU 407 Seminar in Criminal Justice 3 CRJU 314 Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 3
Minor/Double Major 3 Minor/Double Major 3
Minor/Double Major 3 Minor/Double Major 3
Minor/Double Major 3 Minor/Double Major 3
Minor/Double Major 3 Minor/Double Major 3
Total 15 Total 15

*One non-western studies course must be included in humanities, fine arts, or the elective; see BHC advisor for course options. It is recommended that students complete one introductory Philosophy course at BHC (IAI H4 course) to meet the prerequisite for the upper level Philosophy/Theology requirement at SAU. Lastly, foreign language at the 202-level satisfies humanities; SAU requires three years of the same language in high school or the equivalent of the 102 level in college.

**One of the science courses must include a lab (4 credits minimum)

***Does not count in 300 level requirement. WI is writing intensive and must be taken at SAU.

Early Childhood Education

TRANSFER FACTS

All students, regardless of major, who have successfully earned an AA or AS degree and attained an overall Grade Point Average of 2.0 or higher on a 4-point scale will be admitted to SAU with junior status. All students seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) must first apply and be accepted to SAU before applying to SAU's TEP.

·       For the TEP, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required cumulatively, 3.0 for all education core courses, and 3.0 for major/endorsement courses. Grades of "D" or "F" are not accepted.
·       Teacher education has a number of additional requirements that are enumerated by entrance year into the TEP, including minimum ACT scores.  See SAU's TEP Admission Requirements.
·       Before gaining full admission to the St. Ambrose TEP, students must pass the Praxis Core Test. www.ets.org/praxis. Test scores need to be available by mid-July for students entering in fall and by mid-November for students entering in spring. 
·       Before gaining full admission to the St. Ambrose TEP, students must also complete 50 field hours of participation on-site at an approved local school as part of a transcripted class. Field experience must be recent and it must be related to the area in which a student seeks licensure. Students should consult with SAU early in their college course work on completing the participation and documentation required prior to entering the education major.
·       Candidates who major in Early Childhood Education at SAU will be prepared to acquire an Iowa early childhood endorsement to be licensed to teach children birth through grade 3 with and without disabilities.
·       Early Childhood Education majors must present evidence of current certification in infant, child, and adult CPR and first aid before the student teaching semester.
·       Students transferring prior to completion of the AA or AS degree should also reference SAU's general education requirements or consider transferring credits back to Black Hawk College to earn the AA or AS degree after matriculation to St. Ambrose University.
·       CLEP and Advanced Placement credit are subject to review for credit at SAU on an individual basis. Send these scores at the time you request a transcript be sent to SAU.
·       A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the minimum of 120 credits required for SAU graduation.

Secondary Education majors should include the following courses within the AA/AS Degree.

NotesBHC CoursesSemester HoursSAU Equivalent
  HIST 105 or 106 or POLS 122 3 HIST 201 or 202 or PSCI 101
  BIOL 100 OR BIOL 101 4 BIOL 101
  CS 210 3 EDUC 282
1 CD 200 (fall only) or PSYC 262 (spring only) 3 EDUC 284
3 Philosophy 100, 101, 103, 205, or 206; HIST 222 (see note) 3-6 Philosophy/Theology Requirement
  Physical Science 3-4 Natural Science
HEAL 102 2 KIN 149 (1 credit hour at SAU)
  HEAL 200 3 KIN 206 (2 credit hours at SAU)
4 MATH -- see note below 4 MATH 210
2 Foreign Language 0-8 Foreign Language-General Education Requirement

Notes:

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

1. PSYC 262 has a prerequisite of PSYC 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
2. All students must satisfy the foreign language requirement as follows: complete three years of study of the same foreign language in high school or demonstrate competency through the second semester of a language at the college level. The language requirement can be met by completing language courses at St. Ambrose University or at the community college if not met with high school course completion.
3. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one Philosophy or Theology course prior to transferring to SAU. Students not earning the AA or AS degree may meet up to six hours of the twelve hour Philosophy/Theology requirement prior to transfer by completing one Philosophy course and HIST 222 at BHC. Students who earn the AA or AS degree at BHC will only need to complete 6 hours of Philosophy/Theology after transfer. An introductory philosophy course is recommended to meet a humanities requirement at BHC, as well as meet a prerequisite for an upper level philosophy or theology course at SAU.
4. Before fall 2016: Enroll in MATH 100 and MATH 200. MATH 100 has an additional prerequisite of MATH 085 Plane Geometry or appropriate geometry placement score. If needed, MATH 085 can be taken concurrently with MATH 100.
Fall 2016 and later: Enroll in MATH 210. MATH 210 has a pre-requisite of MATH 112 College Algebra. For both the AA and AS degrees, consult an advisor about selecting an additional math course to fulfill BHC's general education core requirement.

St. Ambrose Contact 
Pat Kretchman, Academic Advisor
563-333-6131
KretchmanPatriciaA@sau.edu

Black Hawk Contact
Cathryn Lass 
309-796-5474
LassC@bhc.edu

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.

Updated: October 2016

Elementary Education

TRANSFER FACTS

All students, regardless of major, who have successfully earned an AA degree and attained an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4-point scale, will be admitted to SAU with junior status. All students seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) must first apply and be accepted to SAU before applying to the TEP.

·       For the TEP, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required cumulatively, 3.0 for all education core courses, and 3.0 for major/endorsement courses. Grades of "D" or "F" are not accepted.
·       Teacher education has a number of additional requirements that are enumerated by entrance year into the TEP, including minimum ACT scores. See SAU's TEP Admission Requirements.
·       Before gaining full admission to the St. Ambrose TEP, students must pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam. Test scores need to be available by mid-July for students entering in fall and by mid-November for students entering in spring. 
·       Before gaining full admission to the St. Ambrose TEP, students must also complete 50 field hours of participation on-site at an approved local school as part of a transcripted class. Field experience must be recent and it must be related to the area in which a student seeks licensure. 
·       Candidates who major in Elementary Education at SAU will be prepared to acquire an Iowa elementary education endorsement to be licensed to teach children in grades K-8. An approved area of concentration must be earned in one of the following areas: math, science, social studies, history, English/language arts, reading, French, German, Spanish or special education.
·       Students transferring prior to completion of the AA or AS degree should also reference SAU's general education requirements or consider transferring credits back to Black Hawk to earn the AA or AS degree after matriculation to St. Ambrose.
·       CLEP and Advanced Placement credit are subject to review for credit at SAU on an individual basis. Send these scores at the time you request a transcript be sent to SAU.
·       A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the minimum of 120 credits required for SAU graduation.  It is recommended that students use this guide in conjunction with the AA or AS degree planning worksheets or catalog requirements for graduation.


SUGGESTED COURSES -
The following courses should be included within the AA/AS Degree. 

NotesBHC CoursesSemester HoursSAU Equivalent
  HIST 105 or HIST 106 3 HIST 201 or HIST 202
1 Math - see note below 6 MATH 210
POLS 122 3 PSCI 101
  BIOL 100 or 101 4 BIOL 101
GEOG 101 OR GEOG 102 4 GEOG 201
  HEAL 102 2 KIN 149 (1 credit hour at SAU)
  PE 260 3 KIN 206 (2 credits at SAU)
  ENG 240 3 EDUC 369 (lower division credit)
CS 210 3 EDUC 282
2 PSYC 262 (spring only) 3 EDUC 284
  MUSC 207 or CD 207 3 MUS 244
3 Foreign Language 0-8 Foreign Language-General Education Requirement
4 Philosophy 100, 101, 103, HIST 222 (see note) 3-6 Philosophy/Theology Requirement
5 Approved Courses for Endorsement 0-6 Consult an SAU advisor (see below)

 

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

  1. Students should consult a BHC advisor before enrolling in the education math sequence.

Before fall 2016:  Enroll in MATH 100 and MATH 200. MATH 100 has an additional prerequisite of MATH 085 Plane Geometry or appropriate geometry placement score. If needed, MATH 085 can be taken concurrently with MATH 100. 
Fall 2016 and later:  Enroll in MATH 210.  MATH 210 has a pre-requisite of MATH 112 College Algebra. For both the AA and AS degrees, consult an advisor about selecting an additional math course to fulfill BHC's general education core requirement.

  1. PSYC 262 has a prerequisite of PSYC 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  2. All students must satisfy the foreign language requirement as follows: complete three years of study of the same foreign language in high school or demonstrate competency through the second semester of a language at the college level. The language requirement can be met by completing language courses at St. Ambrose University or at the community college if not met with high school course completion.
  3. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one Philosophy or Theology course prior to transferring to SAU.  Students not earning the AA or AS degree may meet up to six hours of the twelve hour Philosophy/Theology requirement prior to transfer by completing one Philosophy course and HIST 222 at BHC.  Students who earn the AA or AS degree at BHC will only need to complete 6 hours of Philosophy/Theology after transfer.  An introductory philosophy course is recommended to meet a humanities requirement at BHC, as well as meet a prerequisite for an upper level philosophy or theology course at SAU.
  4. An approved endorsement is required for all elementary education majors at SAU.  Recommended BHC courses for approved endorsements are listed below with the exception of Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten, ESL/ELL, Reading, and Special Education.  All courses for those endorsements will be completed at SAU.  Additional course requirements for the endorsements listed below will be met at SAU. 

  *When possible, courses selected to meet general education requirements should overlap with the endorsement requirementIt is not recommended that students exceed the minimum number of 27 required elective hours at BHC.   

English/Language Arts: ENG 213 or 214; THEA 210; and one literature course selected from ENG 190, 206, 208, 210, 215, 216, 218, or 219.  
Mathematics: MATH 124, 161, 200 or 210, and 225.
Science: 12 hours of physical science may include: PS 101 and CHEM 110 or 101; 6 hours of biology may include: BIOL 100, 101, 105, 106, 200 or 201; 6 hours of earth/space science may include: ASTR 101, GEOG 101.
Foreign Language: FREN, GERM or SPAN 201 and 202.
Social Studies: HIST 125 or 127; ECON 221 or 222; GEOG 105; PSYC 101; SOC 101; POLS 122; HIST 105 or 106.
Social Studies History: HIST 105, 106, 125 and 127. 

St. Ambrose Contact
Pat Kretchman, Academic Advisor
563-333-6131

Black Hawk College
Catherine Lass
309-796-5474

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.

Updated: October 2016

Secondary Education

TRANSFER FACTS

·       All students, regardless of major, who have successfully earned an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science (AA or AS) degree and attained an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4-point scale, will be admitted to SAU with junior status. All students seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) must first apply and be accepted to SAU before applying to SAU's TEP.
·       For the TEP, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required cumulatively, 3.0 for all education core courses, and 3.0 for major/endorsement courses. Grades of "D" or "F" are not accepted.
·       Teacher education has a number of additional requirements that are enumerated by entrance year into the TEP, including minimum ACT scores. See SAU's TEP Admission Requirements.
·       Before gaining full admission to the St. Ambrose TEP, students must pass the Praxis Core Test. www.ets.org/praxis  Test scores need to be available by mid-July for students entering in fall and by mid-November for students entering in spring. 
·       Before gaining full admission to the St. Ambrose TEP, students must also complete 50 field hours of participation on-site at an approved local school as part of a transcripted class. Field experience must be recent and it must be related to the area in which a student seeks licensure. Students should consult with SAU early in their college course work on completing the participation and documentation required prior to entering the education major.
·       Students are encouraged to select courses at Black Hawk College that meet requirements for the AA or AS degree, as well as the requirements of their chosen major.
·       Students transferring prior to completion of the AA or AS degree should also reference SAU's general education requirements or consider transferring credits back to Black Hawk to earn the AA or AS degree after matriculation to St. Ambrose.
·       CLEP and Advanced Placement credit are subject to review for credit at SAU on an individual basis. Send these scores at the time you request a transcript be sent to SAU.
·       A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the minimum of 120 credits required for SAU graduation. It is recommended that students use this guide in conjunction with the AA or AS degree planning worksheets or catalog requirements for graduation.

Secondary Education majors should include the following courses within the AA/AS Degree.  Note: Students should consult an SAU advisor for requirements of the discipline they wish to teach.

NotesBHC CoursesSemester HoursSAU Equivalent
  HIST 105 or HIST 106 or POLS 122 3 HIST 201 or 202 or PSCI 101
 1 PSYC 260 3 EDUC 284
  CS 210 3 EDUC 282
 2 Philosophy 100, 101, 103, 205, or 206; HIST 222 (see note) 3-6 Philosophy/Theology General Education Requirement
  HEAL 102 2 KIN 149 (1 credit hour at SAU)
EDUC 210 2 SPED 310 (lower division credit)
3 Foreign Language 0-8 Foreign Language-General Education Requirement
4 Major courses 6-17 Consult an SAU advisor (see below)

Notes:

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

1.     PSYC 260 has a prerequisite of PSYC 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
2.     Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one Philosophy course prior to transferring to SAU. Students not earning the AA or AS degree may meet up to six hours of the twelve hour Philosophy/Theology requirement prior to transfer by completing one Philosophy course and HIST 222 at BHC. Students who earn the AA or AS degree at BHC will only need to complete 6 hours of Philosophy/Theology after transfer.  An introductory philosophy course is recommended to meet a humanities requirement at BHC, as well as a prerequisite for an upper level philosophy or theology course at SAU.
3.     All students must satisfy the foreign language requirement as follows: complete three years of study of the same foreign language in high school or demonstrate competency through the second semester of a language at the college level. The language requirement can be met by completing language courses at St. Ambrose University or at the community college if not met with high school course completion.
4.     Students are encouraged to consult an SAU advisor on selection of courses for the requirements of the discipline they wish to teach. When possible, courses selected for general education should overlap with major requirements.

St. Ambrose Contact
Pat Kretchman, Academic Advisor
563-333-6131
KretchmanPatriciaA@sau.edu

Black Hawk Contact
Cathryn Lass 
309-796-5474 
LassC@bhc.edu

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. 

Updated: October 2016

Mechanical Engineering

TRANSFER FACTS

  • This guide is designed for students who wish to earn an Associate in Science degree at Black Hawk College prior to transfer to St. Ambrose University to complete a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Students are strongly advised to complete the associate degree prior to transfer. Students who transfer prior to completion of the associate degree will have their courses evaluated on a "course-by-course" basis.
  • The St. Ambrose Mechanical Engineering Program is not yet accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Once we have our first graduate of the program, we will begin the accreditation process. Accreditation will be retroactive for graduates of the program under which Mechanical Engineering is evaluated by ABET.
  • To graduate with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, SAU requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all semester credits used to satisfy major requirements. A grade of "C" or better must be received in all MATH courses to be awarded credit
  • Engineering Seminars (ENGR 201, 301 and 401) are required for all engineering majors and should be taken by the time a student has completed approximately 50, 75, and 100 percent, respectively, of the engineering course requirements.
  • Courses transferred to SAU at or above the 300 level will not apply toward the upper division requirement for graduation.
  • A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the semester hours required for SAU graduation; however, some hours beyond the limit accepted may be used to meet degree requirements or course prerequisites. The SAU Registrar has the final authority for accepting credit for transfer.
  • Students attending continuously but on a part-time basis are expected to complete the requirements within eight years.

REQUIRED COURSES

The following courses should be included within the AA/AS Degree.

1st Year - Black Hawk College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
ENG 101 Composition I 3 ENG 102 Composition II 3 SPEC 101 Prin. Speech Com. 3
CHEM 101 Gen. Chemistry I 4 MATH 225 Calculus II 4 Social Science 3
MATH 124 Calculus I 4 PHYS 201 General Physics 5    
GE101 Engineering Graphics 3 Humanities (PHIL 101 or PHIL 103 recommended) 3    
Social Science 3 Life Science 3    
Total 17 Total 18 Total 6

        

2nd Year - Black Hawk College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
MATH 226 Calculus III 5 MATH 230 Linear Algebra 3 Humanities or Fine Arts 3
MATH 228 Prob. & Statistics 3 MATH 235 Differential Eq. 3 Social Science 3
PHYS 202 General Physics 5 GE 202 Analytical Mechanics Dynamics 3    
GE 201 Analytical Mechanics Statics 3 GE 205 Elem. Mechanics of Deformable Bodies 3    
    Non-Western Studies 3    
    Fine Arts 3    
Total 16 Total 18 Total 6

Total BHC Program Hours = 81

3rd Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
ENGR 105 - Intro to Engineering   2 ENGR 265 Engineering Economy   3
ENGR 111 Engineering Graphics   1 ENGR 270 Materials Science   2
ME 310 Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation     3 Theology/Philosophy  300+     3
PHYS 306 Electronics 3 ME 312 Thermodynamics 3
Theology/Philosophy 3 ME 405 Control Theory 3
* Foreign Language (3) * Foreign Language (3)
**Information Literacy 1 KIN 149 1
ENGR 201 Engineering Service Seminar 0 ENGT 301 Engineering Participation Seminar 0
Major Elective 3    
Total 16 (19) Total 15 (18)

4th Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
ENGR 296 Manufacturing Processes 4 ME 351 Design Lab 3
ME 350 Machine Design 3 ME 410 Heat and Mass Transfer 3
ME 415 Mechatronics 3 ME 490 Senior Design 3
ME 412 Applied Thermodynamics 2 ENGR 450 Professional Experience 1
ME 315 Fluid Mechanics 3 Elective (optional) (3)
**KIN Activity 1 ENGR 401 Engineering Exit Survey 0
Total 16 Total 10 (13)

Total Program Hours BHC/SAU - 81/57=138

* Three years of one foreign language in high school fulfills the foreign language requirement.

**KIN Elective and Information Literacy may be waived for students who have earned an AS degree.

St. Ambrose Contact
Dr. Jodi Prosise
563-333-6485
prosisejodif@sau.edu    

Black Hawk Contact
Dr. Douglas Davidson
Phone: 309-796-5246
davidsond@bhc.edu

Updated September 2016

This guide is not intended to be a contract with SAU. The information on 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.

Nursing

TRANSFER FACTS

Students wishing to enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) major (pre-licensure) at SAU after completing the Associate in Science (AS) degree at Black Hawk College should complete the courses below. For transfer students completing the AS degree at BHC, the BSN can be completed in two years of full-time study after transfer.

To be accepted to the nursing major students must:

1.     Complete an admissions application to SAU and complete a separate admissions application to the Department of Nursing. For fall admission, the application deadline is December 1 of the previous year, and for spring admission, the application deadline is July 1 of the previous year. See admission and degree details on the Nursing FAQ page.
2.     Have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students with a GPA lower than 3.0 may submit a letter of petition to the Admission and Progression Committee explaining the circumstances related to the GPA and may be admitted on probation. Admission is very competitive.
3.     Complete prerequisite course requirements with a "C" grade or higher. For course list see Transfer Admissions Checklist.
4.     Complete a CNA (certified nursing assistant) course and hold active status on a state registry.
5.     Complete Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association).
6.     Upon acceptance, initiate certified background check process. ·      

The SAU Nursing Department does not require any formal entrance testing at this time (i.e. TEAS, HESI).

CNA Course Availability:  BHC offers the Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program twice each fall and spring semester, and some summers. The course is NA 100 (8 credit hours).  Please consult BHC's semester schedules for course availability.

Foreign Language Note:  SAU requires three years of the same language in high school or the equivalent of two semesters at the college level. Sign language may meet this requirement. Foreign language at the 202 level or above will meet a humanities requirement at Black Hawk College.

SUGGESTED COURSES

For students wishing to earn the ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE degree at BHC and fulfill prerequisite and general education requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at SAU.

1st Year, Fall Semester 

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  ENG 101 3 ENGL elective
  HEAL 102 2 KIN 149
  PSYC 101 3 PSYC 105
  BIOL 100 or BIOL 101 4 BIOL 101
1,2 MATH 118 5 MATH 171
Semester Hours 17  

1st Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  ENG 102 3 ENGL 101
  CHEM 110 4 CHEM 103
  SPEC 101 3 COMM 129
2,4,5 Elective 3  
  SOC 101 3 SOC 101
Semester Hours 16  

2nd Year, Fall Semester 

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  MATH 108 3 STAT 213
  BIOL 145 4 BIOL 230
2,4,5 Elective 3 Elective
3,4 Fine Arts 3 Fine Arts
PHIL 103 3 PHIL 207
Semester Hours 16  

2nd Year, Spring Semester

NotesBHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
  BIOL 146 4 BIOL 232
  BIOL 261 4 BIOL 211
  PSYC 200 3 PSYC 212
2,4,5 Elective 4  
  Semester Hours  15  

  

Minimum total hours required for associate degree = 64

Industrial Engineering

TRANSFER FACTS

  • This guide is designed for students who wish to earn an Associate in Science degree at Black Hawk College prior to transfer to St. Ambrose University to complete a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering.
  • Students are strongly advised to complete the associate degree prior to transfer. Students who transfer prior to completion of the associate degree will have their courses evaluated on a "course-by-course" basis.
  • The St. Ambrose Industrial Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).  The course requirements, quality of instruction and the control of the curriculum meet or exceed nationally established requirements.
  • To graduate with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, SAU requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all semester credits used to satisfy major requirements. A grade of "C" or better must be received in all MATH courses to be awarded credit. 
  • Engineering Seminars (ENGR 201, 301 and 401) are required for all engineering majors and should be taken by the time a student has completed approximately 50, 75, and 100 percent, respectively, of the engineering course requirements.
  • Courses transferred to SAU at or above the 300 level will not apply toward the upper division requirement for graduation. 
  • A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the semester hours required for SAU graduation; however, some hours beyond the limit accepted may be used to meet degree requirements or course prerequisites.  The SAU Registrar has the final authority for accepting credit for transfer. Students attending continuously but on a part-time basis are expected to complete the requirements within eight years.

REQUIRED COURSES

The following courses should be included within the AA/AS Degree.

1st Year - Black Hawk College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
ENG 101 Composition I 3 ENG 102 Composition II 3 SPEC 101 Prin. Speech Com. 3
CHEM 101 Gen. Chemistry I 4 MATH 225 Calculus II 4 Social Science 3
MATH 124 Calculus I 4 PHYS 201 General Physics 5    
GE101 Engineering Graphics 3 Humanities (PHIL 101 or PHIL 103 recommended) 3    
Social Science 3 Life Science 3    
Total 17 Total 18 Total 6

  

2nd Year - Black Hawk College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
MATH 226 Calculus III 5 MATH 230 Linear Algebra 3 Humanities or Fine Arts 3
MATH 228 Prob. & Statistics 3 MATH 235 Differential Eq. 3 Social Science 3
PHYS 202 General Physics 5 GE 202 Analytical Mechanics Dynamics 3    
GE 201 Analytical Mechanics Statics 3 GE 205 Elem. Mechanics of Deformable Bodies 3    
    Non-Western Studies 3    
    Fine Arts 3    
Total 16 Total 18 Total 6
Total BHC Program Hours = 81

  

3rd Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
ENGR 105 - Intro to Engineering   2   ENGR 265 Engineering Economy 3
ENGR 111 Engineering Graphics 1   ENGR 270 Materials Science 2
IE 305 Industrial Engineering Methods 2 Theology/Philosophy 300+ 3
IE 335 Quality Control and Reliability 3 IE 340 Ergonomics and Occupational Safety 3
Major Elective 3 IE 360 Introduction to Simulation 3
*  Foreign Language (3) *  Foreign Language  (3)
** Information Literacy 1 ** KIN Elective 1
ENGR 201 Engineering Service Seminar 0 ENGR 301 Engineering Participation Seminar 0
Theology/Philosophy  3    
Total 15 (18) Total 15 (18)

  

4th Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
ENGR 296 Manufacturing Processes 4 IE 351 Industrial Engineering Design Laboratory 3
IE 350 Operations Planning 3 **KIN 149 1
IE 391 Operations Research Probability Models 3 IE 409 Operations Research 3
IE 403 Design Fundamentals 3 IE 490 Industrial Engineering Senior Design 3
IE 415 Systems Integration and Design 3 Elective (optional) (3)
    ENGR 450 Professional Experience 1
      ENGR 401 Engineering Exit Survey 0
Total 16 Total 11(14)

Total Program Hours BHC/SAU - 81/57=138

* Three years of one foreign language in high school fulfills the foreign language requirement. **KIN Elective and Information Literacy may be waived for students who have earned an AS degree.

This guide is not intended to be a contract with SAU. The information on 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.

St. Ambrose Contact
Dr. Michael Opar
563-333-6152
oparmichaele@sau.edu  

Black Hawk Contact
Dr. Douglas Davidson
Phone: 309-796-5246
davidsond@bhc.edu

Updated: September, 2016

Pre-OT

St. Ambrose University currently admits 36 qualified students into the OTD program each fall.

• The OTD program is a 3-year post baccalaureate program, which includes coursework, fieldwork and internships
• Baccalaureate degree: All students admitted into the program must have their baccalaureate degree completed by June 1st, before intended start in the OTD program in August. Students may select their baccalaureate degree of choice.
• Transfer students from Blackhawk Community College must apply for admission to St. Ambrose University. A separate application to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is required in the fall of senior year. Students must be admitted to the University as well as the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Admission to St. Ambrose University does not guarantee advancement into the graduate level OTD program.
• Students who plan to condense their undergraduate education into 3 years are encouraged to contact the OT department at: ot@sau.edu at the start of their college career or earlier, to obtain advising on coursework.
• Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Prerequisite GPA must meet a minimum of a 3.0. Grades for all prerequisite coursework must be available by the application deadline of December 1st. In most cases that means all prerequisite coursework will need to be completed by the end of the junior year.

Prerequisite Courses

SAU CourseCredit HoursBHC Equivalency
BIOL 230 Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4 BIOL 145
BIOL 232 Anatomy and Physiology II w/ lab 4 BIOL 146
HS 250 Medical Terminology 4 HIM 200
PSYC 212 Lifespan 1 PSYC 200
SOCIAL SCIENCE 300+ 3 Take at SAU
STAT 213 Statistics for Social Sciences 3 MAT 108
PHIL 207 Ethics OR PHIL 310 Biomedical Ethics 3 PHIL 103
PSYC 215 Research Methods 3 PSYC 212

Application Procedures

1.     Applications are completed on the OT Centralized Application System. Complete full application online at www.otcas.org. Application deadline is December 1.

Applications includes:

a.     Three letters of recommendation are required. One of the letters of recommendation must be from an OT where observation hours were completed.
b.     Official GRE score. Submit directly to OTCAS with program code 7811. Information on the GRE is available at: http://www.ets.org/gre
c.     Written personal statement

2. Submit supplemental materials directly to Rhonda Lane in the OT department at SAU. Supplemental materials include documentation of 50 hours of observation with an occupational therapist, in at least 2 different sites (e.g., pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation.) Hours must be completed under an OTR (not a COTA.) Documentation of observation hours is required on letterhead or email directly from the department or facility, and signed by the supervising OTR.

Your supplemental materials can be turned in directly to the OTD office:

Rhonda Lane
Center for Health Sciences Education, office #224
1320 West Lombard Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804
lanerhondal@sau.edu

Pre-PT

TRANSFER FACTS

• St. Ambrose University admits up to 36 qualified students into the DPT program each fall; however, 15 of these spots are filled by students given a conditional admittance to the DPT program as high school seniors meeting TRACK I requirements.
• TRACK II entry to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is available to qualified St. Ambrose students during the senior year. Students on this track are able to complete program requirements on a 3+2.5 plan of study. The first year of DPT courses is applied toward completion of the undergraduate degree.  Admission to the program on this track requires a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA, however a higher GPA is recommended due to the keen competition for admission.  
• TRACK III entry is available to students holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Students on this track complete requirements on a 4+2.5 plan of study.
• Due to the number of required courses, it is not recommended that students attempt to complete the AA/AS degree at Black Hawk College and all DPT prerequisites. Students who wish to take courses at BHC in addition to DPT prerequisites prior to transfer to SAU should reference BHC AA/AS degree requirements or SAU general education requirements. It is also advisable to consult with an SAU advisor for course selection.
• All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Any major is acceptable; however, the pre-professional course prerequisites must be completed. Many students have found that they are most efficiently able to complete program prerequisites in a Psychology, Biology or Exercise Science major.
• TRACKS II and III DPT program admission also requires: 50 hours of documented observation with licensed physical therapists in two or more physical therapy settings including inpatient and outpatient; submission of official results of the Graduate Record Exam; official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended; two references from individuals well acquainted with the applicant; and an on-site personal interview with PT faculty members.
• TRACKS II and III applications to the program are submitted online through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) at www.ptcas.org.  
• TRACKS II and III application deadlines are October 1 for Early Honors (interviews in October and November), and December 1 (interviews in January and February). Admission deadlines will be changing in 2017. Watch for updates.
• The DPT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association.


SUGGESTED COURSES

Pre-professional Course Prerequisites for Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

BHC CoursesSHSAU Equivalent
BIOL 105 5 BIOL 199
BIOL 106 5 BIOL 200
BIOL 145 4   BIOL 230
BIOL 146 4 BIOL 232
CHEM 1011 4 CHEM 105
CHEM 102 4 CHEM 106
PHYS 1012 5 PHYS 203
PHYS 102 5 PHYS 204
MATH 2282 3 STAT 213
PSYC 101 3 PSYC 105
Psychology/Sociology (Upper level must be taken at an upper division college or university) 3 300 level PSYC or SOC

Notes: 
1. Prior to enrolling in CHEM 101, students must have completed one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 110 or MATH 112, 118 or 123 with a "C" or better, or score 46 or above on the Compass College Algebra Test.
2. Students entering PHYS 101 and MATH 228 must have completed MATH 112 or the equivalent.

St. Ambrose Contact
Physical Therapy Office
Phone: 563-333-6403

Black Hawk Contact
Cathryn Lass 
309-796-5164
LassC@bhc.edu

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. 

Updated: October 2016

Carl Sandburg College

This transfer guides is for students who want to earn their AA at Carl Sandburg College and want to earn their bachelor's degree at St. Ambrose University.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This plan assumes the student has met the foreign language requirement and does not need to take college reading, writing or pre-college math.

First Year - At CSC

Fall CoursesCreditSAU EquivalentSpring CoursesCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG 101 Composition I 3 elective ENG 102 Composition II 3 ENGL 101
PSY 101 Intro to Psych 3 PSYC 105 SOC Intro to Sociology 3 SOC 101
**Pre-Calculus or Gen Ed Math 5 MATH 171 PHIL 105 3 THEO 250
BIO 101 General Biology 4 BIOL 101 CHM 110 Intro to Gen Chemistry 4 CHEM 105
HTH 140 2 KIN 149 SPE 110 or 120 Public Speaking 3 COMM 203 OR 129
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16

Second Year - At CSC

Fall CoursesCreditSAU EquivalentSpring CoursesCreditSAU Equivalent
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIOL 230 BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIOL 232
HIS 105/106 US History or Humanities 3 Gen Ed Elective 4
MAT 210 or SSC 120 Statistics 3 STATS 213 BIO 200 Microbiology 4 BIOL 211
Fine Arts or Humanities 3 Gen Ed PSY 265 Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC 212
PHIL 103 3 PHIL 310
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15

CNA and associate's degree earned at Carl Sandburg College with 64 total credits.

Third Year - At SAU

Fall CoursesCreditSpring CoursesCredit
NURS 305 Intro to Contemporary Nursing 3 NURS 360 Intro to Theoretical Concepts 3
NURS 315 Nursing Process I: Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 365 Nursing Process II Across the Lifespan 4
NURS 325 Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 370 Applied Learning Experiences II 2
NURS Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 4 NURS 375 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
NURS 350 Applied Learning Experiences I 2 NURS 380 Nursing Concepts of Mental Health 3
PHIL or THEO 100-200 level 3 NURS 395 Clinical Application II 2
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 17

Summer/Winterim

THEO/PHIL (if needed), 3 credits

Fourth Year - At SAU

Fall CoursesCreditSpring CoursesCredit
NURS 410 Concepts of Population Health 3 NURS 460 Concepts of Applied Nursing Care 3
NURS 415 Nursing Process III Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 465 Concepts Chronicity and Palliative Care 3
NURS 425 Applied Learning Experiences III 2 NURS 475 Leadership and Contemporary Issues 3
NURS 435 Concepts of Children and Women's Health 3 NURS 485 Professional Nursing Capstone 3
WI-NURS 440 Evidence-Based Practice 3 NURs 495 Advanced Nursing Practicum 3
NURS 445 Clinical Application III 2

PHIL 310 Biomedical Ethics
or
THEO 319 Bioethics and Healthcare

3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 18


WI = writing intensive
** If you complete BIO:211, 212, 200, CHEM 110 and MATH 210 at Carl Sandburg, you do not need Pre-Calculus.
Foreign Language: *SAU requires three years of the same language in high school or the equivalent 2 semesters at the college level or proficiency through 102 level. Sign language may meet this requirement.
*High School transcript needed.
*** Information subject to change***

UPDATED July 2017

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Click below on an academic subject to see the guides.

Accounting

Classes at ­­­Eastern Iowa Community College for Transfer to St. Ambrose University

Download the Sample Degree Plan (.docx)

Sample Degree Plan for the Accounting Major

First Year – Classes taken at EICC
FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:105 Composition I 3 ENGL elective
CSC:110 Intro to Computers 3 CSCI 120
MAT:156 Statistics 3 STBE 137
ACC:142 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 201
PEH:109 Personal Wellness 1 KIN 149
Humanities Gen Ed 1 Gen Ed
Total 16

SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:106 Composition II 3 ENGL 101
MKT:110 Principles of Marketing 3 MKTG 209
ECN:120 Macro Economics 3 ECON 201
ACC:146 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 202
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3 COMM 129
Gen Ed 1 Gen Ed
Total 16

Second Year – Classes taken at EICC
FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ECN:130 Micro Economics 3 ECON 202
Fine Arts Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Life Science Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Literature Gen Ed* 4 Gen Ed
Western Perspective Gen Ed* 3 Gen Ed
Total 16

SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ACC:221 Cost Accounting 3 ACCT 307*
BUS:185/186 Business Law I or II 3 BUS 201
Physical Science Gen Ed 4 Gen Ed
International Perspective Gen Ed ** 3 Gen Ed
Psych/Soc Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 16

Total: 64 credits and associate's degree earned

Third Year – Classes taken at SAU
FALL

ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I, 3 credits
ACCT 305 Income Tax I, 3 credits
STBE 237 Stats for Business and Economics, 3 credits
THEO Gen Ed, 3 credits
Gen Ed, 3 credits
Total 15 credits

SPRING

ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II, 3 credits
WI-MGMT 310 Principles of Management, 3 credits
FIN 300 Finance, 3 credits
Business Core Class, 3 credits
Gen Ed, 3 credits
Total 15 credits

Fourth Year – Classes taken at SAU
FALL

WI-ACCT 303 Intermediate Accounting, III 3
ACCT 312 Accounting Information Systems, 3 credits
INTL 400 International Experiential Portfolio, 1 credit
Accounting Elective, 6 credits
Total 13 credits

SPRING

WI-MGMT 349 Strategic Mgmt & Policy, 3 credits
ACCT 415 Auditing, 3 credits
PHIL 305 Business Ethics, 3 credits
Accounting Elective, 3 credits
Business Core Class, 3 credits
Total 15

This Plan assumes the student has met the foreign language requirement and does not need to take college reading, writing or pre-college math.
* Does not count in 300 level requirement.
** Can take 1st semester language if needed. WI is writing intensive Accounting Elective: ACCT:306, ACCT:314, ACCT:401, ACCT:402

WI=writing intensive

Updated March 2017

Art

This Guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a B.A. in Art. Use this guide with an EICCD A.S. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Visit the Art Department website for more information on this major.

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICC. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.   

Transferring with a degree: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status.
Transferring without a degree:  Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis.

Click here for Transfer Course Equivalency Guides.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.

Courses from AA General Education degree categories:
Humanities – PHI:101, PHI:105, or PHI:110
Electives – PEH:109

Courses that fulfill Art Major course requirements at SAU:

EICCD ART:120 2-D Design*, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is ART 203
EICCD ART:133 Drawing, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is ART 100
ART:134 Drawing II*, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is ART 207
ART:203 Art History I, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is AH 250
ART:204 Art History II*, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is AH 251 

*SAU requires a minimum grade of B in these courses. All other Art coursework must be a C or above. Major GPA must be at least 3.0.

SAU Contact Person
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor
563/333-6310

Updated September 2016

Biology/Biomedical Concentration

This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a B.S. in Biology or a B.S. in Biology with a Biomedical Sciences Concentration, including those who plan to pursue a post-baccalaureate health professional education. Use this guide with an EICCD A.S. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Visit the Biology Department website for more information on this major.

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICC. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.   

Transfer: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status.  
Note: It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, your general education coursework should include a philosophy course. SAU also has a Health and Fitness graduation requirement that can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness. Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. Click here for Transfer Course Equivalency Guides.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.

 

SAU biology major requirements and recommended EICCD courses:

Course #

Title      CreditsSAU Equivalent
BIO:114 Biology IA 4 BIOL:199
BIO:115 General Biology IIA 4 BIOL:200
CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I 4 - 5 CHEM:105
CHM:175/176 General Chemistry II 4 - 5 CHEM:106
CHM:261/263 Organic Chemistry 4 - 5 CHEM:207
MAT:156 Statistics 3 STAT:213

Courses that contribute to the biomedical sciences concentration** at SAU:

Course #Title      CreditsSAU Equivalent
BIO:168 BIO:173 Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 each BIOL 230 & biol 232
BIO:186 Microbiology 4 BIOL:211
MAT:210 Calculus I 4 MATH:191
PHY:162 PHY:172 College Physics I AND College Physics II 4 each PHYS:203 PHYS:204

*Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level will not count as upper division credit at SAU.
**SAU offers other biology concentrations in Environmental Biology, Molecular Biology, and Secondary Education. Consult the SAU catalog and course equivalency list to identify appropriate courses for these concentration areas.

SAU Contact Person:
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor
563/333-6310

Updated September 2016

Business

This Guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a degree in Business. Use this guide with an EICC A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click to read about the Managerial Studies Program

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICC.  For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.

Transfer:  Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status. Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis.

Click here for Course Equivalencies. SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language:  SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by three years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.  

Courses to select from AA general education degree categories:
Humanities: PHI:101, PHI:105 OR PHI:110
Social Sciences: ECN:120
Math: MAT:156
Electives: PEH:109

Courses which will fulfill business core course requirements at SAU:
ECN:130 Microeconomics (=SAU ECON:202), 3 credits
ACC:142 Financial Accounting (=SAU ACCT:201), 3 credits
ACC:146 Managerial Accounting (=SAU ACCT:202), 3 credits
BUS:185 or BUS:186 Business Law I or II (= SAU BUS:201), 6 credits

FIN:130 Principles of Finance (=SAU FNCE 300*), 3 credits
MAT:156 Statistics (=SAU STBE 137*), 3 credits
MGT:101 Principles of Management (=SAU MGMT:310A*), 3 credits
MKT:110 Principles of Marketing (= SAU MKTG 209), 3 credits

*Will not count toward upper division credit at SAU or Writing Intensive

SAU Contact Person:  
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor 
563/333-6310 
AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu

Updated November 2014

Business Sales

Classes at ­­­Eastern Iowa Community College for Transfer to St. Ambrose University

Sample Course of Study for a degree in Business Sales.

First Year - Classes taken at EICC

FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:105 Composition I 3 ENGL elective
CSC:110 Intro to Computers 3 CSCI:120
MAT:156 Statistics 3 STBE:137
Humanities Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
MKT:140 Principles of Selling 3 SLS:335
Total 15


SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:106 Composition II 3 ENGL:101
MKT:110 Principles of Marketing 3 MKTG:209
ECN:120 Macro Economics 3 ECON:201
Fine Arts Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3 COMM:129
Total     15


Second Year - Classes taken at EICC

FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ECN:130 Micro Economics 3 ECON:202
ACC:142 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT:201
Life Science Gen Ed 4 Gen Ed
Literature Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Western Perspective Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 16


SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ACC:146 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT:202
BUS:185/186 Business Law I or II 3 BUS:201
Physical Science Gen Ed 4 Gen Ed
Foreign Language 1 4 Gen Ed
Psych/Soc Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 17

Total: 63 credits and associate's degree earned

SUMMER – Foreign Language 2, 4 credits


Third Year - Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
STBE:237 Stats for Business and Economics 3 SLS:345 Key Customer/Relationship Development 3
SLS:300 Principles of Finance 3 THEO Gen Ed 3
MGMT:210 Principles of Management 3 SLS:375, SLS:405 or SLS:415 (2) 3
Business Electives 6 Writing Intensive Elective 3
KIN:149 Wellness Concepts 1 SLS:355 Comm To Lead 3
Total 16 Total 15


Fourth Year - Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
PHIL:305 Business Ethics 3 INTL:400 International Experiential Portfolio 1
SLS:365 Advanced Sales Techniques 3 MGMT:349 WI Strategic Management 3
Business Electives 9 SLS:375, SLS:405 or SLS:415 (2) 3
Total 15 SLS:425 Internship/Co-op 3
Business Elective 3
Total 13

Revised and prepared 8/2/16

Criminal Justice


This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about this major

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.

Transfer: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status. 
Note: It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, general education coursework should include a philosophy course. SAU also has a Health/Physical Education graduation requirement which can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness. Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. Click here for Course Equivalencies.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.  

EICCD courses that will fulfill SAU foundational and core course requirements in criminal justice:

EICCD CRJ:100 Introduction to Criminal Justice, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:101
EICCD CRJ:118 Law Enforcement, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:102
EICCD CRJ:120 Introduction to Corrections, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:231
EICCD CRJ:130 Criminal Law I, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:221
EICCD CRJ:141 Criminal Investigation, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:342*
EICCD CRJ:201 or SOC:230 Juvenile Delinquency, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:316*
EICCD CRJ:941 Practicum in Criminal Justice, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:421*

EICCD courses that will fulfill SAU criminal justice elective course requirements:

EICCD CRJ:230 Evidence, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is CRJU:342*
EICCD SOC:251 Social Psychology, 3 credts | SAU Equivalent is SOC:220

*Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level or above will not count as upper division credit at SAU.    

SAU Contact Person:  
Brandi Ahlers
Admissions Transfer Counselor
563/333-6310

Updated October 2016

Healthcare Sales

Classes at ­­­Eastern Iowa Community College for Transfer to St. Ambrose University

Sample Course of Study for the Healthcare Sales Major

First Year - Classes taken at EICC

FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:105 Composition I 3 ENGL elective
CSC:110 Intro to Computers 3 CSCI 120
MAT:156 Statistics 3 STAT 213
Humanities Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
BIO:105 Introductory Biology 4 BIOL 101
Total 16


SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:106 Composition II 3 ENGL 101
MKT:110 Principles of Mktg 3 MKTG 209
ECN:120 Macro Economics 3 ECON 201
Fine Arts Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3 COMM 129
HSC:113 Medical Terms 2 HS 250
Total 17


Second Year - Classes taken at EICC

FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ECN:130 Micro Economics 3 ECON 202
ACC:142 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT 201
CHM:122 Intro to Gen Chemistry 4 CHEM 103
Literature Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Western Perspective Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 16


SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ACC:146 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 202
BUS:185/186 Business Law I or II 3 BUS 201
Psych/Soc Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Foreign Language 1 4 Gen Ed
PEH:109 1 KIN 149
Total 14

Total: 63 credits and associate's degree earned

Summer – Foreign Language 2, 4 credts


Third Year - Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
SLS 335 Sales Principles 3 HSLS 340 Selling in Healthcare 3
FNCE 300 Principles of Finance 3 THEO Gen Ed 3
MGMT 210 Principles of Management 3 BUS 201 Legal Environment of Business 3
SLS 355 Communicating to Lead & Influence 3 Writing Intensive Elective 3
BIOL 205 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4 SLS 345 Key Customer and Relationship Development 3
Total 16 Total 15


Fourth Year - Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
SLS 365 Advanced Sales 3 SLS 425 Internship or Co-op 3
PHIL 310 Bio-Medical Ethics 3 WI-MGMT 349 Strategic Management 3
MKTG 349 International Marketing 3 INTL 400 International Experiential Portfolio 1
SLS 375, 405 or 415 3 Business Electives 9
HS 360 Healthcare Research 3 Total 16
Total 15

WI=writing intensive

Revised and prepared 8/2/16

Industrial Engineering

TRANSFER FACTS
• Students following this degree plan will earn the Associate Degree in Science prior to transfer to SAU.
• The St. Ambrose Industrial Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). The course requirements, quality of instruction and the control of the curriculum meet or exceed nationally established requirements.
• To graduate with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, SAU requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all semester credits used to satisfy major requirements. A grade of "C" or better must be received in all MATH courses to be awarded credit.
• Engineering Seminars (ENGR 201, 301 and 401) are required for all engineering majors and should be taken by the time a student has completed approximately 50, 75, and 100 percent, respectively, of the engineering course requirements.
• A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the semester hours required for SAU graduation; however, some hours beyond the limit accepted may be used to meet degree requirements or course prerequisites. The SAU Registrar has the final authority for accepting credit for transfer.
• Students attending continuously but on a part-time basis are expected to complete the requirements within eight years.

Download the Planning Guide (pdf) Updated: September 2016

REQUIRED COURSES - The following courses should be included within the AA/AS Degree.   

First Year - Scott Community College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
ENG 105 or 107 Composition I 3 ENG 106 or 108 Composition II 3
MAT 210 Calculus I 4 MAT 216 Calculus II 4
EGR 160 Intro to Engineering 3 CHM 165 General Chemistry I 4
Arts and Humanities 3 PHY 212 Classical Physics I 5
CSC 110 Intro to Computers 3    
Total=16   Total=16  

Summer – Cultural and Historical Perspective, 3 credits

Second Year - Scott Community College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
MAT 227 Differential Equations 4 MAT 156 Statistics 3
PHY 222 Classical Physics II 5 MAT 219 Calculus III 4
EGR 180 Statics 3 EGR 280 Dynamics 3
SPC 112 Speech 3 EGR 380 Deformable Bodies 3
EGR 290 Thermodynamics 3 Arts and Humanities 3
       
Total=18   Total=16  
Total SCC Program Hours = 72

Summer – ECN 120 or 130 Economics, 3 credits

Third Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
ENGR 112 Engineering Graphics 4   ENGR 265 Engineering Economy   3
IE 305 Industrial Engineering Methods   2   ENGR 270 Materials Science   2
IE 335 Quality Control and Reliability   3 IE 340 Ergonomics and Occupational Safety   3
  Philosophy/Theology Elective   3 IE 360 Introduction to Simulation   3
ENGR 201 Engineering Service 0 ENGR 301 Engineering Participation 0
Kin 149 Health and Wellness 1 Math 290 Linear Algebra 3
*Foreign Language 3 *Foreign Language 3
Total=16   Total=17  

Summer – ENGR 450 Professional Experience, 1 credit

Fourth Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.
ENGR 296 Manufacturing Processes   4 IE 351 Industrial Engineering Design Laboratory   3
IE 350 Operations Planning 3   IE 409 Operations Research   3
IE 391 Operations Research Probability Models   3 Theology/Philosophy 300+            3
IE 403 Design Fundamentals 3 IE 490 Industrial Engineering Senior Design   3
IE 415 Systems Integration and Design 3 ENGR 401Exit Survey 0
       
       
       
Total=16   Total=12  
Total Program Hours SCC/SAU - 72/62=134

*Three years of foreign language in high school fulfills Foreign Language requirement.

Management

Classes at ­­­Eastern Iowa Community College for Transfer to St. Ambrose University

Download the Sample Planning Guide (.docx)

Sample Course of Study for the Management Major

First Year - Classes taken at EICC

FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:105 Composition I 3 ENGL elective
CSC:110 Intro to Computers 3 CSCI:120
MAT:156 Statistics 3 STBE:137
Humanities Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
MGT:110 Small Business Mgnt 3 MGMT:316*
PEH:109 Personal Wellness 1 KIN:149
Total 16


SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:106 Composition II 3 ENGL:101
MKT:110 Principles of Marketing 3 MKTG:209
ECN:120 Macro Economics 3 ECON:201
Fine Arts Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3 COMM:129
Total     15


Second Year - Classes taken at EICC

FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ECN:130 Micro Economics 3 ECON:202
ACC:142 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT:201
Life Science Gen Ed 4 Gen Ed
Literature Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Western Perspective Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 16


SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ACC:146 3 ACCT:202
BUS:185/186 Business Law I or II 3 BUS:201
Physical Science Gen Ed 4 Gen Ed
International Perspective Gen Ed ** 3 Gen Ed
Psych/Soc Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 16

Total: 64 credits and associate's degree earned


Third Year - Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
STBE:237 Stats for Business and Economics 3 Gen Ed 3
PHIL:305 Business Ethics 3 THEO Gen Ed 3
MGMT:310 WI Principles of Management 3 Business Core Class 3
MKTG:319 Consumer Behavior 3 INTL:372 Managing Across Cultures 3
MGMT Elective 3 Gen Ed 3
Total 15 Total 15


Fourth Year - Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
MGMT:320 Human Resource Management 3 INTL:400 International Experiential Portfolio 1
MGMT:325 WI Leadership in Organization 3 COMM:327 Organizational Communication 3
MKTG:369 Marketing Research 3 MGMT:349 WI Strategic Mgnt & Policy 3
MGMT:332 Org Theory & Behavior 3 Business Core Class 3
FNCE:300 Principles of Finance 3 Business Core Class 3
Total 15 Total 13

This Plan assumes the student has met the foreign language requirement and does not need to take college reading, writing or pre-college math. 

* Does not count in 300 level requirement.
** Can take 1st semester language if needed.

WI = writing intensive
MGMT Electives: MGMT 316, STBE 333, MGMT 399

Marketing

Classes at ­­­Eastern Iowa Community College for Transfer to St. Ambrose University

Download the Sample Degree Plan (.docx)

Sample Degree Plan for the Marketing Major

First Year – Classes taken at EICC
FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:105 Composition I 3 Engl elective
CSC:110 Intro to Computers 3 CSCI:120
MAT:156 Statistics 3 STBE:137
Humanities Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
MKT:150 Principles of Advertising 3 MKTG:329*
PEH:109 Personal Wellness 1 KIN:149
Total 16

SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG:106 Composition II 3 ENGL:101
MKT:110 Principles of Mktg 3 MKTG:209
ECN:120 Macro Economics 3 ECON:201
Fine Arts Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3 COMM:129
Gen Ed 1 Gen Ed
Total     16

Second Year – Classes taken at EICC
FALL

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ECN:130 Micro Economics 3 ECON:202
ACC:142 Financial Accounting 3 ACCT:201
Life Science Gen Ed 4 Gen Ed
Literature Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Western Perspective Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 16


SPRING

EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ACC:146 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT:202
BUS:185/186 Business Law I or II 3 BUS:201
Physical Science Gen Ed 4 Gen Ed
International Perspective Gen Ed ** 3 Gen Ed
Psych/Soc Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed
Total 16

TOTAL: 64 credits and associate's degree earned

Third Year – Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
STBE:237 Stats for Business and Economics 3 Gen Ed 3
PHIL:305 Business Ethics 3 THEO Gen Ed 3
MGMT:310 WI Principles of Management 3 Core Business Class 3
MKTG:319 Consumer Behavior 3 One of Marketing Electives*** 3
Gen Ed 3 Gen Ed 3
Total 15 Total 15

Fourth Year – Classes taken at SAU

FallCreditSpringCredit
MKT:369 Marketing Research 3 MKTG:499 Marketing Strategy 3
FNCE:300 Principles of Finance 3 MGMT:349 WI Strategic Mgmt and Policy 3
MKTG:349 International Marketing 3 INTL:400 International Experiential Portfolio 1
MKTG Major Class 3 Core Business Class 3
Gen Ed 3 Core Business Class 3
Core Business Class 3
Total 15 Total 16

This Plan assumes the student has met the foreign language requirement and does not need to take college reading, writing or pre-college math. * Does not count in 300 level requirement. ** Can take 1st semester language if needed. WI is writing intensive *** MKTG Electives: MKTG:329, MKTG:339, MKTG:359, MKTG:379, MKTG:389

Mechanical Engineering


TRANSFER FACTS
• Students following this degree plan will earn the Associate Degree in Science prior to transfer to SAU.
• The St. Ambrose Mechanical Engineering Program will apply for accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) after its first graduate in May 2014. ABET oversees that the course requirements, quality of instruction and the control of the curriculum meet or exceed nationally established requirements.
• To graduate with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, SAU requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all semester credits used to satisfy major requirements. A grade of "C" or better must be received in all MATH courses to be awarded credit.
• Engineering Seminars (ENGR 201, 301 and 401) are required for all engineering majors and should be taken by the time a student has completed approximately 50, 75, and 100 percent, respectively, of the engineering course requirements.
• A maximum of 64 community college credits will be applied toward the semester hours required for SAU graduation; however, some hours beyond the limit accepted may be used to meet degree requirements or course prerequisites. The SAU Registrar has the final authority for accepting credit for transfer.
• Students attending continuously but on a part-time basis are expected to complete the requirements within eight years.

Download the Planning Guide (pdf) Updated: September 2016


REQUIRED COURSES
The following courses should be included within the AA/AS Degree.
First Year - Scott Community College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
ENG 105 or 107 Composition I 3 ENG 106 or 108 Composition II 3 Cultural and Historical Perspective 3
MAT 210 Calculus I 4 MAT 216 Calculus II 4    
EGR 160 Intro to Engineering 3 CHM 165 General Chemistry I 4    
Arts and Humanities 3 PHY 212 Classical Physics I 5    
CSC 110 Intro to Computers 3        
Total= 16 Total= 16 Total= 3

Second Year - Scott Community College Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
MAT 227 Differential Equations 4 MAT 156 Statistics 3 ECN 120  or 130 Economics 3
PHY 222 Classical Physics II 5 MAT 219 Calculus III 4    
EGR 180 Statics 3 EGR 280 Dynamics 3  
SPC 112 Speech 3 EGR 380 Deformable Bodies 3  
EGR 290 Thermodynamics 3 Arts and Humanities 3  
Total= 18 Total= 16 Total= 3
Total SCC Program Hours = 72

Third Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
ENGR 112 Engineering Graphics 4   ENGR 265 Engineering Economy   3 ENGR 450 Professional Experience 1
ME 310 Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation     3   ENGR 270 Materials Science   2    
Technical Elective 3 Theology/Philosophy 300+     3    
ENGR 201 Engineering Service 0 ME 405 Control Theory 3    
Phys 306 Electronics 3 MATH 290 Linear Algebra 3    
*Foreign Language 3 ENGR 301 Engineering Participation 0    
Kin 149 Health and Wellness 1        
Total= 17 Total= 14 Total= 1

Fourth Year - St. Ambrose University Courses

FallHrs.Spring Hrs.SummerHrs.
ENGR 296 Manufacturing Processes   4 ME 351 Design Lab 3    
ME 350 Machine Design 3 ME 410 Heat and Mass Transfer 3    
ME 415 Mechatronics 3 ME 490 Senior Design 3    
ME 412 Applied Thermodynamics 2 ENGR 401 Exit Survey 0    
ME 315 Fluid Mechanics 3 Philosophy/Theology Elective 3    
    *Foreign Language 3    
Total= 15 Total= 15 Total=   
Total Program Hours SCC/SAU - 72/62=134

*Three years of foreign language in high school fulfills Foreign Language requirement.


This guide is not intended to be a contract with SAU. The information on 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.

Music


This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a degree in Music. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about the music major   

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor. 

Transfer: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status. 

Click here for Course Equivalencies

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.  

EICCD courses which will fulfill SAU required courses for a major in music:

Course #Title CreditsSAU Equivalent
MUS:120 Music Theory I 3 MUS:201
MUS:123 Music Theory II 3 MUS:202
MUS:222 Music Theory III 3 MUS:301*

 

Other recommended EICCD courses and their SAU equivalent:
Course #TitleCreditsSAU Equivalent
PHI:101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL:101
PEH:109 Personal Wellness 1 KIN:149

Applied music courses including MUA:101, MUA:120 or MUA:147 have variable credit. The SAU equivalent is MUS:103.
Musical ensemble courses including MUS:151, MUS:154 or MUS:158 have variable credit. The SAU equivalent is MUS:111 or MUS:124.

* Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level will not count as upper division credit at SAU.   

SAU Contact Person:  
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor 
563/333-6310
AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu

Updated November 2014

Nursing

Classes at Eastern Iowa Community College for Transfer to St. Ambrose University

Suggested Course of Study for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

First Year

Fall EICCCreditSAU EquivalentSpring EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG 105 Composition I 3 elective ENG:106 Composition II 3 ENGL:101
PSY 111 Intro to Psych 3 PSYC:105 SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3 SOC:101
** MAT 128 Pre-Calculus or Gen Ed Math 3 MATH: 171 REL 101 Survey of World Religions or Humanities 3 THEO:250
BIO 105 General Biology 4 BIO:101 CHM 122 Intro to Gen Chemistry 4 CHEM:103
CSCI 110 Intro to Computers 3 CSCI:120 MAT 156 Statistics 3 STATS:213
Total 16   Total    16  

 

Second Year

Fall EICCCreditSAU EquivalentSpring EICCCreditSAU Equivalent
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIO:230 BIO 173 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO:232
HIS 151/152 US History or Humanities 3 Gen Ed LIT 101 Intro to Literature 3 ENGL:120
POL 111 American Nat'l Gov't 3 Gen Ed BIO 186 Microbiology 4 BIO:211
Fine Arts or Humanities 3 Gen Ed * International Perspective 3 Gen Ed
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3 Gen Ed PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC:212
PEH 109 Wellness 1 KIN:149      
Total 17   Total 17  

CNA earned at community college
Total: 66 credit hours; Associates Degree Earned

Third Year

Fall CoursesCreditSpring CoursesCredit
NURS 305 Intro to Contemporary Nursing 3 NURS 360 Caring/Coaching/Educating 3
NURS 315 Nursing Process I Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 365 Nursing Process II Across the Lifespan 4
NURS320 Nursing Skills I 1 NURS 370 Nursing Skills II 1
NURS 325 Health Assess Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 375 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
NURS 330 Applied Health Assessment 1 NURS 380 Nursing Concepts of Mental Health 3
NURS 335 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology I 4 NURS 395 Clinical Application II 2
NURS 345 Clinical Application I 1    
Total 16 Total 16

Fourth Year

Fall CoursesCreditSpring CoursesCredit
NURS 405 Concepts of Genomics and Family Health 3 PHIL 310 Bio Medical Ethics or THEO 319 Bioethics and Healthcare 3
NURS 415 Nursing Process III Across the Lifespan 4 NURS 455 Concepts of Population Health 3
NURS 425 Nursing Skills III 1 NURS 465 Concepts Chronicity & Palliative Care 3
NURS 435 Concepts of Women's Health & Reproduction 3 NURS 475 Leadership & Contemporary Issues 4
NURS 440 Evidence Based Practice I-III (WI) 3 NURS 485 Advanced Application Project (WI) 2
NURS 445 Clinical Application III 2 NURS 495 Advanced Nursing Practicum 3
Total 16 Total 18

This Plan assumes the student has met the foreign language requirement and does not need to take college reading, writing or pre-college math.

WI = writing intensive
*International Perspective equals one semester of Foreign Language
** If you complete BIO:168, 173, 186, CHEM 122 and MATH 156 at EICC, you do not need MAT:128

UPDATED September, 2016

Pre-OT

St. Ambrose University currently admits 36 qualified students into the OTD program each fall.

• The OTD program is a 3-year post baccalaureate program, which includes coursework, fieldwork and internships
• Baccalaureate degree: All students admitted into the program must have their baccalaureate degree completed by June 1, before intended start in the OTD program in August. Students may select their baccalaureate degree of choice.
• Transfer students from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges must apply for admission to St. Ambrose University. A separate application to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is required in the fall of senior year. Students must be admitted to the University as well as the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Admission to St. Ambrose University does not guarantee advancement into the graduate level OTD program.
• Students who plan to condense their undergraduate education into 3 years are encouraged to contact the OT department at: ot@sau.edu at the start of their college career or earlier, to obtain advising on coursework.
• Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Prerequisite GPA must meet a minimum of a 3.0. Grades for all prerequisite coursework must be available by the application deadline of December 1. In most cases that means all prerequisite coursework will need to be completed by the end of the junior year.

Prerequisite Courses

SAU CourseCredit HoursEICC Equivalency
BIOL 230 Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4 BIOL 168
BIOL 232 Anatomy and Physiology II w/ lab 4 BIOL 173
HS 250 Medical Terminology 4 HSC 113
PSYC 212 Lifespan 1 PSY 121
SOCIAL SCIENCE 300+ 3 Take at SAU
STAT 213 Statistics for Social Sciences 3 MAT 156
PHIL 207 Ethics OR PHIL 310 Biomedical Ethics 3 PHI 105
PSYC 215 Research Methods 3 Take at SAU

Application Procedures

1.     Applications are completed on the OT Centralized Application System. Complete full application online at www.otcas.org. Application deadline is December 1.

Applications includes:

a.     Three letters of recommendation are required. One of the letters of recommendation must be from an OT where observation hours were completed.
b.     Official GRE score. Submit directly to OTCAS with program code 7811. Information on the GRE is available at: http://www.ets.org/gre
c.     Written personal statement

2. Submit supplemental materials directly to Rhonda Lane in the OT department at SAU. Supplemental materials include documentation of 50 hours of observation with an occupational therapist, in at least 2 different sites (e.g., pediatrics and inpatient rehabilitation.) Hours must be completed under an OTR (not a COTA.) Documentation of observation hours is required on letterhead or email directly from the department or facility, and signed by the supervising OTR.

Your supplemental materials can be turned in directly to the OTD office:

Rhonda Lane
Center for Health Sciences Education, office #224
1320 West Lombard Street
Davenport, Iowa 52804
lanerhondal@sau.edu

Psychology


This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about this major

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD.  For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.

Transfer: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status, provided the student has earned at minimum a 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA). 
Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. 

Click here for Course Equivalencies.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.

Courses to select from AA general education degree categories: Humanities: PHI:101, PHI:105 OR PHI:110 Social Sciences: PSY:111 Math: MAT:156 Science:  Students pursuing a B.S. in Psychology need to take specific science courses. 

EICC courses which will fulfill these science course requirements include:

  • BIO:114 General Biology IA (=SAU BIOL 199)
  • CHM:165/166 General Chem I w/Lab (=SAU CHEM105)
  • PHY:162 College Physics I (=SAU PHY203)

Electives: PEH:109 Personal Wellness

Course Fulfillment

The courses which will fulfill psychology major requirements at SAU are listed below. SAU requires students to complete a minimum of one course in each of the following three categories:

Clinical
PSY:236 Psychology of Personality (=SAU PSYC 323*), 3 credits
PSY:241 Abnormal Psychology (=SAU PSYC 324*), 3 credits

Social/Developmental
PSY:121 Developmental Psych (=SAU PSYC 305*), 3 credits
PSY:251 Social Psychology (=SAU PSYC 306*), 3 credits
PSY:262 Psychology of Gender (=SAU PSYC 203), 3 credits

Other
PSY:211 Psychology of Adjustment (=SAU PSYC 201), 3 credits
PSY:261 Human Sexuality (=SAU PSYC 205), 3 credits

*Will not count toward upper division credit at SAU.

SAU Contact Person
Brandi Ahlers, Admissions Transfer Counselor
563/333-6310
AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu

Updated November 2014

Sociology


This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about this major

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.

Transfer: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status. 
Note: It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, general education coursework should include a philosophy course. SAU also has a Health/Physical Education graduation requirement which can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness. Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. Click here for Course Equivalencies.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech and math courses.  

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.

EICCD courses that will fulfill SAU core course requirements in Sociology:
EICCD SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is SOC 101
EICCD SOC:251 Social Psychology, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is SOC 220
EICCD ANT:105 Cultural Anthropology, 3 credits, SAU Equivalent is SOC 210

EICCD courses that will full SAU elective course requirements in Sociology:
EICCD SOC:115 Social Problems, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is SOC 120
EICCD SOC:120 Marriage and Family, 3 credits | SAU Equivalent is SOC 323*

*Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300-level or above will not count as upper division credit at SAU.

Updated October 2016

Teaching

This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a degree in Teaching. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about this major

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.

Transferring with a degree:
Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status, provided the student has earned at minimum a 2.00 Grade Point Average.

Transfer without a degree:
Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis. Click here for Course Equivalencies.

SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech, and math courses.

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.

Admission to SAU Teacher Education Program: From Fall 2016 through Spring 2018, full admission to the SAU School of Education is granted if students meet the following requirements: ACT Composite score of 21 (or whatever score is in the top 50% nationally at that time); cumulative  3.0 GPA; Education 3.0 GPA; Content 3.0 GPA. See the SAU website or catalog for more information. Before full admission to the Teacher Education Program, students must pass the "Praxis I Combined Test" (#5750) - testing reading, math and writing at www.ets.org/praxis. Test scores need to be available mid-July for students entering in the fall and by mid-November for students entering in the spring.

In addition to fulfilling education major requirements, SAU elementary and secondary education majors must also fulfill endorsement requirements. Knowing which endorsement you will be pursuing can be very helpful as you select courses to complete your A.A. degree. Refer to the SAU catalog for more information.

Create a Portfolio: Education majors should create a portfolio consisting of all education related coursework completed in the process of earning their A.A. degree. This portfolio will be used to assess your readiness for upper division education coursework. Consult with St. Ambrose for further details regarding appropriate materials to include in your portfolio.

General Education courses you will want to complete as you earn your AA:
Communications: ENG:105, ENG:106 and SPC:112
Humanities: PHI:101, PHI:105 OR PHI:110
Cultural/Historical:  HIS:151 or 152 will fulfill the US history course requirement for elementary education. Early childhood and secondary ed. majors need to complete this course OR a US government course (POL:111)
Social Sciences: POL:111 will fulfill the US government course requirement for elementary education.  Early childhood and secondary ed majors need to complete this course OR a US history course (HIS:151 or 152). PSY:111 fulfills an SAU course requirement for early childhood and elementary education majors.
Natural Science: Early childhood and elementary education majors should complete a biology course.
Math: MAT:117 fulfills a course requirement for elementary education majors.
Electives: PEH:109

Elective Courses

You will want to complete the following as elective courses while earning your AA; these courses fulfill course requirements of early childhood, elementary education, and secondary education majors at SAU:

EDU:110^ Exploring Teaching (=SAU EDUC 205**), 3 credits
Important: You must complete 50 hours of observation in EDU:110 in order to equate the course to SAU EDUC 205)

EDU:245 Exceptional Learner (= SAU SPED 310*), 3 credits
Important: You must complete 25 hours of observation in EDU:245 in order to equate the course to SAU SPED310)

EDU:255 Technology in the C/R (=SAU EDUC 308*), 3 credits
PSY:223 Child & Adolescent Psych (= SAU PSYC/EDUC 284), 3 credits

*Will not count toward upper division credit at SAU.
**SAU requires a grade of B or above in this course.
^EDU:110 Exploring Teaching has a prerequisite of EDU:212 Educational Foundations    

SAU Contact Person:
Brandi Ahlers
Admissions Transfer Counselor
563/333-6310
AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu

Updated November 2014

Theatre

This guide is intended to assist students who plan to transfer to St. Ambrose University and pursue a degree in Theatre. Use this guide with an EICCD A.A. Graduation Worksheet to select your courses. Click here for additional information about the theatre major

Note: This document was accurate on the date it was prepared but may not reflect subsequent changes by SAU or the colleges of EICCD. For this reason this document should be used as a guide only and should not replace consultation with your community college advisor or SAU advisor.

Transferring with a degree: Students who transfer to St. Ambrose with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a college of EICCD will be admitted to SAU with junior status.

Transfer without a degree: Students who do not complete an associate degree prior to transfer will have their courses reviewed and accepted on a course-by-course basis.

Note:  It is recommended that as you select courses for your associate's degree, general education coursework should include a philosophy course. SAU also has a Health/Physical Education graduation requirement which can be met by completing PEH:109 Personal Wellness. 

Click here for Course Equivalencies. SAU requires a minimum grade of C in English Composition II, speech, and math courses.

Foreign Language: SAU's foreign language requirement can be met by 3 years of study of the same foreign language in high school or by demonstrating competency through the second semester of a foreign language at the college level (complete 2 semesters of the same foreign language). American Sign Language may fulfill this requirement.

Recommended EICCD courses and their SAU equivalent:
Course #TitleCreditsSAU Equivalent
DRA:101 Introduction to Theatre 3 THTR 202*
DRA:110 Introduction to Film 3 THTR 210**
DRA:130 Acting I 3 THTR 105**
DRA:131/132 Acting II 1-2 THTR:307**
DRA:136/137 Rehearsal and Performance 1-2
DRA:172/173 Technical Theatre Lab 1-2 THTR:399**
DRA:250 Directing 3 THTR:312**

*Required course for SAU theatre major. 
**Elective theatre course for SAU theatre major. Courses which articulate to SAU at the 300 level will not count as upper division credit at SAU.

SAU Contact Person:
Brandi Ahlers
Admissions Transfer Counselor
563/333-6310
AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu

Updated November 2014

Kirkwood Community College

This is a transfer guide for students who want to earn their AA at Kirkwood Community College and then earn their bachelor's degree at St. Ambrose University.

This plan assumes the student has met the foreign language requirement and does not need to take college reading, writing or pre-college math.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

First Year - At KCC

Fall CoursesCreditSAU EquivalentSpring CoursesCreditSAU Equivalent
ENG 105 Composition I 3 elective ENG 106 Composition II 3 ENGL 101
PSY 111 Intro to Psych 3 PSYC 105 SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3 SOC 101
**Pre-Calculus or Gen Ed Math 5 MATH 171 REL 101M 130 OR 140 3 THEO elective
BIO 104 General Biology 4 BIOL 101 CHM 132 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry 4 CHEM 103
PEH 111 2 KIN 149 SPC 101, 112, OR 132 3 COMM
TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16

Second Year - At KCC

Fall CoursesCreditSAU EquivalentSpring CoursesCreditSAU Equivalent
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIOL 230 BIO 173 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIOL 232
HIS 151/152 US History or Humanities 3 Gen Ed Elective 4
MAT 157 Statistics 3 STATS 213 BIO 186 Microbiology 4 BIOL 211
Fine Arts or Humanities 3 Gen Ed PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC 212
PHIL 101, 105, or 111 3 PHIL elective
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 15

CNA and associate's degree earned at Kirkwood Community College with 64 total credits.

Third Year - At SAU

Fall CoursesCreditSpring CoursesCredit
NURS 305 Intro to Contemporary Nursing 3 NURS 360 Intro to Theoretical Concepts 3
NURS 315 Nursing Process I: Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 365 Nursing Process II Across the Lifespan 4
NURS 325 Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 370 Applied Learning Experiences II 2
NURS Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 4 NURS 375 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II 3
NURS 350 Applied Learning Experiences I 2 NURS 380 Nursing Concepts of Mental Health 3
PHIL or THEO 100-200 level 3 NURS 395 Clinical Application II 2
TOTAL 18 TOTAL 17

Summer/Winterim

THEO/PHIL (if needed), 3 credits

Fourth Year - At SAU

Fall CoursesCreditSpring CoursesCredit
NURS 410 Concepts of Population Health 3 NURS 460 Concepts of Applied Nursing Care 3
NURS 415 Nursing Process III Across the Lifespan 3 NURS 465 Concepts Chronicity and Palliative Care 3
NURS 425 Applied Learning Experiences III 2 NURS 475 Leadership and Contemporary Issues 3
NURS 435 Concepts of Children and Women's Health 3 NURS 485 Professional Nursing Capstone 3
WI-NURS 440 Evidence-Based Practice 3 NURs 495 Advanced Nursing Practicum 3
NURS 445 Clinical Application III 2

PHIL 310 Biomedical Ethics
or
THEO 319 Bioethics and Healthcare

3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 18

WI = writing intensive
** If you complete BIO:168, 173, 186, CHEM 132 and MATH 157 at Kirkwood, you do not need Pre-Calculus.
Foreign Language: *SAU requires three years of the same language in high school or the equivalent 2 semesters at the college level or proficiency through 102 level. Sign language may meet this requirement.
*High School transcript needed.
***Information is subject to change***

UPDATED July 2017

Moraine Valley Community College

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Biology

Complete all the General Education requirements for the Biology Transfer A.S., including:

Suggested MVCC ClassesSAU Equivalency
BIO 111 General Biology I** BIOL 199 General Biology I: Foundations of Living Systems
BIO 112 General Biology II ** BIOL 200 General Biology II: Functions of Living Systems
CHM 131 Chemistry I ** CHEM 105 General Chemistry I
CHM 132 Chemistry II CHEM 106 General Chemistry II
CHM 203 Organic Chemistry CHEM  207 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 208) CHEM 108 Introduction to Chemical Research
MTH 141 College Algebra MATH 171 Elementary Functions
MTH 139 Probability and Statistics STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for Sciences

**Count as General Education credits

Business

Complete all the General Education requirements for the Business Transfer A.S., including:

Suggested MVCC ClassesSAU Equivalency
ECO 101 Macroeconomics** ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 102 Microeconomics** ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
BUS 142 Financial Accounting ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I
BUS 143 Managerial Accounting ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II
BUS 110 Legal Environment of Business  or BUS 136 Business Law BUS 201 Legal Environment of Business
BUS 130 Principles of Marketing MKTG 209 principles of Marketing
MTH 212 Statistics for Business**  or BUS 120 Business Math STBE 137 Quantitative Reasoning in Business

**Count as General Education credits

Computer Science

Two Computer Science degrees – with different emphases – are available.

Complete all the General Education requirements for the Computer Science (with Technical emphasis) A.S., including:

Suggested MVCC ClassesSAU Equivalency
MTH 215 Discrete Mathematics CSCI 281 Discrete Structures
CSC 240 Advanced Computer Science If CSC 240 taught using Java, CSCI 195 Object Oriented Programming I If CSC 240 not taught using Java, CSCI 294 Contemporary Programming

Elective MVCC Classes SAU Equivalency 
CSC 206 FORTRAN Programming CSCI 294 Contemporary Programming
CSC 280 Data Structures with Applications If CSC 280 taught using Java, CSCI 295 Object Oriented Programming II If CSC 280 not taught using Java, CSCI elective
LAN 122 Network Services CSCI 270 Networks and Data Communication

Complete all the General Education requirements for the Computer Science (with Information Technology emphasis) A.S.including:

Required MVCC Classes

SAU Equivalency
MTH-215 Discrete Mathematics CSCI-281 Discrete Structures
CSC-240 Advanced Computer Science If CSC 240 taught using Java, CSCI-195 Object Oriented Programming I If CSC 240 not taught using Java, CSCI-294 Contemporary Programming

Elective MVCC Classes SAU Equivalency
CSC-206 FORTRAN Programming CSCI-294 Contemporary Programming
CSC-280 Data Structures w/ Applications   If CSC-280 taught using Java, CSCI-295 Object Oriented Programming II If CSC-280 not taught using Java, CSCI elective
LAN-122 Network Services CSCI 270 Networks and Data Communication
Engineering

Complete all the General Education requirements for the Engineering A.S. Transfer, including:

Suggested MVCC ClassesSAU Equivalency
MTH 150 Calculus I/Analytic Geometry MATH 191 Calculus And Analytic Geometry I
MTH 151 Calculus II/Analytic Geometry MATH 192 Calculus And Analytic Geometry II
MTH 152 Calculus III/Analytic Geometry MATH 291 Calculus And Analytic Geometry III
PHY 203 Mechanics PHYS 251 General Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 204 Heat, Electricity & Magnetism PHYS 253 General Physics Ii: Thermodynamics, Electricity & Magnetism
CHM 131 Chemistry  I CHEM 105 General Chemistry I
CHM 132 Chemistry II CHEM 106 General Chemistry Ii

Recommended Elective MVCC Classes SAU Equivalency 
EGN 150 Engineering Graphics ENGR 112 Engineering Graphics
EGN 201 Engineering Statics ENGR 280 Statics and Strength Materials
EGN 202 Engineering Dynamics ENGR 302 Engineering Dynamics
MTH 139 Probability and Statistics STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Sciences

Note: SAU requires a minimum GPA of 2.50 for all semester credits used to satisfy major requirements. A grade of "C" or better must be received in all MATH courses to be awarded credit.

Updated September 2016

Exercise Science

Complete all the General Education requirements for the Biology Transfer A.S, including:

Suggested MVCC ClassesSAU Equivalency
BIO 111 General Biology I** BIOL 199 General Biology I: Foundations of Living Systems
BIO 112 General Biology II ** BIOL 200 General Biology II: Functions of Living Systems
BIO 180 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL 201 Diversity of Living Systems
BIO 181 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL 204 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHM 131 Chemistry I ** CHEM 105 General Chemistry I
CHM 132 Chemistry II CHEM 106 General Chemistry II
MTH 139 Probability and Statistics STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Sciences
PEH 170 First Aid KIN 206 First Aid/CPR
PEH 171 A Healthy Lifestyle and You KIN 149 Wellness Concepts
PHY 150 Mechanics, Heat and Sound PHYS 203 College Physics I
PHY 151 Electricity, Magnetism and Light PHYS 204 College Physics II
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology** PSYC 105 Introductory Psychology

**Count as General Education credits

Sociology

Transfer Guide for Psychology Major: Complete all the General Education requirements for the Sociology Transfer A.A, including:

Suggested MVCC ClassesSAU Equivalency
SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology** SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 204  Sociology of Contemporary Social Problems** SOC 120 Social Problems
SOC 215  Sociology of Sex and Gender ** SOC 325 Sex and Gender
ANT 202  Introduction to Cultural Anthropology** SOC 210 Cultural Anthropology

**Count as General Education credits

Psychology

Transfer Guide for Psychology Major: Complete all the General Education requirements for the Psychology Transfer A.A, including:

Suggested MVCC ClassesSAU Equivalency
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology** PSYC 105 Introduction Psychology
PSY 104 Life Span Development Psychology** PSYC 212 Life Span Developmental Psychology
PSY 202 Social Psychology** PSYC 306+ Social Psychology
PSY 205 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 324+ Abnormal Psychology
MTH 139 Probability and Statistics** STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Sciences

**Count as General Education credits
+These credits will not be counted in the total for 300 level courses

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