All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.
|Communications (9)||Semester Hours|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (9)||Semester Hours|
|Select from Group II||6|
|Social and Behavioral Science (9)||Semester Hours|
|Mathematics (3-6)||Semester Hours|
ORSelect from Group IV
|Physical and Life Science (7-8)||Semester Hours|
|Select a Physical and a Life Science course (must include one lab)||7-8|
|Minimum General Education||42-45|
Area of Concentration/Electives 
|Nine credits in one academic discipline at the sophomore level or above, selected in consultation with an advisor. Acceptable disciplines include: Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry or Physics; Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology; and Art, Music, English, a single Foreign Language, Philosophy, or Theatre. Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses.||9|
|Minimum Area of Concentration/Electives||19|
|Professional Education Courses (6)||Semester Hours|
|CHD 211 (Internship)||3|
|Minimum for AS Degree||62|
To teach in Illinois public schools (elementary or secondary), teachers must be certified by the State of Illinois. To transfer into an approved baccalaureate program in education as a junior, students must complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Since admission is competitive, completion of the recommended courses does not guarantee admission. Community college students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate’s degree prior to transfer. Students should be aware that a minimum grade point average of 2.25 (and for some universities 2.5) on a 4.0 scale is required for program admission, and passage of a basic skills (reading, writing, grammar, and math) test is also required.
Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about courses and programs. Peruse the related offerings in the Department of Human Services.