UMSL/SWIC Transfer Guides

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Transfer Guides help a student attending the Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) to select the best courses to eventually transfer them to UMSL for a particular major. Each guide lists the requirements of an Associates degree program at SWIC and includes certain courses within those requirements that will also apply to the selected UMSL Bachelors degree. Following the plans prescribed in the transfer guides will maximize the transferability and applicability of the student’s Associates degree. Be sure to use these guides in conjunction with advisement from an SWIC Academic Advisor or an UMSL Transfer Specialist.

All guides are written towards course offerings and degree requirements listed in the 2015/2016 Couse Catalogs at UMSL and SWIC.

Don’t plan to complete an Associates degree at SWIC?
Please contact the UMSL Transfer Specialist for your campus for advisement on which particular courses should be taken at the Community College. Also, you can use the following transfer guide to help you select SWIC courses to fulfill the general education requirements at UMSL as all majors must satisfy these:

UMSL General Education

SWIC Transfer Guides



Art History

Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Biology - Bachelor of Arts Option
Biology - Bachelor of Science Option

Business Administration

Chemistry - Bachelor of Arts Option
Chemistry - Bachelor of Science Option

Civil Engineering


Computer Science

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Economics - Bachelor of Arts Option
Economics - Bachelor of Science Option

Electrical Engineering



Gender Studies (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)



Information Systems


Mathematics - Bachelor of Arts Option
Mathematics - Bachelor of Science Option

Mechanical Engineering

Media Studies

Music - Bachelor of Arts Option
Music - Bachelor of Music Option
Music Business

Nursing - Pre-Licensure
Nursing: RN to BSN Completion (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)


Physics - Bachelor of Arts Option
Physics - Bachelor of Science Option

Political Science

Psychology - Bachelor of Arts Option
Psychology - Bachelor of Science Option

Public Policy & Administration

Social Work

Sociology - Bachelor of Arts Option
Sociology - Bachelor of Science Option


Studio Art

Theatre & Dance

Education Degrees

Art Education (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)

Early Childhood Education

Educational Studies in Early Childhood
Educational Studies in Exercise Science
Educational Studies in Human Services & Development
Educational Studies in Informal Science & Cultural Education

Elementary Education with Special Education
Elementary Education with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Elementary Education with Special Education and TESOL

Middle School Education in Language Arts
Middle School Education in Mathematics
Middle School Education in Science
Middle School Education in Social Studies


Physical Education

Secondary Education in Biology
Secondary Education in Chemistry
Secondary Education in English
Secondary Education in French
Secondary Education in Mathematics
Secondary Education in Physics
Secondary Education in Social Studies
Secondary Education in Spanish

Interdisciplinary Degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)

Liberal Studies (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)

Pre-Professional Tracks

Pre-Health Science - Includes Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharm, Pre-Vet, OT, PT, PA, Clinical Lab Science (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)

Pre-Law (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)

Pre-Optometry (Being Updated, Check Back Soon!!!)