Transfer Guide by Major

For each of the following programs, these are the minimum admissibility standards: 

College of Computing

  • Must have completed at the time of application for AI/CS/CIS degrees (three years needed at Illinois Tech for bachelor’s degree, plus possible summer work):
    • Introduction to Computing (broad overview, society, etc.)
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Two science courses (if physics, then it must be with lab and calculus-based)
    • Two humanities or social science electives
  • Strongly recommended to complete for AI/CS degrees (two years still needed at Illinois Tech for bachelor’s degree, plus possible summer work):
    • Introduction to Computing (broad overview, society, etc.)
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Data Structures
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations or Linear Algebra
    • Physics I with lab (Mechanics, calculus-based)
    • Physics II with lab (Electricity and Magnetism, calculus-based)
    • Two science electives (no lab needed)
    • Three humanities or social science electives
    • Four free electives (for an AI degree, these should be chosen with a minor program in mind, i.e. business)
  • Strongly recommended to complete for CIS degrees (two years still needed at Illinois Tech for bachelor’s degree, plus possible summer work):
    • Introduction to Computing (broad overview, society, etc.)
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Data Structures
    • Calculus I
    • Business Statistics
    • Physics I with lab (Mechanics, calculus based)
    • Chemistry I with lab
    • Biology I without lab
    • Science elective (no lab needed)
    • Three humanities or social science electives
    • Introductory Political Science
    • Introductory Psychology
    • Two courses towards a minor degree (i.e. business)
    • Two free electives
  • Early transfers (minimum)—four years
    • One calculus course
    • One programming course
    • One science course
  • CIS early transfers (minimum)
    • One math course (Calculus not required)
    • One programming or computer science course
    • One science course
    • Not an engineering-targeted degree
    • Applied Computing (must have a minor program)
    • Less math-oriented
    • Does not need upper-level theory courses
  • Must have completed at the time of application:
    • One humanities course
    • One social science course
    • One additional humanities or social science course
    • Seven hours of science in the same subject area
    • Fifteen hours of additional transferable courses as free or technical electives
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transfer, and be prepared to take at Illinois Tech if not yet completed:
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • One additional science course in a different subject area
    • One hardware and operating system course based on the CompTIA A+ standard, to transfer as ITM 301
      • Many community colleges teach this in a two-to-three course sequence; normally only the last course in the sequence will transfer as ITM 301 and the others will transfer as free electives
      • These courses will have a wide variety of names
    • Introduction to Programming (this transfers as free elective or CS 190 but is necessary for additional programming courses at most community colleges)
    • One programming course teaching Java, to transfer as ITM 311
    • One programming course teaching either Python, to transfer as ITM 313; OR C++, to transfer as ITM 312; Python is preferred
    • One Linux/UNIX operating system course, to transfer as ITMO 356
    • One networking course based on the CompTIA Network+ standard, to transfer as ITMO 340
    • One cybersecurity course based on the CompTIA Security+ standard, to transfer as ITMS 478
    • Additional computing or cybersecurity courses to transfer as ITM major required or elective courses or other courses to transfer as free electives
      • Cybersecurity students may have a significant number of cybersecurity courses that may meet all or most of the ITM major elective requirements.
      • If the four-course sequence based on the Cisco Certified Network Associate commonly offered in community colleges is taken, only the last two courses will be transferred as ITM electives.
      • Since the minor requirement is waived for transfer students, they may transfer up to 27 hours of free electives.
  • If a student hopes to complete their Illinois Tech coursework within two to two and a half years after transfer, we recommend that they complete all courses in both categories. If a student is willing to extend their time at Illinois Tech, they are free to apply after taking all courses in the “must have” category.
  • Must have completed at the time of application (three years needed at Illinois Tech for bachelor’s degree, plus possible summer work):
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • One humanities course
    • One social science course
    • One additional humanities or social science course
    • Seven hours of science in the same subject area
    • Four to six hours of additional coursework to total at least 30 hours
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transfer, and be prepared to take at Illinois Tech if not yet completed:
    • Calculus III to include multivariate calculus (differential equations are not required or necessary)
    • Discrete Mathematics
    • Probability and Statistics course with a prerequisite requiring multivariate calculus (equivalent to MATH 474)
    • One additional science course in a different subject area
    • One hardware and operating system course based on the CompTIA A+ standard, to transfer as ITM 301
      • Many community colleges teach this in a two-to-three course sequence; normally only the last course in the sequence will transfer as ITM 301 and the others will transfer as free electives
      • These courses will have a wide variety of names
    • Introduction to Programming (this transfers as free elective or CS 190 but is necessary for additional programming courses at most community colleges)
    • A programming course teaching Java, to transfer as ITM 311
    • A programming course teaching either Python, to transfer as ITM 313, OR C++, to transfer as ITM 312; Python is preferred
    • One Linux/UNIX operating system course, to transfer as ITMO 356
    • One networking course based on the CompTIA Network+ standard, to transfer as ITMO 340
    • One cybersecurity course based on the CompTIA Security+ standard, to transfer as ITMS 478
    • Additional computing or cybersecurity or other courses to transfer as applied cybersecurity and information technology major required or elective courses or as free electives
      • Community college cybersecurity students may have a significant number of cybersecurity courses that may meet several of the ITM major cybersecurity requirements
      • If the four-course sequence based on the Cisco Certified Network Associate is taken, only the last two courses will be transferred as ITM electives
      • The Applied Cybersecurity and Information Technology degree only has two major and two free electives

Three years are needed at Illinois Tech, plus possible summer work, to graduate. 

  • Must have:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • One calculus-based physics course with labs
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Two other science courses
    • Two humanities or social science electives
  • Strongly recommended to take before transferring; be prepared to take these courses at Illinois Tech if you have not yet completed (two years at Illinois Tech, plus summer courses):
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III (course description should contain wording such as “multivariable calculus”)
    • Differential Equations
    • One calculus-based physics course with labs
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Three other science courses
    • Three humanities or social science electives
    • Three free electives

This is recommended to complete the program in three years at Illinois Tech, in addition to some summer courses. 

  • Must have completed at the time of application:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Introductory Statistics
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Two other science courses
    • Two humanities or social science electives
  • Strongly recommended to complete prior to application; be prepared to take at Illinois Tech if you have not yet completed (two years at Illinois Tech, plus summer courses):
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III (course description should contain wording such as “multivariable calculus”)
    • Differential Equations
    • Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Two other science courses
    • Three humanities or social science electives
    • Three free electives

This is recommended to complete the program in three years at Illinois Tech, in addition to some summer courses. 

  • Must have completed at the time of application:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Two other science courses
    • Two humanities or social science electives
  • Strongly recommended to complete prior to application; be prepared to take at Illinois Tech if you have not yet completed (two years at Illinois Tech, plus summer courses):
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Calculus III (course description should contain wording such as “multivariable calculus”)
    • Differential Equations
    • Object-Oriented Programming
    • Three other science courses
    • Three humanities or social science electives
    • Three free electives

Armour College of Engineering

  • Must have completed at the time of application for an early transfer:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus II
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring; in order to graduate in two years, you must have these courses completed:
    • Calculus 3
    • Differential Equations
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus-based Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
    • Chemistry I with lab
    • Strength and Materials
    • Introductory computer science course (equivalent to an Illinois Tech 100-level computer scence course)
    • Dynamics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Introduction to the Profession substitution (almost all transfer students get credit for ITP; examples include Intro to Engineering, project-based engineering course, CAD course)
  • Must have completed at the time of application for an early transfer:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus II
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring; in order to graduate in two years, you must have these courses completed:
    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus-based Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
    • Chemistry I with lab
    • Strength and Materials
    • Introductory computer science course (equivalent to an Illinois Tech-100 level computer science course)
    • Physics III (Modern Physics)
    • Thermodynamics
    • Introduction to the Professions substitution (almost all transfer students get credit for ITP; examples include Intro to Engineering, project-based engineering course, CAD course)
  • Must have completed at the time of application for an early transfer:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus II
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring; in order to graduate in two years, you must have these courses completed:
    • Engineering Drawing (Drafting)
    • AutoCAD
    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus-based Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
    • Chemistry I (including a lab)
    • Structural Mechanics (statics)
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Introductory computer science course (equivalent to an Illinois Tech 100-level computer scence course)
    • Introduction to the Professions substitution (almost all transfer students get credit for ITP; examples include Intro to Engineering, project-based engineering course, more than one CAD course)

These the requirements for electrical engineering, computer engineering, and cybersecurity engineering.

  • Must have completed at the time of application for an early transfer:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus II
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring; in order to graduate in two years, you must have these courses completed, along with some summer coursework
    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus-based Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
    • Chemistry I (with or without lab)
    • Introductory computer science programming course(s) (equivalent to Illinois Tech CS 115 and CS 116 combination)
    • Three to four social science and humanities courses
    • Introduction to the Profession substitution (almost all transfer students get credit for ITP; examples include Intro to Engineering, project-based engineering course, robotics course)
    • An introductory circuits course (ECE 211)
    • An introductory digital design course (ECE 218)
  • Must have completed at the time of application for an early transfer:
    • Calculus I (equivalent to Math 151)
    • Calculus II (equivalent to Math 152)
    • Chemistry I with lab (equivalent to CHEM 124)
    • Chemistry II with lab (equivalent to CHEM 125)
    • Introductory computer science course (equivalent to CS 104)
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics; equivalent to PHYS 123)
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring; in order to graduate in two years, you must have taken the courses listed above for early transfer and you must have completed the courses listed below, along with some summer coursework)

All BME tracks

  • Multivariate and Vector Calculus (equivalent to MATH 251)
  • Differential Equations (equivalent to MATH 252)
  • Introductory to Electronic Circuits (equivalent to ECE 211)
  • Human Biology (equivalent to BIOL 115)**
  • Experimental Biology or biology lab (equivalent to BIOL 117) **
  • Physics II: Electromagnetism and Optics (equivalent to PHYS 221)
  • Introduction to the Profession substitution (almost all transfer students get credit for ITP; examples include Intro to Engineering and project-based engineering courses; decisions made on case-by-case basis)

Cell and Tissue Track

  • Strength of Materials (equivalent to MMAE 202: Mechanics of Solids)

Neural Engineering Track

  • An Introductory to Digital Systems course with lab (equivalent to ECE 218)
  • Circuit Analysis II with lab (equivalent to ECE 213)

Medical Imaging Track

  • Circuit Analysis II with lab (equivalent to ECE 213)
  • Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science (equivalent to CS 201)
  • Must have completed at the time of application for an early transfer:
    • Calculus I (MATH 151 equivalent)
    • Calculus II (MATH 152 equivalent)
    • Principles of Chemistry II with lab (CHEM 125 equivalent).
    • Computer Science (CS 104 or CS 105 equivalent)
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring; in order to be able to shorten the time needed to complete the course sequence, you must have these courses completed:
    • Calculus III or Differential Equations (MATH 251 or MATH 252 equivalents); this allows a transfer student to take Physical Chemistry I in their first semester at Illinois Tech, which will allow them to take Thermodynamics I (CHE 351) in their second semester and potentially accelerate time to graduation
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics); while not part of our course sequences, it will facilitate the learning of concepts in fluid mechanics and material and energy balances
  • Program prepares students for management in industrial and tech positions
  • 60 credit hours minimum, 68 credit hours maximum
    • Student with 45–50 credit hours can still transfer, but it’s recommended that they complete 60 at the community college
  • Most students come in with several technical courses
  • Associate of Applied Science majors (AAS)

Lewis College of Science and Letters

  • These courses must have been completed at the time of application:
    • Calculus-based Physics I (Mechanics)
    • Calculus-based Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
  • Strongly recommended to complete these courses prior to transfer; be prepared to take at Illinois Tech if you have not yet completed:
    • Calculus-based Physics III (Modern Physics; it may have other components)
    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations
    • Chemistry I
    • Chemistry I
    • Introductory computer science course (equivalent to an Illinois Tech 100-level computer science course)
  • If a student hopes to complete their Illinois Tech coursework within two to two and a half years after transferring, we recommend that they complete all courses in both the must-have and strongly recommended category. If a student is willing to extend their time at Illinois Tech, they are free to apply after taking all courses in the “must have” category
  • These courses must have been completed at the time of application (three years at Illinois Tech):
    • General Chemistry I with lab
    • General Chemistry II with lab
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • General Physics I with lab
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring:
    • Two electives (humanities, social science, or computer science programs area accepted; anything that will come in an elective credit—200 and 300 level—see Transferology for more info)
    • Organic Chemistry I with lab
    • Organic Chemistry II with lab
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • General biology lecture OR human biology
    • Physics II with lab
    • Calculus III (multi)
    • Intro to Differential Equations
  • These courses must have been completed at the time of application (three years at Illinois Tech):
    • Biology 107 (general biology lecture)
    • Biology 109 (general biology lab)
    • Biology 115 (Human Biology)
    • Biology 117 (Human Biology lab)
    • Chemistry 124 (Principles of Chemistry I with lab)
    • Chemistry 125 (Principles of Chemistry II with lab)
    • Physics 123 (general physics I)
    • Math 151 (Calculus I)
    • Math 152 (Calculus II)
  • Strongly recommended to complete before transferring:
    • Biology 214 (Genetics)
    • Chemistry 237 (Organic Chemistry I)
    • Chemistry 239 (Organic Chemistry II; we prefer for students to take this course at Illinois Tech)
    • Biology 210 (Microbiology)
    • Biology 225 (Microbiology lab)
    • Physics 221 (Calculus-based general physics II)