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Student Academic Services: Transfer Course Equivalency Guide

The Seattle Pacific University Transfer Course Equivalency Guide has been designed to show you how credit from other institutions and approved testing programs generally transfers to SPU.

Information for Current SPU Students:

Students admitted to SPU during or after Summer 2013 must adhere to the policies regarding timing of transfer work and limitation of transfer credits after matriculation as outlined in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the online catalog.  Post matriculation, students are limited to 20 credits transfer credits, and cannot take any credits outside of SPU during a quarter in which they are enrolled at SPU.  Students who wish to take a course elsewhere after matriculation at SPU must first have a discussion with their Undergraduate Academic Counselor.  If the request falls within policy guidelines, the academic counselor will provide them the appropriate paperwork. 

Students admitted to SPU Spring 2013 or prior must seek approval from their Undergraduate Academic Counselor and complete the Study Away Application prior to registering for a course at another institution or taking an exam through a testing program.

For all students, courses in the equivalency guide are not guaranteed to transfer without prior approval.

Information for Prospective Students:

Students who begin classes at SPU after completing an approved Direct Transfer Agreement associate degree have fulfilled all University Core and Exploratory Curriculum requirements, as well as the general education foreign language requirement. Courses listed as non-transferable may transfer as part of the DTA degree. An associate degree completed after matriculation at SPU will not be recognized. Prospective Students with questions about course transferability should contact the Undergraduate Admissions office.

How do I use this system?

  1. Select the State Country or "Testing Programs" (for IB/AP/CLEP)
    Note: General information about the transfer of credit for AP, CLEP, and IB score reports can also be found in the University Catalog under Admissions.
  2. Select the institution name or program

Learn how to interpret the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.

State / Program / Country:    Institution / Test:

Moorpark College Course   Equivalent Seattle Pacific University Course
ACCT M110 Financial Accounting 4    ACCT 2361 Financial Accounting 6
ACCT M120 Managerial Accounting 3    ACCT 2362 Managerial Accounting 4.5
ANTH M01 Biological Anthropology 3    ANT 3000 Intro Biological Anthropology 4.5 CUE UD WE
ART M02 Art Appreciation 3    ART 1180 Visual Literacy 4.5 AHA WKA
ART M12A Drawing & Composition 3    ART 1102 Drawing Studio 4.5 AHA WKA
ART M20 Two Dimensional Design 3    ART 1105 Art Foundations 01: Surface 4.5
ART M30 Drawing & Composition I 3    ART 1102 Drawng Studio:Observtn&Realism 4.5 AHA WKA
ART M32 Beginning Life Drawing 3    ART 3112 Draw Studio:Intensive Fig (LD) 4.5
AST M01 An Intro to Astronomy 3    PHY 1135 Astronomy:Individual & Univers 4.5 NSB WKFS
AST M01L Intro to Astronomy Lab 1    PHY 1135 Astronomy:Individual & Univers 1.5 NSB WKFS
BIOL M01 Introduction to Biology 4    BIO 1101 Biological Fundamentals 6 NSA WKFS
BIOL M16 Human Biology 3    BIO 1103 Applications of Biology 4.5 NSA WKAS
BUS M30 Intro Business & Econ 3    BUS 2000 Purpose & Practice of Business 4.5 SSB WE
BUS M33 Business Law 3    BUS 2414 Legal Environment of Business 4.5
BUS M37 Marketing 3    BUS 3541 Marketing & Society (LD) 4.5
CIS M16 Intro-Information Systems 4    BUS 3620 Management Info Systems (LD) 6
CJ M01 Intro to Criminal Justice 3    SPU LDEL Transfer LD Elective 4.5
COMM M01 Introduction to Speech 3    COM 1321 Public Speaking 4.5 AHB WKH
CS M10A Intro Programming Using C++ 4    CSC 1230 Problem Solving & Programming 6 WKAS
CS M10B Object Oriented C++ 4    CSC 2430 Data Structures I 6
DANC M10A Ballet 1 Fundamentals 1.5    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 2.25 AHA WKA
DANC M11A Modern Jazz 1 Fundamentals 1.5    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 2.25 AHA WKA
ENGL M01A English Composition 4    WRI 1000 Academic Inquiry and Writing 6 ENGL WRIA
ENGL M01B Lit-Critical Think/Comp 3    SPGE LWKH Lower Division WKH 4.5 AHB WKH
FREN M01 Elementary French I 4    FRE 1101 Elementary French I 6 FORL
HED M01 Health and Society 2    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 3
HED M02 Women's Health 2    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 3
HED M05 Safety and First Aid 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
HIST M01A Western Civilization I 3    HIS 1200 Ancient & Medieval Worlds 4.5 SSB WKSS
HIST M01B Western Civilization II 3    UCOR 2000 Emergnce of Modrn Global Systm 4.5 COR2
HIST M05 United States History 3    HIS LDEL LD History Elective 4.5
HIST M07A Social/Political Hist-US 3    HIS 2502 The United States to 1876 4.5 SSB WKSS
JOUR M02 Writing/Reporting for Media 3    JRN LDEL LD Journalism Elective 4.5
MATH 097 Intermediate Algebra 0    MAT 0145 College Readiness Math II 0
MATH M05 College Algebra 3   This course transfers as ONE of the following options:
  • MAT 1110 Precalculus if w/ MATH M06 4.5
  • MAT 1010 College Algebra 4.5
    MATH M25A Calculus with Analytic Geomty 5   This course transfers as ONE of the following options:
  • MAT 1234 Calculus I 7.5 MAT WKQR
  • MAT 1234 Calculus I 5 MAT WKQR
      ANDMAT 1235 Calculus II ifw/MATH M25A 2.5 MAT
    MATH M25B Calculus with Analytic Geomty 5   This course transfers as ALL of the following courses:
        MAT 1235 Calculus II if w/MATH 25A & C 2.5 MAT
      ANDMAT 1236 Calculus III if w/MATH 25A & C 5
    MATH M25C Calculus with Analytic Geomty 5    MAT 3238 Vec Cal (LD) if w/MATH M025A/B 7.5
    MUS M08 Music Appreciation 3    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 4.5 AHA WKA
    MUS M10 Concert Choir 1    SPGE LWKA Lower Division WKA 1.5 WKA
    PHIL M01 Intro to Philosophy 3    PHI 1004 Survey of Western Philosophy 4.5 AHB WKH
    PHIL M07 Intro to Logic 3    PHI 1001 Power of Logic 4.5 AHB WKH
    PHYS M10A General Physics I 4    PHY 1101 General Physics 6 NSB WKFS
    PHYS M10AL General Physics I Lab 1    PHY 1101L General Physics lab 1.5
    POLS M01 Intro to Govt 3    POL 1110 Introduction to Politics 4.5 SSB WKSS
    PSY M01 Intro to Psychology 3    PSY 1180 Gen Psych:Individual in Growth 4.5 SSA WKSS
    PSY M08 Abnormal Psychology 3    PSY 3360 Psychological Disorders (LD) 4.5
    SOC M01 Introduction-Sociology 3    SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 4.5 SSA WKSS
    SOC M04 Itmcy/relationship/commit 3    SPU LDEL Lower Division Elective 4.5
    SOC M05 Social Psychology 3    PSY 3438 Social Psychology (LD) 4.5
    SPAN M01 Elementary Spanish 1 5    SPN 1102 Elementary Spanish II 7.5
    SPCH M01 Intro to Speech 3    SPGE LWKH Lower Division WKH 4.5 AHB WKH
    THA M01 Intro to Theatre 3    TRE 1110 The Theatre Experience 4.5 AHA WKA

    Note: Some approved Engineering courses may not apply toward the Electrical Engineering major due to ABET accreditation. Please see the Electrical Engineering Department Chair (