Jun 24, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Transfer Credit


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Transfer Credit

Equivalency Guides and Policies

Central Washington University accepts a maximum of 135 total transfer credits from regionally accredited four-year schools, including a maximum of 105 total credits from regionally accredited community colleges. Credits are evaluated by Registrar Services based on official transcripts. Credits earned in courses numbered 100 and above are generally accepted toward total transfer credits provided the courses require university-level study.

Transfer courses equivalent to CWU courses will apply toward the baccalaureate degree exactly as do the CWU courses for which they are being substituted. Equivalency is established by a course review from the appropriate academic department. Other transfer courses that have not been established as exact equivalents may transfer as general electives and may also be allowed in the degree program with approval from the appropriate academic department chair and, as appropriate, college dean.

Colleges that operate on semester basis give semester credits. Equivalent quarter credits are semester credits multiplied by one and one half.

Credits earned at institutions which are not fully accredited by a regional accrediting association are not accepted. Consideration for exception to this policy may be made by written petition to the dean of the appropriate college after earning a minimum of 45 credits at Central with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

The university recognizes college credit from a number of sources, including Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), DANTES and military educational experience or correspondence credit. Up to 45 quarter credits from these programs may be counted toward graduation.

The university endorses the policy on Inter-College Transfer and Articulation among Washington public colleges and universities published by the Washington Student Achievement Council. The policy deals with the rights and responsibilities of transfer students, and the review and appeal process in transfer credit disputes. Contact Registrar Services for more detailed information.

Academic associate degrees which are part of the Direct Transfer Agreements (DTA) between the university and Washington community and technical colleges will meet the general education requirement of a bachelor’s degree. Community and technical colleges offer several kinds of associate degrees, therefore, students who plan to transfer to the university should check with their counselors to make sure they are enrolled in the appropriate direct transfer degree program.

Associate of science degrees with transfer agreements between the university and Washington community and technical colleges will meet the general education requirements of a bachelor’s degree when students complete additional lower division, general education courses at CWU.

A student cannot earn an associate degree and bachelor’s degree in the same quarter.

Academic associate of art degrees from a public community college outside of Washington State, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), will meet the general education requirements of a bachelor’s degree. Approved degrees are noted on the Registrar website (www.cwu.edu/registrar/transfer-equivalencies-policies).

Students transferring to CWU from another Washington State public baccalaureate institution, whose General University Requirements or General Education Requirements were complete at the sending institution, will also satisfy all of the CWU General Education Requirements, provided official documentation is received from the sending institute and certified by CWU.

Advanced Placement Credit

The University will grant at a minimum elective credit for College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams completed with a score of three (3) or higher. Students may receive credit for advanced placement with a grade of S, depending upon the scores achieved on the College Entrance Examination Board Advanced Placement Test (AP). Students must request that their AP test scores be sent to the Registrar Services at Central. Scores of 3 or better on Advanced Placement Examination will be awarded as free electives for departments without specific policy. No more than 45 total quarter credits through AP or other sources of nontraditional credit may apply toward graduation requirements.

Department   AP Score   CWU Equivalent (credit amount)
Art and Design
  Art 2D   3, 4, 5   Electives (5)
  Art 3D   3, 4, 5   Electives (5)
  Art History   3, 4, 5   Aesthetic Experience (5)
  Art Studio   3, 4, 5   Electives (5)
Biology   3   BIOL 101 (5)
      4, 5   BIOL 181 and 182 (10)
Chemistry   3, 4   Fundamental Disciplines of Physical and Biological Sciences (5)
      5   CHEM 181, 181LAB, 182, 182LAB (10)
Computer Science
  Computer Science A   3, 4   CS 110 (4)
  Computer Science A   5   CS 110, 111 (8)
  Computer Science AB   3, 4, 5   CS 110, 111 (8)
  Computer Science Principles   3, 4, 5   Computer Fundamentals (4)
Economics
  Micro Economics   3, 4, 5   ECON 201 (5)
  Macro Economics   3, 4, 5   ECON 202 (5)
English
  Lang and Comp   3, 4, 5   ENG 101 (5)
  Lit and Comp   3, 4, 5   ENG 105 (5)
Environmental Science
      3, 4   ENST 201 (5)
      5   ENST 201 and ENST 202 (10)
Geography
  Human Geography   3, 4, 5   GEOG 108 (5)
History
  U.S. History   3, 4   HIST 144 (5)
  U.S. History   5   HIST 143 and HIST 144 (10)
  World History   3, 4, 5   HIST 103 (5)
  European History    3, 4, 5   Perspectives on World Cultures (5)
Mathematics
  Calculus AB   3, 4, 5   MATH 172 (5)
  Calculus BC   3, 4, 5   MATH 172 and MATH 173 (10)
  Math Statistics   3, 4, 5   MATH 311 (5)
Music
  Music Listening and Literature   3, 4, 5   Music Elective (4)
  Music Theory   3, 4, 5   Music Elective (4)
Physics
  Physics 1   3   Fundamental Disciplines of Physical and Biological Sciences (5)
  Physics 1   4, 5   PHYS 111 (5)
  Physics 2   4, 5   PHYS 112 and PHYS 113 (10)
Physics C
  Mechanics   3   Fundamental Disciplines of Physical and Biological Sciences and Natural Sciences Lab (5)
  Mechanics   4, 5   PHYS 181 and PHYS 182 (10)
  Electricity & Magnetism   4, 5   PHYS 183 (5)
Political Science
  American Govt   3, 4   Political Science Elective (5)
  American Govt   5   POSC 210 (5)
  Comparative Politics   3, 4   Political Science Elective (5)
  Comparative Politics   5   POSC 260 (5)
Psychology
      3   Psychology Elective (5)
      4, 5   PSY 101 (5)
World Languages
      3   WL 251 (5)
      4   WL 251, 252 (10)
  Maximum 15 total cr.   5   WL 251, 252, 253 (15 max)
  French Literature   3, 4, 5   French Elective (5)
  Spanish Literature   3, 4, 5   Spanish Elective (5)
  Latin Literature   3, 4, 5   World Language Elective (5)
  Latin Vergil   3, 4, 5   World Language Elective (5)

College Level Examination Program

Students will be awarded college-level quarter credits with a grade of S for each score at the 50th percentile on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) humanities, social science/history and natural sciences examinations. These credits will meet the general education requirements in the appropriate areas. Students may also be awarded credit for subject examinations as determined by appropriate academic departments at the time of application for credit.

No more than 45 total quarter credits through CLEP or other sources of nontraditional credit may apply to graduation requirements. CLEP credit is not awarded for English.

College Level Examination Program
CLEP Test Scores for Central Washington University at the 50th Percentile or Above.
 
    Score   CWU Equivalent (credit amount)
Calculus with Elementary Functions   50+   MATH 172 and 173 (10)
Chemistry   63+   CHEM 181, 181LAB (5)
College Mathematics   50+   Basic Skills Math (5)
Macroeconomics   50+   Economics Elective (5)
Microeconomics   50+   Economics Elective (5)
Human Growth  and Development   50+   PSY 314 (4)
Humanities   50+   Literature and the Humanities (5)
Info Systems and Computer Applications   54+   CS 101 (4)
Intro to Psychology   50+   PSY 101 (5)
Intro Ed. Psychology   50+   PSY 315 (4)
Intro to Sociology   50+   SOC 107 (5)
Natural Sciences   50+   Fundamental Disciplines of Physical and Biological Sciences (5)
Social Science and History   50+   Perspectives on the Cultures and Experiences of the US (5)
Western Civilization I   50+   HIST 101 (5)
Western Civilization II   50+   HIST 102 or 103 (5)
US History I   57+   HIST 143 (5)
US History II   54+   HIST 144 (5)
French Language Level I   50-61   French 100-level elective (15)
German Language Level I   50-62   German 100-level elective (15)
Spanish Language Level I   50-62   Spanish 100-level elective (15)
*CLEP cannot meet major or minor requirements in the World Language department.

International Baccalaureate

Central recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) program as a coherent, challenging course of study and responds individually to each participant’s IB transcript for award of college credit. Central will grant at a minimum elective credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) higher level exams completed with a score of five (5) or higher, with exceptions.  Standards for acceptance will be established by the appropriate academic departments and listed in the official catalog.  CWU recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma and awards up to 45 quarter credits (30 semester credits). With the receipt of a Diploma, credit will be awarded for 3 courses (15 quarter credits) and distributed evenly among the three general education breadth areas (natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities).  These credits will not be applied to lab or writing courses. An additional 30 quarter credits (20 semester credits) may be awarded in the areas of the students’ higher level subject exams with a score of 5 or higher.  No more that 45 total quarter credits through IB or other sources of nontraditional credit may apply toward graduation requirements.

 IB Department

 

Exam

 

Score

 

CWU Equivalent (credit amount)

Art Appreciation

 

HL

 

4+

 

ART 103 (4)

Biology

 

HL

 

4

 

BIOL 101 (5)

 

 

HL

 

5

 

BIOL 101 and BIOL 181 (10)

 

 

HL

 

6+

 

BIOL 181, 182, 183 (15)

Business and Management

 

SL

 

4+

 

BUS Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

BUS Elective (5)

Chemistry

 

SL

 

4+

 

CHEM Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4

 

CHEM 181 (5)

 

 

HL

 

 5

 

CHEM 181, 182 (10)

 

 

HL

 

 6+

 

CHEM 181, 182, 183 (15)

Computer Science

 

HL

 

4+

 

CS 110 (4)

Dance

 

SL

 

4+

 

PED Elective (3)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

PED Elective (3)

Economics

 

SL

 

4+

 

ECON 101 (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

ECON 101 (5)

English

 

HL

 

4+

 

ENG 101 (4)

Environmental Systems and Societies

 

SL

 

4+

 

ENST Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

ENST Elective (5)

Film

 

SL

 

4+

 

FILM Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

FILM Elective (5)

Geography

 

HL

 

4+

 

GEOG 208 (5)

Global Politics

 

SL

 

4+

 

POSC Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

POSC Elective (5)

History:

 

HL

 

4+

 

HIST 101

  Americas

 

 

 

4+

 

HIST 101 and HIST 386 (10)

  Africa

 

 

 

4+

 

History Elective/SB-B (5)

  W. South Asia

 

 

 

4+

 

History Elective/SB-B (5)

  E. Southeast Asia

 

 

 

4+

 

History Elective/SB-B (5)

  Europe

 

 

 

4+

 

History Elective/SB-B (5)

Information Technology in a Global Society

 

SL

 

4+

 

IT Elective (3)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

IT Elective (3)

Mathematics

 

SL

 

4+

 

MATH Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

MATH Elective (5)

Music

 

SL

 

4+

 

MUS Elective (3)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

MUS Elective (3)

Philosophy

 

HL

 

4+

 

PHIL 201 (5)

Physics

 

HL

 

4

 

PHYS Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

5+

 

PHYS 181, 182, 183 (15)

 

 

SL

 

4

 

PHYS Elective (5)

 

 

SL

 

5+

 

PHYS 111, 112,113 (15)

Psychology

 

HL

 

4+

 

PSY 101 (5)

Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

SL

 

4+

 

ANTH Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

ANTH Elective (5)

Theatre

 

SL

 

4+

 

TH Elective (4)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

TH Elective (4)

World Languages

 

SL

 

4

 

WL 151

 

 

SL

 

5+

 

WL 151 and 152 (10)

 

 

HL

 

4

 

WL Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

5

 

WL 251 (5)

 

 

HL

 

6

 

WL 251, 252 (10)

 

 

HL

 

7

 

WL 251, 252, 253 (15)

World Religions

 

SL

 

4+

 

RELS Elective (5)

 

 

HL

 

4+

 

RELS Elective (5)

SL= Standard Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

HL= High Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

Must have High School certificate or degree posted on transcript for credits to be accepted.

 

 

 

Credit for Military Service

Matriculated students seeking to use Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits must submit official military transcripts (Joint Services Transcript) for evaluation.  Students may receive up to 30 lower and/or upper division credits for completion of military educational experiences as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).  Basic training and Military Occupational Specialty courses are excluded.  Military credit recommendations that are direct equivalents to CWU course offerings may be articulated to that specific course with departmental approval.   If direct course equivalents do not exist, elective credit will be awarded when possible.

Non-U.S. College/University Credit

Credit will be accepted from non-U.S. institutions of higher education when (1) it has been earned at an institution linked to CWU either by a bilateral or consortial (e.g., International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) agreement, or when an institution has been certified by the CWU Office of International Studies and Programs as a legitimate, recognized institution of higher education (tertiary level) within a particular country; (2) the student has received a passing grade recognized by the institution; and (3) an official record or transcript has been received by the university.

Non-Transferable Courses

Credit will not be granted for vocational/technical courses; non-credit courses and workshops; remedial or college preparatory courses; or sectarian religious studies.

Degrees Offered

Central Washington University offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Science

Students wishing to earn a BA, BAS, BAEd, BFA, BM, or BS degree must complete (1) the general education program; (2) a concentration of at least 60 credits which may be satisfied by a specified major, or a specified major and minor, or a specified major and courses in other fields as prescribed by the major department; (3) electives in sufficient quantity to include 60 upper-division credits to bring the total quarter credits to 180; and (4) other degree requirements as specified in the catalog under Graduation Requirements. Department fields of study are listed by major, minor, or specialization by college on the undergraduate programs offered. Minor concentrations are offered in many fields.

Students wishing to earn a BAEd degree must complete (1) the general education program; (2) a major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or Special Education and minors, when appropriate; (3) the professional education foundation courses; (4) 180 total quarter credits (including 60 upper-division credits); and (5) other general degree requirements as listed under the College of Education and Professional Studies and Graduation Requirements sections in this catalog. Students may select any university minor; however, students are strongly encouraged to select an endorsable teaching minor.

Cambridge International AS/A Level Exams

Once the student has submitted the original exam certificate directly from Cambridge International, students will be awarded up to 15 quarter credits for each A-level exam with a passing grade and up to 7.5 quarter credits will be granted for each AS-level exam with a passing grade. A satisfactory (S) grade will be posted for A-level or AS-level exams.

No more than 45 total quarter credits through Cambridge International or other sources of nontraditional credit may apply to graduation requirements. Cambridge International credit is not awarded for ENGL 101. 

 Cambridge Department

 

Exam

 

Score

 

CWU Equivalent (credit amount)

Accounting

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ACCT Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ACCT Elective (15)

Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART - Art & Design

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ART Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ART Elective (15)

ART - Digital & Media Design

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ART Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ART Elective (15)

Biology

 

AS

 

A-E

 

BIOL Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

BIOL Elective (15)

Business

 

AS

 

A-E

 

BUS Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

BUS Elective (15)

Chemistry

 

AS

 

A-E

 

CHEM Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

CHEM Elective (15)

Classical Studies

 

AS

 

A-E

 

HUM Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

HUM Elective (15)

Computer Science

 

AS

 

A-E

 

CS Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

CS Elective (15)

Design and Technology

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ETSC Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ETSC Elective (15)

Economics

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ECON Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ECON Elective (15)

Design and Textiles

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ATM Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ATM Elective (15)

English

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENG - English Literature

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ENG Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ENG Elective (15)

ENG - Literature in English

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ENG Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

ENG Elective (15)

ENG - Language & Literature in English

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ENG Elective (7.5)

Environmental Management

 

AS

 

A-E

 

ENST 201 (5) and ENST Elective (2.5)

Geography

 

AS

 

A-E

 

GEOG Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

GEOG Elective (15)

Global Perspectives & Research 

 

AS

 

A-E

 

Transfer Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

Transfer Elective (15)

History

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIST - Component 1 (World)

 

AS

 

A-E

 

HIST Elective (7.5)

HIST - Component 2 (U.S.)

 

AS

 

A-E

 

HIST Elective (7.5)

HIST - Component 3 (World)

 

A

 

A-E

 

HIST 101, 102, and 103 (15)

HIST - Component 3 (U.S.)

 

A

 

A-E

 

HIST 143 and 144 (10) and HIST Elective (5)

HIST - Component 4 (World)

 

A

 

A-E

 

HIST 101, 102, and 103 (15)

HIST - Component 4 (U.S.)

 

A

 

A-E

 

HIST 143 and 144 (10) and HIST Elective (5)

Information Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT - Applied Information & Communication

Technology

 

AS

 

A-E

 

IT Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

IT Elective (15)

IT - Information Technology

 

AS

 

A-E

 

IT Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

IT Elective (15)

Law

 

AS

 

A-E

 

LAJ Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

LAJ Elective (15)

Marine Science

 

AS

 

A-E

 

Transfer Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

Transfer Elective (15)

Mathematics

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATH - Mathematics

 

AS

 

A-E

 

MATH 172 (5) and MATH Elective (2.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

MATH 172 and 173 (10) and MATH Elective (5)

MATH - Further Mathematics

 

A

 

A-E

 

MATH 265 and MATH Elective (11)

Media Studies

 

AS

 

A-E

 

COM Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

COM Elective (15)

Music

 

AS

 

A-E

 

MUSC Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

MUSC Elective (15)

Nepal Studies

 

AS

 

A-E

 

Transfer Elective (7.5)

Physics

 

AS

 

A

 

PHYS 181 (5) and PHYS Elective (2.5)

 

AS

 

B-C

 

PHYS 111 (5) and PHYS Elective (2.5)

 

AS

 

D-E

 

PHYS Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A

 

PHYS 181, 182, and 183 (15)

 

A

 

B-C

 

PHYS 111, 112, and 113 (15)

 

A

 

D-E

 

PHYS Elective (15)

Psychology

 

AS

 

A-C

 

PSY 101 (5) and PSY Elective (2.5)

 

AS

 

D-E

 

PSY Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

PSY 101 (5) and PSY Elective (10)

Religious Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELS - Divinity

 

AS

 

A

 

RELS 353 or 354 (5) and RELS Elective (2.5)

 

AS

 

B-E

 

RELS Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A

 

RELS 353 or 354 (5) and RELS Elective (10)

 

A

 

B-E

 

RELS Elective (15)

RELS - Islamic Studies

 

AS

 

A

 

RELS 355 (5) and RELS Elective (2.5)

 

AS

 

B-E

 

RELS Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A

 

RELS 355 (5) and RELS Elective (10)

RELS - Hinduism

 

AS

 

A

 

RELS 352 (5) and RELS Elective (2.5)

 

AS

 

B-E

 

RELS Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A

 

RELS 352 (5) and RELS Elective (10)

 

A

 

B-E

 

RELS Elective (15)

Sociology

 

AS

 

A-E

 

SOC Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

SOC Elective (15)

Thinking Skills

 

AS

 

A-E

 

Transfer Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

Transfer Elective (15)

Travel and Tourism

 

AS

 

A-E

 

RTE Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

RTE Elective (15)

World Languages

 

 

 

 

 

 

WL - French

 

AS

 

A-E

 

FR Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

FR Elective (15)

WL - German

 

AS

 

A-E

 

GERM Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

GERM Elective (15)

WL - Japanese

 

AS

 

A-E

 

JAPN Elective (7.5)

WL - Spanish

 

AS

 

A-E

 

SPAN Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

SPAN Elective (15)

WL - Arabic, Afrikaans, Hindi, Portuguese, Tamil, Urdu

 

AS

 

A-E

 

FNLA Elective (7.5)

 

A

 

A-E

 

FNLA Elective (15)