Access no-cost gen ed courses with Sophia

Earn your gen eds on time, at your pace

Sophia is an affiliate of Strayer University and offers online general education courses you can start at any time. Once you complete a course through Sophia, your transcript will automatically be sent to Strayer on your behalf. Completing your gen eds through Sophia can significantly reduce the cost of earning a bachelor's degree at Strayer.

Strayer's undergraduate degree programs

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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Benefits

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Sophia courses are available anytime, anywhere, from your laptop, tablet or phone.

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Take as many courses as you want, up to two at a time, while you're active in a Strayer undergraduate degree program.

Success Support

As a member, you're not on your own. Sophia Learning Coaches offer support every step of the way and are available to help by phone, email, or online chat.

Courses

Select from Sophia courses that fit your degree program at Strayer University.

Need help finding the right options? Contact a Sophia Learning Coach.

Have questions about your degree program? Contact Strayer University.

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Strayer University's Degree Programs

Are you looking to fulfill a Strayer elective course? Electives have an “E” icon in GPS. You may choose any Sophia course not already required in your degree program. You may wish to start with any course that has the word “elective” in the Strayer University column.

Strayer University Course Credits Sophia Course Rating
Achievement Elective
Foundations of Success (FOS 100)   4.5
College Readiness
College Readiness
9040
General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
14990
General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
Visual Communications
Visual Communications
14811
Business
Accounting I (ACC 100)   4.5
Accounting
Accounting
10995
Business Law I (LEG 100)   4.5
New
Business Law
Business Law
2309
Introduction to Business (BUS 100)   4.5
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business
14018
Principles of Finance (FIN100)   4.5
New
Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance
4684
Project Management (BUS 375)   4.5
Project Management
Project Management
10704
Communications
Communication at Work (COM 100) or Effective Communication Skills (COM 101)   4.5
New
Communication at Work
Communication at Work
3584
Discover the Writer in You (ENG116)   4.5
New
Discover the Writer in You
Discover the Writer in You
0
English Composition (ENG 115)   4.5
English Composition I
English Composition I
5531
Research and Writing (ENG 215)   4.5
New
English Composition II
English Composition II
2792
Communication (COM 200) or Power of Effective Speaking (COM 201) *Don't take if you've taken ENG221   4.5
Public Speaking
Public Speaking
1926
The Power of Persuasion (ENG 201)   4.5
New
The Power of Persuasion
The Power of Persuasion
21
Computer Science and IT
Intro to Mgmt Information Systems CIS109 (*this course does NOT match Strayer’s Intro to IT (CIS106)   4.5
Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Information Technology
10535
Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems (CIS 111)   4.5
New
Introduction to Relational Databases
Introduction to Relational Databases
164
Web Design and Development (CIS 373)   4.5
Introduction to Web Development
Introduction to Web Development
1703
Departmental Elective
Philosophy Elective (PHI 001)   4.5
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Ancient Greek Philosophers
825
English Elective (ENG 000)   4.5
Foundations of English Composition
Foundations of English Composition
3076
Partial Math Elective (MAT 000)   3
Foundations of Statistics
Foundations of Statistics
3113
Humanities
World Religions (REL 212)   4.5
Approaches to Studying Religions
Approaches to Studying Religions
438
World Cultures I (HUM 111) or Exploring Cultures: Adapting in a Global World (HUM 201)   4.5
Art History I
Art History I
12642
World Cultures II (HUM 112)   4.5
New
Art History II
Art History II
4668
Ethics (PHI 220)   4.5
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics
10612
Math/Natural Science
Algebra with Applications (MAT 104) or Using Math in the Real World (MAT 110)   4.5
College Algebra
College Algebra
17264
Environmental Science (SCI 200)   4.5
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
8938
Introduction to Biology (SCI 115) or Unlocking the Secrets of Science and Innovation (SCI 201)   4.5
Human Biology
Human Biology
17731
Statistics (MAT 300) or Data Driven Decisions (MAT 210)   4.5
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
15984
Partial Elective
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
Developing Effective Teams
Developing Effective Teams
33378
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
IT Career Exploration
IT Career Exploration
403
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
New
Introductory Applied Math
Introductory Applied Math
144
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
The Essentials of Managing Conflict
The Essentials of Managing Conflict
8529
Social Science
Smarter Decisions Through Psychology (PSY 101) * Don't take if you've taken PSY105   4.5
New
Introduction to Psychology: Smarter Decisions Through Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
3680
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 100) or Story of Us: Embracing Diversity & Collaboration (SOC 101)   4.5
New
Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration
Introduction to Sociology
166
Macroecon (ECO102) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Don’t take if you’ve taken ECO100   4.5
Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics
6607
Microecon (ECO101) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Don’t take if you’ve taken ECO100   4.5
Microeconomics
Microeconomics
7753
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future (ECO 110)   4.5
New
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
946
Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future (HIS 110)   4.5
New
Topics in U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future
Topics in U.S. History
137
American History to 1865 (HIS 104)   4.5
U.S. History I
U.S. History I
9928
American History after 1865 (HIS 105)   4.5
U.S. History II
U.S. History II
4499
Success Preparation: Not Credit-Bearing
---- DOES NOT TRANSFER ---   4.5
Foundations of College Algebra
Foundations of College Algebra
1262
Writing Fundamentals (ENG 090)  
New
Writing Fundamentals
Writing Fundamentals
162

The Sophia Experience

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Reviews

Our students love the freedom, flexibility and support we offer. See what they're saying about Sophia's courses.

Communication at Work Communication at Work
by Raquel O. on December 1, 2021
Awesome, it was interesting and informative. And is wasn't the most difficult course.
Introduction to Information Technology Introduction to Information Technology
by Autumn G. on December 1, 2021
Enjoyed this course! I was able to finish it in a very timely manner as the information was easy to understand.
The Power of Persuasion The Power of Persuasion
by Ethan J. on December 1, 2021
great class
Human Biology Human Biology
by Marisa B. on December 1, 2021
It helped me a lot. I learned a lot.
Environmental Science Environmental Science
by Breanna B. on December 1, 2021
This course was very educational and easy to navigate.
Communication at Work Communication at Work
by Danielle A. on December 1, 2021
thank you
Business Law Business Law
by Naiko S. on December 1, 2021
Decent class to do
Introduction to Ethics Introduction to Ethics
by Michael S. on December 1, 2021
this course is relatively short, but it requires much more thinking and processing information.