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

Access courses anywhere

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

Boost your learning

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.

1-877-445-7180

Strayer University's Degree Programs

Not sure which Sophia course to take? Your GPS dashboard shows you which courses in your program have a Sophia option. If you see an “E” icon in GPS, you may choose any Sophia course not already required in your program to fulfill your elective requirement. Please note: If a student submits transcripts from two institutions or sources, including Sophia, that include credit for the same or similar course, credit from only one source will be posted. If you have any questions, contact your Strayer Coach.

Sophia Course Strayer University Course Credits Rating
Business
Accounting
Accounting
Accounting I (ACC 100)   4.5
13541
Business Law
Business Law
Business Law I (LEG 100)   4.5
3433
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business (BUS 100)   4.5
16955
Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance (FIN100)   4.5
6934
New
Principles of Management
Principles of Management
Management Concepts (BUS 302)   4.5
394
Project Management
Project Management
Project Management (BUS 375)   4.5
13875
Communications
Communication at Work
Communication at Work
Communication at Work (COM 100) OR Effective Communication Skills (COM 101)   4.5
5802
Discover the Writer in You
Discover the Writer in You
Discover the Writer in You (ENG116)   4.5
33
English Composition I
English Composition I
English Composition (ENG 115)   4.5
6890
English Composition II
English Composition II
Research and Writing (ENG 215)   4.5
3533
Public Speaking
Public Speaking
Communication: The key to working together (COM200) OR Power of Effective Speaking (COM201)*Do not take if ENG221 satisfied   4.5
2535
The Power of Persuasion
The Power of Persuasion
The Power of Persuasion (ENG 201)   4.5
106
Computer Science and IT
Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Information Technology
Intro to Mgmt Information Systems CIS109 (*this course does NOT match Strayer’s Intro to IT (CIS106)   4.5
13534
Introduction to Relational Databases
Introduction to Relational Databases
Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems (CIS 111)   4.5
464
Introduction to Web Development
Introduction to Web Development
Web Design and Development (CIS 373)   4.5
3413
Electives
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Philosophy Elective (PHI 001)   4.5
1797
Approaches to Studying Religions
Approaches to Studying Religions
World Religions (REL 212)   4.5
993
College Readiness
College Readiness
Foundations of Success (FOS 100)   4.5
10983
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
17035
Foundations of English Composition
Foundations of English Composition
English Elective (ENG 000)   4.5
3375
New
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Chemistry
Science Elective (SCI 000)   4.5
160
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics
Ethics (PHI 220)   4.5
13741
New
Spanish I
Spanish I
Language Elective (LAN 001)   4.5
0
Visual Communications
Visual Communications
General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
18103
Humanities
Art History I
Art History I
World Cultures I (HUM 111) OR Exploring Cultures: Adapting in a Global World (HUM 201)   4.5
16546
Art History II
Art History II
World Cultures II (HUM 112)   4.5
6359
Math/Natural Science
College Algebra
College Algebra
Algebra with Applications (MAT 104)   4.5
20568
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Science (SCI 200)   4.5
11845
Human Biology
Human Biology
Introduction to Biology (SCI 115) OR Unlocking the Secrets of Science and Innovation (SCI 201)   4.5
20897
New
Introduction to College Mathematics
Introduction to College Mathematics
Using Math to Inform Your World (MAT110)   4.5
487
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics (MAT 300) OR Data Driven Decisions (MAT 210)   4.5
19776
Partial Electives
Developing Effective Teams
Developing Effective Teams
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
35492
Foundations of Statistics
Foundations of Statistics
Partial Math Elective (MAT 000)   3
3708
IT Career Exploration
IT Career Exploration
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
753
The Essentials of Managing Conflict
The Essentials of Managing Conflict
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
13064
Social Science
Introduction to Psychology: Smarter Decisions Through Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Smarter Decisions Through Psychology (PSY 101) * Don't take if you've taken PSY105   4.5
5458
Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology (SOC 100) OR Story of Us: Embracing Diversity & Collaboration (SOC 101)   4.5
959
Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics
Macroecon (ECO102) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Do not take if ECO100 satisfied   4.5
8961
Microeconomics
Microeconomics
Microecon (ECO101) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Do not take if ECO100 satisfied   4.5
10323
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future (ECO 110)   4.5
1735
Topics in U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future
Topics in U.S. History
Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future (HIS 110)   4.5
408
U.S. History I
U.S. History I
American History to 1865 (HIS 104)   4.5
13722
U.S. History II
U.S. History II
American History after 1865 (HIS 105)   4.5
6713
Success Preparation: Not Credit-Bearing
Foundations of College Algebra
Foundations of College Algebra
---- DOES NOT TRANSFER ---   4.5
1413
New
Writing Fundamentals
Writing Fundamentals
Writing Fundamentals (ENG 090)  
228

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.

College Algebra College Algebra
by Oscar W. on May 18, 2022
Having the tutorial available was a huge help. I couldn't have done it without that resource.
English Composition I English Composition I
by jonathan d. on May 18, 2022
Had an instructor who would consistently would return papers without marking the paper off on what should be improved. Simply telling me to "go back to chapter 1 and re-read the material." Never in my life had I taken an English course (Not in university, nor even middle school at that) where my submission would get returned without marking anything off on the essay for improvements. I passed Eng. 101 and 102 with A's in 2010 simply because my teachers would mark my paper for possible improvements if I made mistakes. On top of this I was told to run it through Grammarly for all my grammar errors despite doing so and having it show 0 grammatical mistakes. I was also told I had citations without citing proving he didn't even read the essay. This was easily the absolute worst experience I've had in education.
Accounting Accounting
by Germinha G. on May 18, 2022
It was great and easy to complete!
Principles of Finance Principles of Finance
by Selina S. on May 18, 2022
challenging :)
College Algebra College Algebra
by Laycee P. on May 18, 2022
Thank you.
Introduction to College Mathematics Introduction to College Mathematics
by Karmelia W. on May 18, 2022
I am very satisfied with the very detailed information provided throughout this curriculum. I passed!!!!
College Algebra College Algebra
by AnnaLee S. on May 18, 2022
Taking courses on my own time was perfect! This was a great option for college level courses in homeschool high school.
U.S. History I U.S. History I
by tyler T. on May 18, 2022
great