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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
Business Law
Business Law
Business Law I (LEG 100)   4.5
5256
Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting
Accounting I (ACC 100)   4.5
17136
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business (BUS 100)   4.5
21351
Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance (FIN100)   4.5
10466
Principles of Management
Principles of Management
Management Concepts (BUS 302)   4.5
2084
Project Management
Project Management
Project Management (BUS 375)   4.5
19249
Communications
Business Communication
Business Communication
Professional Communications (ENG 315)   4.5
451
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
3657
Workplace Communication
Workplace Communication
Communication at Work (COM 100) OR Effective Communication Skills (COM 101)   4.5
8990
Workplace Writing I
Workplace Writing I
Discover the Writer in You (ENG116)   4.5
130
Workplace Writing II
Workplace Writing II
The Power of Persuasion (ENG 201)   4.5
278
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
18781
New
Introduction to Java Programming
Introduction to Java Programming
JAVA Programming I (CIS 406)   4.5
105
Introduction to Python Programming
Introduction to Python Programming
Computer Programming Design (CIS 110)   4.5
258
Introduction to Relational Databases
Introduction to Relational Databases
Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems (CIS 111)   4.5
1287
Introduction to Web Development
Introduction to Web Development
Web Design and Development (CIS 373)   4.5
7042
Electives
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Philosophy Elective (PHI 001)   4.5
3187
Approaches to Studying Religions
Approaches to Studying Religions
World Religions (REL 212)   4.5
1747
College Readiness
College Readiness
Foundations of Success (FOS 100)   4.5
13580
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution
General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
20072
Foundations of English Composition
Foundations of English Composition
English Elective (ENG 000)   4.5
3734
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Chemistry
Science Elective (SCI 001)   4.5
990
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics
Ethics (PHI 220)   4.5
18771
New
Introduction to Nutrition
Introduction to Nutrition
Science Elective (SCI 002)   4.5
1189
Spanish I
Spanish I
Language Elective (LAN 001)   4.5
503
New
Spanish II
Spanish II
Language Elective (LAN 002)   4.5
48
Visual Communications
Visual Communications
General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
23134
Humanities
Art History I
Art History I
World Cultures I (HUM 111) OR Exploring Cultures: Adapting in a Global World (HUM 201)   4.5
22586
Art History II
Art History II
World Cultures II (HUM 112)   4.5
8925
New
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking
Thinking it Through (PHI 201) OR Critical Thinking (PHI 210)   4.5
119
Math/Natural Science
Calculus I
Calculus I
Calculus I (MAT 310)   6
676
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Environmental Science (SCI 200)   4.5
16569
Human Biology
Human Biology
Introduction to Biology (SCI 115) OR Unlocking the Secrets of Science and Innovation (SCI 201)   4.5
26002
Introduction to College Mathematics
Introduction to College Mathematics
Using Math to Inform Your World (MAT110) *Don’t take if you’ve earned credit for MAT104.   4.5
2433
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics (MAT 300) OR Data Driven Decisions (MAT 210)   4.5
25461
New
Precalculus
Precalculus
Precalculus (MAT 200)   4.5
38
Partial Electives
Developing Effective Teams
Developing Effective Teams
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
38262
Foundations of Statistics
Foundations of Statistics
Partial Math Elective (MAT 000)   3
4416
IT Career Exploration
IT Career Exploration
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
1334
New
Introduction to Career Readiness
Introduction to Career Readiness
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
126
New
Introduction to Chemistry Lab
Introduction to Chemistry Lab
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
26
The Essentials of Managing Conflict
The Essentials of Managing Conflict
Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
16904
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
8109
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
2165
Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics
Macroecon (ECO102) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Do not take if ECO100 satisfied   4.5
907
Microeconomics
Microeconomics
Microecon (ECO101) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Do not take if ECO100 satisfied   4.5
462
Personal Finance
Personal Finance
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future (ECO 110)   4.5
3134
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
751
U.S. History I
U.S. History I
American History to 1865 (HIS 104)   4.5
19922
U.S. History II
U.S. History II
American History after 1865 (HIS 105)   4.5
9925
Success Preparation: Not Credit-Bearing
Foundations of College Algebra
Foundations of College Algebra
---- DOES NOT TRANSFER ---  
1444
New
Writing Fundamentals
Writing Fundamentals
Writing Fundamentals (ENG 090)  
380

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.

Public Speaking Public Speaking
by Chiquita L. on January 25, 2023
Great course
Developing Effective Teams Developing Effective Teams
by Mehwish B. on January 25, 2023
awesome
Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics
by Hayley Tamara J. on January 25, 2023
it was good
Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration
by Emma C. on January 25, 2023
This course was informing and easy to navigate and follow.
U.S. History I U.S. History I
by Cole L. on January 25, 2023
good course
College Readiness College Readiness
by Charles W. on January 25, 2023
Love this option to take my classes.
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
by Amanda W. on January 25, 2023
Excellent course! Great learning experience about history and research.
Introduction to Web Development Introduction to Web Development
by andrew s. on January 25, 2023
This course was very informative! it helped me also realize I am not quite into information technology. So I don't think I will peruse this field any further.