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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

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  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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Courses

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

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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 you have taken the same or similar coursework at different institutions, including Strayer and Sophia, credit can only be awarded from one source. If you have any questions, please contact your Strayer Coach.

Sophia Course Strayer University Course Credits Rating
Business
Business Ethics
Business Ethics Business Ethics (BUS 309)   4.5
2776
Business Law
Business Law Business Law I (LEG 100)   4.5
12787
Financial Accounting
Financial Accounting Accounting I (ACC 100)   4.5
28460
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Business Introduction to Business (BUS 100)   4.5
37489
Managerial Accounting
Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting (ACC 350)   4.5
3198
Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance Principles of Finance (FIN100)   4.5
23692
Principles of Management
Principles of Management Management Concepts (BUS 302)   4.5
10910
Project Management
Project Management Project Management (BUS 375)   4.5
37850
Communications
Business Communication
Business Communication Professional Communications (ENG 315)   4.5
3883
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
6962
Workplace Communication
Workplace Communication Communication at Work (COM 100) OR Effective Communication Skills (COM 101)   4.5
16004
Workplace Writing I
Workplace Writing I Discover the Writer in You (ENG116) OR English Composition I (ENG115)   4.5
907
Workplace Writing II
Workplace Writing II The Power of Persuasion (ENG201) OR English Composition II (ENG215)   4.5
1206
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
38121
Introduction to Java Programming
Introduction to Java Programming JAVA Programming I (CIS 406)   4.5
3187
Introduction to Networking
Introduction to Networking Introduction to Networking (CIS 175)   4.5
2286
Introduction to Python Programming
Introduction to Python Programming Computer Programming Design (CIS 110)   4.5
3575
Introduction to Relational Databases
Introduction to Relational Databases Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems (CIS 111)   4.5
5912
Introduction to Web Development
Introduction to Web Development Web Design and Development (CIS 373)   4.5
19026
Electives
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology I Science Elective (SCI 000)   4.5
4705
Anatomy and Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology II Science Elective (SCI 006)   4.5
950
Ancient Greek Philosophers
Ancient Greek Philosophers Philosophy Elective (PHI 001)   4.5
7109
Approaches to Studying Religions
Approaches to Studying Religions World Religions (REL 212)   4.5
3984
Career Readiness
Career Readiness General Elective (ELC 000) *Don’t take if you’ve earned credit for Sophia’s Intro to Career Readiness   4.5
2175
College Readiness
College Readiness Foundations of Success (FOS 100)   4.5
19198
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
30316
Foundations of English Composition
Foundations of English Composition English Elective (ENG 000)   4.5
4811
French I
French I Language Elective (LAN 003)   4.5
188
Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Health, Fitness, and Wellness Science Elective (SCI 005)   4.5
1439
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Chemistry Science Elective (SCI 001)   4.5
6376
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics Ethics (PHI 220)   4.5
36278
Introduction to Nutrition
Introduction to Nutrition Science Elective (SCI 002)   4.5
23272
Lifespan Development
Lifespan Development Science Elective (SCI 004)   4.5
3817
Microbiology
Microbiology Science Elective (SCI 003)   4.5
2759
Spanish I
Spanish I Language Elective (LAN 001)   4.5
3603
Spanish II
Spanish II Language Elective (LAN 002)   4.5
802
Visual Communications
Visual Communications General Elective (ELC 000)   4.5
40055
Humanities
Art History I
Art History I World Cultures I (HUM 111) OR Exploring Cultures: Adapting in a Global World (HUM 201)   4.5
37789
Art History II
Art History II World Cultures II (HUM 112)   4.5
16416
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Thinking it Through (PHI 201) OR Critical Thinking (PHI 210)   4.5
7800
Math/Natural Science
Calculus I
Calculus I Calculus I (MAT 310)   6
4923
Environmental Science
Environmental Science Unlocking the Secrets of Science & Innovation (SCI 201) OR Environmental Science (SCI 200)   4.5
31798
Human Biology
Human Biology Unlocking the Secrets of Science & Innovation (SCI 201) OR Human Biology (SCI 115)   4.5
41254
Introduction to College Mathematics
Introduction to College Mathematics Using Math to Inform Your World (MAT110) OR Algebra with Applications (MAT104)   4.5
10844
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Statistics Statistics (MAT 300) OR Data Driven Decisions (MAT 210)   4.5
47728
Precalculus
Precalculus Precalculus (MAT 200)   4.5
1698
Partial Electives
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Science Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
1403
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab Science Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
324
Developing Effective Teams
Developing Effective Teams Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
46430
Foundations of Statistics
Foundations of Statistics Partial Math Elective (MAT 000)   3
6638
Human Biology Lab
Human Biology Lab Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
2526
IT Career Exploration
IT Career Exploration Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
2586
Introduction to Career Readiness
Introduction to Career Readiness Partial Elective (ELCP 000) *Don’t take if you’ve earned credit for Sophia’s Career Readiness   1.5
1099
Introduction to Chemistry Lab
Introduction to Chemistry Lab Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
997
Microbiology Lab
Microbiology Lab Science Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
852
The Essentials of Managing Conflict
The Essentials of Managing Conflict Partial Elective (ELCP 000)   1.5
25752
Social Science
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology Smarter Decisions Through Psychology (PSY 101) * Don't take if you've taken PSY105   4.5
17100
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
8482
Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics Macroecon (ECO102) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Do not take if ECO100 satisfied   4.5
15777
Microeconomics
Microeconomics Microecon (ECO101) OR Take Macro + Micro for ECO100 + 1 Elective *Do not take if ECO100 satisfied   4.5
10957
Personal Finance
Personal Finance Taking Charge of Your Economic Future (ECO 110)   4.5
8506
U.S. Government
U.S. Government U.S. Government (POL 110)   4.5
4211
U.S. History I
U.S. History I American History to 1865 (HIS 104)   4.5
8244
U.S. History II
U.S. History II American History after 1865 (HIS 105)   4.5
2683
Success Preparation: Not Credit-Bearing
Foundations of College Algebra
Foundations of College Algebra ---- DOES NOT TRANSFER ---  
1498
Writing Fundamentals
Writing Fundamentals Writing Fundamentals (ENG 090)  
658

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Workplace Communication Workplace Communication
by MARINA S. on July 18, 2024
the touchtone for unit 2 was difficult for me since I had to record myself giving a speech but everything else was fun to do
Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics
by Trevor K. on July 18, 2024
Not too bad overall. Section 5 is definitely challenging.
Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics
by Ronald G. on July 18, 2024
very thorough
U.S. History I U.S. History I
by Jadelynn F. on July 18, 2024
Absolutely enjoyed this course, and the challenges.
Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Statistics
by Christopher S. on July 18, 2024
Great course!
Introduction to Nutrition Introduction to Nutrition
by Regina C. on July 18, 2024
I learned a lot and the course was better than I expected!
Critical Thinking Critical Thinking
by Joseph C. on July 18, 2024
Very informative course
Introduction to Ethics Introduction to Ethics
by Royce E. on July 18, 2024
I'm not going to lie. Memorizing the terms was very challenging for me at times. I've been out of school for 25 years, so this class was not a breeze. There were tricky questions that also had multiple correct answers. But I am walking away with knowledge and understanding I didn't have before. I'm thrilled I took this class in the end.