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WSU Transfer Clearinghouse Washington 45

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The Washington 45 course list makes it easier to complete and transfer general education requirements from school to school in the state of Washington. A student must have a minimum grade of a C or better in each course to be given transfer credit for the work and must also be admitted to WSU. See the Washington Council for High School-College Relations document for more information about the agreement.

A list of transferable courses based on common general education categories and the number of credit required in that category is below. The specific course may vary based on a school’s curriculum.

  • Communications (5 quarter credits) — ENGL& 101 or ENGL& 102
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (5 quarter credits) — MATH& 107, MATH& 148, or MATH& 151
  • Humanities (10 quarter credits in two different subject areas or disciplines) — PHIL& 101, MUSC& 105, DRMA& 101, ENGL& 111, or HUM& 101- For colleges where history fulfills humanities requirements: HIST& 116, HIST& 117, HIST& 118, HIST& 146, HIST& 147, or HIST& 148
  • Social Science (10 quarter credits in two different subject areas or disciplines) — PSYC& 100, SOC& 101, POLS& 101, or POLS& 202 For colleges where history fulfills social science requirements: HIST& 116, HIST& 117, HIST& 118, HIST& 146, HIST& 147, or HIST& 148
  • Natural Sciences (10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines) — BIOL& 100, BIOL& 160 with lab, ASTR& 100, ASTR& 101 with lab, CHEM& 105, CHEM& 110 with lab, CHEM& 121 with lab, CHEM& 161, CHEM& 162, ENVS& 100, ENVS& 101, PHYS& 121, GEOL& 101 with lab
  • 5 additional quarter credits in a different discipline can be taken from any category listed above.

Please Note: The Washington 45 does not replace the Direct Transfer Agreement, Associate of Science Tracks I and II or any Major Related Program agreement, nor will it guarantee admission to a four-year institution. Courses from the Washington 45 list are guaranteed to meet specific general education requirements at any of the public 4 year institutions in the state of Washington.

Transfer Equivalencies for WA45 Courses

Subject Course # WSU Equivalency UCORE
ENGL& 101 ENGLISH 101 WRTG
ENGL& 102 ENGLISH 1XX WRTG
Subject Course # WSU Equivalency UCORE
MATH& 107 MATH 105 QUAN
MATH& 148 MATH 202 QUAN
MATH& 151 MATH 1XX QUAN
Subject Course # WSU Equivalency UCORE
PHIL& 101 PHIL 101 HUM
MUSC& 105 MUS 106 ARTS
DRMA& 101 MUS 161 ARTS
ENGL& 111 ENGLISH 108 HUM
HUM& 101 HUMANITY 1XX HUM
For colleges where history fulfills humanities requirements:
HIST& 116 HISTORY 101 HUM
HIST& 117 HISTORY 1XX HUM
HIST& 118 HISTORY 102 HUM
HIST& 146 HISTORY 110 HUM
HIST& 147 HISTORY 1XX HUM
HIST& 148 HISTORY 111 HUM
Subject Course # WSU Equivalency UCORE
PSYC& 100 PHYCH 105 SSCI
SOC& 101 SOC 101 SSCI
POLS& 101 POL_S 1XX SSCI
POLS& 202 POL_S 101 SSCI
For colleges where history fulfills social science requirements:
HIST& 116 HISTORY 101 SSCI
HIST& 117 HISTORY 1XX SSCI
HIST& 118 HISTORY 102 SSCI
HIST& 146 HISTORY 110 SSCI
HIST& 147 HISTORY 1XX SSCI
HIST& 148 HISTORY 111 SSCI
Subject Course # WSU Equivalency UCORE
BIOL& 100 BIOLOGY 102 BSCI
BIOL& with lab 160 BIOLOGY 1XXL BSCI
ASTR& 100 ASTRONOM 1XX PSCI
ASTR& with lab 101 ASTRONOM 135 PSCI
CHEM& 105 CHEM 1XX PSCI
CHEM& with lab 110 CHEM 1XXL PSCI
CHEM& with lab 121 CHEM 1XXL PSCI
CHEM& 161 CHEM 1XXL PSCI
CHEM& 162 CHEM 1XXL PSCI
ENVS& 100 ENVR_SCI 1XX BSCI
ENVS& 101 ENVR_SCI 101 BSCI
PHYS& 121 PHYSICS 1XXL BSCI
GEOL& with lab 101 GEOLOGY 101 PSCI