Course Equivalency Guide for Excelsior College

*Excelsior College accepts credits from Straighterline. Some degree programs have specialized accreditation requirements. Please check with your Excelsior College academic advisor for approval prior to registering for any course to ensure they are applicable to your specific degree program.
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Course Name at Excelsior College Course Name at StraighterLine Credits Transferred
Anatomy and Physiology I - BIO 105 Anatomy & Physiology I - BIO2013
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab - BIO 105L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab - BIO201L1
Anatomy and Physiology II - BIO 106 Anatomy & Physiology II - BIO2023
Anatomy and Physiology Il Lab - BIO 106LAnatomy & Physiology II Lab - BIO202L1
Biology - BIO 110 Introduction to Biology - BIO1013
Biology Laboratory  - BIO 111 Introduction to Biology Lab - BIO101L1
Business Communication - BUS 222 Business Communication - BUS1053
Business ElectiveIntroduction to Business - BUS1013
Business Ethics Notes: This duplicates our Upper Level BUS323 Business Ethics courseBusiness Ethics - BUS1063
Business Law  - BUS 230 Business Law - BUS1103
Business Statistics - BUS 233 Notes: This duplicates MAT*202 from StraighterlineBusiness Statistics - MAT1503
College Algebra RequirementCollege Algebra - MAT1013
Composition II - ENG 102English Composition II - ENG1023
English Composition - ENG 101English Composition I - ENG1013
Financial Accounting  - ACC 211 Notes: This duplicates ACC*101 from StraighterlineFinancial Accounting - ACC1513
Financial Accounting  - ACC 211 Notes: This duplicates ACC*151 from StraighterlineAccounting I - ACC1013
Foundations of Technology Problem Solving I - TECH 201 General Calculus I - MAT2504
Foundations of Technology Problem Solving II - TECH 202 General Calculus II - MAT2514
Free Elective Pharmacology - PHARM1033
Free Elective First Aid/CPR - MED101 3
Free Elective Notes: May not be applicable to Tech degreesIT Fundamentals - IT 1013
Free Elective Notes: May not be applicable to Tech degreesIntroduction to Programming in C++ - CS1013
Free Elective Personal Finance - FIN1013
Free Elective Student Success - SUCCESS1013
General Chemistry I  - CHE 101 General Chemistry I - CHEM1013
General Chemistry I Lab - CHE 101L General Chemistry I Lab - CHEM101L1
Health and WellnessNotes: This duplicates our Upper Level HSC*407 Health and Wellness course Personal Fitness & Wellness - PE1013
Humanities ElectivesIntroduction to Communication - COM1013
Humanities ElectivesIntroduction to Philosophy - PHIL1013
Humanities ElectivesIntroduction to Religion - REL1013
Humanities ElectivesSpanish I - SPAN1014
Humanities ElectivesSpanish II - SPAN1024
Introduction to Microeconomics  - ECO 260 Microeconomics - ECON1023
Introduction to Psychology I - PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology - PSY1013
Introduction to Sociology - SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - SOC1013
Introductions to Criminal Justice  - CJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice - CJ1013
Macroeconomics  - ECO 262 Macroeconomics - ECON1013
ManagementPrinciples of Management - BUS2013
Managerial Accounting  - ACC 212Notes: This duplicates ACC*102 from StraighterlineManagerial Accounting - ACC1503
Managerial Accounting  - ACC 212Notes: This duplicates ACC*150 from StraighterlineAccounting II - ACC1023
Medical Terminology - HSC 112 Medical Terminology - MEDTERM1013
Microbiology - BIO 212 Microbiology - BIO2503
Natural Sciences RequirementIntroduction to Environmental Science - ENV1013
Natural Sciences RequirementIntroduction to Nutrition - NUTRI1013
Natural Sciences RequirementMicrobiology Lab - BIO250L1
Organizational Behavior Organizational Behavior - BUS1203
Physics I - PHYS 201 General Physics I - PHY2503
Physics I Lab  - PHYS 202 General Physics I Lab - PHY250L1
Precalculus Algebra  - MAT 116 Precalculus - MAT2013
Social Science ElectiveWestern Civilization I - CIV1013
Social Science ElectiveAmerican Government - POLS1013
Social Science ElectiveCultural Anthropology - ANTH1013
Social Science ElectiveWestern Civilization I - CIV1013
Social Science ElectiveWestern Civilization II - CIV1023
Statistics - MAT 201 Introduction to Statistics - MAT2023
United States History I  - HIS 101 United States History I - USHIST1013
United States History II - HIS 102United States History II - USHIST1023
World History  - HIS 120 Survey of World History - CIV 1033

Core Degree Requirements - Excelsior College does not accept outside coursework for transfer credit required for core degree requirements. Excelsior provides a listing of its core degree requirements in its degree program catalog provided on its website.

For the Excelsior College School of Nursing (SON), core degree requirements in Associate degree programs include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Life Span Developmental Psychology and Sociology. For Excelsior College SON Bachelor’s degree programs, core degree requirements include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics and Ethics; therefore, these courses are not accepted for transfer into the SON. 

In addition, the Excelsior College SON allows students to satisfy up to 25% of the general education degree requirements with StraighterLine courses. This means in Excelsior’s nursing programs, a maximum of 7 general education credits (2 courses) can apply to Associate degree plans and a maximum of 15 general education credits (approximately 5 courses) can apply to Bachelor’s degree plans.

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