General Education Courses
The following policy delineates minimum standards for the transfer of general education credit hours for Bryan College of Health Sciences. Individual degree-granting programs may develop their own, more stringent, standards for acceptance of general education or program-specific credit hours from accredited postsecondary institutions and other sources. Degree completion programs, due to the nature of their purpose and the unique experiences of their students, may elect to waive requirements 4 to 6 as applicable and pertinent to the individual student’s course of study. Students must be aware of the requirements of their individual programs.
Students may transfer up to 64 general studies credit hours from accredited post-secondary institutions. Courses will only be accepted for transfer if they meet the following criteria:
- The quality and content of courses must be compatible with the educational philosophy of Bryan College of Health Sciences and similar to courses in the College’s general education curriculum.
- Students requesting credit for courses taken at institutions of higher learning located outside the United States must have those courses evaluated. Acceptable evaluation agencies include Educational Credential Evaluators (Catalog Match Evaluation) and World Education Services.
- Effective Fall 2019, only courses for which the student has earned at least a C (or the equivalent of a C) will be considered for transfer credit. For students who entered prior to Fall 2019, only courses for which the student has earned at least a C+ (or the equivalent of a C+) will be considered for transfer credit. For degree completion students only: Only courses for which the student has earned at least a “C” (or the equivalent of a “C”) will be considered for general education transfer credit.
- Courses accepted for transfer must have been taken no more than 7 years prior to the date on which the transfer of credit was requested for natural sciences and mathematics courses. All incoming students who have not completed the math sequence for their degree will take the Math Placement test to allow the student to determine if their placement based on transfer credit is appropriate.
- At least 30 of the last 45 credit hours needed for a degree (including program-specific and General Education hours) must be taken at Bryan College of Health Sciences.
- A maximum of 32 of the 64 credit hours accepted for transfer may be from a combination of hours earned through:
- Credit by Standardized Examination:
- Advanced Placement (AP): Credit for certain courses may be awarded provided that students have achieved a minimum qualifying score on the corresponding AP exam. The current list of exams that will be accepted as well as the minimum qualifying score for each exam is listed below.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP): Students with pertinent knowledge or experience may demonstrate proficiency by taking examinations such as those offered by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Credit for certain courses may be awarded provided that students have achieved a minimum credit-granting score on the corresponding CLEP Exam. The current list of CLEP exams that will be accepted, as well as the minimum credit-granting score for each exam, is listed on the following page.
- International Baccalaureate (IB): Credit for certain courses may be awarded provided that students have achieved a minimum qualifying score on the corresponding IB exam. The current list of exams that will be accepted as well as the minimum qualifying score at the Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) is listed below.
- If a student has taken a CLEP exam not listed in the table that he or she wishes to use to fulfill a general education requirement or elective, the student should submit a petition to the General Education Curriculum Subcommittee.
- Credit by Waiver: Students with pertinent knowledge or experience may demonstrate proficiency by presenting relevant documents for review.
- Correspondence and Electronic Format Courses: Classes taken through distance education methodologies such as correspondence, extension or on-line courses.
- Dual Credit Courses: Students who have earned college as well as high school credit for courses given by their high school may request transfer of credit for that course. No more than 15 of the 32 hours may be composed of transfer hours from dual credit courses.
- Credit by Standardized Examination:
Exceptions to the above may be accepted. Requests for exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Beginning fall 2013, upon enrollment students are to complete all course work at Bryan College of Health Sciences. Under special circumstances, students may request to complete a course from another accredited institution and must obtain prior approval.
Beginning fall 2011 general education courses taken outside of Bryan College of Health Sciences will not be calculated into the student’s grade point average.
Beginning fall 2021, first time degree-seeking students at Bryan College of Health Sciences, who have received the Learn to Dream scholarship through Southeast Community College, will be automatically approved to transfer in up to 30 credit hours while concurrently enrolled at Bryan. The 30 credit hours cannot be in the areas of math and science and must be from the pre-approved course list as defined by each major of study.
|AP Exam||Minimum Required Score||Corresponding Course||Credits|
|AP English Language and Composition||3||ENGL 104||3|
|AP Psychology||3||PSYC 121||3|
|AP Calculus AB||3||MATH 205||3|
|AP Calculus BC||3||MATH 205||3|
|AP Statistics||3||STAT 210||3|
|AP Biology||4||BIOS 110||4|
|AP Chemistry||3||CHEM 103||4|
|4||CHEM 103 OR CHEM 110||4|
|5||CHEM 110 AND CHEM 120||8|
|AP Physics B||3||PHYS 105||4|
|AP Physics B||4||PHYS 210 AND 220||8|
|AP Physics C: Mechanics||4||PHYS 210||4|
|AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism||4||PHYS 220||4|
|AP Spanish Language and Culture||4||SPAN101 and up to 3 additional transfer credits||6|
|AP Human Geography||3||Social Sciences elective, fulfills cultural studies requirement||3|
|CLEP Exam||Minimum Required Score||Corresponding Course||Credits|
|College Composition||50||ENGL104 AND ENGL154||6|
Human Growth and Development
|Introduction to Psychology||50||PYSC 121||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||50||SOCI 101||3|
|Biology||50||BIOS110 AND BIOS120 (need BIOS110L and BIOS120L)||6|
|Chemistry||50||CHEM110 AND CHEM120 (need CHEM110L and CHEM120L)||6|
|College Algebra||50||MATH 155||3|
|College Mathematics||50||MATH 105||3|
|Spanish Language Level I||50||SPAN101 and up to 3 additional transfer credits||6|
|Spanish Language Level II||63||SPAN101 and up to 6 additional transfer credits
|IB Exam||Required Score||Standard Level Exam||Higher Level Exam|
|Biology||5-7||BIOS110/110L (4 credits)||BIOS110 and BIOS120 (8 credits)|
|Chemistry||5-7||CHEM103 or CHEM110 (4 credits)||CHEM110 and CHEM120 (8 credits)|
|English||5-7||ENGL104 (3 credits)||ENGL104 and ENGL154 (6 credits)|
|5-7||MATH155 (3 credits)||MATH155 (3 credits)|
|Mathematics||5-7||N/A||MATH205 (4 credits)|
|Physics||5-7||PHYS105 (4 credits)||N/A|
|Psychology||5-7||PSY121 (3 credits)||PSYC121 (3 credits) + 3 additional 200-level social sciences transfer credits|
Language (i.e. Spanish, German, etc.)
3 credits (Humanities elective, fulfills cultural studies requirement)
|6 credits (Humanities elective, fulfills cultural studies requirement)|