Sophia.org Equivalency List

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Sophia.org and Thomas Edison State University both used to prominently display equivalencies for Sophia courses. For unknown reasons, these practices were stopped. The information below should give you a rough idea in regard to transfers as of June 2020. This does not guarantee that a particular course will transfer into a particular slot.

Sophia courses each have a number of quizzes, tests, and submitted assignments.

  • Challenges are quizzes that you complete as you go through the a unit.
  • Milestones are tests that cover all the material in a unit, usually 2-4 challenges' worth of material (each milestone typically has 12-25 questions). With some courses, the final milestone counts towards your score; with other courses, you have to pass the final milestone but it does not count towards your score. Courses with just one milestone do not also have a final milestone.
  • Milestone counts do NOT include the final milestone unless it is the only milestone.
  • Touchstones are written or recorded assignments that you must submit to receive a grade.
  • The total number of challenges, touchstones, and milestones is not necessarily indicative of the difficulty of a course but it can be relevant when deciding whether to choose Sophia or another provider.

Sophia still provides equivalencies for Excelsior College and Charter Oak but that information is also provided here for the sake of comparison

UMPI Information[edit]

Basic information is provided here to allow comparison/contrast with other schools. More detailed information (allowing for better planning) is available on this page.

WGU Information[edit]

Although courses that have "no" listed under WGU will absolutely not transfer in, the ones with "yes" listed next to them will not automatically transfer to WGU. It will depend heavily on what you've already done and what "school" you are attending (what degree you are going after). For instance, if you are getting an IT degree, the business courses are unlikely to transfer in even though it is listed as being possible. Also, the following classes will overlap at WGU so that only one will ultimately count towards your degree:

  • Ancient Greek Philosophers, Approaches to Studying Religions, Art History I, Art History II, and Introduction to Ethics. Choose one
  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Choose one
  • Human Biology and Environmental Science. Choose one

Business[edit]

Sophia Course Credits TESU Equivalent Excelsior Charter Oak UMPI WGU Challenges Milestones Touchstones Final counts?
Accounting 3 ACC-101 Principles of Financial Accounting LD - Accounting/Finance Core Free Elective BUS-150 Intro to Financial Accounting No 9 4 0 Y
Business Law 3 LAW-201 Business Law BUS-350 Business Law I 11 3 1 Y
Developing Effective Teams 1 HRM-215 Leadership or HRM-299 Special Topics in HRM Applied professional credit Accepted: Free Elective BUS-1XX Business Elective No 3 1 0 N
Introduction to Business 3 BUS-101 Introduction to Business Lower Division - Elective Free Elective BUS-101 Introduction to Business Yes 12 4 0 Y
Principles of Finance 3 FIN-200 Principles of Finance BUS-1XX Business Elective 15 4 0 Y
Project Management 3 MAN-235 Intro to Project Management Lower Division - Business/Project Management Accepted as LL credit - exact equivalency currently unknown BUS-141 Intro to Project Mgmt/MS Projects Yes 8 4 0 N

English and Communication[edit]

Sophia Course Credits TESU Equivalent Excelsior Charter Oak UMPI WGU Challenges Milestones Touchstones Final counts?
Communication at Work 3 COM-199 Special Topics in Communications 12 3 1 N
Conflict Resolution 3 COM-299 Special Topics Communication Communication (GEN ED) Free Elective BUS-210 Organizational Communication No 17 6 0 N
English Composition I 3 ENC-101 English Composition I Language Arts (GEN ED) ENG 101 English Composition 1 ENG-101 College Composition Yes 15 5 5 N
English Composition II 3 ENC-102 English Composition II Language Arts (GEN ED) Reportedly accepted, even though it's not on the official Sophia.org page ENG-121 College Composition II Yes 9 0 7 N
Foundations of English Composition 3 Developmental course, no credits actually awarded Lower Division (GEN ED) N/A No 8 2 2 N
Public Speaking 3 COM-209 Public Speaking Communication (GEN ED) Oral Communication Requirement Yes 12 4 4 N
The Essentials of Managing Conflict 1 SOS-240 Conflict Resolution Communication (GEN ED) N/A BUS-1XX Business Elective No 3 1 0 N
Visual Communications 3 COM-231 Two-Dimensional Design Communication (GEN ED) Fine Art Elective COM-1XX General Elective No 9 3 0 N

Humanities[edit]

Sophia Course Credits TESU Equivalent Excelsior Charter Oak UMPI WGU Challenges Milestones Touchstones Final counts?
Ancient Greek Philosophers 3 PHI-226 Ancient Greek Philosophy Philosopy or Humanities (GEN ED) N/A PHI-1XX Philosophy Elective Yes 4 1 0 N
Approaches to Studying Religions 3 REL-100 Introduction to Religion Humanities (GEN ED) World Religion (Global Elective) ANT-1XX Anthropology Elective Yes 12 4 0 N
Art History I 3 ART-166 History of Western Art I Humanities (GEN ED) Fine Art Elective ART-211 Art History I Yes 15 3 0 N
Art History II 3 ART-167 History of Western Art II Humanities (GEN ED) Fine Art General Education ART-212 Art History II Yes 11 3 0 N
Introduction to Ethics 3 PHI-180 Introduction to Ethics Humanities (GEN ED) Accepted: Liberal Arts Ethics PHI-152 Introduction to Ethics Yes 11 4 0 N

Math and Science[edit]

Sophia Course Credits TESU Equivalent Excelsior Charter Oak UMPI WGU Challenges Milestones Touchstones Final counts?
College Algebra 3 MAT-121 College Algebra Natural Science/Math (GEN ED) MAT 103 College Algebra MAT-117 College Algebra Yes 18 5 0 N
Environmental Science 3 ENS-200 Environmental Science Natural Science/Math (GEN ED) ENV-110 Environmental Science SCI 201 Environmental Science Yes 10 4 0 Y
Foundations of College Algebra 0 Developmental course, no credits actually awarded N/A N/A Yes 6 2 0 N
Foundation of Statistics 2 Developmental course, no credits actually awarded Natural Science/Math (GEN ED) N/A MAT-1XX Math Elective No 5 2 0 N
Human Biology 3 BIO-101 Introduction to Biology Natural Science/Math (GEN ED) Biology Elective (No Lab) BIO-103 Human Biology Yes 19 6 0 N
Introduction to Information Technology 3 CIS-107 Computer Concepts and Applications Applied Professional Elective N/A COS-103 Intro to Information Tech No 12 4 0 Y
Introduction to Statistics 3 STA-201 Principles of Statistics Natural Science/Math (GEN ED) MAT 105 Principles of Statistics MAT-101 Basic Statistics Yes 18 6 0 Y

Social Science[edit]

Sophia Course Credits TESU Equivalent Excelsior Charter Oak UMPI WGU Challenges Milestones Touchstones Final counts?
Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology Social Sciences (GEN ED) PSY 101 Psychology PSY-100 General Psychology No 18 6 0 N
Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology Social Sciences (GEN ED) SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology Yes 15 5 0 Y
Macroeconomics 3 ECO-111 Macroeconomics Social Sciences (GEN ED) ECO 103 Macroeconomics ECO-1XX Economics Elective
Must also take Microeconomics
Yes 9 4 0 Y
Microeconomics 3 ECO-112 Microeconomics Social Sciences (GEN ED) ECO 104 Microeconomics ECO-207 Macro & Micro Economics
Must also take Macroeconomics
Yes 9 4 0 Y
US History I 3 HIS-113 American History I Social Sciences (GEN ED) US History General Education Requirement HTY-161 United States History I Yes 12 4 0 N
US History II 3 HIS-114 American History II Social Sciences (GEN ED) US History General Education Requirement HTY-162 United States History II Yes 16 4 0 N

Other Courses[edit]

Sophia Course Credits TESU Equivalent Excelsior Charter Oak UMPI WGU Challenges Milestones Touchstones Final counts?
College Readiness 3 Development course, no credits actually awarded Elective N/A No 8 3 1 Y