UMPI Sophia Transfer Equivalents

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There is a lot of confusion about how Sophia.org courses transfer into UMPI's YourPace program. UMPI has a universal General Education Curriculum (hereinafter referred to as GEC) for both brick and mortar and online YourPace students. This is a breakdown of every Sophia course and their equivalent. Keep in mind your advisor has final say. Updated based on information from May 2023.

For the GEC objectives, each objective needs 1 course to fulfill the requirement. Each course can fill multiple GEC requirements, but you need at least 40 GEC credits for a degree. Your GEC requirements may be different and it is best to talk to your advisor after enrollment or post questions in the forum if you have not yet applied.

Sophia.org to GEC Table[edit]

Sophia.org Course UMPI Equivalent Credits GEC Learning Objective or Req Fulfilled
Accounting BUS 150 Intro to Financial Accounting 3 No BUS 150 Requirement - Elective for non Business
Ancient Greek Philosophers PHI 1XX Philosophy Elective 3 Yes 2A, 2B, 4C, 5D
Approaches to Studying Religion PHI 1XX Elective
OR
ANT 1XX
3 Yes 2A, 2B, 4C, 5D
OR
(may no longer satisfy GEC requirements)
Art History I ART 211 Art History I 3 Yes 2E
Art History II ART 212 Art History II 3 Yes 2E (if you have I, II will come in as an elective)
Business Communication PCJ-215 Business Communication 3 Yes 1C
Business Ethics BUS 353 - Legal & Ethical Issues in Bus 3 Yes
Business Law BUS 350 Business Law I (may now come in as a LL course) 3 No Business Administration: One elective at 300 level or higher, Elective for non Business
Calculus I ??? ? ? 3A, 3B (unconfirmed)
College Algebra MAT 117 College Algebra 3 Yes 3A, 3B
College Readiness N/A for YourPace students 3 Yes 4A only for in-person students
Conflict Resolution BUS 210 Organizational Communication 3 No Elective
Critical Thinking BUS 1XX Business Elective 3 No Elective? 4C?
Developing Effective Teams BUS 1XX Business Elective 1 No Elective
Discover the Writer in You ??? ? ? ?
English Composition I ENG 101 College Composition 3 Yes 1A, 1D
English Composition II ENG 121 College Composition II 3 Yes 1B, 2C, 4B
Environmental Science ENV 110 Intro to Environmental Science 3 Yes 3D
Essentials of Managing Conflicts BUS 1XX Business Elective 3 No Elective
Foundations of English Composition ENG 1XX 3 No English Elective
Foundations of College Algebra MAT 1XX 3 Yes 3A, 3B
Foundations of Statistics MAT 1XX 3 Yes 3A, 3B
Human Biology BIO 103 Human Biology 3 Yes 3C
Human Biology Lab ??? 1 Yes 3E
Introduction to Chemistry CHY 1XX 3 Yes 3D
Introduction to Chemistry Lab CHY 1XX 1 Yes 3E
Introduction to Ethics PHI 152 Intro to Ethics 3 Yes 2A, 2B, 4C, 5D
Introduction to Info Technology COS 103 Intro. to Information Tech. 3 No CS Elective
Introduction to Business BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3 No Business Administration: BUS 101, Elective for non Business
Introduction to College Mathematics MAT 1XX 3 Yes 3A, 3B
Introduction to Programming in Java COS 1XX 3 No CS Elective
Introduction to Programming in Python COS 1XX 3 No CS Elective
Introduction to Psychology: Smarter Decisions through Psychology PSI 101 General Psychology 3 No Elective
Introduction to Relational Databases COS 1XX 3 No CS elective
Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 Yes 2B, 5A
Introduction to Statistics MAT 101 Basic Statistics 3 Yes 3A, 3B
Introduction to Web Development COS 200 Introduction to Web Design 3 No CS Elective
Introductory Applied Math MAT 1XX 1 Yes 3A, 3B
IT Career Exploration COS 1XX Computer Science Elective 1 No CS Elective
Macroeconomics ECO 207 Macro & Micro Economics 3 No Business Administration; elective for nonbusiness. You need both Micro and macro to count. 3 for Business requirement, 3 to elective.
Microeconomics ECO 207 Macro & Micro Economics 3 Yes Business Administration; elective for nonbusiness. You need both Micro and macro to count. 3 for Business requirement, 3 to elective.
Preparing for the Future of Work BUS 1XX 3 No Business Elective
Principles of Finance Lower Level BUS Elective 3 No Elective
Principles of Management BUS 101 or BUS 1XX elective when combined with Intro to Business 3 No Business Administration, elective for non Business degrees.
Project Management BUS 141 Intro Project MGmt / MS Projects 3 No Elective for non Business; avoid if you want Project Manager minor or concentration
Public Speaking COM-210 Organizational Communication 3 Yes 1C
Spanish I SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 3 Yes Satisfies GLO5:LOC. As at August 2022 regarded as most efficent class to get foreign language credits.
Taking Charge of Your Economic Future BUS 100 Personal Finance 3 No Business elective
The Essentials of Managing Conflict BUS 1XX 1 No Business Elective
The Power of Persuasion ??? ? ? ??
US Government POS 101 3 Yes 1C, 5E
US History I HTY 161 United States History I 3 Yes 5B
US History II HTY 162 United States History II 3 Yes 5B (if you have I, II will be elective)
U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future HTY 1XX 3 No History elective
Visual Communications COM 1XX Communications Elective 3 No 2D
Workplace Communication BUS 210 Organizational Communication 3 Yes 1C

GEC to Sophia.org table[edit]

Note: Although Sophia's English Comp is listed here, it is strongly recommended that students take English Composition courses at UMPI and not at Sophia.

Each course can potentially fill multiple requirements. But each requirement can be filled by only one course.

GEC Requirement Sophia course(s) to fill requirement
1A - Writing with a clear purpose, point of view, and audience. English Composition I
1B - Engage primary & secondary sources, documentation systems. English Composition II
1C - Deliver effective communications Workplace Communication
Business Communication
Public Speaking
US Government
1D - Written & oral communication; explore ideas & challenge assumptions English Composition I
2A - Recognize & analyze problems and arguments Ancient Greek Philosophers
Introduction to Ethics
Approaches to Studying Religions (disputed)
2B - Identify general and/or disciplinary-specific modes of inquiry Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration
Introduction to Ethics
Ancient Greek Philosophers
2C - Identify evidence/findings, and evaluate the quality of reasoning behind arguments, interpretations, and/or beliefs English Composition II
2D - Creative expression Visual Communications
2E - Knowledge of arts & literature Art History I
Art History II
3A - Mathematical Models College Algebra
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus I
Precalculus
Introduction to College Math
3B - College-level math College Algebra
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus I
Precalculus
Introduction to College Math
3C - Biological processes Human Biology
Introduction to Nutrition
3D - Environmental or physical processes Environmental Science
Introduction to Chemistry
3E - Lab science Human Biology AND Human Biology Lab
Introduction to Chemistry AND Introduction to Chemistry Lab
4A - Information literacy 0-credit 1-2 hour YourPace orientation.
4B - Distinguish scholarly, professional, and popular sources; determine quality English Composition II
4C - Compare & contrast info Ancient Greek Philosophers
Introduction to Ethics
Approaches to Studying Religions
Critical Thinking (disputed)
5A - Knowledge of diverse world views Introduction to Sociology: Embracing Diversity and Collaboration
5B - Historical contexts US History I
US History II
5C - Non-English language skills French I
Spanish I
Spanish II
5D - Moral reasoning & ethical behavior Ancient Greek Philosophers
Introduction to Ethics
Approaches to Studying Religions (disputed)
5E - Civic understanding US Government

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