Transfer Student Equivalency Guidelines for Local Colleges & Universities

University of Portland Prerequisites

  • Foundations of Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology with labs
  • Microbiology with lab
  • Chemistry: One high school or college-level course
  • Introductory Philosophy: A course taught from a historical perspective that has representation from the Ancient, Medieval, and Modern periods. Note: students must also transfer in an English Composition/College Writing course to fulfill this requirement*
  • Social Science (2 courses) - Introductory courses from two of the following disciplines: anthropology, interpersonal communication and other communication studies courses rooted in a social science perspective, cultural geography, economics, political science, psychology, and/or sociology* 
  • Fine Arts: Any course from at least one of the following disciplines: architecture, cinema, music, theatre, and/or visual art. Applied/performance/studio courses in art, cinema, dance, music, photography, or theatre will not fulfill the requirement*
  • History: Any US history, global history or western civilization course*
  • Literature: A writing-intensive literature course from the English department. A composition course does not meet requirement*
  • Statistics
  • Theology (2 courses):
    • 1 Comparative Religions course that covers both Eastern and Western religions.
      • This course will not be accepted if it covers only Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, 2 Chinese religions) or only Western religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)
    • 1 Old/New Testament course that includes interpreting passages in scripture and writing a research paper. A course in Bible and Literature does not meet the requirement. If the course does not involve writing a research paper, the student must also transfer in an English Composition/College Writing course to fulfill this requirement*
  • Ethics: The course should be primarily a moral theory course, not a course in applied ethics*
  • Electives: Courses in writing, speech, science, foreign languages, or the social sciences are recommended as electives. If you have received AP, IB, or CLEP credits, these hours may count toward the total elective hours. 

Local Area Colleges & Universities

  • Central Oregon Community College
    • Biology: BI 101 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology w/ lab: BI 234
    • Statistics: MTH 243 or 244
  • Chemeketa Community College
    • Biology: BI 102 or BI 212
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology w/ lab: BI 234
    • Statistics: MTH 243 or 244
  • Clackamas Community College
    • Biology: BI 101 or BI 112 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 234
    • Statistics: MATH 243
  • Clark College
    • Biology: BIOL 160, BIOL 164 or BIOL 222 
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BIOL 251, 252 & 253
    • Microbiology with labs: BIOL 260
    • Statistics: MATH 203
  • Eastern Oregon University
    • Biology: BIOL 101, 102 & 103 or BIOL 105 or BIOL 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BIOL 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BIOL 234 or 244
    • Statistics: STAT 243 or MTH 361
  • George Fox University
    • Biology: BIOL 100 or BIOL 211 & 212 or BIOL 220
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BIOL 331 & 332
    • Microbiology with labs: BIOL 370
    • Statistics: MATH 240
  • Lane Community College
    • Biology: BI 101 or BI 112
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 234
    • Statistics: MTH 243
  • Linn-Benton Community College
    • Biology: BI 112 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 234
    • Statistics: MTH 243
  • Mt Hood Community College
    • Biology: BI 101 & 102 or BI 112
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 234
    • Statistics: MTH 243
  • Oregon State University
    • Biology: BIO 102 & 103 or BIO 212 & 213
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231/241, 232/243, & 233/243 or BI 331/341, 332/342 & 333/343
    • Microbiology with labs: MB 230
    • Statistics: ST 201
  • Portland Community College
    • Biology: BI 101, 102 & 103 or BI 112
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232, & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 234
    • Statistics: MTH 243
  • Portland State University 
    • Biology: BI 207 or BI 251, 252, & 253
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 301, 302 & 303
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 234 & 235 or BI 480 & 488
    • Statistics: STAT 243
  • Rogue Community College
    • Biology: BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232, & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 234
    • Statistics: MTH 243 
  • Southern Oregon University
    • Biology: BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 214
    • Statistics: MTH 243
  • University of Oregon
    • Biology: BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: ANAT 311, 312, 314 & 315, and HPHY 313, 314, 316 & 317
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 330 & 331
    • Statistics: MTH 243
  • Western Oregon University
    • Biology: BI 102 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology w/ labs: BI 234, 235 & 236
    • Microbiology with labs: BI 318
    • Statistics: MTH 243

*Please email course descriptions to Katie Richardson at richardk@up.edu if you need assistance determining if the course fulfills the requirement.