Transfer Guidelines

Guide to Transfer Equivalencies for Messiah College General Education Requirements

Requirement Equivalency
Level
First Year Seminar 3 credits English composition (Awarded if 2 or more full-time semesters of college have been completed.)
100
Oral Communication 3 credits public speaking (e.g. speech; relational communication)
100-200
Created and Called for Community 3 credits Messiah College course
100
Mathematical Science 3 credits mathematical science beyond college algebra (Some majors may have specific course requirements.)
100-200
Laboratory Science 3-4 credits laboratory science (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, geology containing a lab component. Some majors may have specific course requirements.)
100-200
Science, Technology & the World 3 credits Messiah College course
300
Social Science 3 credits introductory psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, or political science
100-200
History 3 credits European or United States history
100-200
Literature 3 credits literature (e.g. American writers, British writers, Shakespeare, short stories, poetry)
100-200
Philosophy or Religion 3 credits philosophy (e.g. introduction to philosophy) or religion (e.g. introduction to world's major religious traditions)
100-200
Arts 3 credits art, music, or theatre (Must have a hands-on component. e.g. drawing, photography, singing, acting)
100-200
Languages & Culture 3 semesters of same modern language
100-200
Non-Western Studies 3 credits in non-western studies (e.g. Asian, Latin American, Native American, African studies)
200
Biblical Knowledge 3 credits Messiah College course
100-200
Christian Beliefs 3 credits Messiah College course
200-300
Physical Education Life Fitness plus 1 activity course (total of 3 credits)
100
Ethics in the Modern World, World Views, or Pluralism in Contemporary America 3 credits Messiah College course
300-400