Messiah University's response to COVID-19

Messiah is in session this fall with flexible in-person and remote learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.

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Transfer Guidelines for QuEST (General Education)

Transfer Guidelines for General Education

The undergraduate Registrar's Office will be open for walk-in service Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m with limited staff. Please note that email will be the preferred method of communication for fall in an effort to comply with social distancing guidelines. Our services have been modified to an electronic format via dynamic forms found on our Forms for Current Students webpage. If a face-to-face meeting is required outside of these hours, an appointment or Zoom meeting may be scheduled. Please view the Contact our Team page to confirm staff member responsibilities and contact information. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Guide to Transfer Equivalencies for Messiah University QuEST (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 after high school graduation)
100
Oral Communication 3 credits public speaking (e.g. speech; relational communication)
100-200
Created and Called for Community 3 credits Messiah University 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 science or technology studies course emphasizing ethical, social, historical, philosophical, aesthetic, or political aspects
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
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
Bible *3 credits focusing on the functions, formation, and genres of the Bible
200
Christian Beliefs *3 credits focusing on the theological thinking, writing, and interpretation, central beliefs about Christian faith
200-300
Wellness 2 one credit activity courses
100
Ethics in the Modern World, World Views, or Pluralism in Contemporary America Ethics: describe and apply various approaches to philosophical ethics;
Worldviews: articulate, justify, and compare/contrast differing world views;
Pluralism: contemporary issues arising from various forms of diversity, examine effects of inequality
300-400

*Case by case exceptions for appropriate equivalent courses made in light of the theological foundation of the transferring college.

NOTE: Some majors have specifically defined courses that meet both a major and a QuEST (General Education) requirement. Consult the current Messiah University catalog for more information at messiah.edu/academiccatalog.