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College of Science and Engineering

Transfer Course Requirements

To be considered for transfer admission, the following chart indicates the required, as well as recommended, courses that must be completed at another institution. This information is subject to change. See the Admissions site for updates. For a list of courses that have already been evaluated by Seattle University, see the Transfer Equivalencies Guide. Students should seek advising from Admissions, their prospective department and the Science & Engineering Advising Center to determine the best quarter to apply for admission.

Course Requirements by Major

The charts below and additional information in PDF: S&E Transfer Brochure

Please note that Diagnostic Ultrasound has a separate admissions process.

 Required
 One Quarter Required
 One Quarter Recommended
 Required for 90 Credit Transfers
 Recommended for 90 Credit Transfers

 BiologyCellular and Molecular BiologyMarine and Conservation BiologyChemistryBiochemistryEnvironmental ScienceMathematics
Recommended Minimum GPA3.03.03.03.03.02.52.5
1 Year Biology with lab             **  
1 Year General Chemistry with lab             **  
1 year Organic Chemistry with lab              
Pre Calculus (SU Math 1321)              
Calculus I (SU Math 1334)   *   *   *      *  
Calculus II (SU Math 1335)              
Calculus III (SU Math 1336)              
Statistics              
Calculus Based Physics              
    3.3 (B+) in Genetics if taken 3.3 (B+) in Ecology if taken        

* May substitute with Calculus for Life Sciences (SU Math 1230) or Elements of Calculus for Business (SU Math 1130)

**Complete 1 year sequence of either Biology or Chemistry


 Required
 One Quarter Required
 One Quarter Recommended
 Required for 90 Credit Transfers
 Recommended for 90 Credit Transfers

 PhysicsPrescienceComputer ScienceCivil EngineeringMechanical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringPre-Engineering
Recommended Minimum GPA2.53.03.02.753.32.753.0
Biology with lab     **          
General Chemistry with lab     **          
Pre Calculus (SU Math 1321)              
Calculus I (SU Math 1334)              
Calculus II (SU Math 1335)              
Calculus III (SU Math 1336)              
Linear Algebra (SU Math 2320)              
Multivariable Calculus (SU Math 2330)              
Differential Equations (SU Math 2340)              
1 Year Calculus-Based Physics       *        
2 Quarters Programming (Java or C++)            ***  
Statics              
Dynamics              
Mechanics of Materials              
Circuits              
CAD/Solid Works (SU CEEGR 1050 for Civil, SU MEGR 1050 for Mechanical)              
    45 credits or less         45 credits of less

*Computer Science applicants should complete either option 1) a three quarter calculus-based physics series -OR- option 2) the equivalent of PHYS 1210 Mechanics, plus the equivalent of any two of the following majors-level lab science courses:

  • PHYS 1220 Electricity & Magnetism
  • PHYS 1230 Waves & Optics
  • BIOL 2700 Genetics
  • BIOL 1610 + 1611 Biology I: Molecular & Cellular Biology + lab
  • BIOL 1620 + 1621 Biology II: Evolution & Ecology + lab
  • BIOL 1630 + 1631 Biology III: Physiology & Development + lab
  • CHEM 1500 + 1501 General Chemistry I + lab
  • CHEM 1510 + 1511 General Chemistry II + lab

(A placement test may be required upon admission to determine placement in the computer science course sequence.)

**Complete 1 year sequence of either Biology or Chemistry

*** One quarter required for Electrical Engineering, two quarters required for Computer Engineering Specialization