Current Recommendations

The Saylor Direct Credit courses below may be transferable to one of our partner colleges and universities. Each course has both a current credit recommendation and a proctored credit exam available. Please see our main credit page for more details.

If your course is not listed, either there is no current recommendation or no proctored credit exam available. Please contact us with your questions.

End dates indicate the close of the current credit recommendation period. Exams should be started before 9:00pm US Eastern time on the date shown.

Credits are listed as lower division (LD) or upper division (UD). Complete recommendations are available via ACE.

Course ACE ID End Credits

ARTH101: Art Appreciation


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0036
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in art appreciation or techniques of art


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SAYA-0036 08-31-2022 3 (LD)

BIO101: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0019
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to molecular and cellular biology


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0019
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general biology

ACE ID: ACPE-0023
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in biology

ACE ID: SAYA-0002 (as BIO101b)
Dates offered: 01 April 2014 – 31 March 2017
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introductory biology


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SAYA-0019 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS101: Introduction to Business


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0020
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to business


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0020
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to business

ACE ID: ACPE-0107
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to business


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SAYA-0020 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0021
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction financial accounting


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0021
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in financial accounting

ACE ID: ACPE-0113
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to accounting


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SAYA-0021 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS105: Managerial Accounting


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0009
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in managerial accounting


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0009
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of managerial accounting or introduction to managerial accounting


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SAYA-0009 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

BUS203: Principles of Marketing


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0023
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of marketing


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0023
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in marketing or principles of marketing

ACE ID: ACPE-0127
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of marketing

NCCRS
Dates offered:
March 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0023 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS204: Business Statistics


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0037
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in elementary statistics, introduction to statistics, or introduction to business statistics

NCCRS
Dates offered:
September 2011 –
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0037 08-31-2022 3 (LD)

BUS205: Business Law


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0024
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business law


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0024
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in law, business law, or legal considerations in business

ACE ID: ACPE-0099 (as Business Law and Ethics)
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business law

NCCRS
Dates offered:
October 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0024 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS206: Management Information Systems


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0013
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Information Systems


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0013
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in management information systems or information technology


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SAYA-0013 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

BUS208: Principles of Management


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0035
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of management


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0035
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in management, business management, or management of organizations

ACE ID: ACPE-0123
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in management business management, or management of organizations

NCCRS
Dates offered:
May 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0035 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS210: Corporate Communication


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0027
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in organizational communications


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0027
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business communication

ACE ID: ACPE-0006
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in business communication, communication studies, or organizational communication

NCCRS
Dates offered:
August 2011 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0027 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS300: Operations Management


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0038
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in operations management or supply chain management


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SAYA-0038 08-31-2022 3 (UD)

BUS303: Strategic Information Technology


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0014
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in strategic information technology


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0014
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in strategic information technology, information technology, or management information systems


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SAYA-0014 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

BUS305: Small Business Management


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0049
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in entrepreneurship


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SAYA-0049 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

BUS402: Project Management


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0039
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in project management


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SAYA-0039 08-31-2022 3 (UD)

CHEM101: General Chemistry I


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0028
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introductory chemistry


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0028
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in natural or physical science

ACE ID: ACPE-0034
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general chemistry

ACE ID: SAYA-0003
Dates offered: 01 April 2014 – 31 March 2017
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general chemistry


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SAYA-0028 04-30-2025 3 (LD)
College Success

Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0040
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in college success or strategies for success


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SAYA-0040 08-31-2022 1 (LD)

COMM001: Principles Of Human Communication


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0010
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to communications


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0010
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in communication


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SAYA-0010 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

CS101: Introduction to Computer Science I


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0046
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Basic Computer Programming

NCCRS
Dates offered: January 2011 – Present
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Computer Science, Computer Programming, or Informatics (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0046 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

CS102: Introduction to Computer Science II


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0015
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower-division) in intermediate computer programming

Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0015
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in computer science


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SAYA-0015 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

CS105: Introduction to Python Programming


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0048
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to Python programming


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SAYA-0048 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

CS107: C++ Programming


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0017
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in computer science or computer information systems


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SAYA-0017 08-31-2022 3 (LD)

CS302: Software Engineering


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0018
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (upper division) in software engineering


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0018
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in computer science, computer information systems, or information technology


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SAYA-0018 12-31-2023 3 (UD)

CS402: Computer Communications and Networks


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0016
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Computer Networks

Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0016
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in computer science, information systems, or computer networking


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SAYA-0016 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

CUST105: Customer Service


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0041
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in customer service


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SAYA-0041 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0005
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of microeconomics


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0005
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in microeconomics or economics


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SAYA-0005 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0006
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in principles of macroeconomics.


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0006
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in macroeconomics or economics


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SAYA-0006 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

ENVS203: Environmental Ethics, Justice and World Views


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0004
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 2 semester hours (lower division) in environmental studies


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0004
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in environmental studies or philosophy


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SAYA-0004 12-31-2023 2 (LD)

GEOG101: World Regional Geography


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0044
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to geography


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SAYA-0044 08-31-2022 3 (LD)

MA001: College Algebra

Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0026
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in applied college algebra


Previous Recommendation Windows

NCCRS
Dates offered: January 2012 – Present
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Algebra or Mathematics (view recommendation)


ACE ID: ACPE-0016
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in basic algebra or intermediate algebra


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SAYA-0026 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

MA005: Calculus I


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0025
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 4 semester hours (lower division) in Calculus I


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0025
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in Calculus I

ACE ID: ACPE-0015
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 4 semester hours (lower division) in Calculus I

NCCRS
Dates offered:
December 2012 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0025 04-30-2025 4 (LD)

MA121: Introduction to Statistics


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0032
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general probability and statistics


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0032
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to statistics

ACE ID: ACPE-0017
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in statistics or mathematics


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SAYA-0032 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

PHIL102: Critical Thinking


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0045
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in critical thinking


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SAYA-0045 08-31-2022 3 (LD)

PHIL103: Moral and Political Philosophy


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0011
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in moral and political philosophy


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0011
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political theory, ethics, or philosophy


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SAYA-0011 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

PHYS101: Introduction to Mechanics


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0031
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0031
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general or introductory physics

ACE ID: ACPE-0008 (as Physics: Introduction to Mechanics)
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


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SAYA-0031 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

PHYS102: Introduction to Electromagnetism


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0030
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0030
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics

ACE ID: ACPE-0007 (as Physics: Introduction to Magnetism
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in general physics


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SAYA-0030 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

POLSC101: Introduction to Political Science


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0012
Dates offered: 01 January 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to political science


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0012
Dates offered: 01 December 2016 – 30 November 2019
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


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SAYA-0012 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

POLSC201: Introduction to Western Political Thought


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0033
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0033
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science

NCCRS
Dates offered:
November 2012 – January 2019
Credit Recommendation: (view recommendation)


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SAYA-0033 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

POLSC221: Introduction to Comparative Politics


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0029
Dates offered: 01 May 2022 – 30 April 2025
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0029
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 30 April 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science

ACE ID: ACPE-0071
Dates offered: 01 April 2015 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in political science


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SAYA-0029 04-30-2025 3 (LD)

PSYCH101: Introduction to Psychology


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0007
Dates offered: 01 June 2019 – 31 August 2022
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to psychology


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0007
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 May 2019
Credit Recommendation: 2 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to psychology

ACE ID: SAYA-0007
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 2 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to psychology


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SAYA-0007 08-31-2022 3 (LD)*

SOC101: Introduction to Sociology


Current Recommendation Window

ACE ID: SAYA-0008
Dates offered: 01 August 2021 – 31 December 2023
Credit Recommendation: 3 semester hours (lower division) in introduction to sociology


Previous Recommendation Windows

ACE ID: SAYA-0008
Dates offered: 01 June 2018 – 31 July 2021
Credit Recommendation: 1 semester hour (lower division) in introduction to sociology

ACE ID: SAYA-0008
Dates offered: 01 January 2016 – 31 May 2018
Credit Recommendation: 1 semester hour (lower division) in introduction to sociology


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SAYA-0008 12-31-2023 3 (LD)

* If you completed PSYCH101 prior to August 22nd, 2019, the course is recommended for 2 credits.