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Equivalency Database

The course equivalency database is not a listing of available courses on a program.  The course equivalency database contains any and all courses that have been requested for evaluation at SCU and listed courses may be from either Fall, Winter, Spring OR Summer term. Students should verify course offerings on the program's website or with the program staff.

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Study Abroad Courses Pre-Approved for Majors, Minors, and the Core Curriculum

The course equivalency database is not a listing of available courses on a program.  The course equivalency database contains any and all courses that have been requested for evaluation at SCU and listed courses may be from either Fall, Winter, Spring OR Summer term. Students should verify course offerings on the program's website or with the program staff.

To search the database of study abroad courses pre-approved for majors, minors, and the Core Curriculum enter information about the course or program in the search and browse boxes below.

The search results will deliver the Program, Country, City/School, Course Number, Title, SCU department and SCU Equivalent.

  • the second column from the right provides information about which SCU Major/Minor/Core requirements courses have been evaluated for.
  • the far right column specifies whether the course has been approved or not approved for Core 2009.

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Important Notes

The course equivalency database is not a listing of available courses on a program.  The course equivalency database contains any and all courses that have been requested for evaluation at SCU and listed courses may be from either Fall, Winter, Spring OR Summer term. Students should verify course offerings on the program's website or with the program staff.

Unit Conversion

15 US Semester units = 30 ECTS units = 50 ACU CR = 22.5 quarter units
1 US Semester unit = 1.5 quarter units
1 ECTS unit = .75 quarter units
10 ACU CR units =  4.5 quarter units
Many classes will come back as 4.5 quarter units.  You can still receive upper division credit for a 4.5 unit class.  If you are trying to fulfill a unit NUMBER requirement, such as 10 units of upper division Spanish, you may need to take more than 2 courses abroad to successfully complete that requirement.

  • Core Curriculum
    • Learning Objectives: Students, prior to requesting a course approval to satisfy a Core Requirement you should consult the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Guide and confirm that the study abroad course meets the learning objections of the Core requirement being requested.
    • Religious Studies: Only the 2nd of the three RTC Core requirements can be satisfied with a course completed through study abroad. Students admitted as freshmen must complete the three RTC courses in sequence, and RTC 3 only counts for the Core after the student has completed 88 units. Transfer students who matriculate with 44 or more units complete any two RTC requirements in any order.
    • Diversity: The SCU Core Diversity requirement deals with US Domestic multiculturalism. Courses abroad that deal with global diversity, rather that US domestic multiculturalism, do not meet the SCU Core Diversity requirement.
    • Pathways: Only one study abroad course can count toward a Pathway.
      ELSJ:
      To earn ELSJ credit students must engage directly with the end clients of the community organization as part of the service learning experience and have direct contact with the community.
    • Second Language: Students taking a first year language course in its country of origin on a SCU approved study abroad program can receive credit towards their Core second language requirement. If a language is studied abroad, but not in the country of origin, a student, when returning to SCU, can take a language qualifying examination. Students will receive credit according to the level of the course taken.  If students take language courses abroad equivalent to courses they have already taken at SCU, they will not receive credit.
    • Core Double Dipping: Only ELSJ, Advanced Writing and Pathways can be double dipped in Core; except for engineering students who can double and triple dip within the Core
  • Majors and Minors
    • Asian Studies: Asian Studies minor has a limit of no more than two upper-division courses in the student's major or three in any one department
    • Art History: Studio art or art history courses taken abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a major/minor in art history.  For majors, no more than three courses may be taken abroad to fulfill the five upper-division ARTH course requirements.  For minors, only one upper-division course may be taken abroad to fulfill the three upper-division ARTH course requirements.
    • The Communication Department will accept no more that two courses taken abroad for the major. Approved courses count as COMM electives. Lower division required COMM courses (COMM 1, 2, 12, 20, 30 or 40), COMM List A (theory), List B (media production), method courses (COMM 110, 111), and thesis/capstone (COMM 196, 197) cannot be taken abroad.
    • Operations Management & Information Systems (OMIS): OMIS 105, OMIS 106, and OMIS 107 cannot be taken abroad.
    • The Marketing Department course evaluations should be sent to Professor Munson mmunson@scu.edu.  Marketing will accept only one course taken abroad to count toward a Marketing student's major.  
    • Management: MGMT 80 students may request credit for the equivalent of MGMT 80 for courses taken abroad, however, students should note that most study abroad courses equivalent to MGMT 80 do not satisfy the Cultures & Ideas 3 requirement.  Internships and internship classes taken abroad cannot be counted as MGMT 198E.
    • Neuroscience: The Neuroscience Department will accept no more than two courses taken abroad for the major or minor. Exceptions will be considered only on a case by case basis.
    • Psychology: The Psychology Department will accept no more than two courses taken abroad for the major or minor. Exceptions will be considered only on a case by case basis.
      Sociology: The Sociology Department will accept no more than two courses taken abroad for the major and one for the minor.
    • Studio Art: Studio art or art history courses taken abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a major in studio art. Only one ARTH course may be taken abroad to fulfill the requirements of a major in studio art.   Studio art courses taken abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a minor in studio art.  ARTH courses taken abroad are not accepted for the minor is studio art.
    • Other: If you have questions regarding the requirements for your major or minor. Please contact your advisor or department for assistance.

The course equivalency database is not a listing of available courses on a program.  The course equivalency database contains any and all courses that have been requested for evaluation at SCU and listed courses may be from either Fall, Winter, Spring OR Summer term. Students should verify course offerings on the program's website or with the program staff.

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