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Transfer Course Equivalency

Boise State University accepts all academic credits from regionally accredited institutions. Transfer courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Courses transfer to Boise State on the same level as taken (lower or upper division) at the original institution. Quarter credits are converted to semester credits. (One quarter credit equals 2/3 of a semester credit.). Credit for applied technology courses are transferable only for those students admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program.

Independent Study of Idaho

Independent Student of Idaho

ISI Course Boise State Equivalent Course
Acct 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (UI) ACCT 205
Acct 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (UI) ACCT 206
Anth 100 Introduction to Anthropology(UI) ANTH 100XF
Anth 327 Belief Systems(UI) ANTH 300XF
Art 100 Survey of Art (LCSC) ART 100 DLV
Bus 321 Principles of Marketing (LCSC) MKTG 300XF
BLaw 265 Legal Environment of Business (UI) GENBUS 202
Econ 201 Principles of Macroeconomics(UI) ECON 201 DLS
Econ 202 Principles of Microeconomics(UI) ECON 202 DLS
Econ 343 Money and Banking (UI) ECON 301
ED 320 Elementary Reading Methods(LCSC) ED-CIFS 300XF
ED 338 Elementary Language Arts Methods(LCSC) ED-CIFS 300XF
ED 344 Elementary School Science Methods (LCSC) ED-CIFS 333
Engl 101 Introduction to College Writing (UI) ENGL 101
Engl 102 Research Writing (LCSC) ENGL 102
Engl 2257 Survey of World Literature I (Beginnings through 16th Century) (ISU) ENGL 257
Engl 2258 Survey of World Literature II (17th Century to Present) (ISU) ENGL 258
Engl 277 American Literature I (LCSC) ENGL 277
Engl 278 American Literature II (LCSC) ENGL 278
Engl 317 Technical Writing (UI) ENGL 202 DLS
Engl 4476 Shakespeare (ISU) ENGL 345
EnvS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science (UI) ENVSTD 100XF
FCS 205 Concepts in Human Nutrition (UI) HLTHST 207
FCS 346 Personal and Family Finance and Management (UI) FINAN 208
FCS 428 Housing America’s Families (UI) SOC 400XF
FCS 435 Feeding Young Children in Group Settings(UI) ED-ECS 400XF
FCS 448 Consumer Economic Issues (UI) ECON 400XF
HCA 2210 Medical Terminology and Communication (ISU) HLTHST 101
Hist 101 History of Civilization (UI) HIST 101 DLL
Hist 102 History of Civilization (UI) HIST 102 DLL
Hist 111 Introduction to U.S. History (UI) HIST 111
Hist 112 Introduction to U.S. History (UI) HIST 112
Hist 180 Introduction to East Asian History (UI) HIST 121 DLS
Hist 415 Civil War and Reconstruction, 1828-1877 (UI) HIST 334
Hist 416 Rise of Modern America, 1877-1919 (UI) HIST 381
Hist 417 United States, 1919-Present (UI) HIST 381
Hist 418 Recent America, 1960-Present(UI) HIST 381
Hist 423 Idaho and the Pacific Northwest (UI) HIST 381
Hist 458 Military History(UI) HIST 300XF
JAMM 265 Principles of Advertising (UI) GENED 200XF
JAMM 361 Advertising Creativity (UI) MKTG 407
Kin 370 Motor Learning/Motor Development(LCSC) KINES 300XF
LibS 420 Classification and Cataloging(UI) LIBSCI 300XF
LibS 421 Acquisitions and Collection Development in Libraries(UI) LIBSCI 300XF
LibS 422 Use of the School Library(UI) LIBSCI 400XF
LibS 423 Introduction to Reference Work (UI) LIBSCI 300XF
LibS 424 Information Sources on the Internet for Libraries(UI) LIBSCI 400XF
LibS 425 Organization and Management of Small Libraries(UI) LIBSCI 300XF
LibS 426 Information Literacy for the Library Media Specialist(UI) LIBSCI 400XF
LibS 427 Library and Media Center Practicum (UI) LIBSCI 400XF
LibS 428 Children’s Literature for Librarians (UI) LIBSCI 400XF
LibS 429 Adolescent Literature for Librarians (UI) LIBSCI 400XF
Math 108 Intermediate Algebra (UI) MATH 108
Math 130 Finite Mathematics (UI) MATH 100XF
Math 143 Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry (UI) MATH 143 DLM
Math 1153 Introduction to Statistics (ISU) MATH 200XF
Math 160 Survey of Calculus (UI) MATH 160 DLM
Math 170 Analytic Geometry and Calculus (UI) MATH 170 DLM
MMBB 154 Introduction to Microbiology (UI) BIOL200XF
FLEN 243 English Word Origins (UI) ENGL 200XF
Fren 101 Elementary French I (UI) FRENCH 101 DLL
Germ 101 Elementary German I (UI) GERMAN 101 DLL
Span 101 Elementary Spanish I (UI) SPANISH 101 DLL
Span 102 Elementary Spanish II (UI) SPANISH 102 DLL
Span 201 Intermediate Spanish I (UI) SPANISH 201 DLL
Span 202 Intermediate Spanish II (UI) SPANISH 202 DLL
MusH 101 Survey of Music (UI) MUS 100 DLV
MusH 201 History of Rock and Roll (UI) MUS 300XF
Phil 103 Ethics (UI) PHIL 101 DLL
Phil 320 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (UI) PHIL 300XF
Phil 321 History of Modern Philosophy (UI) PHIL 300XF
Phil 450 Ethics in Science (UI) PHIL 400XF
Phys 1100 Essentials of Physics (ISU) PHYS 100XF
Phys 111 General Physics I (UI) PHYS 100XF
Phys 112 General Physics II (UI) PHYS 100XF
Phys 1152 Descriptive Astronomy (ISU) PHYS 100XF
Phys 1153 Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory (ISU) PHYS 100XF
PolS 101 Introduction to Political Science and American Government (UI) POLS 101 DLS
PolS 275 American State and Local Government (UI) POLS 102
PolS 451 Public Administration (UI) POLS 403
Psyc 101 Introduction to Psychology UI PSYC 101 DLS
Psyc 300 Statistical Methods (LCSC) PSYC 295
Psyc 305 Developmental Psychology (UI) PSYC 309
Psyc 310 Psychology of Personality (UI) PSYC 351
Psyc 311 Abnormal Psychology (UI) PSYC 301
Psyc 372 Physiological Psychology (UI) PSYC 335
Psyc 390 Psychology of Learning (UI) PSYC 441
Psyc 410 Sports Psychology (LCSC) PSYC 400XF
Psyc 415 History and Systems of Psychology (UI) PSYC 487
Psyc 419 Adult Development and Aging(UI) PSYC 310
Psyc 422 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence (UI) PSYC 400XF
Psyc 430 Tests and Measurements (UI) PSYC 421
SS 350 Ethics: Women in the Twentieth Century (LCSC) SOCSCI 300XF
Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology (UI) SOC 101 DLS
Soc 230 Social Problems (UI) SOC 102 DLS
Soc 315 Marriage and the Family (LCSC) SOC 340
Soc 360 Race and Ethnicity (LCSC) SOC 305
The 101 Introduction to Theatre (UI) THEA 101 DLV

Core Certification

If you have earned an academic associate degree at a regionally accredited institution, you will be considered “core certified” by Boise State University. This means that you have fulfilled the lower-division general education or “core” classes at Boise State. The statement “GENERAL UNIVERSITY CORE MET” will appear on your credit report.

If you are transferring from an Idaho school and have not earned an associate degree, you may still be considered “core certified” if your transcript is stamped “core certified” by the Registrar’s Office of your original institution.

Beginning in Fall 2011, students who transfer into Boise State University without an academic associate degree, but meet Idaho State Board of Education general education core requirements and have a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester credit hours, will be considered core certified at Boise State. The Idaho State Board of Education general education core requirements are listed below.

Idaho State Board of Education General Education Core Requirements
 Required CoursesMinimum Credits


Coursework in this area enhances the student's ability to communicate clearly, correctly, logically, and persuasively in spoken English. (Boise State equivalent:  COMM 101, 112 or COMM 100XFS)

English Composition

Courses must demonstrate students’ ability to express themselves in clear, logical, and grammatically correct written English. Up to six (6) credits may be exempt by ACT, SAT, AP or COMPASS exams.  (Boise State equivalent: ENGL 101 & 102)

*3-6 hours depending on initial placement results. (i.e.,  Placement into ENGL 102)
13 to 6*

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Core courses in the discipline areas: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Note:  Courses must be distributed over two (2) different disciplines.

Humanities, Fine Arts, and Foreign Language

Core courses in the discipline areas: Art, Philosophy, Literature, Music, Drama/Theatre, and Foreign Languages

Natural Sciences

Core courses in the discipline areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physical Geography, Geology, and Physics

Note: Courses may be distributed over two different disciplines and must have at least one (1) accompanying laboratory experience.


Core course in the discipline areas: College Algebra, Calculus, Finite Mathematics and Statistics

You are responsible for meeting all graduation requirements, including specific courses required by a college or department, based on the date you began at Boise State.

Transfer Evaluation System (TES)

The (TES) is a tool to estimate the courses you can expect to transfer. This database is regularly updated. If you do not see the school or course you are looking for, it may not be in the database yet. Please contact the Registrar’s Office to check if the course will transfer.

Please note:

These are unofficial course evaluations and are provided as a convenience for prospective students. This document is our best estimate of how specific courses will transfer to Boise State, but this document should not be considered a guarantee of transfer credit awarded. A formal course evaluation will be initiated once an official application for admission has been received and all official transcripts have been submitted. Course equivalencies may change at any time without notice. Course equivalencies are under constant review and are continuously being developed.

Tip: Click on the equivalency search to view course equivalencies.