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Several majors at Chapman University require and recommend foundation and/or prerequisite courses. You can find the required and recommended courses for those majors below.

To find how your transferable courses at your college match Chapman’s prerequisites, you can use Transferology. This free tool will give you the most updated articulation information.

A few items to keep in mind while reviewing prerequisites:

  • Some prerequisite courses may double count for general education (Chapman shared inquiries) and major requirements.
  • Prerequisite courses can be in progress at the time of applying.

If you have any questions, please email us at transfers@chapman.edu.

Argyros School of Business and Economics Prerequisites

Only the business majors below have required or recommended prerequisites for transfer students. Note that you must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in all your required prerequisites.

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+ - B.S. Accounting

Required Prerequisites

  • ACTG 210 Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 200 Microeconomics
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Applications in Business & Social Services or MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I

Recommended

  • BUS 215 Business Law
  • BUS 216 Business Ethics
  • MGSC 209 Business Statistics (may be satisfied by a math statistics course instead)

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Accounting webpage.

+ - B.S. Business Administration

Required Prerequisites

  • ACTG 210 Financial Accounting
  • ECON 200 Microeconomics
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Applications in Business & Social Sciences or MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I

Recommended

  • ACTG 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 215 Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS 216 Business Ethics
  • MGSC 209 Introductory Business Statistics (may be satisfied by a math statistics course instead)

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S in Business Administration webpage.

+ - B.A. Economics

Required Prerequisites

  • ECON 200 Microeconomics
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Applications in Business & Social Sciences or MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I

Recommended

  • BUS 216 Business Ethics
  • MGSC 209 Introductory Business Statistics

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.A. in Economics webpage.

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Prerequisites


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+ - B.S. Applied Human Physiology

Recommended

  • BIOL 204 From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) with lab
  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry with lab
  • CHEM 150 General Chemistry II with lab
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I         
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II
  • PHYS 107 General Physics for the life Sciences I with lab  
  • PHYS 108 General Physics for the Life Sciences II with lab

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Applied Human Physiology webpage.

+ - B.S. Health Sciences

Recommended

  • BIOL 204 General Bio I with lab
  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry with lab
  • CHEM 150 General Chemistry II with lab
  • HSK 210 Human Anatomy, Lecture and Laboratory
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II
  • MATH 203 Math Statistics
  • PHYS 107 General Physics for the Life Sciences with lab
  • PHYS 108 General Physics for the Life Sciences II with lab

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Health Sciences webpage.

+ - B.S. Psychology

Recommended

  • MATH 203 Math Statistics or PSYCH 203 Statistics for the Behavioral Science
  • PSY 101 Intro to Psychology
  • PSY 201 Critical Thinking
  • PSY 204 Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Psychology webpage.

Fowler School of Engineering Prerequisites


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+ - B.S. Computer Engineering

This program will be launching in fall 2020. If you have any questions about transfer prerequisites, please contact transfers@chapman.edu.

For more information on the program, visit the B.S. in Computer Engineering webpage.

+ - B.S. Computer Science

Recommended

  • CPSC 230 Computer Science I
  • CPSC 231 Computer Science II
  • CPSC 236 Visual Programming
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II
  • MATH 210 Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 215 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

 

For more information on the program, visit the B.S. in Computer Science webpage.

+ - B.S. in Data Analytics

Recommended

  • ACTG 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • CPSC 231 Computer Science II
  • CPSC 236 Visual Programming
  • CPSC 230 Computer Science I
  • ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 203 Introduction to Statistics

 

For more information on the program, visit the B.S. in Data Analytics webpage.

+ - B.S. Electrical Engineering

This program will be launching in fall 2021. If you have any questions about transfer prerequisites, please contact transfers@chapman.edu.

For more information on the program, visit the B.S. in Electrical Engineering webpage.

+ - B.S. Software Engineering

Recommended

  • CPSC 230 Computer Science
  • CPSC 231 Computer Science II
  • CPSC 236 Visual Programming
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II
  • MATH 203 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 215 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • MATH 250 Discrete Mathematics I

 

For more information on the program, visit the B.S. in Software Engineering webpage.

Schmid College of Science and Technology Prerequisites

Only the Schmid majors below have recommended prerequisites for transfer students.

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+ - B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Recommended

  • BIOL 204: From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)
  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry I with lab
  • CHEM 150 General Chemistry II with lab
  • CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry with lab
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology webpage.

+ - B.S. Biological Sciences

Recommended

  • BIOL 204: From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)
  • BIOL 205: Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Biol II)
  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry I with lab
  • CHEM 150 General Chemistry II with lab
  • CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry with lab
  • CPSC 230 Computer Science I
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II
  • PHYS 107 General Physics for the Life Sciences I with lab
  • PHYS 108 General Physics for the Life Sciences II with lab

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Biological Sciences webpage.

+ - B.S. Chemistry

Recommended

  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry I with lab
  • CHEM 150 General Chemistry II with lab
  • CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I with lab
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus Part II
  • MATH 215 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • PHYS 101 General Physics I
  • PHYS 102 General Physics II

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Chemistry webpage.

+ - B.S. Environmental Science and Policy

Recommended

  • BIOL 205: Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Biol II)
  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry I with lab
  • CHEM 150 General Chemistry II with lab
  • ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • ENV 102 Introduction to Environmental Policy
  • ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy webpage.

+ - B.S. Mathematics

Recommended

  • CPSC 230 Computer Science I
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II
  • MATH 210 Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 215 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Mathematics webpage.

+ - B.S. Physics

Recommended

  • CPSC 230 Computer Science I
  • MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I
  • MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II
  • MATH 210 Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 215 Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.S. in Physics webpage.

School of Communication


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+ - B.A. Communication Studies

Recommended

  • College GPA minimum of  2.8
  • Passing grade of a C or higher in at least one of the following courses:
    • COM 102 Public Speaking
    • COM 151 Mass Communication
    • COM 210 Theories of Persuasion
    • COM 211 Intercultural Communication
  • Math 203 Statistics or Psych 203 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.A. in Communication Studies webpage.

+ - B.A. Global Communication and World Languages

Recommended

  • College GPA minimum of 2.8
  • Passing grade of a C or higher in at least one of the following courses:
    • COM 110 Interpersonal Communication
    • COM 210 Theories of Persuasion
    • COM 211 Intercultural Communication
  • Math 203 Statistics or Psych 203 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.A. in Global Communication and World Languages webpage.

+ - B.A. Strategic and Corporate Communication

Recommended

  • College GPA minimum of 2.8
  • Passing grade of a C or higher in at least one of the following courses:
    • COM 151 Mass Communication
    • COM 210 Theories of Persuasion
    • COM 211 Intercultural Communication
  • Math 203 Statistics or Psych 203 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

 

For more information on this program, visit the B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication webpage.

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Our Transfer Admission Counselors are happy to help you create a transfer application plan. They are free to meet in-person (on the Chapman campus) or over the phone. Call our office at (714) 997-6711 to schedule an appointment.

 

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