Transfer Guidelines

ORU will transfer courses from regionally accredited institutions, providing a grade of "C" or higher is earned. Courses listed below are transferable without petition. All other courses must be petitioned and approved by the respective academic department chair before acceptance is granted. No credit will be awarded for any non-academic course work such as remedial, vocational, orientation or study skill courses.

The information listed below is subject to change.


General Education

Transferable Course

ORU Course

BIBLE  
Intro to Old Testament Literature
Old Testament Survey
BLIT 110
(Theology Majors: BIB 222)
Intro to New Testament Literature
New Testament Survey
BLIT 120
(Theology Majors: BIB 261)
COMMUNICATION ARTS  
Oral Communication
Public Speaking
COM 101
ENGLISH  
English Composition I
Freshman English I
Composition I
Composition and Rhetoric I
COMP 101
English Composition II
Freshman English II
Composition II
Composition and Rhetoric II
COMP 102
HISTORY/GOVERNMENT/HUMANITIES  
American History to 1865
American History 1865 to Present
HIS 101
American Government
American Politics
(Not Intro to Political Science)
GOV 101

Humanities I
Humanities: Arts, Society and Culture
Philosophy

Art Appreciation

HUM 999
Greek History and Mythology
History of Civilization
Roman History and Mythology
Western Civilization I
Church History
History of Western Philosophy
Philosophy of Literature
World Architecture
English Literature Survey
World Literature
Architecture Appreciation
Introduction to Literature
HUM 222
History of Civilization
Roman History and Mythology
Western Civilization I
Church History
Humanities II
Western Civilization II
History of Western Philosophy
Philosophy of Literature
Western Civilization IIA
World Architecture
English Literature Survey
World Literature
Architecture Appreciation
Introduction to Literature
World History
HUM 233
History of Civilization
Humanities II
Western Civilization II
History of Western Philosophy
Philosophy of Literature
Western Civilization IIA
World Architecture
English Literature Survey
World Literature
World History
HUM 244
Art History
Art History (1850 to Present)
HUM 250 or HUM 255
Music Appreciation
Music Appreciation (1850 to present)
HUM 260
Theatre Appreciation
Theatre Survey
HUM 270
MODERN LANGUAGE
(Note: At least 6-9 semester hours required through the 203 level. See ORU catalog for more information.)
(If a 2 year institution transfers 4 credits, then course may be transferred as ORU course. If course is 3 credits, it will be transferred as ELEC 999.)
 
FRENCH  
Elementary French I (4 hours)
Beginning French I (4 hours)
FRE 101
Elementary French II (4 hours)
Beginning French II (4 hours)
FRE 102
Intermediate French (3 hours) FRE 203
GERMAN  
Elementary German I (4 hours)
Beginning German II (4 hours)
GER 101
Elementary German II (4 hours)
Beginning German II (4 hours)
GER 102
Intermediate German (3 hours) GER 203
SPANISH  
Elementary Spanish I (4 hours)
Beginning Spanish I (4 hours)
SPA 101
Elementary Spanish II (4 hours)
Beginning Spanish II (4 hours)
SPA 102
Intermediate  Spanish (3 hours) SPA 203
HEBREW  
Elementary Hebrew I (4 hours)
Beginning Hebrew I (4 hours)
HEB 101
Elementary Hebrew II (4 hours)
Beginning Hebrew II (4 hours)
HEB 102
Intermediate Hebrew (3 hours) HEB 203
SCIENCE
(Must include at least 4 semester hours and a lab)
 
Physical Science
Astronomy
PSC 101
Earth Science
Geology
PSC 201
Biology
Botany
Zoology
BIO 101
Chemistry CHE 101

 
College of Arts and Cultural Studies

Transferable Course

ORU Course

ART  
Fundamentals of Art I ART 101
Fundamentals of Art II ART 102
Art History Survey I ART 103
Art History Survey II ART 104
Art History Survey III ART 307
Color ART 105
Ceramics I ART 201
Ceramics II ART 301
Sculpture I ART 202
Sculpture II ART 302
Painting I ART 203
Painting II ART 303
Printmaking I ART 204
Printmaking II ART 304
Drawing ART 213
Figure Drawing ART 214 
Graphic Design ART 218
Graphic Design II ART 318 
Crafts ART 223 
Illustration ART 331 
Water Media  ART 333 
Black and White Photography ART 363
COMMUNICATION ARTS  
GENERAL COMMUNICATION  
Public Communication
Speech Communication
COM 101 
Communication Reading
Oral Interpretation
Oral Reading of Literature
Oral Reading
COM 202 
Business and Professional Speech COM 446 
DRAMA  
Film Acting Technique
Historical Acting
Period Acting Technique
DRAM 107
Acting I
Beginning Acting
Intro to Acting
DRAM 205 
Theater Appreciation
Theater Survey
DRAM 215 
Basic Stagecraft
Scenery Construction
Stagecraft I
Stagecraft and Construction
DRAM 216 
Styles of Acting DRAM 232 
Acting II 
Acting Concepts
Methods of Acting
DRAM 306 
Directing I 
Fundamentals of Directing
DRAM 336 
Basic Costuming
Fundamentals of Costuming
DRAM 403 
Basic Scenic Design
Fundamentals of Scenic Design
Scene Design 
DRAM 404 
Basic Makeup
Concepts of Makeup
Makeup I
Makeup Design
Stage Makeup
DRAM 405
ORGANIZATIONAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION   
Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Dynamics
Interpersonal Relationships
COM 203 
Interpersonal Forensics
Forensics
COM 250 
Advanced Public Speaking COM 302 
Argumentation and Persuasion
(Persuasion classes acceptable if student did not debate)
COM 309 
Communication Theory  COM 342 
Discussion and Conference Leadership
Small Group Communication
COM 410 
MEDIA  
Fundamentals of Mass Media
History of Mass Media
Intro to Mass Media
Mass Media and Society
Mass Media in America
Media History
MMC 104 
Basic Writing for News Media 
Beginning News Writing
Intro to News Writing
JRN 107 
Intro to Audio Production
Intro to Radio
Radio Production Techniques 
TVF 127 
Yearbook/Advertising  PRP 213 
News Writing Workshop
Newsgathering
JRN 214 
ENGLISH   
Major World Literary Figures
World literature 
ENG 310 
English Literature I
Studies in Old English or Middle English: Chaucer
or 18th Century Studies or Renaissance Studies
ENG 311 
English Literature II
Major Romantic Authors
Major Victorian Authors
ENG 312 
American Literature I
Major Early American Authors
ENG 323 
American Literature II
Major American Literary Figures of the Late 19th/20th Centuries 
ENG 324 
Elizabethan Drama
Shakespeare
ENG 351 
Major Renaissance Writers 
Milton
ENG 352 
Chaucer Studies
Medieval Period 
ENG 359 
Early 19th Century American Literature
Studies in American Transcendentalists: Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman
ENG 370 
American Romantics: Poe, Hawthorne, Cooper, Melville ENG 370 
Late 19th Century American Literature
Studies in Realism and Naturalism: Twain, James, Howells
ENG 371 
Augustan Period
18th and 19th Century Literature: John Dryden and His Literary World or
Jonathan Swift and the Age of Reason or Pope Studies
ENG 420 
Romantic Period
Studies in the Five Major Romantic Poets: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron,
Shelly, Keats
ENG 420 
Victorian Period
Studies in Browning, Tennyson
ENG 421
Contemporary Literature
Contemporary Novelists
Late 20th Century Writers
ENG 436 
Literary Modernism
Studies in: Eliot, Joyce, Woolfe, Huxley, Hemingway, Faulker, Fitzgerald
Early 20th Century English or American Writers
ENG 440 
Advanced Grammar
Studies in History and Various Grammatical Types
WRT 304 
Creative Writing WRT 331 
Drama Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing
Novel Writing
Poetry Writing
WRT 405 
Development of the English Language
History of the English Language
Middle English Studies
Old English Studies
WRT 355
GOVERNMENT  
Introduction to Public Administration GOV 341
Introduction to Political Thought
Introduction to Political Theory
GOV 331
International Relations
Introduction to World Politics
GOV 311
Comparative Government
Introduction to Comparative Politics
GOV 305
Concepts of Political Science
Scope/Methods of Political Science
Elements of Political Science
GOV 201
MUSIC  
All courses in this department need to be evaluated by the department
chair since ORU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of
Music. Every effort will be made to ensure rapid turnaround for
evaluation of transfer course work.
 

 
College of Theology and Ministry

Transferable Course

ORU Course

BIBLICAL LANGUAGES  
Biblical Hebrew, Greek, Exegesis (Hebrew & Greek)
(Must transfer in at least two semesters before credit is accepted. Only
one semester of Biblical Language is not transferable)
BIB 251 BIB 252 BIB 311
BIB 312 BIB 319
BIB 351 BIB 352 
Hermeneutics: Principles of Biblical Interpretation BIB 306 
History of Israel BIB 332 
Life of Christ; Synoptic Gospels 
Combination of single courses in: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
BIB 362 
Eschatology and the Book of Revelation
Biblical Eschatology
BIB 363
Hebrews, James, I and II Peter, Jude
(Combination of books)
BIB 364 
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
(Individual books combined)
BIB 421 
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, minor prophets
(Combination of books)
BIB 424 
Combination of individual courses from the poetic area:
Psalms, Proverbs, etc.
Wisdom Literature
BIB 437 
The Apopcrypha BIB 438 
PRACTICAL MINISTRIES  
History of Christian Education
Philosophy of Christian Education
CHRM 300 
Church Leadership 
Christian Leadership
CHRM 302 
Teaching in the Church CHRM 305 
Church Counseling
Counseling in the Church
CHRM 324
Campus Ministry
Personal Evangelism
Street Ministry 
CHRM 335 
Homiletics 
Principles of Preaching
CHRM 340 
Preaching Lab
Homiletics II
CHRM 440 
Church Management/Administration
Church Polity
Pastoral Theology
CHRM 460 
MISSIONS   
History of the Missionary Movement
Missionary History
MISS 300 
Missions
World Missions 
MISS 325 
Biblical Background of Missions
Doctrine of Missions
MISS 333 
THEOLOGY  
Christian Philosophy
Christian Thought
THE 302 
Comparative Religions
World Religions
THE 303 
Cults
Survey of American Religions
THE 304 
Christology
Idea of Theology
Doctrine of Scripture
Existence and Character of God
THE 313 
Doctrine of Salvation
Study of the Holy Spirit
Theological Anthropology
THE 314 
Current Ethical Issues
Intro to Ethics
Survey of Ethics
THE 401 
Angels and Demons and Apologetics
Study of the Doctrine of Church (Ecclesiology)
THE 415 
Church History I (Early to Reformation) THE 461 
History of Church to Reformation THE 462 
Church History II
History of Church from Reformation to Present
THE 463 


College of Science and Engineering

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES  
PSYCHOLOGY  
Intro to Psychology
General Psychology
Principles of Psychology
PSY 201
Social Psychology PSY 212
Developmental Psychology
(with Psychology prefix, cover full life span)
PSY 301
Biological Psychology
Psychophysiology
Physiological Psychology
PSY 305
Personality Theory
Psychology of Personality
(Not Psychology of Adjustment)
PSY 321
Psychology of Learning
(Anything of this title, if surveys learning theories, includes Psychology prefix)
PSY 322
Psychological Testing
Tests and Measurement
PSY 323
Cognitive Psychology PSY 324 
Abnormal Psychology PSY 338 
History and Systems
Schools of Psychology
PSY 354 
Experimental Psychology
Research Methods
(Must be taught in Behavioral Science/Psychology Department)
PSY 401 
SOCIOLOGY  
General Sociology
Intro to Sociology
Principles of Sociology
SOC 101 
Sociology of the Family
Marriage and Family 
SOC 201 
Social Psychology SOC 212 
Group Dynamics
Group and Community Skills
SOC 300 
Urban Sociology SOC 301 
Research Methods
Sociological Research
SOC 302 
Cultural Anthropology
General Anthropology
Intro to Anthropology
SOC 308 
Social Problems  SOC 314 
Crime and Delinquency
Juvenile Delinquency
Social Deviancy
SOC 329
Contemporary Issues 
Sociological Theory
Theories in Sociology
SOC 330 
Minority Group
Sociology of Racial Differences
SOC 420 
SOCIAL WORK  
All Social Work classes need to be evaluated by the department chair since ORU is
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and fully accountable to them.
One exception might be Introduction to Social Work, so long as we can be satisfied
that it was taught by a social worker and not another behavioral scientist of some
sort. Also, Introduction to Social Services, as taught by some community colleges or
four-year colleges, is usually not sufficient to satisfy the Council. Therefore,
evaluation of courses by the Social Work Program Director is necessary.
 
BIOLOGY  
Biology I*
Intro Biology I*
General Biology*
BIO 111 
Biology II*
Intro to Biology II*
Botany*
Zoology*
BIO 112 
Bacteriology*
Microbiology*
BIO 310 
Animal Ecology*
General Ecology*
BIO 312
Cell Biology*
Molecular Biology
BIO 411
Animal Physiology*
Vertebrate Physiology*
BIO 421
Animal Development*
Embryology*
BIO 431
Special Topics* BIO 454
*All courses must have labs with a minimum of 3-4 hours of lab work per week
and lecture of at least 3 hours per week. The combined lecture and lab must be
worth at least 4 semester hours.
 
CHEMISTRY  
Basic Chemistry*
Fundamentals of Chemistry*
Intro to Chemistry*
Principles of Chemistry*
CHE 101
General Chemistry I* CHE 111
General Chemistry II* CHE 112
Organic Chemistry I* CHE 211
Organic Chemistry II* CHE 212
Analytical Chemistry**
Chemical Analysis**
Quantitative Chemistry**
Quantitative Analysis**
CHE 300
*All courses must have labs with a minimum of 3-4 hours of lab work per week.
The combined lecture and lab must be worth at least 4 total semester hours.
 
**All classes must have a minimum of 2 hours per week lecture and at least 3-6
hours of lab work. The combined lecture and lab must be worth at least 4 total
semester hours.
 
COMPUTER SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS  
College Algebra MAT 105
Trigonometry  MAT 106
Discrete Mathematics  MAT 207 
Differential Equations MAT 211 
Linear and Matrix Algebra* MAT 312 
Number Theory*
Elementary Number Theory*
MAT 318 
Calculus III*
Calculus with Several Variables*
MAT 321 
Computer Concepts CSC 101 
Microcomputer Applications in Business CSC 112 
Data Structures
Pre-requisite of Introduction to Computing
CSC 255 
Internet Programming* CSC 341
Data Communications* CSC 441 
*May not transfer from community college. Transferred courses must be of
comparable level (classification) or higher.
 
ENGINEERING/PHYSICS/PHYSICAL SCIENCE - EGRP  
All courses (except EVR 250 below) in this department need to be evaluated
by the department chair since ORU is accredited by the Accreditation Board of
Engineering and Technology. Every effort will be made to ensure rapid turnaround
for evaluation of transfer course work.
 
Environmental Science EVR 250 
H.P.E.R.  
Foundation of Physical Education
History and Principles of Physical Education
Intro to HPER
HPE 200 
Personal Health
Personal Health Science
HPE 231 
Safety and First Aid HPE 233 
Kinesiology
Kinesiology and Biomechanics
HPE 316 
Care and Prevention
Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries 
HPE 320 
Exercise Physiology HPE 324 
Outdoor Education
Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Recreation and Camping
HPE 331 
Recreational Leadership
Recreation Leadership and Activities
HPE 343 
Evaluation in HPER
Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
HPE 452


College of Business 

NOTE: If the transfer course has a lower division course number (100-200) and has the same title as an ORU lower division course, the course will be transferred as the ORU lower division course. If the transfer course has a 300 level or higher course number but has the same course title as an ORU lower division course, it will be transferred as the ORU lower division course. If a transfer course is from a two-year institution and has the same title as an ORU upper division course, it will be sent to the Business Department Chair and Dean for review. Any upper division (300 level or higher) course from a four-year institution that has the same course title as an ORU course will be transferred based on the equivalent ORU course title. However, Strategic Management and Seminar and Senior Paper must be taken exclusively at ORU.

 

Transferable Course

ORU Course

Prin. Financial Accounting I
Accounting I
Financial Accounting
ACT 215
Prin. Financial Accounting II
Accounting II
Managerial Accounting
ACT 216
Advanced Statistics
Business Calculus
Quantitative Analysis
ACT 320
Intermediate Accounting I ACT 327
Intermediate Accounting II ACT 328
Managerial Cost Accounting ACT 432
Accounting Info System ACT 435
Auditing ACT 439
Federal Income Tax Accounting ACT 442
Advanced Tax Accounting
Advanced Income Tax
ACT 443
Accounting Internship ACT 451
Advanced Accounting I
Consolidations
ACT 462
Advanced Accounting II
Governmental Accounting
ACT 463
Estate and Gift Taxation ACT 471
Intro to Macroeconomics
Principles of Economics I
BUS 201
Intro to Microeconomics
Principles of Economics II
BUS 202
Business Law I BUS 325
Business Law II BUS 326
International Business Study Trip
International Business
BUS 361
Ethics BUS 450
Business Internship BUS 451
Micro Applications in Business CSC 112
Personal Financial Planning FIN 244
Monetary Theory
Money and Banking
FIN 303
Financial Management
Principles of Finance
FIN 338
Investments FIN 418
Bank Management FIN 428
Advanced Financial Management FIN 438
Finance Internship FIN 451
Corp. Financial Decision Making FIN 452
International Financial Management FIN 460
Principles of Estate Planning FIN 472
Fundamentals of Management
Principles of Management
MGT 130
Supply Chain Management MGT 333
Business Communications MGT 341
Risk Management MGT 351
Organizational Behavior MGT 352
Human Resources Management MGT 353
Creative Thinking MGT 372
Real Estate Management MGT 384
Entrepreneurship MGT 421
Small Business Basics MGT 422
Executive Development MGT 443
Management Internship MGT 451
International Management Study Trip MGT 451-11
Conflict Resolution MGT 461
Administration of Non-Profit Organizations MGT 465
Advanced Business Microcomputer Application MIS 212
Network Management MIS 347
MIS Internship MIS 451
Principles of Marketing
Fundamentals of Marketing
MKT 130
Consumer Behavior MKT 333
Promotional Management MKT 334
Sales Management MKT 346
International Marketing MKT 361
Marketing Research MKT 445
Retail Management MKT 447
Marketing Internship MKT 451
International Marketing Study Trip MKT 451-11
Marketing Management MKT 455
Desktop Publishing Elective


College of Education

Transferable Course

ORU Course

Practicum or Field-Based, Pre-Internship Program
(30 hours minimum)
PED 111 or PED 121
School Health and Safety PED 222
Human Growth and Development
(Not CLEP or AP)
PED 313
Educational Technology
Microcomputers in Education
PED 363
Classroom Management
Discipline in the School
PED 372
Evaluation
Test and Measurements
PED 382
Exceptional Child, Student, Individual
Intro to Special Education
SED 353
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION  
Reading and Language Arts
Language Arts EC-8
ELE 314
Children's Literature ELE 323
Elementary Reading Methods ELE 344
Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Deficiencies
Literacy Assessment
ELE 403


College of Nursing

Transferable Course

ORU Course

NATURAL SCIENCE  
Nutrition
(Any 3 hour course that is not specifically limited by title)
NUT 201
Human Anatomy
(Any 4 hour course with lab focusing on Human Anatomy)
PHS 223
Human Physiology
(Any 4 hour course with lab focusing on Human Physiology)
PHS 224
Human Anatomy/Physiology I
And
Human Anatomy II/Physiology II
(Must have both semesters, 4 hours each, with lab, totaling 8 hours)
PHS 223 and PHS 224