Courses offering alternative forms of earning credit
You may be able to earn your degree faster by supplementing your Strayer University courses with online courses from Sophia or StraighterLine. Some courses offered by these online educators have been judged by Strayer to satisfy the requirements of equivalent Strayer courses, allowing you to earn credits for those classes. See which Strayer classes will award credits toward your degree here. This offers you the opportunity to earn your credits faster, and to save on tuition as well. You must pass Sophia and StraighterLine classes with a score of 70% or greater to earn equivalent Strayer credits. All online learning firms have followed Strayer’s lead by offering strong personal support for their courses created to be taken online at any time. We strongly urge you to contact your Strayer personal Student Services Coach if considering this option.
As a Strayer student, your tuition includes access to no-cost general education courses from our affiliate, Sophia Learning. Save up to $15,250 on your bachelor’s degree when you access no-cost gen ed courses.*
Start these self-paced courses as soon as you’re enrolled at Strayer.
You can take one or two Sophia courses at a time and complete as many as you want while you are active in your degree program. When you successfully complete a course, it will immediately transfer to Strayer for credit toward your degree.
With over 30 general education courses to choose from, you can learn anytime, anywhere – on your phone, your tablet or your computer. Courses are available in subjects including business, communications, the humanities, information technology, and the natural and social sciences.
- No-cost general education courses for all Strayer students
- Self-paced courses you can start anytime, anywhere
- No textbooks required
- Access to Sophia Learning Coaches who are available via phone, email or online chat
*Savings assumes transferring 10 courses taken at Strayer affiliate, Sophia Learning. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.
StraighterLine, while also online, self-paced, and with adviser support available, is built on a slightly different payment model. StraighterLine courses start at $59 with a $99 monthly membership fee.
The fee includes eTextbook for with your course purchase and up to 10 hours of tutoring in any subject; some students can complete a course in as little as a week.
Find out more information on StraighterLine courses here. StraighterLine is offering students two free lessons from their most popular online college courses before you sign up for a membership. Please note that although ACE transcripts from StraighterLine are recorded only as Pass/Fail, even though you must earn a 70% for Strayer credit, talk to your personal Student Services Coach.
Earn alternative credit
|Course ID||Course Name||SOPHIA||StraighterLine|
|ACC303||Intermediate Accounting I|
|BUS100||Introduction to Business|
|CIS106||Introduction to Information Technology|
|CIS109||Introduction to Management Information Systems|
|CIS110||Computer Programming Design|
|CIS111||Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems|
|CIS373||Web Design & Development|
|CIS406||JAVA Programming I|
|COM100||Communication at Work|
|COM101||Effective Communication Skills|
|COM201||The Power of Effective Speaking|
|CRJ100||Introduction to Criminal Justice|
|ECO110||Taking Charge of Your Economic Future|
|ENG116||Discover the Writer in You|
|ENG201||The Power of Persuasion|
|ENG215||Research and Writing|
|FIN100||Principles of Finance|
|FIN215||Personal Financial Planning|
|FOS100||Foundations of Success|
|HIS104||American History Prior to 1865|
|HIS105||American History After 1865|
|HIS110||U.S. History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future|
|HUM111||World Cultures I|
|HUM112||World Cultures II|
|LEG100||Business Law I|
|MAT104||Algebra with Applications|
|MAT110||Using Math to Inform Your World|
|MAT210||Data Driven Decisions|
|PHI201||Thinking it Through|
|PSY101||Smarter Decisions Through Psychology|
|PSY105||Introduction to Psychology|
|SCI110||Introduction to Physical Science|
|SCI115||Introduction to Biology|
|SOC100||Introduction to Sociology|
|SOC101||The Story of Us: Embracing Diversity & Collaboration|
|SOC300||Sociology of Developing Countries|