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Our affiliate, Sophia Learning, brings you no-cost gen ed courses you can take anytime, online.

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Apply to Strayer to find a bachelor’s program that fits your goals. Once you’re enrolled, you can complete your gen ed courses through Sophia, transfer them into your Strayer program and save. 

Save up to $14,800 on your Strayer bachelor’s degree by accessing general education courses at no additional cost through our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*

*Savings assumes transferring 10 courses taken at Strayer affiliate, Sophia Learning. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

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Course breakdown

  • Strayer Courses
  • Sophia Courses

Save up to $14,800 on your bachelor’s degree*

*No-cost gen eds provided by Strayer University affiliate Sophia Learning. Package assumes taking 10 Sophia courses, no other transfer credits, remaining continuously enrolled in your Strayer degree program and using Strayer Graduation Fund.

Eligibility rules, restrictions and exclusions apply.

Explore Sophia courses for your degree

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

BS Accounting
  1. Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
  2. College Algebra
  3. Communication at Work
  4. English Composition I
  5. English Composition II
  6. College Algebra
  7. Smarter Decisions through Psychology
  8. Introduction to Statistics
  9. Introduction to Sociology
  10. Art History I or Art History II
  11. Human Biology or Environmental Science 

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

BS Criminal Justice
  1. Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
  2. ​College Algebra
  3. ​Communication at Work
  4. English Composition I 
  5. English Composition II
  6. Public Speaking
  7. Smarter Decisions through Psychology 
  8. Introduction to Sociology
  9. US History: Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future
  10. The Power of Persuasion

Bachelor of Business Administration

BS Business Administration
  1. Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
  2. College Algebra
  3. Communication at Work
  4. English Composition I
  5. English Composition II
  6. U.S. History I
  7. Art History I or Art History II
  8. Introduction to Psychology
  9. Introduction to Sociology
  10. Human Biology or Environmental Science 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

BS Information Technology
  1. Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
  2. College Algebra
  3. Communication at Work
  4. English Composition I
  5. English Composition II
  6. Art History I or Art History II
  7. Introduction to Statistics
  8. Introduction to Sociology
  9. Smarter Decisions through Psychology
  10. Public Speaking

Bachelor of Applied Science in Management

BS Applied Science Management
  1. Taking Charge of Your Economic Future
  2. Accounting
  3. Project Management
  4. English Composition I
  5. English Composition II
  6. Art History I or Art History II
  7. Introduction to Statistics
  8. Introduction to Psychology
  9. Introduction to Sociology
  10. Human Biology or Environmental Science 

How do Sophia courses work?

Sophia courses automatically transfer and count toward your bachelor’s degree program. They’re 100% online, so you can take them at your own pace, whenever it’s convenient. Plus, textbooks and other course materials aren’t required.

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Earn your Strayer bachelor’s degree for less by taking no-cost Sophia gen ed courses and transferring them to Strayer.

Cost

To access no-cost gen ed courses through Sophia, you’ll need to enroll in at least two Strayer courses per quarter at $1,480 per course.

Financial aid eligibility

Course credits earned through Sophia don’t count toward federal financial aid eligibility. You’ll need to be enrolled in at least two courses at Strayer to qualify to use financial aid that quarter. 

Support

Sophia courses give you the flexibility to move through your coursework at your own pace – without professors or set schedules. You’ll also have a learning coach to lean on for support.

Frequently asked questions

Sophia is designed with your busy life in mind. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more about Sophia and how it works.

How many Sophia courses can I take at one time, and where do I register?

You can register for more than 40 gen ed courses offered through Sophia and take up to two courses at a time. However, there’s a limit to the amount of credit you can transfer. Students in Strayer’s bachelor’s degree programs can transfer a maximum of 126 credit hours.

Will Sophia courses count toward my overall GPA?

Eligible students can transfer Sophia courses to Strayer for gen ed credit, but there’s no associated grade. Sophia courses don’t factor into a student’s grade point average.

Can I take Sophia courses and Strayer courses at the same time?

Yes. Self-paced Sophia courses have flexible start dates, so you can take them along with your Strayer courses. But Sophia courses won’t count toward your financial aid eligibility or your GPA.

Will Sophia courses impact my financial aid?

No. Your financial aid package doesn’t take Sophia courses into consideration. To be considered for a federal financial loan, you must take a minimum of two undergraduate courses at Strayer in a given quarter.

Eligibility requirements

  • You must be admitted as a Strayer student and enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.
  • No-cost gen eds through Sophia only apply to bachelor’s degree programs. Sophia does not offer courses at the graduate level.
  • Sophia offers more than 40 gen ed courses and you can take up to two courses at a time. However, there’s a limit to the amount of credit you can transfer. Students in Strayer’s bachelor’s degree programs can transfer a maximum of 126 credit hours.
  • If you have reached your transfer credit limit, you will not be eligible to transfer in Sophia courses.
  • To transfer, Sophia courses must be equivalent to the Strayer courses in your degree program. If in doubt that a class will transfer, speak with a coach before enrolling.
  • Credits will be awarded toward your degree upon completion of the Sophia course and with a score of 70% or better.