Portland Community College (PCC) course equivalencies

Unsure how your coursework will transfer to WSU Vancouver? Review course equivalencies for select majors below.

This information is subject to change. For assistance, visit transfercredit.wsu.edu or contact the WSU Vancouver Office of Admissions at van.admissions@wsu.edu or 360-546-9779.

Note—the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT) or the Associate of Science Oregon Transfer-Business degree (ASOT-Business) from a public Oregon community college will generally fulfill Washington State University lower-division University Common Requirements (UCORE) but does not guarantee junior standing. The Associate of Science (AS) degree transfers on a course-by-course basis.

Major course equivalencies


B.S. in biology

B.S. in biology course equivalencies
WSU Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
ENG 101 Introductory Writing [WRTG] WR 121 English Composition 4
MATH 140 Calculus for Life Scientists or MATH 171 Calculus I [QUAN] (Equivalent to MATH 140 not offered at PCC) MTH 252 Calculus II or take at WSU Vancouver 4
STATISTICS 212 Introduction to Statistical Methods [QUAN] MTH 243 and 244 9
BIOLOGY 106 Introductory Bio: Organismal [BSCI] BI 212 and BI 213 10
BIOLOGY 107 Introductory Bio: Cell Bio & Genetics [BSCI] BI 211 5
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I [PSCI] and CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II CH 221 and CH 222 and CH 223 15
PHYSICS 101 and PHYSICS 102 Gen. Physics; or PHYSICS 201 and PHYSICS 202 Physics for Sci./Engr. I and II [PSCI] PHY 201 and PHY 202 and PHY 203; or PHY 211 and PHY 212 and PHY 213; or take at WSU Vancouver 12 or 15
Root of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Take at WSU Vancouver
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG] Choose one course from: COMM 111, COMM 111H, WR 122, WR 122H, WR 222, WR 227. 4
Inquiry in the Social Sciences [SSCI] Choose one course from: ATH 102, ATH 209, ATH 212, ATH 214, ATH 230, ATH 231, ATH 232, EC 200, EC 201, EC 202, EC 203, EC 216, EC 285, GEO 105, GEO 106, GEO 204, GEO 206, GEO 209, GEO 221, GEO 230, GEO 265, HST 218, HST 225, HST 240, HST 246, HST 247, HST 270, HST 271, HST 278, HST 279, HST 285, J 201, PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204, PS 205, PS 211, PS 220, PSY 101, PSY 201A, PSY 202A, PSY 214, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 231, PSY 232, PSY 236, PSY 239, PSY 240, SOC 204, SOC 205, SOC 206, SOC 211, SOC 213, SOC 214A, SOC 214B, SOC 214C, SOC 215, SOC 218, SOC 223, SOC 228, SOC 230, SOC 231, SOC 232, WS 201, WS 202. 4
Inquiry in the Humanities [HUM] Choose one course from: WR 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248; CHLA 201, CHLA 202, CHLA 203, COMM 112, COMM 214, COMM 215, COMM 227, COMM 228, D 275, ENG 104, ENG 105, ENG 106, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 195, ENG 196, ENG 197, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 207, ENG 208, ENG 209, ENG 212, ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 222, ENG 237, ENG 240, ENG 244, ENG 253, ENG 254, ENG 257, ENG 258, ENG 260, ENG 261, ENG 269, ENG 275, HST 101, HST 101H, HST 102, HST 102H, HST 103, HST 103H, HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HUM 100, HUM 201, HUM 202, HUM 203, HUM 221, MUS 110, PHL 191, PHL 195, PHL 197, PHL 201, PHL 201H, PHL 202, PHL 202H, PHL 204, PHL 205, PHL 206, PHL 207, PHL 208, PHL 209, PHL 210, PHL 211, PHL 212, PHL 222, R 201, R 210, TA 141, WR 240, WR 241, WR 242, WR 243, WR 244, WR 245, WR 246, WR 247, WR 248. 4
Inquiry in the Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS] Choose one course from: ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 204, ART 205, ART 206, ART 206H, ART 207, ART 208, ART 209, ART 210, ART 211, ART 212, ART 213, ART 214, ART 216, TA 101. 4
Diversity [DIVR] Choose one course from: ATH 103, ATH 207, ATH 208, COMM 237, HST 104, HST 105, HST 106, HST 204, HST 205, PSY 222, WS 101. 4
Foreign Language: Complete two years of high school or two quarters of collegiate-level foreign language study (must be same language) If not completed in high school, choose from ASL, CHN, FR, GER, JPN, RUS, SPA, or take at WSU Vancouver. 8

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B.S. in business administration

B.S. in business administration course equivalencies
WSU Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
ENG 101 Introductory Writing [WRTG] WR 121 English Composition 4
MATH 201 Finite Math for Business and Economics Equivalent to MATH 201 not offered at PCC – take at WSU Vancouver.
Recommend MTH 111 (prerequisite for PCC’s MTH 241).

MATH 202 Mathematical Analysis for Business and Economics [QUAN] or MATH 171 Calculus I [QUAN]

MTH 241 Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Science or
MTH 252 Calculus II
4
ACCTG 230 Intro to Financial Accounting BA 211 and BA 212 Principles of Accounting I and II 6
ACCTG 231 Intro to Managerial Accounting BA 213 Managerial Accounting 4
ECON 101 Microeconomics EC 201 Microeconomics 4
ECON 102 Macroeconomics EC 202 Macroeconomics 4
MIS 250 Management Information Systems BA 131 Introduction to Business Technology 4
MGTOP 215 Statistics MTH 243 & 244 Statistics I and II 9
BLAW 210 Law and the Legal Environment of Business Equivalent to BLAW 210 not offered at PCC.
Take at WSU Vancouver.
COM 102 Communication in an Information Society COMM 111 Public Speaking 4
Political Science elective Choose one Political Science course 4
Sociology or Psychology elective Choose one Sociology or Psychology course: PSY 202A, SOC 204, or SOC 206 4
Biological Sciences [BSCI] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one Biological Science course from: ATH 101, BI 101, BI 101H, BI 102, BI, 103, BI 112, BI 121, BI 122, BI 141, BI 142, BI 143, BI 145, BI 163, BI 164, BI 202, BI 211, BI 212, BI 213, BI 231, BI 232, BI 233, BI 234, PSY 213. 4 – 5
Inquiry in the Natural Sciences: one physical science [PSCI] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: CH 100, CH 101, CH 102, CH 104, CH 105, CH 151, CH 221, CH 222, CH 223, ESR 172, ESR 173, G 184, G 201, G 202, G 203, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 121, PHY 122, PHY 123, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 203, PHY 211, PHY 212, PHY 213. 4 – 5
One biological science [BSCI] or physical science [PSCI] lab Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, include one lab with a science course above.
Root of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, take at WSU Vancouver.
Inquiry in the Humanities [HUM] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: WR 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248; CHLA 201, CHLA 202, CHLA 203, COMM 112, COMM 214, COMM 215, COMM 227, COMM 228, D 275, ENG 104, ENG 105, ENG 106, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 195, ENG 196, ENG 197, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 207, ENG 208, ENG 209, ENG 212, ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 222, ENG 237, ENG 240, ENG 244, ENG 253, ENG 254, ENG 257, ENG 258, ENG 260, ENG 261, ENG 269, ENG 275, HST 101, HST 101H, HST 102, HST 102H, HST 103, HST 103H, HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HUM 100, HUM 201, HUM 202, HUM 203, HUM 221, MUS 110, PHL 191, PHL 195, PHL 197, PHL 201, PHL 201H, PHL 202, PHL 202H, PHL 204, PHL 205, PHL 206, PHL 207, PHL 208, PHL 209, PHL 210, PHL 211, PHL 212, PHL 222, R 201, R 210, TA 141, WR 240, WR 241, WR 242, WR 243, WR 244, WR 245, WR 246, WR 247, WR 248. 4
Inquiry in the Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 204, ART 205, ART 206, ART 206H, ART 207, ART 208, ART 209, ART 210, ART 211, ART 212, ART 213, ART 214, ART 216, TA 101. 4
Diversity [DIVR] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: ATH 103, ATH 207, ATH 208, COMM 237, HST 104, HST 105, HST 106, HST 204, HST 205, PSY 222, WS 101. 4

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B.A. in education

B.A. in education course equivalencies
WSU Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
ENG 101 College Composition and ENG 201 Writing and Research [WRTG] WR 121, WR 122, and WR 123 11
HD 101 Human Development Across the Lifespan [SSCI] PSY 215 4
MTH 251 and MTH 252 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I & II [QUAN] MTH 211, MTH 212, and MTH 213 12
HIST 110 American History to 1877 or HIST 111 American History Since 1877 [HUM] * see WSU note HST 201 or HST 203 4
POL_S 101 American National Government [SSCI] * see WSU note PS 202 4
Geography [SSCI] Choose one course from: GEO 105, 106, 202, or 250 4
Economics [SSCI] Choose one course from: EC 200, 201, or 202 4
BIOL 102 General Biology [BSCI] BI 101 and 102 8
GEOL 101 Intro to Geology [PSCI] G 201 4
ASTRONOM 135 Astronomy [PSCI] PHY 121 (strongly recommended); PHY 122 accepted 4
SOE 110 The Environment, Human Life, and Sustainability [BSCI] ESR 171 (strongly recommended); ESR 172 or 173 accepted 4
Root of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Equivalent not available at PCC. However, requirement is fulfilled with completion of Associate in Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT). Otherwise, take at WSU Vancouver.
Inquiry in the Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS] Choose one course from: ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 204, ART 205, ART 206, ART 206H, ART 207, ART 208, ART 209, ART 210, ART 211, ART 212, ART 213, ART 214, ART 216, TA 101. 4
Diversity [DIVR] Choose one course from: ATH 103, ATH 207, ATH 208, COMM 237, HST 104, HST 105, HST 106, HST 204, HST 205, PSY 222, WS 101. 4

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B.S. in mechanical engineering

B.S. in mechanical engineering course equivalencies
WSU Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
MATH 171 Calculus I [QUAN] MTH 251 & 252 Calculus I and II 8
MATH 172 Calculus II MTH 253 Calculus III 5
MATH 273 Calculus III MTH 254 Vector Calculus I 5
MATH 220 Linear Algebra MTH 261 Applied Linear Algebra I 5
MATH 315 Differential Equations MTH 256 Differential Equations 5
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I [PSCI] CH 221 & 222 General Chemistry I and II 10
CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II CH 222 & 223 General Chemistry II and III 5
PHYS 201 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I [PSCI] PHY 211 & 212 General Physics (Calculus) 10
PHYS 202 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II [PSCI] PHY 213 General Physics (Calculus) 5
MECH 101 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering ENGR 101 Engineering Fundamentals 4
MECH 103 Engineering Graphics ENGR 105 3-D Modeling and Engineering Graphics 3
MECH 251 Numerical Computing ENGR 114 Engineering Programming 4
MECH 211 Statics ENGR 211 Statics 4
MECH 212 Dynamics ENGR 212 Dynamics 4
MECH 215 Mechanics of Materials ENGR 213 Strength of Materials 4
ENGL 402 Technical Writing [WRTG] WR 227 Technical/Professional WR 1* 4
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: Choose one course from: COMM 111, COMM 111H, WR 121, WR 121H, WR 122, WR 122H, WR 222. 4
ECONS 101 Microeconomics [SSCI] or 102 Macroeconomics [SSCI] EC 201 Microeconomics or EC 202 Macroeconomics 4
Biological Sciences [BSCI] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one Biological Science course from: ATH 101, BI 101, BI 101H, BI 102, BI, 103, BI 112, BI 121, BI 122, BI 141, BI 142, BI 143, BI 145, BI 163, BI 164, BI 202, BI 211, BI 212, BI 213, BI 231, BI 232, BI 233, BI 234, PSY 213. 4 – 5
Root of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, take at WSU Vancouver.
Inquiry in the Humanities [HUM] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: WR 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248; CHLA 201, CHLA 202, CHLA 203, COMM 112, COMM 214, COMM 215, COMM 227, COMM 228, D 275, ENG 104, ENG 105, ENG 106, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 195, ENG 196, ENG 197, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 207, ENG 208, ENG 209, ENG 212, ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 222, ENG 237, ENG 240, ENG 244, ENG 253, ENG 254, ENG 257, ENG 258, ENG 260, ENG 261, ENG 269, ENG 275, HST 101, HST 101H, HST 102, HST 102H, HST 103, HST 103H, HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HUM 100, HUM 201, HUM 202, HUM 203, HUM 221, MUS 110, PHL 191, PHL 195, PHL 197, PHL 201, PHL 201H, PHL 202, PHL 202H, PHL 204, PHL 205, PHL 206, PHL 207, PHL 208, PHL 209, PHL 210, PHL 211, PHL 212, PHL 222, R 201, R 210, TA 141, WR 240, WR 241, WR 242, WR 243, WR 244, WR 245, WR 246, WR 247, WR 248. 4
Inquiry in the Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 204, ART 205, ART 206, ART 206H, ART 207, ART 208, ART 209, ART 210, ART 211, ART 212, ART 213, ART 214, ART 216, TA 101. 4
Diversity [DIVR] Satisfied with completion of ASOT-Business or AAOT. If not completing ASOT-Business or AAOT, choose one course from: ATH 103, ATH 207, ATH 208, COMM 237, HST 104, HST 105, HST 106, HST 204, HST 205, PSY 222, WS 101. 4

*WR 227 at PCC is not the direct equivalent of WSU’s ENGL 402, but it will satisfy the technical writing major requirement.

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B.S. in psychology

B.S. in psychology course equivalencies
WSU Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
ENG 101 Introductory Writing [WRTG] WR 121 English Composition 4
PSYCH 105 Introduction to Psychology [SSCI] PSY 202A Introduction to Psychology 4
BIOLOGY 102 General Biology; or BIOLOGY 106 Organismal Biology; or BIOLOGY 107 Cell Biology and Genetics; or BIOLOGY 101 Biology of Humans and Biology 111 Laboratory Experiments [BSCI] Choose one course from: BI 101, BI 101H, BI 102, BI 103, BI 112, BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. 4 – 5
Inquiry in the Natural Sciences: one physical science [PSCI] Choose one course from: CH 100, CH 101, CH 102, CH 104, CH 105, CH 151, CH 221, CH 222, CH 223, ESR 172, ESR 173, G 184, G 201, G 202, G 203, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 121, PHY 122, PHY 123, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 203, PHY 211, PHY 212, PHY 213. 4 – 5
Root of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Take at WSU Vancouver
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN] Choose one course from: MTH 104, MTH 111, MTH 111H, MTH 112, MTH 212, MTH 213, MTH 241, MTH 243, MTH 244, MTH 251. 4 – 5
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG] Choose one course from: COMM 111, COMM 111H, WR 122, WR 122H, WR 222, WR 227. 4
Inquiry in the Social Sciences [SSCI] Choose one course from: ATH 102, ATH 209, ATH 212, ATH 214, ATH 230, ATH 231, ATH 232, EC 200, EC 201, EC 202, EC 203, EC 216, EC 285, GEO 105, GEO 106, GEO 204, GEO 206, GEO 209, GEO 221, GEO 230, GEO 265, HST 218, HST 225, HST 240, HST 246, HST 247, HST 270, HST 271, HST 278, HST 279, HST 285, J 201, PS 201, PS 202, PS 203, PS 204, PS 205, PS 211, PS 220, PSY 101, PSY 201A, PSY 202A, PSY 214, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 231, PSY 232, PSY 236, PSY 239, PSY 240, SOC 204, SOC 205, SOC 206, SOC 211, SOC 213, SOC 214A, SOC 214B, SOC 214C, SOC 215, SOC 218, SOC 223, SOC 228, SOC 230, SOC 231, SOC 232, WS 201, WS 202. 4
Inquiry in the Humanities [HUM] Choose one course from: WR 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248; CHLA 201, CHLA 202, CHLA 203, COMM 112, COMM 214, COMM 215, COMM 227, COMM 228, D 275, ENG 104, ENG 105, ENG 106, ENG 107, ENG 108, ENG 195, ENG 196, ENG 197, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 204, ENG 205, ENG 207, ENG 208, ENG 209, ENG 212, ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 222, ENG 237, ENG 240, ENG 244, ENG 253, ENG 254, ENG 257, ENG 258, ENG 260, ENG 261, ENG 269, ENG 275, HST 101, HST 101H, HST 102, HST 102H, HST 103, HST 103H, HST 201, HST 202, HST 203, HUM 100, HUM 201, HUM 202, HUM 203, HUM 221, MUS 110, PHL 191, PHL 195, PHL 197, PHL 201, PHL 201H, PHL 202, PHL 202H, PHL 204, PHL 205, PHL 206, PHL 207, PHL 208, PHL 209, PHL 210, PHL 211, PHL 212, PHL 222, R 201, R 210, TA 141, WR 240, WR 241, WR 242, WR 243, WR 244, WR 245, WR 246, WR 247, WR 248. 4
Inquiry in the Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS] Choose one course from: ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 204, ART 205, ART 206, ART 206H, ART 207, ART 208, ART 209, ART 210, ART 211, ART 212, ART 213, ART 214, ART 216, TA 101. 4
Diversity [DIVR] Choose one course from: ATH 103, ATH 207, ATH 208, COMM 237, HST 104, HST 105, HST 106, HST 204, HST 205, PSY 222, WS 101. 4
Foreign Language: Complete two years of high school or two quarters of collegiate-level foreign language study (must be same language) If not completed in high school, choose from ASL, CHN, FR, GER, JPN, RUS, SPA, or take at WSU Vancouver. 8

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