Transfer schools

Transferring to Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a public, liberal arts institution located in the Monmouth-Independence area, about 75 minutes south of Portland. About 6,200 undergraduate students attend WOU. Two thirds of the student population pursues a major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the other third is in the College of Education. See how many credits you’ll need, GPA requirements, and how to apply on Western Oregon's Western Oregon's Transfer Admissions site.

Classes you can take at PCC

General education classes

If you earn an AAOT degree or an ASOT-B degree from PCC, you will have finished your general education requirements at WOU. If you transfer without a transferable degree, you can check course-by-course to see how your general education classes will transfer:

Major-specific classes

These are required classes for specific programs, and the equivalent classes at PCC.

Business

Business major

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
WR 122 College Writing II WR 122 English Composition 4
COM 111 Principles of Public Speaking COMM 111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
MTH 111 College Algebra MTH 111 College Algebra 5
MTH 243 Intro to Probability and Stats or BA 243 Business Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I 5
BA 240 Quantitative Business Methods or MTH 241 Calculus for Social Science MTH 241 Calculus for Management, Life and Social Science 4
CS 121 Computer Applications BA 131 Computers in Business 4
BA 211 Financial Accounting & BA 213 Managerial Accounting BA 211 & 212 Prin of Accounting I & II and BA 213 Managerial Accounting 6
4
EC 201 & 202 Microeconomics & Macroeconomics EC 201& 202 Prin of Economics 8
BA 230 Business Law BA 226 Business Law 3
Chemistry - forensic option

Chemistry major

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
CH 221, 222, & 223 General Chemistry CH 221, 222, & 223 General Chemistry 15
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry *CH 241, 242, 243 Organic Chemistry 15
MTH 251& 252 Calculus I, II MTH 251 & 252  Calculus I, II 9
MTH 243 Intro. to Probability & Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I 5
PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics
OR
PHY 211, 212, & 213 General Physics (calculus)
PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics
OR
PHY 211, 212, & 213 General Physics (calculus)
12
15
BI 211 Principles of Biology BI 211 Principles of Biology 5
CJ 213 Intro. to Criminal Justice CJA 111 Intro to Criminal Justice System: Police 3
CJ 321 Principles of Forensic Investigation CJA 214 Criminal Investigation 3
WR 322 Technical Writing WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing 4

*all 3 organic chemistry courses must be completed for the series to transfer to WOU.

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice major

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
CJ 213 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJA 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice System, Police 3
CJ 252 American Court System CJA 112 Intro to Criminal Justice System, Courts 3
WR 122 English Composition WR 122 English Composition 4
24 credits of Criminal Justice Electives
CJ elective courses and/or any Social Science or Writing courses
CJA and/or any ATH, EC, GEO, HST, PS, PSY, SOC, or WR 24
Early Childhood Education

Division of Teacher Education

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Humanities/Language Arts:
Choose 1: COM 112, COM 324, COM 342, PHL 433, WR 321, WR 322, WR 323, WR 441
Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106
Choose 1:
COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication or
WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing
Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106 Intro. to Literature
4
4
Mathematics: MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem. Math MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math 12
Science: BI 101 General Biology
Choose 2: ES 104, 105, or 106 Earth Systems Science
BI 103 General Biology
Choose 2: GS 106, 108, or 109 Physical Science
4
8
Social Science:
Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.
Choose 1: GEOG 105, 106, 107 Physical, Economic, or Cultural Geography
Choose 1: PS 201, 202 American Nat. Government or State & Local Government
Choose 1: ECON 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics
Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.
Choose 1: GEO 105, 106, 107 Human Geography, Geo. of Developed World, Geo. of Developing World
Choose 1: PS 201, 203 U.S. Government: Foundations & Principles or State & Local Government
Choose 1: EC 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics
8
4
4
4
Electives: Foreign Language, ESOL, or other credits approved by a WOU Education Advisor Electives: Foreign Language, ESOL, or other credits approved by a WOU Education Advisor 6-8
Students choose either Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:
Bachelor of Arts:
CS 101 or above
Foreign Language
Bachelor of Science:
CS 121 or above
Students choose either Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:
Bachelor of Arts:
BA 131, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits), CIS 120 or higher, CS160 or higher
Complete 2nd year, 3rd term of a foreign language
Bachelor of Science:
BA 131, CAS 133, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits), CS 160 or higher
Varies
General education recommendations for early childhood authorization.
University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Writing: WR 122 College Writing II (need grade of C- or better) WR 122 English Composition 4
Communication Studies: COM 111 Principles of Public Speaking COMM 111 Public Speaking 4
Health & Physical Education: PE 131 Individual Health & Fitness
PE Activity courses to equal 2 credits
HPE 295 Health & Fitness for Life
2 PE courses
3
2
Creative Arts: Complete 1 course from at least 3 areas:
Art 115 or 130 prerequisite for Teaching Major
Music, Dance, Theatre Arts
ART 115 Basic Design or 131 Drawing
Choose additional courses from MUS, D, TA
If you want to take upper-division dance, a lower-division course is required
3
minimum of 6 credits
Philosophy/Religion Any PHL Course, R 210 World Religions 4
Early Childhood/Elementary Education
University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Humanities/Language Arts:
Choose 1: COM 112, COM 324, COM 342, PHL 433, WR 321, WR 322, WR 323
Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106
Choose 1:
COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication or
WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing
Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106 Intro. to Literature
4
4
Mathematics: MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem. Math MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math 12
Science: BI 101 General Biology
Choose 2: ES 104, 105, or 106 Earth Systems Science
BI 103 General Biology
Choose 2: GS 106, 108, or 109 Physical Science
4
8
Social Science:
Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.
Choose 1: GEOG 105, 106, 107 Physical, Economic, or Cultural Geography
Choose 1: PS 201, 202 American Nat. Government or State & Local Government
Choose 1: ECON 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics
Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.
Choose 1: GEO 106, 107 Geo. of Developed World, Geo. of Developing World
Choose 1: PS 201, 203 U.S. Government: Foundations & Principles or State & Local Government
Choose 1: EC 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics
8
4
4
4
Electives: Foreign Language, ESOL, or other credits approved by a WOU Education Advisor Electives: Foreign Language, ESOL, or other credits approved by a WOU Education Advisor 6-8
Students choose Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:
Bachelor of Arts
CS 101 or above
Foreign Language
Bachelor of Science
CS 121 or above
Students Choose Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts
BA 131, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits), CIS 120 or higher, CS 160 or higher
Complete 2nd year, 3rd term of a foreign language
Bachelor of Science
BA 131, CAS 133, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits),CS 160 or higher
Varies
General education recommendations for early childhood/elementary authorization
University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Writing: WR 122 College Writing II (need grade of C- or better) WR 122 English Composition 4
Communication Studies: COM 111 Principles of Public Speaking COMM 111 Public Speaking 4
Health & Physical Education:
PE 131 Individual Health & Fitness
PE Activity courses to equal 2 credits
HE 295 & PE 295 Health & Fitness for Life
2 PE courses
3
2
Creative Arts: Complete 1 course from at least 3 areas:
Art 115 or 130 prerequisite for Teaching Major.
Music, Dance, Theatre Arts
ART 115 Basic Design or 131 Drawing
Choose additional courses from MUS, D, TA
If you want to take upper-division dance, a lower-division course is required
3
Min. of 6 credits
Philosophy/Religion Any PHL or R 210 4
Elementary/Middle Education

Division of Teacher Education

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Humanities and language arts: Choose 1: COM 112, COM 324, COM 342, PHL 433, WR 321, WR 322, WR 323
Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106
Choose 1: COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication or WR 227 Technical and Professional Writing
Choose 1: ENG 104, 105, or 106 Intro. to Literature
4
4
Mathematics: MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem. Math
Choose 1: MTH 111 College Algebra or MTH 392 College Algebra for Elementary
MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math
MTH 111 College Algebra or take MTH 392 at WOU
12
5
Science: BI 101 General Biology
ES 104 Earth System Science
ES 106 Earth System Science
Choose 1: BI 102 General Biology or ES 105 Earth System Science (Science Focus students must take both)
BI 103 General Biology
GS 106 Physical Science: Geology
GS 108 or 109 Physical Science: Oceanography or Meteorology
BI 101 General Biology or take ES 105 at WOU
4
4
4
4
Social science: Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.
Choose 1: GEOG 105, 106, 107 Physical, Economic, or Cultural Geography
Choose 1: PS 201, 202 American Nat. Government or State & Local Government
Choose 1: ECON 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics
Choose 2: HST 201, 202, 203 History of the U.S.
Choose 1: GEO 105, 106, 107 Human Geography, Geo. of Developed World, Geo. of Developing World
Choose 1: PS 201, 203 U.S. Government: Foundations & Principles or State & Local Government
Choose 1: EC 201, 202 Micro or Macroeconomics
8
4
4
4
Focus Options: Most Focus Option courses are upper-division level and need to be taken at WOU. The only exception is Language Arts 2 courses that can be completed at PCC.
Language Arts: Choose 2 – ENG 205, 206, 253, 254
varies
Choose Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science:
Bachelor of Arts: CS 101 or above, Foreign Language
Bachelor of Science: CS 121 or above
Bachelor of Arts: BA 131, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits), CIS 120 or higher, CS 160 or higher. Complete 2nd year, 3rd term of a foreign language.
Bachelor of Science: BA 131, CAS 133, CAS 133, 200-level or higher (min 3 credits), CS160 or higher
varies
General education recommendations for elementary/middle authorization
University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
WR 122 College Writing II (need grade of C- or better) WR 122 English Composition 4
COM 111 Principles of Public Speaking COMM 111 Public Speaking 4
PE 131 Individual Health & Fitness.
PE Activity courses to equal 2 credits
HE 295 & PE 295 Health & Fitness for Life
2 PE courses
3
2
Complete 1 course from at least 3 areas: Art, Music, Dance, Theatre Arts ART, MUS, D, TA (to take upper-division dance, a lower-division course is required) 9
Philosophy/Religion Any PHL course, R 210 4
Middle/High Education

Division of Teacher Education

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Biology Teacher: PH 201, 202, 203 General Physics or
PH 211, 212, 213 Gen. Physics w/Calculus
MTH 112 Elementary Functions
BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry
PHY 201, 202, 203 General Physics or
PHY 211, 212, 213 General Physics w/Calculus
MTH 112 Elementary Functions
BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry
12-15
5
15
15
Integrated Science Teacher: BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology
MTH 111 College Algebra
MTH 112 Elementary Functions
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry
Choose 1: PH 201, 202, 203 General Physics or
PH 211, 212, 213 Gen. Physics w/Calculus
BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology
MTH 111College Algebra
MTH 112 Elementary Functions
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry
Choose 1: PH 201, 202, 203 General Physics or
PH 211, 212, 213 Gen. Physics w/Calculus
15
5
5
15
12-15
Spanish Teacher: SPAN 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203 First and Second Year Spanish SPA 101, 102, 103, or 150, 151 First  Year Spanish
SPA 201, 202, 203, or 250, 251 Second Year Spanish
12
12
German Teacher: GL 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203 First and Second Year German GER 101, 102, 103, or 150, 151 First Year German
GER 201, 202, 203, or 250, 251 Second Year German
12
12
Mathematics Teacher: CS 161 Computer Science I
MTH 251 Calculus I
MTH 252 Calculus II
MTH 253 Calculus III
MTH 254 Multivariate Calculus
CS 161 Computer Science I
MTH 251 Calculus I
MTH 252 Calculus II
MTH 253 Calculus III
MTH 254 Vector Calculus
4
4
5
5
5
School Health Teacher: MTH 111 College Algebra for B.S. Degree or MTH 105 Intro. To Contemp. Math for B.A. Degree
BI 102 General Biology
BI 234, 235, 236 Human Anatomy & Physiology - Must have grade C- or better
HE 227 Community and Public Health - Must have grade C- or better
MTH 111 College Algebra or MTH 105 Explorations in Math
BI 102 General Biology
BI 231, 232, 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology
HE 251 Community & Public Health Issues
5
4
4
12
4
Physical Education Teacher: BI 102, 234, 235 recommended for LACC Science, BI 234, 235, and 236 are prerequisites for many required courses. BI 102, 231, 232
BI 231, 232, and 233
12
Social Science Teacher: HST 101, 102, 103 or HST 104, 105, 106 or GEOG 105, 106, 107
PSY 218 or 201
2 U.S. History courses
2 Economics Courses
PS 201 and 202 or 203
6 credits in 2 areas from: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Sociology
20-21 credits from one of the following areas: History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Sociology
HST 101, 102, 103 Western Civilization or
HST 104, 105, 106 Eastern Civilization or
GEO 105, 106, 107 Human Geo., Developed World, Developing World
PSY 201A Intro. to Psychology – Part 1
2 courses from HST 201, 202, 203 U.S. History
2 courses from EC 200, 201, 202, 203, 216, 230, 285
PS 201 and 202 or 203
12
4
8
8
8
6
20
Language Arts Teacher: This is a Bachelor of Arts only, see BA requirements.
ENG 204, 205, 206 Survey of British Literature
ENG 253, 254 Survey of American Literature
ENG 301 Shakespeare
COM 112 Interpersonal Speech Communication
2 LAC Literature courses: ENG 107, 108, 109 are recommended for LACC
ENG 204, 205 Survey of British Literature
ENG 253, 254 Survey of American Literature
ENG 201, 202, or 203 Shakespeare
SP/COMM 214 Interpersonal Communication
12
8
8
4
4
Visual Communication Design

Art department

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
A 115 & 116 Beginning Design ART 115 Basic Design
and
ART 117 Basic Design
6
A 130 Beginning Drawing ART 131A Introduction to Drawing or ART 231A Drawing 3
A 204  Art History
A 205  Art History
A 206  Art History
ART 204  History of Western Art
ART 205 History of Western Art
ART 206  History of Western Art
4
4
4
A 260 Basic Photography ART 142A Intro to B & W Photography Darkroom 3
A 220 Intro to Typography GD 114 Introductory Typography 3

Don't see your major? This is not a complete list of all the majors you can transfer into at this school. If you don't see your major, you just need to research program requirements on your transfer school's website. See how to transfer from PCC to a four-year school.

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