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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.

To be considered a transfer student, you must have at least 36 transferable credits, maintain a 2.25 cumulative GPA, complete WR 121 or higher with a grade of C or better, and complete a minimum of MTH 105 with a grade of C or better. Additional information can be found on 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
MTH 110 Applied College Mathematics or 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
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 Introduction to Microeconomics & Introduction to Macroeconomics EC 201& 202 Prin of Economics 8
BA 230 Introduction to 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 321 Principles of Forensic Investigation CJA 214 Criminal Investigation 3

*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
Early Childhood Education

Division of Teacher Education

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Mathematics: MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem. Math MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math 12
Early Childhood/Elementary Education

WOU Teacher Pathway Transfer Guide

Elementary/Middle Education

Division of Teacher Education

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Mathematics: MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem. Math MTH 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elementary Math 12
Choose 1: MTH 111 College Algebra or MTH 392 College Algebra for Elementary MTH 111 College Algebra or take MTH 392 at WOU 5
2 classes from United States History -HST 201, 202, 203 2 United States History courses chosen from HST 201, 202, 203 8
1 class from GEOG 105 Nature & Society, GEOG 106 Sustainable World, GEOG 107 People, Space and Place GEO 106 World Regional Geography 4
ES 104 and 106 Earth System Science

GS 106 Physical Science (Geology)

and

1 class from:

GS 108 Physical Science (Oceanography)

or

GS 109 Physical Science (Meteorology)

8
1 class from PS 201 American National Government or PS 202 State and Local Government

1 class from PS 201 US Government

or

PS 203 State and Local Government

4
Any Psychology Course Choose any PCC Psychology course 4
BI 101 General Biology BI 101 Biology 4
ES 105 Earth Systems Science or BI 102 General Biology BI 102 Biology 4
Middle/High Education

Division of Teacher Education

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
Biology Teacher
MTH 111 College Algebra MTH 111 College Algebra 5
MTH 112 Elementary Functions MTH 112 Elementary Functions 5

MTH 243 Probability and Statistics or

BI 243 Analysis of Biological Data

MTH 243 Statistics I 5
BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology 15
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry 15
Integrated Science Teacher
BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology BI 211, 212, 213 Principles of Biology 15

MTH 112 Elementary Functions or

MTH 251 Calculus I

MTH 112 Elementary Functions

or

MTH 251 Calculus I

5
CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry 15
PH 201, 202, 203 General Physics PHY 201, 202, 203 General Physics 12
ES 201, 202, 203 Physical Geology G 201, 202, 203 Physical Geology 12
Spanish Teacher
SPAN 201, 202, 203 Second Year Spanish SPA 201, 202, 203, or 250, 251 Second Year Spanish 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

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Mathematics Teacher
CS 161 Computer Science I CS 161 Computer Science I 4
MTH 251 Calculus I
MTH 252 Calculus II
MTH 253 Calculus III
MTH 254 Multivariate Calculus
MTH 251 Calculus I
MTH 252 Calculus II
MTH 253 Calculus III
MTH 254 Vector Calculus

4

4

5

5

School Health Teacher

MTH 111 College Algebra

or

MTH 110 Applied College Math

MTH 111 College Algebra 5
MTH 243 Probability and Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I 5
HE 227 Community and Public Health HE 251 Community & Public Health Issues 4
HE 325 Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4
Physical Education Teacher
BI 102 General Biology BI 102 Biology 4
BI 234, 235 and 236 Human Anatomy & Physiology BI 231, 232, and 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 12
MTH 111 College Algebra MTH 111 College Algebra 5
HE 325 Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4
Social Science Teacher
2 courses – HST 201, 202, 203 U.S. History 2 courses – HST 201, 202, 203 U.S. History 8
EC 201 & 202 Intro to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics EC 201 & 202 Intro to Microeconomics and Macroeconomics 8
1 course from PS 201 American National Gov. or PS 202 State and Local Gov. or PS 203 International Relations 1 course from PS 201 US Government or PS 203 State and Local Government or PS 221 Globalization & International Relations 4
2 courses from A 204, 205, 206 Art History or GEOG 207 Geography and Film 2 courses from ART 204, 205, 206 History of Western Art 8
Language Arts Teacher

1 course from LIT 204, 205, 206 Survey of British Literature

1 course from ENG 253, 254 Survey of American Literature

1 course from ENG 204, 205 Survey of British Literature

1 course from ENG 253, 254 Survey of American Literature

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Art & Design

Art department

University requirement PCC equivalent Credits
A 115 & 116 Beginning Design Two-dimensional and Three-dimensional ART 115 Basic Design 2-D
and
ART 117 Basic Design 3-D
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

4 courses from:

A 220 Intro to Typography

A 230 Life Drawing

A 250 Ceramics

A 270 Printmaking

A 280 Painting

A 290 Sculpture

4 courses from:

GD 114 Introductory Typography

ART 237A Life Drawing

ART 253A Ceramics

ART 270A Printmaking

ART 280A Painting

ART 290A Sculpture

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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.

Heads up! We do our best to keep this site current, but transfer requirements tend to change without warning. Always check with an advisor at your transfer school before making your final decision about classes.