Transfer Credit

College of San Mateo Articulation Agreement

How to read this agreement:

Transferable courses are listed below by Core Curriculum area. In each area, a transferable course is listed one of two ways:

  • A transfer course will appear in the list of courses paired with its direct USF equivalent.
  • A transfer course with no direct equivalent will pair with the USF pseudo course number 1XX. These courses may be used to fulfill general education Core requirements where applicable.
  • If the transfer course does not meet a specific requirement, it may be used as elective credit.
  • USF makes every attempt to maintain the following equivalencies to ensure that the information is current for prospective transfer students.

This agreement is a menu of course options for planning purposes; you do not need to fulfill each area to be eligible for transfer to USF.

Last updated 6/2/22.

Public Speaking (A1)

Foundations of Communication

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
COMM 110 Public Speaking RHET 103 Public Speaking
COMM 115 Survey of Human Communication COMS 1XX Survey of Human Communication

Rhetoric & Composition (A2)

Foundations of Communication

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Must be completed at USF
Students who have completed ENGL 100 will be eligible to register for this Core Curriculum requirement at USF. Those who have not completed ENGL 100 will be required to contact the Rhetoric and Language department for placement after admission.

Math (B1)

Math and Sciences

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
CIS 110 Introduction to CIS CS 110 Intro to Computer Science I
MATH 125 Elementary Finite Mathematics MATH 1XX Elementary Finite Mathematics
MATH 145 Liberal Arts Mathematics MATH 1XX Liberal Arts Mathematics
MATH 200 Elem. Probability and Stats MATH 101 or PSYC 260 Elem Statistics or Psych Statistics
MATH 241 Applied Calculus I MATH 109 Calculus & Analytic Geom I
MATH 251 Calculus w/ Analytic Geo I MATH 109 Calculus & Analytic Geom I
MATH 268 Discrete Mathematics MATH 1XX Discrete Mathematics
MATH 275 Ordinary Differential Equa MATH 1XX Ordinary Differential Equa
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts PSYC 260 Psychological Statistics

Laboratory Science (B2)

Math and Sciences

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ASTR 100 & 103 Intro to Astronomy & Observ Lab ASTR 1XX Intro to Astronomy & Observ Lab
BIOL 100 & 195 Introduction to Life Science & Lab BIOL 1XX Introduction to Life Science & Lab
BIOL 102 & 195 Environmental Conservation & Lab BIOL 1XX Environmental Conservation & Lab
BIOL 110 General Princ of Bio BIOL 105 & 105L General Biology I & Lab
BIOL 145 & 195 Plants, People, and Environ & Lab BIOL 1XX Plants, People, and Environ & Lab
BIOL 184 & 195 Wildlife Biology & Lab BIOL 1XX Wildlife Biology & Lab
BIOL 210 + 220 General Zoology & General Botany BIOL 106 & 106L General Biology II & Lab
BIOL 260 Human Physiology BIOL 115 & 116 Human Physiology & Laboratory
CHEM 192 Elementary Chemistry CHEM 1XX Elementary Chemistry
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I CHEM 111 & 112 General Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 250 Analytical Chem Quant Analysis CHEM 1XX Analytical Chem Quant Analysis
CHEM 410 Health Science Chem I CHEM 1XX Health Science Chem I
GEOL 100 & 101 Survey of Geology & Lab TRNS 1XX Survey of Geology & Lab
PHYS 210 General Physics I PHYS 100 & 100L Introductory Physics I & Lab
PHYS 250 Physics w/ Calculus I PHYS 110 & 110L General Physics I & Lab
PHYS 270 Physics w/ Calculus III PHYS 1XX Physics w/ Calculus III
PALN 110 & 111 General Paleontology & Lab TRNS 1XX General Paleontology & Lab

Literature (C1)

Humanities

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
LIT 101 Twentieth Century Literature ENGL 192 Intro to Literary Study
LIT 105 The Bible as Literature ENGL 1XX The Bible as Literature
LIT 113 The Novel ENGL 1XX The Novel
LIT 115 Short Poem in English Survey ENGL 1XX Short Poem in English Survey
LIT 154 Intro to LGBT Literature ENGL 230 Lit, Gender & Sexualities
LIT 201 American Literature I ENGL 1XX American Literature I
LIT 202 American Literature II ENGL 1XX American Literature II
LIT 220 Intro to World Literature ENGL 1XX Intro to World Literature
LIT 251 Women in Literature ENGL 208 Survey of Women's Literature I
LIT 266 African American Literature ENGL 203 African Amer Lit Survey I
LIT 430 Mythology and Folklore ENGL 1XX Mythology and Folklore

History (C2)

Humanities

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
HIST 100 History of Western Civ HIST 1XX History of Western Civ
HIST 101 History of Western Civ II HIST 110 European Civilization
HIST 201 United States History I HIST 120 History of the U.S.
HIST 202 United States History II HIST 120 History of the U.S.
HIST 260 Women in American Hist. HIST 127 Women in US History
HIST 261 Women in American Hist. I HIST 1XX Women in American Hist. I
HIST 262 Women in American Hist. II HIST 1XX Women in American Hist. II

Philosophy (D1)

Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
PHIL 100 Intro to Philosophy PHIL 110 Great Philosophical Questions
PHIL 160 History of Ancient Philosophy PHIL 1XX History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 175 History of Modern Philosophy PHIL 1XX History of Modern Philosophy

Religion (D2)

Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
PHIL 300 Intro to World Religions PHIL 1XX Intro to World Religions

Ethics (D3)

Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
DGME 102 Media Law and Ethics PHIL 240 Ethics
PHIL 244 Intro Ethics:Soci/Moral Issues PHIL 240 Ethics

Social & Behavioral Sciences (E)

Social Sciences

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 1XX Cultural Anthropology
DGME 100 Media in Society MS 100 Intro to Media Studies
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics
ETHN 101 Latin American and Indigenous TRNS 1XX Latin American and Indigenous
ETHN 103 Asian Pacific American Hist TRNS 1XX Asian Pacific American Hist
ETHN 104 Asian Pacific Islander US Hist TRNS 1XX Asian Pacific Islander US Hist
ETHN 105 African Amer Hist & Cul SOC 238 Afri-American Culture & Soc
ETHN 106 Oceania & The Arts TRNS 1XX Oceania & The Arts
ETHN 300 Intro to La Raza Studies TRNS 1XX Intro to La Raza Studies
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography TRNS 1XX Cultural Geography
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography TRNS 1XX World Regional Geography
PLSC 100 Intro to Political Science POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflicte
PLSC 110 Contemporary Foreign Governmen POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflicte
PLSC 130 International Relations POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflicte
PLSC 150 Intro to Political Thought POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 200 National State and Local Govts POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 210 American Politics POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PSYC 100 General Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marr, and the Fam SOC 229 Diversity/Amer Families
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology SOC 150 Intro to Sociology
SOCI 105 Social Problems SOC 226 Social Problems
SOCI 110 Courtship Marriage and Family SOC 229 Diversity/Amer Families
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations SOC 325 Critical Approach to Race/Ethn
SOCI 160 Sociology of Sex and Gender SOC 260 Sociology of Gender

Visual & Performing Arts (F)

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ARCH 100 Survey of Modern Architecture ARCD 1XX Survey of Modern Architecture
ART 100 Art of the Western World ART 1XX Art of the Western World
ART 101 Art/Arc from Anc Wor to Medie ART 101 Survey of Western Art Hx
ART 102 Art/Arc of Rena and Bar ART 102 Survey of Western Art History II
ART 103 Art of Eu/Am from Roc to Pre ART 1XX Art of Eu/Am from Roc to Pre
ART 104 Art of the 20th Century ART 390 Special Topics
ART 105 Art of Asia and Near East ART 1XX Art of Asia and Near East
ART 124 Old Masters Aesth and Tech ART 1XX Old Masters Aesth and Tech
DANC 100 Dance Appreciation DANC 1XX Dance Appreciation
ETHN 288 African-American Cinema TRNS 1XX African-American Cinema
ETHN 585 Ethnicity in Cinema TRNS 1XX Ethnicity in Cinema
FILM 100 Introduction to Film MS 1XX Introduction to Film
FILM 120 Film History I MS 1XX Film History I
FILM 121 Film History II MS 1XX Film History II
FILM 200 Film in Focus MS 1XX Film in Focus
FILM 215 Film and New Digital Media MS 1XX Film and New Digital Media
MUS 202 Music Appreciation MUS 1XX Music Appreciation
MUS 250 World Music MUS 1XX World Music
MUS 275 History of Jazz MUS 1XX History of Jazz

Cultural Diversity (CD)

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology ANTH 1XX Cultural Anthropology
ETHN 101 Latin American and Indigenous TRNS 1XX Latin American and Indigenous
ETHN 103 Asian Pacific American Hist TRNS 1XX Asian Pacific American Hist
ETHN 104 Asian Pacific Islander US Hist TRNS 1XX Asian Pacific Islander US Hist
ETHN 105 African Amer Hist & Cul SOC 238 Afri-American Culture & Soc
ETHN 106 Oceania & The Arts TRNS 1XX Oceania & The Arts
ETHN 288 African-American Cinema TRNS 1XX African-American Cinema
ETHN 300 Intro to La Raza Studies TRNS 1XX Intro to La Raza Studies
ETHN 585 Ethnicity in Cinema TRNS 1XX Ethnicity in Cinema
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography TRNS 1XX Cultural Geography
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography TRNS 1XX World Regional Geography
HIST 260 Women in American Hist. HIST 1XX Women in American Hist.
HIST 261 Women in American Hist. I HIST 1XX Women in American Hist. I
HIST 262 Women in American Hist. II HIST 1XX Women in American Hist. II
LIT 154 Intro to LGBT Literature ENGL 230 Lit, Gender & Sexualities
LIT 251 Women in Literature ENGL 208 Survey of Women's Literature I
LIT 266 African American Literature ENGL 203 African Amer Lit Survey I
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marr, and the Fam SOC 229 Diversity/Amer Families
SOCI 110 Courtship Marriage and Family SOC 229 Diversity/Amer Families
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations SOC 325 Critical Approach to Race/Ethn
SOCI 160 Sociology of Sex and Gender SOC 260 Sociology of Gender

Community Engaged Learning

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Must be completed at USF
Community-Engaged Learning requirement may be met by completing course sections designated as “CEL”. Starting Fall 2019 the Community-Engaged Learning requirement replaced the Service Learning (SL) graduation requirement. The Community-Engaged Learning requirement should guide students to develop civic competencies while addressing some issue of the public good.

Common Course Equivalencies

COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ACTG 121 Financial Accounting BUS 201 Principles of Financial Acct
ACTG 131 Managerial Accounting BUS 202 Principles of Managerial Acct
ADMJ 100 Intro to Admin of Justice SOC 357 Criminology
ADMJ 125 Juvenile Procedures SOC 356 Juvenile Justice
ARCH 120 Arch & Design Drawing I ARCD 150 Architectronics 1
ARCH 140 Arch & Design Drawing II ARCD 151 Architectronics 2
ARCH 210 Design I: Intro to Arch/Env De ARCD 120 Architecture Studio 2
ARCH 220 Design II: Arch, Form & Env ARCD 110 Architecture Studio 1
ART 101 Art/Arc from Anc Wor to Medie ART 101 Survey Western Art History I
ART 102 Art/Arc of Rena and Bar ART 102 Survey Western Art History II
ART 381 Beginning Digital Photography ART 280 Digital Photography I
ASL 111 American Sign Lang I ASL 101 First Semester ASL
ASL 112 American Sign Language II ASL 102 Second Semester ASL
BIOL 110 General Princ of Bio BIOL 105 & 105L General Biology I & Lab
BIOL 210 + 220 General Zoology & General Botany BIOL 106 & 106L General Biology II & Lab
BIOL 230 Intro Cell Biology BIOL 212 Cell Physiology
BIOL 240 General Microbiology BIOL 134 & 135 Microbiology & Lab
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy BIOL 113 & 114 Human Anatomy & Lab
BIOL 260 Human Physiology BIOL 115 & 116 Survey of Human Physiology & Lab
BUS 100 Introduction to Business BUS 100 Launch into Business
BUS 201 Business Law BUS 301 Business Law
CIS 110 Introduction to CIS CS 110 Intro to Computer Science I
CIS 254 Intro Object Oriented Prg Dsgn CS 112 Intro to Comp Science II
CIS 256 (CS2) Data Structures Java CS 245 Data Struct & Algorithms
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I CHEM 111 + 112 General Chemistry I & Lab
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II CHEM 113 + 114 General Chemistry II & Lab
COMM 110 Public Speaking RHET 103 Public Speaking
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication COMS 203 Communication & Everyday Life
DGME 100 Media in Society MS 100 Intro to Media Studies
DGME 102 Media in Law and Ethics PHIL 240 Ethics
DRAF 121 Computer Aided Drafting ARCD 250 CADD 1
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 162 Creative Writing II ENGL 361 or 362 Intro to Writ. Fict. or Intro to Writ. Poetry
ENGL 163 Creative Writing III ENGL 361 or 362 Intro to Writ. Fict. or Intro to Writ. Poetry
GERM 111 Elementary German I GERM 101 First Semester German
HIST 101 History of Western Civ II HIST 110 European Civilization
HIST 201 United States History I HIST 120 History of the U.S.
HIST 202 United States History II HIST 120 History of the U.S.
HIST 260 Women in American Hist. HIST 127 Women in US History
JAPN 111 Elementary Japanese I JAPN 101 First Semester Japanese
KINE 103 Social Issues in Sports SOC 324 Sport, Culture & Society
LIT 151 Shakespeare ENGL 340 Shakespeare
LIT 154 Intro to LGBT Literature ENGL 230 Lit, Gender & Sexualities
LIT 231 Survey of English Lit I ENGL 310 Literature 1
LIT 232 Survey of English Lit II ENGL 320 Literature 2
LIT 251 Women in Literature ENGL 208 Survey of Women's Literature I
LIT 266 African American Literature ENGL 203 African Amer Lit Survey I
MATH 200 Elem. Probability and Stats MATH 101 or PSYC 260 Elem Statistics or Psych Statistics
MATH 200 & CIS 110 Elem. Probability and Stats & Intro to Comp & Inf MATH 106 Business Statistics
MATH 241 Applied Calculus I MATH 109 Calculus & Analytic Geom I
MATH 242 Applied Calculus II MATH 110 Calculus & Analytic Geom II
MATH 251 Calculus w/ Analytic Geo I MATH 109 Calculus & Analytic Geom I
MATH 252 Calculus w/ Analytic Geo II MATH 110 Calculus & Analytic Geom II
MATH 253 Calculus w/ Analytic Geo III MATH 211 Calculus & Analytic Geom III
MATH 268 Discrete Mathematics MATH 201 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 270 Linear Algebra MATH 202 Linear Algebra & Probability
PHIL 100 Intro to Philosophy PHIL 110 Great Philosophical Questions
PHYS 210 General Physics I PHYS 100 & 100L Introductory Physics I & Lab
PHYS 220 General Physics II PHYS 101 & 101L Introductory Physics II & Lab
PHYS 260 Physics w/ Calculus I PHYS 110 & 110L General Physics I & Lab
PHYS 270 Physics w/ Calculus II PHYS 210 & 210L General Physics II & Lab
PLSC 100 Intro to Political Science POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 110 Contemporary Foreign Governmen POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 120 Intro to Research Methods POLS 222 Approaches/Political Research
PLSC 130 International Relations POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 150 Intro to Political Thought POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 200 National State and Local Govts POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 210 American Politics POLS 100 or 110 Ideas & Institutions or Change & Conflict
PLSC 215 Contemp Issues in American Politics POLS 292 Special Topics in Politics
PLSC 310 California State & Local Government POLS 364 California Politics
PSYC 100 General Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 110 Courtship, Marr, and the Fam SOC 229 Diversity/Amer Families
PSYC 120 Intro to Research Methods PSYC 265 Research Design
PSYC 121 Basic Statistical Concepts PSYC 260 Psychological Statistics
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology PSYC 210 Life Span Development
PSYC 201 Child Development PSYC 312 Child Development
PSYC 220 Introduction to Psychobiology PSYC 270 Biological Psychology
PSYC 225 Theories of Personality PSYC 318 Theories of Personality
PSYC 300 Social Psychology PSYC 310 or SOC 231 Social Psychology
PSYC 410 Abnormal Psychology PSYC 313 Abnormal Psychology
SOCI 105 Social Problems SOC 226 Social Problems
SOCI 110 Courtship Marriage and Family SOC 229 Diversity/Amer Families
SOCI 121 Intro to Research Methods SOC 308 Research Methods
SOCI 141 Race and Ethnic Relations SOC 325 Critical Approach to Race/Ethn
SOCI 160 Sociology of Sex and Gender SOC 260 Sociology of Gender
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