Transfer Credit

Merced College 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 at USF will display a placeholder course number of 1XX. These courses may be used to fulfill Core requirements where applicable.
  • Students only need to complete one course to fulfill each individual Core requirement.
  • 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 5/12/23.

Public Speaking (A1)

Foundations of Communication

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
COMM 1 Fundamentals of Speech RHET 103 Public Speaking
COMM 1H Honors Fundamentals of Speech RHET 103 Public Speaking

Rhetoric & Composition (A2)

Foundations of Communication

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Must be completed at USF
Students who have completed ENGL 1A will be eligible to register for this Core Curriculum requirement at USF. Those who have not completed ENGL 1A will be required to contact the Rhetoric and Language department for placement after admission

Math (B1)

Math and Sciences

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
MATH 3 Calculus for Business MATH 1XX Calculus for Business
MATH 4A Calculus I MATH 109 Calculus & Analytic Geom I
MATH 6 Elem Differential Equations MATH 1XX Elem Differential Equations
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics MATH 101 Elementary Statistics
MATH 11 Elementary Statistics MATH 101 Elementary Statistics
MATH 15 Finite Mathematics MATH 1XX Finite Mathematics
MATH 32 Probability & Statistics STEM MATH 1XX Probability & Statistics STEM
PSYC 5 Intro to Stats in Psychology PSYC 260 Psychological Statistics

Laboratory Science (B2)

Math and Sciences

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
AGPS 1 Elements of Plant Science TRNS 1XX Elements of Plant Science
AGPS 5 Soil Science TRNS 1XX Soil Science
ANTH 1 Intro Biological Anthropology ANTH 1XX Intro Biological Anthropology
ASTR 1+ 1L Principles of Astronomy + Lab ASTR 1XX Principles of Astronomy + Lab
BIOL 1 General Biology for Non-Majors BIOL 1XX General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 2 Human Biology BIOL 1XX Human Biology
BIOL 4A Fund of Biology: Cell & Evolution BIOL 105 + 105L General Biology I + Lab
BIOL 4B Diversity of Life: Morphology BIOL 106 + 106L General Biology II + Lab
BIOL 18 Principles of Physiology BIOL 115 + 116 Human Physiology + Lab
BIOL 32 + 32L Intro to Biotechnology + Lab BIOL 1XX Intro to Biotechnology + Lab
BIOL 33 Biotechnology II: Adv Lab Tech BIOL 1XX Biotechnology II: Adv Lab Tech
CHEM 2A Introductory Chemistry CHEM 1XX Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 2B Intro Chem: Organic & Biochem CHEM 1XX Intro Chem: Organic & Biochem
CHEM 4A General Chemistry CHEM 111 + 112 General Chemistry I + Lab
GEOG 1 + 1L Physical Geography + Lab TRNS 1XX Physical Geography + Lab
GEOL 1 Physical Geology TRNS 1XX Physical Geology
GEOL 2 Historical Geology TRNS 1XX Historical Geology
GEOL 3 Earth Science TRNS 1XX Earth Science
PHSC 1 + 1L Intro Physical and Earth Science + Lab TRNS 1XX Intro Physical and Earth Science + Lab
PHSC 2 + 2L Survey of Chemistry and Physics + Lab TRNS 1XX Survey of Chemistry and Physics + Lab
PHYS 2A General Physics I PHYS 100 + 100L Introductory Physics I + Lab
PHYS 4A Physics I PHYS 110 + 110L General Physics I + Lab
PHYS 4C Physics III PHYS 1XX Physics III
PLSC 10 Elements of Plant Science TRNS 1XX Elements of Plant Science
SOIL 10 Soil Science TRNS 1XX Soil Science

Literature (C1)

Humanities

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ENGL 1B Introduction to Literature ENGL 1XX Introduction to Literature
ENGL 4A Intro to World Lit: Ancients ENGL 1XX Intro to World Lit: Ancients
ENGL 4B Intro to World Lit: 1650-Pres ENGL 1XX Intro to World Lit: 1650-Pres
ENGL 5 Introduction to Fiction ENGL 1XX Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 6A Major English Writers ENGL 1XX Major English Writers
ENGL 6B Major English Writers ENGL 1XX Major English Writers
ENGL 7 Studies in Literature: Poetry ENGL 1XX Studies in Literature: Poetry
ENGL 8 Introduction to Shakespeare ENGL 1XX Introduction to Shakespeare
ENGL 10 American Lit: Begin-Civil War ENGL 1XX American Lit: Begin-Civil War
ENGL 11 American Lit: Post Civil War ENGL 1XX American Lit: Post Civil War
ENGL 18 African American Lit & Studies in US ENGL 1XX African American Lit & Studies in US
ENGL 19 Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US ENGL 1XX Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US
ETHN 18 African American Lit & Studies TRNS 1XX African American Lit & Studies
ETHN 19 Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US TRNS 1XX Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US

History (C2)

Humanities

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ETHN 20 History of Asian Americans HIST 1XX History of Asian Americans
ETHN 22 History of Black Americans HIST 1XX History of Black Americans
ETHN 23 Chicana/o American History HIST 1XX Chicana/o American History
HIST 3A History Western Civilization 1 HIST 1XX History Western Civilization 1
HIST 3B History Western Civilization 2 HIST 1XX History Western Civilization 2
HIST 4A World History Part 1 HIST 1XX World History Part 1
HIST 4B History of Civilization 2 HIST 1XX History of Civilization 2
HIST 5 History of Europe: 1901 to Present HIST 1XX History of Europe: 1901 to Present
HIST 7 History of Southeast Asia HIST 1XX History of Southeast Asia
HIST 9A China: Intro to East Asian Civilization HIST 1XX China: Intro to East Asian Civilization
HIST 9B Japan: Intro to East Asian Civilization HIST 1XX Japan: Intro to East Asian Civilization
HIST 10 History of the Middle East HIST 1XX History of the Middle East
HIST 17A United States History HIST 1XX United States History
HIST 17AH United States History Honors HIST 1XX United States History Honors
HIST 17B United States History HIST 1XX United States History
HIST 17BH Honors United States History HIST 1XX Honors United States History
HIST 19 Women in American History HIST 1XX Women in American History
HIST 20 History of Asian Americans HIST 1XX History of Asian Americans
HIST 22 History of Black Americans HIST 1XX History of Black Americans
HIST 23 Chicana/o American History HIST 1XX Chicana/o American History

Philosophy (D1)

Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
PHIL 1 Intro to Philosophy PHIL 110 Great Philosophical Questions
PHIL 1H Honors Intro to Philosophy PHIL 110 Great Philosophical Questions
PHIL 2 Social & Political Philosophy PHIL 1XX Social & Political Philosophy
PHIL 3 Ancient Philosophy PHIL 1XX Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 4 Modern Philosophy PHIL 1XX Modern Philosophy

Religion (D2)

Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
PHIL 15 Comparative Religions THRS 1XX Comparative Religions

Ethics (D3)

Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
HMSV 43 Ethics in Counseling TRNS 1XX Ethics in Counseling
PHIL 5 Contemporary Ethical Issues PHIL 1XX Contemporary Ethical Issues

Social & Behavioral Sciences (E)

Social Sciences

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
AGAB 5 Agricultural Economics TRNS 1XX Agricultural Economics
AGBS 11 Agricultural Economics TRNS 1XX Agricultural Economics
AGRI 10 Agriculture, Environment & Society TRNS 1XX Agriculture, Environment & Society
ANTH 2 Sociocultural Anthropology ANTH 1XX Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH 10 Southeast Asian Culture ANTH 1XX Southeast Asian Culture
ANTH 12 Ancient Civilizations of Mexico ANTH 1XX Ancient Civilizations of Mexico
CLDV 1 Child Growth and Development TRNS 1XX Child Growth and Development
CLDV 2 Child, Family and Community TRNS 1XX Child, Family and Community
COMM 30 Intro to Intercultural Communication COMS 1XX Intro to Intercultural Communication
CRIM 1 Criminology TRNS 1XX Criminology
ECON 1 Introduction to Microeconomics ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2 Introduction to Macroeconomics ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
ETHN 1 Introduction to Ethnic Studies TRNS 1XX Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETHN 5 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality TRNS 1XX Race, Ethnicity and Inequality
ETHN 7 American Democracy: Politics of Race TRNS 1XX American Democracy: Politics of Race
ETHN 12 Ethnic Studies for Educators TRNS 1XX Ethnic Studies for Educators
ETHN 15 Ethnicity and Culture TRNS 1XX Ethnicity and Culture
GEOG 2 World Geography TRNS 1XX World Geography
GEOG 12 Intro to Human Geography TRNS 1XX Intro to Human Geography
HUM 15 Ethnicity and Culture TRNS 1XX Ethnicity and Culture
NUTR 12 Culture & Cuisine of the World TRNS 1XX Culture & Cuisine of the World
POSC 1 Essentials American Political System POLS 1XX Essentials American Political System
POSC 2 Intro Comparative Govt & Politics POLS 1XX Intro Comparative Govt & Politics
POSC 3 Intro to International Relations POLS 1XX Intro to International Relations
POSC 4 Intro Political Theory and Thought POLS 1XX Intro Political Theory and Thought
POSC 7 American Democracy: Race & Ethnicity POLS 1XX American Democracy: Race & Ethnicity
PSYC 1A Intro to Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 1AH Honors Intro to Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 9 Human Development PSYC 1XX Human Development
PSYC 22 Human Sexuality PSYC 1XX Human Sexuality
PSYC 23 Personal and Social Adjustment PSYC 1XX Personal and Social Adjustment
PSYC 25 Intro to Abnormal Psychology PSYC 1XX Intro to Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 36 Developmental Psychology PSYC 1XX Developmental Psychology
PSYC 37 Sport Psychology PSYC 1XX Sport Psychology
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology SOC 150 Intro to Sociology
SOC 2 Contemporary Social Problems SOC 1XX Contemporary Social Problems
SOC 3 Marriage and the Family SOC 1XX Marriage and the Family
SOC 4 Introduction to Gender SOC 1XX Introduction to Gender
SOC 5 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality SOC 1XX Race, Ethnicity and Inequality
SOC 6 Introduction to Crime SOC 1XX Introduction to Crime

Visual & Performing Arts (F)

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ART 1 Survey Western Art from Prehistory ART 1XX Survey Western Art from Prehistory
ART 2 Survey Western Art from Renaissance ART 1XX Survey Western Art from Renaissance
ART 3 Art of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous ART 1XX Art of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous
ART 6 Survey of Modern Art ART 1XX Survey of Modern Art
ARTD 7 History of Graphic Design ART 1XX History of Graphic Design
ARTD 8 History of Animation ART 1XX History of Animation
DRAM 1 Introduction to Theater THTR 1XX Introduction to Theater
DRAM 8 World Theatre I THTR 1XX World Theatre I
ENGL 14 Introduction to Film MS 1XX Introduction to Film
ENGL 15 History of Dramatic Literature ENGL 1XX History of Dramatic Literature
ETHN 11 Arts in America: Multicultural TRNS 1XX Arts in America: Multicultural
HUM 21 Humanities and Film MS 1XX Humanities and Film
MUSG 10 Music Fundamentals MUS 1XX Music Fundamentals
MUSG 12 Classical Music History II MUS 1XX Classical Music History II
MUSG 13 Jazz Music History MUS 1XX Jazz Music History
MUSG 14 American Popular Music History MUS 1XX American Popular Music History
MUSG 15 Music Appreciation MUS 1XX Music Appreciation
PHOT 33 The History of Photography ART 1XX The History of Photography

Cultural Diversity (CD)

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ANTH 2 Sociocultural Anthropology ANTH 1XX Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH 10 Southeast Asian Culture ANTH 1XX Southeast Asian Culture
ANTH 12 Ancient Civilizations of Mexico ANTH 1XX Ancient Civilizations of Mexico
ART 3 Art of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous ART 1XX Art of Africa, Oceania, Indigenous
CLDV 2 Child, Family and Community TRNS 1XX Child, Family and Community
COMM 30 Intro to Intercultural Communication COMS 1XX Intro to Intercultural Communication
DRAM 8 World Theatre I THTR 1XX World Theatre I
ENGL 18 African American Lit & Studies in US ENGL 1XX African American Lit & Studies in US
ENGL 19 Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US ENGL 1XX Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US
ETHN 1 Introduction to Ethnic Studies TRNS 1XX Introduction to Ethnic Studies
ETHN 5 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality TRNS 1XX Race, Ethnicity and Inequality
ETHN 7 American Democracy: Politics of Race TRNS 1XX American Democracy: Politics of Race
ETHN 11 Arts in America: Multicultural TRNS 1XX Arts in America: Multicultural
ETHN 12 Ethnic Studies for Educators TRNS 1XX Ethnic Studies for Educators
ETHN 15 Ethnicity and Culture TRNS 1XX Ethnicity and Culture
ETHN 18 African American Lit & Studies in US TRNS 1XX African American Lit & Studies in US
ETHN 19 Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US TRNS 1XX Chicana/o Lit & Studies in the US
ETHN 20 History of Asian Americans HIST 1XX History of Asian Americans
ETHN 22 History of Black Americans HIST 1XX History of Black Americans
ETHN 23 Chicana/o American History HIST 1XX Chicana/o American History
GEOG 12 Intro to Human Geography TRNS 1XX Intro to Human Geography
HIST 7 History of Southeast Asia HIST 1XX History of Southeast Asia
HIST 9A China: Intro to East Asian Civilization HIST 1XX China: Intro to East Asian Civilization
HIST 9B Japan: Intro to East Asian Civilization HIST 1XX Japan: Intro to East Asian Civilization
HIST 10 History of the Middle East HIST 1XX History of the Middle East
HIST 19 Women in American History HIST 1XX Women in American History
HIST 20 History of Asian Americans HIST 1XX History of Asian Americans
HIST 22 History of Black Americans HIST 1XX History of Black Americans
HIST 23 Chicana/o American History HIST 1XX Chicana/o American History
HUM 1 Studies in Humanities: Ancient TRNS 1XX Studies in Humanities: Ancient
HUM 1H Honors Studies in Humanities TRNS 1XX Honors Studies in Humanities
HUM 2 Studies in Humanities: Renaissance TRNS 1XX Studies in Humanities: Renaissance
HUM 2H Honors Studies in Humanities TRNS 1XX Honors Studies in Humanities
HUM 15 Ethnicity and Culture TRNS 1XX Ethnicity and Culture
MUSG 13 Jazz Music History MUS 1XX Jazz Music History
NUTR 12 Culture & Cuisine of the World TRNS 1XX Culture & Cuisine of the World
POSC 7 American Democracy: Race & Ethnicity POLS 1XX American Democracy: Race & Ethnicity
SOC 4 Introduction to Gender SOC 1XX Introduction to Gender
SOC 5 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality SOC 1XX Race, Ethnicity and Inequality

Community Engaged Learning

MERCED COLLEGE 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

MERCED COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Course/Number Course Title Course/Number Course Title
ACTG 4A Financial Accounting BUS 201 Principles of Financial Acct
ACTG 4B Managerial Accounting BUS 202 Principles of Managerial Acct
ASLG 1 Beginning American Sign Language ASL 101 First Semester ASL
ASLG 2 High Beginning American Sign Language ASL 102 Second Semester ASL
ASLG 3 Intermediate American Sign Language ASL 201 Third Semester ASL
BIOL 4A Fund of Biology: Cell & Evolution BIOL 105 + 105L General Biology I + Lab
BIOL 4B Diversity of Life: Morphology BIOL 106 + 106L General Biology II + Lab
BIOL 16 General Human Anatomy BIOL 113 + 114 Human Anatomy + Lab
BIOL 18 Principles of Physiology BIOL 115 + 116 Human Physiology + Lab
BIOL 20 Microbiology BIOL 134 + 135 Microbiology + Lab
CHEM 4A General Chemistry CHEM 111 + 112 General Chemistry I + Lab
CHEM 4B General Chemistry CHEM 113 + 114 General Chemistry II + Lab
CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry I CHEM 230 + 232 Organic Chemistry I + Lab I
CHEM 12B Organic Chemistry II CHEM 231 + 234 Organic Chemistry II + Lab II
CHEM 13A First Semester Organic Chem Lecture CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 13AL First Semester Organic Chem Lab CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 13B 2nd Semester Organic Chem Lecture CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 13BL 2nd Semester Organic Chem Lab CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Lab II
COMM 1 Fundamentals of Speech RHET 103 Public Speaking
COMM 1H Honors Fundamentals of Speech RHET 103 Public Speaking
ECON 1 Introduction to Microeconomics ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2 Introduction to Macroeconomics ECON 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
FREN 1 Elementary French I FREN 101 First Semester French
FREN 2 Elementary French II FREN 102 Second Semester French
FREN 3 Intermediate French I FREN 201 Third Semester French
FREN 4 Intermediate French II FREN 202 Fourth Semester French
GERN 1 Elementary German I GERM 101 First Semester German
GERN 2 Elementary German II GERM 102 Second Semester German
GERN 3 Intermediate German I GERM 201 Third Semester German
GERN 4 Intermediate German II GERM 202 Fourth Semester German
JPNS 1A + 1B Elementary Japanese JAPN 101 First Semester Japanese
JPNS 2 Intermediate Japanese II JAPN 102 Second Semester Japanese
MATH 2 Precalculus MATH 108 Precalculus
MATH 2H Honors Precalculus MATH 108 Precalculus
MATH 4A Calculus I MATH 109 Calculus & Analytic Geom I
MATH 4B Calculus II MATH 110 Calculus & Analytic Geom II
MATH 4C Multivariable Calculus MATH 211 Calculus & Analytic Geom III
MATH 10 Elementary Statistics MATH 101 Elementary Statistics
MATH 11 Elementary Statistics MATH 101 Elementary Statistics
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 110 Great Philosophical Questions
PHIL 1H Honors Intro to Philosophy PHIL 110 Great Philosophical Questions
PHYS 2A General Physics I PHYS 100 + 100L Introductory Physics I + Lab
PHYS 2B General Physics II PHYS 101 + 101L Introductory Physics II + Lab
PHYS 4A Physics I PHYS 110 + 110L General Physics I + Lab
PHYS 4B Physics II PHYS 210 + 210L General Physics II + Lab
PSYC 1A Intro to Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 1AH Honors Intro to Psychology PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 5 Intro to Stats in Psychology PSYC 260 Psychological Statistics
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology SOC 150 Intro to Sociology
SPAN 1 Elementary Spanish I SPAN 101 First Semester Spanish
SPAN 2 Elementary Spanish II SPAN 102 Second Semester Spanish
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 201 Third Semester Spanish
SPAN 4 Intermediate Spanish SPAN 202 Fourth Semester Spanish

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