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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Student Resources

Transfer Information

Washington State University offers degree programs in engineering, computer technologies, architecture, and construction management that build effectively on previous coursework completed at community colleges.

You’re considered a transfer student for admission purposes if you have attended college after the summer following high school graduation.

It is strongly recommended that potential transfer students contact a WSU academic advisor in their intended major to assist with planning their community college course selections in order to maximize transfer efficiency.

WSU Transfer Clearinghouse
Visit the WSU transfer clearinghouse for general transfer questions and to utilize WSU’s transfer course search tool.

Writing Portfolio Requirement

Completion of the Junior Writing Portfolio is a general education requirement for graduation at WSU. Transfer students entering with 60 or more credits must initiate the Junior Writing Portfolio by the end of their first semester at WSU. To this end, you should save examples of writing from coursework completed at your community college. Instructor signatures are required, so it is important to plan ahead.

Transfer Equivalencies

Use this table to determine which courses are required for your degree program and find the equivalent course(s) within your community college. You can find more information on AS-T major-related program pathways at the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges.

WSU CourseCommunity College equivalent courseRequired for these majors
ENGR 120Intro to Engineering/Innovation in DesignCE, EE, ME, BioE,
Math 171Calculus I and Calculus IIAll Engineering/CptS majors
Math 172Calculus IIIAll Engineering/CptS majors
Math 273Calculus IVCE, EE, ME, MSE, BioE, ChemE, CompE, CptS
Math 220Linear AlgebraCE, EE, ME, MSE, BioE, ChemE, CompE, CptS
Math 315Differential EquationsCE, EE, ME, MSE, BioE, ChemE, CompE,
Chem 105Chemistry I and II w/labCE, ConE, EE, ME, MSE, BioE, ChemE, CompE,
Chem 106Chemistry III with labME, MSE, BioE, ChemE
Chem 345Organic ChemistryChemE
Physics 201Engineering Physics I and II w/labAll Engineering/CptS majors
Physics 202Engineering Physics III w/labCE, EE, ME, MSE, BioE, ChemE, CompE, CptS
English 101English CompositionAll Engineering/CptS majors
Econ 101MicroeconomicsConE
Choice of Econ 101 OR 102: CE, ChemE, BioE,
Recommended for: EE, CompE, CptS
Econ 102MacroeconomicsME, MSE
Choice of Econ 101 OR 102: CE, ChemE, BioE,
Recommended for: EE, CompE, CptS
Biology 102General Biology w/labCE, ConE
Biology 106Organismal BiologyChemE
Biology 107Cell Biology and GeneticsBioE , ChemE
MBioS 101Introduction to MicrobiologyCE, ConE
EE 261Electrical Circuits IEE,ME, BioE, CompE
EE 262Electrical Circuits I LabEE, ME, CompE
CE 211StaticsCE, ConE, ME, MSE, BioE
CE 215Mechanics of MaterialsCE, ConE, ME, MSE
ME 212DynamicsCE, ConE, ME
ME 301Fundamentals of ThermodynamicsME
CptS 121Programming Design in C/C++EE, ME, MSE, CompE, CptS
CptS 122Data Structures in C/C++EE, CompE, CptS
CptS 131Programming Design in JavaCompE, CptS
CptS 132Data Structures in JavaCompE, CptS
COM 102Speech CommunicationCE
BioE- Bioengineering
CE- Civil Engineering
ChemE- Chemical Engineering
CompE- Computer Engineering
ConE- Construction Engineering
CptS- Computer Science
EE- Electrical Engineering
ME- Mechanical Engineering
MSE- Materials Science and Engineering

Academic Advisors

School of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Maria Greaney-Curry

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kelli Gardner-Schrand

John Rarig

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Josh Whiting

Alli Guyer

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Roseanne August

Distance Degree Programs in Bremerton/Everett
Linda Howell

WSU Transfer Clearinghouse
Waylon Safranski