To Request Sociology Course Credit for Courses at other U.S. Colleges/Universities
If you’ve already taken the class… Email your official transcript and course syllabus along with your name and BU ID to email@example.com. You can track this transfer credit evaluation on the Student Link under“Academics” – “External Credits and Test Scores.” The evaluation decision indicates how many Boston University credits it’s worth and the specific BU course it has been equated to (if applicable). Pending decisions are marked with TM, TP, or TS (instead of Y or N).
Courses without an exact course match are given an evaluation of “Yes” and a generic course number. For instance, the Sociology department determined that “Introduction to Sociology Statistics” was a valid 200-level Sociology course, but not something similar to anything we offer. As such, it was equated to “CAS SO 2**.” If you have questions about your evaluations, you can contact the Transfer Credit Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not yet taken the class, but are considering taking a course from another US college or university… Consider finding the course on TES. On TES, you can look up a college or university to find classes previously accepted by the Transfer Credit Eval Office, along with the BU course equivalent. You can also find a replacement course on Transferology (you will need to create an account). Lastly, you can find a course at an institution of your choice that may not be listed on TES or Transferology.
Once you find a course, fill out the transfer course pre-screen request to alert the Sociology department of your plans. Also consider obtaining the course syllabus from the professor. Send the syllabus to email@example.com to receive further confirmation that the course will count for Sociology credits. After completing the course, send the official transcript and syllabus along with your name and BU ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Request Sociology Course Credit for Courses in Colleges/Universities Outside of the U.S./ Study Abroad
If you have not yet taken the class and it is from an institution outside of the US… Obtain the syllabus of the desired class from the University and Professor. Send the syllabus to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org before enrolling in the course. Meet with email@example.com to discuss how your academic plan can support a study abroad/international study opportunity. Some Study Abroad Opportunities are connected with BU Hubs and the courses are coded as “CAS SO XXX”. In those cases, enrolling in the course through the program will suffice. These courses will show up in your transcript after you complete the study abroad program.
If the Study Abroad Programs do not have courses Hubbed by BU, obtain the syllabus of the desired class from University and Professor. Send the syllabus to firstname.lastname@example.org as well as email@example.com before enrolling in the course. If you receive pre-approval from the Sociology department, email firstname.lastname@example.org after you return so the class can show up accurately on your transcript. 400 SOC level classes must be taken at BU.
For External Study Abroad Programs, please work with the Program Manager for External Programs to determine the appropriate Program for you. Determine the desired courses that may count toward Sociology credit. Obtain the syllabus from the Professor and University. Send the syllabus to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet with email@example.com to discuss how the external program can fit into your overall academic plan. Complete this form after receiving pre approval from the Sociology department and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the form is returned you are clear to go forward with your external study abroad program. If the class does not show up as Sociology class on your transcript once you return, email email@example.com to correct this issue.
To Request Sociology Course Credit for Courses from other BU Departments
Students can share no more than five courses from one major to another when completing a double major. A student may use no more than two courses from a major to fulfill the requirements for a minor. Also, no more than two courses from one minor may count toward the fulfillment of a second minor. A minimum of 12 credits must be unique to any minor and may not count toward the fulfillment of majors or other minors. These restrictions do not apply to prerequisite courses. Please send the syllabus of the course to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com along with some context for your request.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.