What follows is a list of limitations set by the UC on courses that will be accepted for transfer.
Architectural Design Technology Courses (ADT)
(Formerly Drafting Technology)
ADT 312 and 314 combined: maximum transferable credit is one course
Architecture Courses (ARCH)
Any of the following courses for a maximum of eighteen (18) transfer units can be transferred to the UC, Berkeley College of Environmental Design Programs: ARCH 300, 310, 320, 321, 330 and 332
Biology Courses (BIOL)
1. BIOL 300, 307 and 310 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course;
2. No credit for BIOL 300 and 307 if taken after BIOL 400, 420, 430, or 431;
3. No credit for BIOL 310 if taken after BIOL 400
4. No transfer credit for BIOL 462, if taken after BIOL 400
Chemistry Courses (CHEM)
1. CHEM 300 (no credit for 300 if taken after 305)
2. CHEM 305, 306, and 400, 401 combined: maximum transfer credit is one series*
3. No transfer credit for CHEM 305 if taken after CHEM 400
Communication Studies Courses (COMM)
COMM 325, 331, 361 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
No credit for ECON 300 if taken after ECON 302 or 304.
ECON 310, PSYC 330, & STAT 300 combined: Max credit one course
Experimental Offering (499)
See "Variable Topics"
English – Creative Writing Courses (ENGCW)
ENGCW 400, 410, 420, or 430 combined: maximum transfer credit is two courses
English as a Second Language
ESL 325, ESLW 310, 320, 325, 340: any or all of these courses combined: maximum credit, 8 units
Geology Courses (GEOL)
No transfer credit for GEOL 305 or 306, if taken after GEOL 300, 301, 310 or 311
History Courses (HIST)
1. HIST 312 and 320 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
2. HIST 313 and 321 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
Honors Courses (HONOR)
Duplicate credit will not be awarded for both the honors and regular versions of a course. Credit awarded for first course completed with a grade of C or better.
Horticulture Courses (HORT)
HORT 305 and 306 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
Independent Studies (495)
See "Variable Topics"
Library 318 and 325 combined: maximum transfer credit, is one course
Math Courses (MATH)
1. MATH 350, 351, 400, 401, and 402 combined: maximum transfer credit of one series*
2. MATH 341, 350 and 400 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
Music Fundamentals, History & Literature Courses (MUFHL)
MUFHL 300 and 321 combined: maximum transfer credit, is one course
Physical Education Courses (excludes Physical Education Theory courses)
A maximum of four (4) semester units of credit can be transferred for all physical education activity courses, which include Adapted Physical Education (ADAPT), Fitness (FITNS), Physical Education Personal Activities (PACT), Physical Education Sports (SPORT), and Physical Education Team Activities (TMACT)
Physics Courses (PHYS)
1. No credit for PHYS 310 if taken after PHYS 350, 360, 370, 380, 411, 421 or 431
2. PHYS 350, 360, 370, 380, 411, 421, 431 combined: maximum transfer credit of one series*; deduct credit for duplication of topics
Psychology Courses (PSYC)
PSYC 330 and STAT 300 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
Spanish Courses (SPAN)
SPAN 402 and 413 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
Special Topics (494)
See “Variable Topics”
Statistic Courses (STAT)
STAT 300 and PSYC 330 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course
*series is defined as a course sequence of two or more courses, for example Chemistry 305 and Chemistry 306 or Physics 411, 421, 431.
These courses are also called “Independent Studies”, “Special Studies”, “Special Topics”, “Field Work”, etc.. Credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the course by the enrolling UC campus. This usually occurs after transfer and may require recommendations from faculty. Information about internships may also be presented for review, but credit for internships rarely transfers to UC. UC does not grant credit for variable topics courses in Journalism, Photography, Health, Business Administration, Architecture, or Library Departments.