Study.com courses get their college credit recommendation from one or both of two organizations: ACE (the American Council on Education) and/or NCCRS (the National College Credit Recommendation Service).  Courses may be recommended for lower-division credit or upper-division credit. The following charts explain which courses are recommended for each level. 


Important: Course approvals are subject to change. This page was last updated on September 16, 2021. 


ACE-Recommended for Upper-Division Credit


 

Course Title# of Credits (ACE)Credit Level (ACE)
Accounting 301: Applied Managerial Accounting3upper
Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting3upper
Accounting 303: Cost Accounting3upper
Business 302: Foundations of Leadership3upper
Business 303: Management Information Systems3upper
Business 304: Leading Organizational Change3upper
Business 305: Leadership Communication3upper
Business 306: Strategic Human Resources Management3upper
Business 307: Leadership & Organizational Behavior3upper
Business 308: Globalization & International Management3upper
Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising3upper
Business 310: Advanced Business Ethics3upper
Business 311: Project Management3upper
Business 312: Advanced Operations Management3upper
Business 313: Organizational Communication3upper
Business 314: Employment Law3upper
Business 315: Logistics & Supply Chain Management3upper
Business 318: Management Ethics3upper
Business 319: Negotiations & Conflict Management3upper
Business 321: Small Business Management3upper
Business 323: Organizational Theory3upper
Business 324: Managerial Communication3upper
Business 325: Union & Labor Relations3upper
Business 327: Retail Strategy3upper
Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design3upper
Computer Science 303: Database Management3upper
Computer Science 306: Computer Architecture3upper
Computer Science 307: Software Engineering3upper
Computer Science 310: Current Trends in Computer Science & IT3upper
Computer Science 311: Artificial Intelligence3upper
Computer Science 320: Digital Forensics3upper
Computer Science 321: Ethical Hacking3upper
Computer Science 323: Wireless & Mobile Networking3upper
Computer Science 330: Critical Infrastructure Security3upper
Computer Science 331: Cybersecurity Risk Analysis Management3upper
Computer Science 332: Cybersecurity Policies and Management3upper
Computer Science 335: Mobile Forensics3upper
Computer Science 336: Network Forensics3upper
Criminal Justice 305: The Juvenile Justice System3upper
English 301: Non-Western Literature3upper
English 305: Advanced Technical Writing3upper
Finance 301: Corporate Finance3upper
Finance 302: International Finance3upper
Finance 303: Financial Institutions & Markets3upper
Finance 304: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management3upper
Finance 305: Risk Management2upper
Finance 306: Small Business Finance3upper
Health 301: Ethical & Legal Issues in Healthcare3upper
Health 302: Health Services Policy3upper
Health 303: Healthcare Organization & Management3upper
Health 307: Healthcare Delivery Systems3upper
Health 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement4upper
Health 309: Healthcare Informatics3upper
Health 310: Human Resource Management in Healthcare3upper
History 301: Historiography & Historical Methods3upper
History 307: American Civil Rights Movement3upper
History 309: War & American Society3upper
Hospitality 301: Hospitality Marketing3upper
Hospitality 304: Hotel & Lodging Management & Operations3upper
Hospitality 309: Food & Beverage Service & Operations3upper
Marketing 301: Marketing Research3upper
Marketing 302: Consumer Behavior3upper
Marketing 303: Global Marketing3upper
Marketing 306: Principles of Selling3upper
Marketing 308: Applied Marketing3upper
Nursing 301: Nursing Informatics3upper
Psychology 301: Industrial/Organizational Psychology3upper
Psychology 302: Cognitive Psychology3upper
Psychology 306: Advanced Abnormal Psychology3upper
Psychology 311: Physiological Psychology3upper
Psychology 315: Psychology of Motivation3upper
Psychology 316: Advanced Social Psychology3upper


ACE-Recommended for Lower-Division Credit


 

Course Title# of Credits (ACE)Credit Level (ACE)
Accounting 101: Financial Accounting3lower
Accounting 102: Intro to Managerial Accounting3lower
Accounting 201: Intermediate Accounting I3lower
Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting II3lower
Analytics 103: Intro to Relational Databases & SQL3lower
Art 103: History of Western Art I3lower
Art 104: History of Western Art II3lower
Astronomy 101: Intro to Astronomy3lower
Biology 101: Intro to Biology3lower
Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab4lower
Biology 102: Basic Genetics3lower
Biology 103: Microbiology3lower
Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology3lower
Biology 106: Pathophysiology3lower
Biology 107L: Clinical Microbiology w/ Lab4lower
Biology 201L: Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab4lower
Biology 202L: Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab4lower
Business 100: Intro to Business3lower
Business 101: Principles of Management3lower
Business 102: Principles of Marketing3lower
Business 103: Introductory Business Law3lower
Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications3lower
Business 105: Labor Relations3lower
Business 106: Human Resource Management3lower
Business 107: Organizational Behavior3lower
Business 108: Business Ethics3lower
Business 109: Intro to Computing3lower
Business 110: Business Math3lower
Business 111: Principles of Supervision3lower
Business 113: Business Communication3lower
Business 120: International Business3lower
Business 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship3lower
Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce3lower
Business 203: Introduction to Retail Merchandising3lower
Business 212: Business Statistics3lower
Chemistry 101: General Chemistry3lower
Chemistry 111L: Chemistry I with Lab4lower
Chemistry 112L: Chemistry II with Lab4lower
Communications 101: Public Speaking3lower
Communications 102: Interpersonal Communication3lower
Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication3lower
Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology3lower
Computer Science 103: Computer Concepts & Applications3lower
Computer Science 105: Introduction to Operating Systems3lower
Computer Science 106: Introduction to Linux3lower
Computer Science 107: Database Fundamentals3lower
Computer Science 108: Introduction to Networking3lower
Computer Science 109: Introduction to Programming3lower
Computer Science 110: Introduction to Cybersecurity3lower
Computer Science 111: Programming in C3lower
Computer Science 112: Programming in C++3lower
Computer Science 113: Programming in Python3lower
Computer Science 114: Programming in R3lower
Computer Science 115: Programming in Java3lower
Computer Science 201: Data Structures & Algorithms3lower
Computer Science 202: Network and System Security3lower
Computer Science 203: Defensive Security3lower
Computer Science 204: Database Programming3lower
Computer Science 220: Fundamentals of Routing and Switching3lower
Computer Science 304: Network System Design3lower
Computer Science 305: Operating Systems3lower
Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice3lower
Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology3lower
Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science3lower
Criminal Justice 107: Criminal Law3lower
Criminal Justice 301: White Collar Crime3lower
Criminal Justice 306: Research Methods in Criminal Justice3lower
Criminal Justice 381: Victimology3lower
Earth Science 101: Earth Science3lower
Earth Science 104: Intro to Meteorology3lower
Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics3lower
Economics 102: Macroeconomics3lower
Education 101: Foundations of Education3lower
Education 103: Classroom Management3lower
Education 104: Differentiated Instruction3lower
Education 105: Special Education History & Law3lower
Education 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education3lower
Education 210: Technology in the Classroom3lower
Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math3lower
English 101: English Literature3lower
English 102: American Literature3lower
English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature3lower
English 104: College Composition I3lower
English 105: College Composition II3lower
English 204: English Composition I3lower
English 205: English Composition II3lower
English 310: Short Stories3lower
Environmental Science 101: Environment and Humanity3lower
Finance 101: Principles of Finance3lower
Finance 102: Personal Finance3lower
Finance 104: Financial Management3lower
Genetics 101: Intro to Genetics3lower
Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography3lower
Geology 101: Physical Geology3lower
Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry3lower
Health 101: Principles of Health3lower
Health 103: Medical Terminology2lower
Health 305: Healthcare Finance & Budgeting3lower
History 100: Western Civilization from Prehistory to Post-WWII3lower
History 101: Western Civilization I3lower
History 102: Western Civilization II3lower
History 103: US History I3lower
History 104: US History II3lower
History 105: US History from Settlement to Present Day3lower
History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction3lower
History 108: History of the Vietnam War3lower
History 306: The American Civil War Era3lower
History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War3lower
History 311: The Holocaust & World War II3lower
Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality3lower
Hospitality 105: Introduction to the Tourism & Travel Industry3lower
Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities3lower
Humanities 201: Critical Thinking & Analysis3lower
Math 101: College Algebra3lower
Math 102: College Mathematics3lower
Math 103: Precalculus3lower
Math 104: Calculus6lower
Math 105: Precalculus Algebra3lower
Math 107: Quantitative Literacy3lower
Math 108: Discrete Mathematics3lower
Math 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning2lower
Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition3lower
Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy3lower
Philosophy 102: Ethics in America3lower
Philosophy 103: Ethics - Theory & Practice3lower
Physics 101: Intro to Physics3lower
Physics 111: Physics I3lower
Physics 112: Physics II3lower
Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science3lower
Political Science 102: American Government3lower
Political Science 103: Comparative Politics3lower
Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology3lower
Psychology 102: Educational Psychology3lower
Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development3lower
Psychology 104: Social Psychology3lower
Psychology 105: Research Methods in Psychology3lower
Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology3lower
Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology3lower
Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging3lower
Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality3lower
Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology3lower
Religion 101: Intro to World Religions3lower
Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences3lower
Science 102: Principles of Physical Science3lower
Social Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences3lower
Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology3lower
Sociology 305: Sociology of Work3lower
Spanish 101: Beginning Spanish3lower
Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish2lower
Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace3lower
Statistics 101: Principles of Statistics3lower


NCCRS-Recommended for Upper-Division Credit

 

Course Title# of Credits (NCCRS)Credit Level (NCCRS)
Education 103: Classroom Management3upper
Education 104: Differentiated Instruction2upper
Education 105: Special Education History & Law3upper
History 306: The American Civil War Era3upper
History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War3upper
History 311: The Holocaust & World War II3upper
Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality3upper
Psychology 312: History and Systems of Psychology3upper
Science 102: Principles of Physical Science3upper
Sociology 305: Sociology of Work3upper


NCCRS-Recommended for Lower- or Upper-Division Credit

 

Course Title# of Credits (NCCRS)Credit Level (NCCRS)
Accounting 201: Intermediate Accounting I3lower/upper
Accounting 202: Intermediate Accounting II3lower/upper


NCCRS-Recommended for Lower-Division Credit

 

Course Title# of Credits (NCCRS)Credit Level (NCCRS)
Accounting 101: Financial Accounting3lower
Accounting 102: Intro to Managerial Accounting3lower
Art 103: History of Western Art I3lower
Astronomy 101: Intro to Astronomy3lower
Biology 101: Intro to Biology3lower
Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab4lower
Biology 102: Basic Genetics3lower
Business 100: Intro to Business3lower
Business 101: Principles of Management3lower
Business 102: Principles of Marketing3lower
Business 103: Introductory Business Law3lower
Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications3lower
Business 105: Labor Relations3lower
Business 106: Human Resource Management3lower
Business 107: Organizational Behavior3lower
Business 108: Business Ethics3lower
Business 109: Intro to Computing3lower
Business 110: Business Math3lower
Business 113: Business Communication1lower
Business 120: International Business3lower
Business 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship3lower
Business 202: Introduction to E-Commerce3lower
Chemistry 101: General Chemistry3lower
Communications 101: Public Speaking3lower
Communications 102: Interpersonal Communication3lower
Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology3lower
Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice3lower
Criminal Justice 104: Introduction to Criminology3lower
Criminal Justice 106: Forensic Science3lower
Criminal Justice 107: Criminal Law3lower
Earth Science 101: Earth Science3lower
Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics3lower
Economics 102: Macroeconomics3lower
Education 101: Foundations of Education3lower
Education 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education3lower
English 101: English Literature3lower
English 102: American Literature3lower
English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature3lower
English 104: College Composition I3lower
English 105: College Composition II3lower
English 310: Short Stories3lower
Environmental Science 101: Environment and Humanity3lower
Finance 101: Principles of Finance3lower
Finance 102: Personal Finance3lower
Finance 104: Financial Management3lower
Genetics 101: Intro to Genetics3lower
Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography3lower
Geology 101: Physical Geology3lower
Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry3lower
Health 101: Principles of Health3lower
Health 103: Medical Terminology3lower
History 101: Western Civilization I3lower
History 102: Western Civilization II3lower
History 103: US History I3lower
History 104: US History II3lower
History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction3lower
History 108: History of the Vietnam War3lower
Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality3lower
Hospitality 105: Introduction to the Tourism & Travel Industry3lower
Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities3lower
Math 101: College Algebra3lower
Math 102: College Mathematics3lower
Math 103: Precalculus3lower
Math 104: Calculus4lower
Math 105: Precalculus Algebra4lower
Math 107: Quantitative Literacy3lower
Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition3lower
Philosophy 101: Intro to Philosophy3lower
Philosophy 102: Ethics in America3lower
Philosophy 103: Ethics - Theory & Practice3lower
Physics 101: Intro to Physics3lower
Physics 111: Physics I3lower
Physics 112: Physics II3lower
Political Science 101: Intro to Political Science3lower
Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology3lower
Psychology 102: Educational Psychology3lower
Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development3lower
Psychology 104: Social Psychology3lower
Psychology 105: Research Methods in Psychology3lower
Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology3lower
Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology3lower
Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging3lower
Religion 101: Intro to World Religions3lower
Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences3lower
Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology3lower
Spanish 101: Beginning Spanish3lower
Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish3lower
Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace3lower
Statistics 101: Principles of Statistics4lower


NCCRS-Recommended for Associate/Certificate Credit


 

Course Title# of Credits (NCCRS)Credit Level (NCCRS)
Biology 103: Microbiology3associate
Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology3associate
Biology 106: Pathophysiology3associate
Business 111: Principles of Supervision3associate
Math 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning4associate

Math 99: Essentials of Algebra and Statistics

4associate
Political Science 102: American Government3associate