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Psychology Department Course Transfer Policy

  1. All courses below the Introductory Psychology level are judged by Metropolitan State University of Denver to be remedial and are not acceptable as transfer.
  2. Courses with content, credit hours, and course level (upper or lower division) comparable to Metropolitan State University of Denver psychology courses are acceptable for credit toward the major or minor or as degree electives.
  3. When a student transfers a course that is equivalent to one of the approved courses in a given methodological approaches category, except for course number and/or division level (i.e., lower or upper division), the department will accept the course into the relevant category.
  4. Both terms of two-semester Introductory Psychology courses must be taken for the student to receive transfer equivalency to PSY 1001. When a two-term introductory course is transferred, only 3 hours will be counted toward the major or minor as PSY 1001; remaining hours will count as PSY 8888 and may be used toward general elective credit. If the student minors in psychology, the remaining hours can count toward Level II Social Science credit in the General Studies Program.
  5. Transfer students majoring in psychology must take a minimum of 15 hours of psychology coursework at Metropolitan State University of Denver, of which at least 9 must be upper division.
  6. The appropriateness of transfer courses for Metropolitan State University of Denver General Studies credit will be judged on a course-by-course basis to reflect the university goals. Narrow, specialized topics in psychology are not acceptable for General Studies credit. 
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