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Transfer Information: Course Equivalencies

Grand Valley State University equivalency guide

The list below offers commonly transferred courses as well as courses that will fill Calvin's core requirements. Courses not listed here may also transfer.

Contact the Transfer Advisor for more information about Calvin course equivalencies.

Grand Valley State University Calvin Equivalent  
AAA 232  Modern African American Lit ENGL 283  African-American Lit   
ACC 212  Financial Accounting BUS 204 Financial Accounting    
ACC 213  Managerial Accounting BUS 203  Intro to Managerial Accounting   
ACC 310  Interm Accounting I BUS 301 Interm Accounting I   
ACC 311  Interm Accounting II BUS 302  Interm Accounting II   
ACC 321  Cost Accounting BUS 305  Cost Accounting    
ACC 322  Adv Managerial Accounting BUS 310  Advanced Accounting    
ACC 340  Accounting Systems BUS 315  Accounting Systems   
ANT 204  Intro to Cultural Anthropology SOC 153  Intro to Cultural Anthropology Global/Hist core
ANT 220  Intro to Archaeology IDIS 240  Intro to Archaeology   
ART 155  Intro to Drawing 1 ARTS 250  Intro to Drawing   
ART 221  Survey of Art History I ARTH 101  Intro to History of Art I Arts core
ART 222  Survey of Art History II ARTH 102 Intro to History of Art II Arts core
ART 230  Art for  Classroom Teacher ARTE 215  Intro to Elem Art Ed Arts core
ART 258  Interm Drawing  ARTS 300  Interm Drawing    
ART 260  Intro to Painting ARTS 251  Intro to Painting
ART 270  Intro to Sculpture ARTS 257  Intro to Sculpture   
ART 275  Intro to Ceramics ARTS 258  Intro to Ceramics   
ART 325  19th Century Art ARTH 238  19th Century Art Arts core
ART 326  20th Century Art ARTH 239  Modernism &  Arts Arts core
ART 361  Interm Painting  ARTS 301  Interm Painting   
ART 371  Interm Sculpture  ARTS 307  Interm Sculpture   
ART 376  Interm Ceramics  ARTS 308  Interm Ceramics    
BIO 103  Biology of People Core    Living World core
BIO 120 General Biology I BIOL 141 Cell Biology & Genetics Living World core
BIO 121 General Biology II BIOL 111  Biological Science Living World core
BIO 302 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy BIOL 323  Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy   
BIO 303  Plants & Fungi BIOL 243  Plant Biology   
BUS 101 Introduction to Business BUS 160  Bus & Organization Mgt   
CHEM 109  Intro Chemistry  CHEM 101   Molecular World Physical World core
CHI 101  Elem Chinese I CHIN 101  Elem Chinese 
CHI 102  Elem Chinese II CHIN 102  Elem Chinese 
CHI 201  Interm Chinese I CHIN 201  Interm Chinese 
CHI 202  Interm Chinese II CHIN 202  Interm Chinese  Foreign Lang core
CHM 115  Principles of Chemistry I CHEM 103  General Chemistry I Physical World core
CHM 116 Principles of Chemistry II CHEM 104  General Chemistry II Physical World core
CHM 222  Quantitative Analysis  CHEM 201  Quantitative Analysis    
CHM 231  Intro to Organic Chemistry CHEM 253  Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry   
CHM 232  Biological Chemistry CHEM 323  Biochemistry   
CHM 241  Organic Chemistry I CHEM 261  Organic Chemistry I   
CHM 242  Organic Chemistry II CHEM 262  Organic Chemistry II   
CJ 101  Justice & Society SOC 210  Criminal Justice System Societal core
COM 201  Speech CAS 101 Oral Rhetoric  Rhetoric/Culture core
COM 301  Interpersonal Communication  CAS 260  Interpersonal Communication    
COM 371  Media & Society CAS 230  Media &  Public   
CPH 171  Photography I  ARTS 256  Intro to Photography   
CPH 172  Photography II  ARTS 356  Interm Photography    
CTH 101  Intro theatre CAS 217  Principles of Theatre Arts core
ECO 210  Intro Macroeconomics  ECON 222  Princ of Macroeconomics   
ECO 211  Intro Microeconomics ECON 221  Princ of Microeconomics Societal core
ECO 313  Business Cycles & Growth ECON 326  Business Cycles & Forecasting   
ECO 369  Intern' Economics Issues ECON 338  International Economics    
ECO 414  Money & Banking ECON 331  Money & Banking   
ENG 201  Classical Lit  CLAS 211  Classical Lit  Literature core
ENG 204  World Mythology  CLAS 231  Classical Mythology  Arts core
ENG 212  Intro to Shakespeare ENGL 346  Shakespeare   
ENG 220  British Lit I ENGL 215  Survey of British Lit I Literature core
ENG 221 British Lit II ENGL 216  Survey of British Lit II Literature core
ENG 225  American Lit I: to 1860 ENGL 217  Survey of American Lit I Literature core
ENG 226  American Lit II: from 1860 ENGL 218  Survey of American Lit II  Literature core
ENG 231  Early African-American Lit ENGL 283  African-American Literature   
ENG 313  British Literature: Shakespeare ENGL 346  Shakespeare   
ENG 321  British Lit: Medieval ENGL 302  British Lit  Middle Ages   
ENG 322  British Lit: Renaissance ENGL 304  British Lit  16th Century   
ENG 323  Brit Lit: 18th Romantic ENGL 307  British Lit  18th Century   
ENG 324 British Lit Victorian-Present ENGL 308  Brit Lit  Middle & Late 19th C   
ENG 325  American Lit to 1800 ENGL 310  Lit I: Settlement to Civil War   
ENG 326  19th Century American Lit ENGL 311  Lit II: Civil War-Great Depress.   
ENG 328  Contemporary American Lit ENGL 312  Lit III: World War II to Present   
ENG 362  History of  English Language ENGL 337  History of  English Language   
ENG 436 Women & Lit ENGL 290  Lit & Women   
FRE 101  Elem French I FREN 101  Elem French 
FRE 102 Elem French II FREN 102  Elem French 
FRE 201  Interm French I FREN 201  Interm French 
FRE 202  Interm French II FREN 202  Interm French Foreign Lang core
FRE 300 Survey of French Lit I FREN 217  Intro to French Lit   
GEO 111  Exploring  Earth GEOL 151  Intro to Geology Physical World core
GEO 112  Earth History  GEOL 120  Earth System  Physical World core
GEO 211  Mineralogy GEOL 201  Mineralogy   
GEO 311  Structural Geology  GEOL 212  Structural Geology    
GER 101  Elem German I GERM 101  Elem German 
GER 102  Elem German II GERM 102  Elem German 
GER 201  Interm German I GERM 201  Interm German 
GER 202 Interm German II GERM 202  Interm German  Foreign Lang core
GK 102  Elem Ancient Greek II GREE 102  Elem Greek 
GPY 235  World Regional  GEOG 110  World Regional Geography Global/Hist core
GPY 351  Geography of Africa GEOG 242  Geography of Africa   
GPY 352  Geography of Latin America GEOG 240  Geography of Latin American   
GPY 353  Geography of Canada &  US GEOG 241  Geography of  US & Canada   
GRK 101 Elem Ancient Greek I GREE 101  Elem Greek 
GRK 201  Interm Ancient Greek I GREE 201  Interm Greek 
GRK 202  Interm Greek II GREE 202  Intermediate Greek  Foreign Lang core
HS 208/309  Human Anatomy/Lab BIOL 205  Mammalian Anatomy   
HS 212/213  Intro Microbiology/Lab  BIOL 207  Intro Microbiology   
HS 290/291  Human Physiology/Lab BIOL 206  Mammalian Physiology    
HST 205  American History to 1877 HIST 229  U.S.A.   
HST 206  American History Since 1877 HIST 253  Industrial America 1877-1945   
HST 303  Era of Sectional Conflict & Civil War HIST 252  American Republic 1763-1877   
HST 305  US Transformed HIST 253  Industrial America 1877-1945   
HST 306  U.S. History 1930 to Present HIST 254  Recent America 1945-Present   
HST 330  Early Latin America HIST 238  Latin American History Global/Hist core
HST 331  Modern Latin America HST 238  Latin American History Global/Hist core
HST 340  History of East Asia to 1800 HIST 235  Early South Asia Global/Hist core
HST 341 History of East Asia Since 1800 HIST 236  Modern South Asia Global/Hist core
HST 350  Classical Greece & Rome HIST 261  Ancient Greece & Rome Global/Hist core
HST 364  Renaissance & Reformation Europe HIST 264  Reformation Europe    
HST 365  Early Modern Europe HIST 265  Early Modern Europe   
LAT 101  Elem Latin  LATN 101  Elem Latin 
LAT 102 Intensive Elem Latin LATN 102  Elem Latin 
LAT 201  Interm Latin I LATN 201  Interm Latin 
LAT 202  Interm Latin II LATN 202  Interm Latin  Foreign Lang core
MTH 125  Survey of Calculus MATH 160  Elem Functions & Calculus II  Math core
MTH 131  Intro to Math MATH 100  Math in  Contemporary World Math core
MTH 201  Calc & Analytic Geometry I MATH 161  Calculus I  Math core
MTH 225  Discrete Structures: Computer Science MATH 156  Discrete Math for Computer Science   
MTH 227  Linear Algebra I MATH 255  Applied Linear Algebra   
MTH 302  Linear Algebra & Differential Equations MATH 231  Differential Equations/ Linear Algebra   
MTH 405  Numerical Analysis  MATH 335  Numerical Analysis    
MUS 100  Intro to Music Lit Arts    Arts core
MUS 119  Survey of Music Lit I Arts    Arts core
MUS 120  Survey of Music Lit II Arts    Arts core
MUS 130  Music Theory I MUSC 108  Music Theory I   
MUS 131  Music Theory II MUSC 207 Music Theory II Arts core
PED 120  Bowling PER 137 Bowling Health/Fitness core
PED 121  Golf PER 132  Golf I  Health/Fitness core
PED 122  Weigh Training  PER 107  Weight Training Health/Fitness core
PED 124  Cycling PER 103  Cycling Health/Fitness core
PED 125  Cross Country Skiing  PER 178  Cross-Country Skiing  Health/Fitness core
PED 128  Rock Climbing  PER 142  Rock Climbing  Health/Fitness core
PED 131  Basketball PER 173  Basketball Health/Fitness core
PED 133  Softball PER 141  Slo-Pitch Softball Health/Fitness core
PED 140  Beginning Racquetball  PER 134  Racquetball I  Health/Fitness core
PED 142  Beginning Tennis  PER 133  Tennis I  Health/Fitness core
PED 143  Interm Tennis  PER 183  Tennis II  Health/Fitness core
PED 144  Badminton PER 131  Badminton I  Health/Fitness core
PED 150  Beginning Swimming  PER 140  Swimming I  Health/Fitness core
PED 151  Interm Swimming  PER 170  Swimming II  Health/Fitness core
PED 160 Beginning Jazz  PER 152  Jazz Dance I Health/Fitness core
PED 161  Interm Jazz PER 162 Jazz Dance II Health/Fitness core
PED 164  Beginning Modern Dance PER 153  Modern Dance I Health/Fitness core
PED 165  Interm Modern Dance PER 163  Modern Dance II Health/Fitness core
PED 166  Beginning Ballet  PER 155  Ballet Dance I Health/Fitness core
PED 167  Interm Ballet PER 165  Ballet II Health/Fitness core
PED 168  Aerobic Dance PER 105 Aerobic Dance Health/Fitness core
PED 169 Folk,Square & Social Dance PER 158 Social Dance Health/Fitness core
PER 130  Volleyball PER 135  Volleyball I  Health/Fitness core
PHI 101  Intro to Philosophy PHIL 153 Introduction to Philosophy  Philosophy core
PHI 102  Ethics PHIL 205  Ethics   
PHI 210  Logic PHIL 171  Intro to Logic   
PHI 220  Aesthetics PHIL 208  Aesthetics   
PHI 301  Ancient Great Philosophers PHIL 312  Plato & Aristotle   
PHI 302  Medieval Great Philosophers PHIL 322  St. Thomas Aquinas   
PHI 303  Modern Great Philosophers PHIL 331  Kant   
PHI 304  Recent Great Philosophers PHIL 333 Kierkegaard   
PHI 310  Philosophy of Religion PHIL 204  Philosophy of Religion   
PHI 340 Mind, Brain & Consciousness PHIL 218  Minds, Brains, & Persons   
PHI 440  Epistemology PHIL 371  Epistemology   
PHI 450  Metaphysics PHIL 383  Metaphysics   
PHY 201  Foundations of Physical Science I Core    Physical World core
PHY 220  General Physics I PHYS 221  General Physics  Physical World core
PHY 221  Ge renal Physics II PHYS 222  Ge renal Physics   
PHY 302  Intro to Modern Physics PHYS 226  Intro to Modern Physics   
PLS 102  American Government & Politics POLS 101  American Politics Global/Hist core
PLS 205   Public Policy POLS 212 American Public Policy   
PLS 211  International Relations  POLS 207  Intro to International Policy   
PLS 281  Comparative Political Systems: Canada POLS 102  Canadian Politics  Societal core
PLS 283  Government & Politics of China & Japan POLS 277  Russia & Central Europe   
PSY 101  Intro to Psychology PSYC 151  Intro to Psychology Persons/Comm core
PSY 301 Child Development  PSYC 204 Developmental Psychology: Child   
PSY 303  Abnormal Psychology PSYC 212  Psychopathology   
PSY 304  Psyc & Edu of  Excep Child PSYC 216  Psyc of  Exceptional Child   
PSY 364  Life Span Develop Psyc PSYC 201 Devel Psychology: Lifespan   
PSY 405  History & Systems PSYC 306  History & Systems of Psychology   
PSY 420 Theories of Personality PSYC 311 Theories of Personality    
SOC 201  Intro to Sociology SOC 151  Sociological Principles & Perspectives Societal core
SOC 280  Social Problems SOC 314 Contemporary Social Problems   
SPA 101  Elem Spanish I SPAN 101  Elem Spanish 
SPA 102  Elem Spanish II SPAN 102  Elem Spanish
SPA 201  Interm Spanish I SPAN 201  Interm Spanish
SPA 202  Interm Spanish II SPAN 202  Interm Spanish  Foreign Lang core
STA 215  Intro to Applied Statistics MATH 143  Intro to Probability & Statistics Math core
SW 319  Social Welfare Policy & Services SOWK 360  Social Welfare Policy Analysis   
WRT 150  Strategies in Writing ENGL 101  Written Rhetoric  Written Rhetoric core

 

Contact:

You can contact the Transfer Evaluator by e-mail or phone: 616-526-6556