Study Abroad Transfer Credit

All coursework for a major or minor to be taken abroad must be pre-approved by the department and the dean’s office.

At least half the major or minor must be done at Georgetown and within the department, regardless of the source of transfer credit. Transfer credit includes AP/IB, international credit, transfer credit from U.S. schools (either prior to Georgetown matriculation or during summer school), consortium classes, and study abroad. Due to their transfer credits, some students may have greater restrictions on study abroad transfers than those noted on this webpage. The Evaluation of Transfer Credit form can be found here.

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American Musical Culture
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester or a year abroad.
Contact: Professor Anthony DelDonna

American Studies
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Students must arrange in advance for the American civilization sequence (AMST-203, 204, 205, 206) and the senior seminar (AMST-305, 306), as well as the 14-course overall requirement.
Contact: Professor Colva Weissenstein

Anthropology
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 3 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. All abroad coursework must be from among the electives. All four major core courses must be taken at Georgetown.
Contact: Professor Sylvia Onder

Arabic
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. Upon return, students’ competency will be assessed by examination of their records and/or placement exams.
Contact: Professor Elliott Colla

Art History
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 3 courses for a year abroad, with departmental approval. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses taken outside the department (including study abroad) for art history credit.
Contact: Professor Michelle Wang

Biology
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. In general, courses should be taken in biology departments and not in professional schools such as medicine or dentistry.
Contact: Professor Heidi Elmendorf

Business Administration
One course may transfer toward the business administration minor with MSB dean’s office approval.
Contact: MSB Senior Assistant Dean Monija Amani

Chemistry
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. Course evaluation following return will require consultation with an advisor from the institution abroad. A semester abroad, usually the spring of the junior year, is preferred over a full year.
Contact: Professor Diana Glick

Chinese
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Philip Kafalas

Classics
Majors may transfer up to 3 courses for a semester abroad and up to 5 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 3 courses for either a semester or year abroad. Students whose languages are not advanced by the fall of the junior year should postpone study abroad until the spring semester. The classical humanities program in Rome is recommended for a one-semester program with 5 courses accepted toward the major.
Contact: Professor Josiah Osgood

Comparative Literature
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad.
Contact: Professor Susanna Lee

Computer Science
Majors may transfer up to 3 courses for a semester abroad and up to 5 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Mahendran Velauthapillai

Economics
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 3 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. If courses abroad are from below the 400-level electives for the major, there is considerable flexibility. If courses abroad are from the requirements (e.g., ECON-101, 102, 121, 122) or the 400-level electives, then the replacement course from overseas must be approved by the department.
Contact: Professor William Jack or Kerstin Gobel

English
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. Classes transferred from study abroad will count as general English electives.  Courses taken abroad may not count toward the Foundation, upper-level elective, or Senior Seminar requirements. 
Contact: Professor Christine So

Film and Media Studies
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester or a year abroad.
Contact: Dean Bernie Cook

French
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. At least 2 of the upper-level French electives for the major must be done at Georgetown, normally during the senior year.
Contact: Professor Sylvie Durmelat

German
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Peter Pfeiffer

Government
Majors may transfer up to two courses to the major from outside the Department. If no other courses are transferred, the two courses may come from studying abroad.
Contact: Professor Marilyn McMorrow

History
Majors may transfer up to 4 courses (12 credits) for a semester or year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. *Credit at the 100-level will be granted for courses of the survey type and mostly consisting of a lecture format. Credit at the 200- level will be granted for more thematic courses, of lecture or seminar format, and requiring more substantial work. No credits can be transferred at the 300+ level.
Contact: Professor Tommaso Astarita

Interdisciplinary Studies
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Dean Bernie Cook

Italian
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 1 course for either a semester or year abroad. Only literature-, culture-, or country-specific courses taught in Italian may be applied to the major.
Contact: Professor Anna De Fina

Japanese
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Yoshiko Mori

Justice and Peace Studies
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. All required core courses must be taken at Georgetown.
Contact: Professor Elham Atashi

Linguistics
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Cynthia Gordon

Mathematics
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 3 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. Only 1 of the 4 required core courses in the major may be taken abroad. Other math courses may be applied toward the major electives. The second semester of the junior year is the preferred time to  study abroad.
Contact: Professor Mary Erb

Medieval Studies
For non-Villa Le Balze programs, majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. For Villa programs, majors and minors may be allowed to transfer up to 3 courses for a semester abroad and up to one-half of the overall requirements for the major or minor.
Contact: Professor David Goldfrank

Philosophy
Majors may transfer up to 3 courses for a semester abroad and up to 5 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. For majors, all courses from abroad credited toward the major must be taken from philosophy faculty.
Contact: Professor Karen Stohr

Physics
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. The preferred time for study abroad is spring of junior year, after core courses are finished. The number of transfer credits allowed is determined on a case-by-case basis.
Contact: Professor Edward Van Keuren

Political Economy
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Garance Genicot

Portuguese
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Vivaldo Santos

Psychology
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. One-semester programs are preferred over full-year programs.
Contact: Faculty advisors in psychology.

Russian
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a summer abroad, up to 3 courses for a semester abroad, and up to 5 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses from a summer, semester, or year abroad. Majors usually receive credit for the following courses depending upon the semester spent abroad: Third-Level Russian (RUSS-211), one course in the two-semester sequence of Russia(n) in Context (RUSS-213 or 214), and one course toward the four 350+-level Russian electives needed to complete the major. Academic-year students usually receive credit for RUSS-211, 213, and 214, as well as two courses toward the four 350+-level Russian electives needed to complete the major. Students going abroad for the summer only should speak to the department chair to determine the appropriate program equivalent(s).
Contact: Professor George Mihaychuk 

Sociology
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad. All abroad coursework must be from among the electives. All 5 major core courses must be taken at Georgetown.
Contact: Professor Leslie Hinkson

Spanish
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer 1 course per semester abroad. An office hours sign-up sheet is located in the department.
Contact: Professor Tania Gentic

Studio Art
Majors and minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor B.G. Muhn

Theater and Performance Studies
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Soyica Colbert

Theology
Majors and minors may transfer up to 3 courses for either a semester or year abroad. The department prefers one-semester programs abroad and accepts up to 3 courses that can substitute for the intermediate-level courses allowed in the major requirements.
Contact: Professor Frederick Ruf

Women’s and Gender Studies
Majors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester abroad and up to 4 courses for a year abroad. Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor You-Me Park
 
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