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. View the Evaluation of Transfer Credit form.

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African American Studies
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. Unless approved by the chair of the department before registration and enrollment, courses taken abroad may not count toward upper-level requirements for the major, 300/400 level electives, or Senior Seminar requirements.
Contact: Professor LaMonda Horton-Stallings

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 Andrew Bickford

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 Al Acres

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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 Anne Rosenwald

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

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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 Mark Maloof

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Disability Studies
A maximum of two courses taken elsewhere (i.e., study abroad or summer courses) may be counted as electives in the minor, with approval of the steering committee.
Contact: Professor Libbie Rifkin

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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 Marius Schwartz

Education, Inquiry, and Justice
Minors may request transfer credit for 1 course for a semester abroad or up to 2 courses for a year abroad.
Contact: Professor Sabrina Wesley-Nero

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 Daniel Shore, Director of Undergraduate Studies

F

Film and Media Studies
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester or a year abroad.
Contact: Professor Sky Sitney

French
Guidance for credit transfer
Contact: Professor Erin Twohig

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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

Global 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 Sarah McNamer

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

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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. All transfer credit in History will be granted at the 100-level.
Contact: Professor Amy Leonard

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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

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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

Jewish Civilization
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester or a year abroad. Transfer credit allowances are determined on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to CJC Director, Jacques Berlinerblau, and Center Manager, Brittany Fried, prior to the study abroad program commencement to obtain transfer credit approval.

Journalism
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Ann Oldenburg

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

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Korean
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Professor Min Koo Choi

L

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 Jennifer Nycz

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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 Michael Raney

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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 Rhonda Dzakpasu

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

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.

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Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs
Minors may transfer up to 2 courses for either a semester or year abroad.
Contact: Ryann Craig

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 Svetlana Grenier

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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 Kathleen Guidroz

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.
Contact: Professor Tania Gentic

Statistics
Minors may transfer up to 2 course for either a year or a semester abroad. Only 1 of the 4 required 200+ level courses for the minor in statistics may be taken abroad.
Contact: Professor Oded Meyer

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

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

Theology and Religious Studies
Majors and minors may transfer up to 2 courses for a semester or 3 for a year abroad. The department prefers one-semester programs abroad and requires that any courses taken substitute for the intermediate-level courses allowed in the major requirements.
Contact: Professor Frederick Ruf

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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