Transfer and KU Core Codes


Transfer Codes

When a course is transferrable, but KU does not offer a direct equivalent, a transfer code using letters, is assigned.  Coded courses count towards overall degree hours and can fulfill KU Core, major, or minor hours.  The following transfer codes correspond to KU Core goals:

CodeCategoryKU Core Goal
DBDatabase ManagementNone
HHumanitiesNone
HEHumanitiesGoal 3 Arts & Humanities
HEWHumanities, Non-Western CultureGoal 4 Outcome 2
HTHumanities, Historical Studies principal courseGoal 3 Arts & Humanities
HRHumanities, Philosophy, and Religion principal courseGoal 3 Arts & Humanities
HRWHumanities, Philosophy, and Religion Non-Western Culture principal courseGoal 3 Arts & Humanities or Goal 4 Outcome 2
HLHumanities, Literature, and the Arts principal courseGoal 3 Arts & Humanities
HLEHumanities, Literature, and the Arts principal courseNone
HWHumanities, Non-Western CultureGoal 4 Outcome 2
NNatural Sciences and MathematicsNone
NBNatural Sciences, Biological Sciences principal courseGoal 3 Natural Sciences
NBLNatural Sciences, Biological Sciences principal course, Lab ScienceGoal 3 Natural Sciences
NENatural Sciences, Earth Sciences principal courseGoal 3 Natural Sciences
NELNatural Sciences, Earth Sciences principal course, Lab ScienceGoal 3 Natural Sciences
NLNatural Sciences, Lab ScienceNone
NM or NM2MathematicsGoal 1 Outcome 2
NPNatural Sciences, Physical Science principal courseGoal 3 Natural Sciences
NPLNatural Sciences, Physical Sciences principal course, Lab ScienceGoal 3 Natural Sciences
PFProgramming FundamentalsNone
SSocial SciencesNone
SCSocial Sciences, Culture and Society principal courseGoal 3 Social Sciences
SCWSocial Sciences, Culture and Society, Non-WesternGoal 3 Social Sciences or Goal 4 Outcome 2
SFSocial Sciences, Public Affairs principal courseGoal 3 Social Sciences
SISocial Sciences, Individual Behavior principal courseGoal 3 Social Sciences
SWSocial Sciences, Non-Western CultureGoal 4 Outcome 2
UUndesignated Elective CreditNone
ULUndesignated, Elective, Lab ScienceNone

KU Core Codes

The KU Core is a university-wide curriculum meant to help undergraduates develop a broad background of knowledge. The KU Core contains six educational goals, with each goal containing at least one "learning outcome."

CodeKU Core Goal
GE11Goal 1 Outcome 1:  Critical Thinking 
GE12Goal 1 Outcome 2:  Quantitative Literacy
GE21Goal 2 Outcome 1: Written Communication 
GE22Goal 2 Outcome 2:  Oral Communication
GE3HGoal 3: Arts & Humanities 
GE3NGoal 3: Natural Sciences 
GE3SGoal 3: Social Sciences 
AE41Goal 4 Outcome 1: Human Diversity
AE42Goal 4 Outcome 2: Global Culture/Awareness
AE51Goal 5 Outcome 1: Social Responsibility & Ethics
AE52Goal 5 Outcome 2: Service Learning
AE61 Goal 6 Outcome 1: Integration and Creativity