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American Public University System

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About American Public University System

American Public University System (APUS) offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). Some of the most popular programs include business administration, criminal justice, intelligence studies, management, general studies, homeland security, psychology, transportation and logistics, and many more. 

More than 75,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees at the associate, bachelor's, and master's levels. The student body is comprised of ambitious adult learners sharing a common motivation for continuing their education to help reach their career goals. 

The university system is the top education provider to the U.S. military with more than 75% of the student body as active duty, spouse, reserve, or veteran. Both AMU and APU will enroll military and civilian students, and your previous academic courses or military and civilian training programs may be evaluated for potential transfer credit.

APUS is a five-time recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Effective Practice Award and has ranked among the best online bachelor's programs according to U.S. News & World Report since 2013. APUS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and accepts many forms of financial aid including federal student aid (FSA), military tuition assistance, and veteran's educational benefits. 

Why APUS?

Affordable and Accredited

Flexible Online Programs

Experienced Faculty

Military and Veteran Friendly

Transfer Credit and Financial Aid Options

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

All degree or certificate applicants to APUS must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs have additional requirements.

Earn Credit

You can transfer credit from any of the following Study.com courses towards your American Public University System undergraduate degree. Click to view the courses in each subject area.

'Credits' column code definitions: LL = Lower Division, 100-200; UL = Upper Division, 300-400; EL = Elective; HU = Humanities; HI = History; MA = Math; SC = Science; SS = Social Science; LI = Literature *Please see an APUS advisor for more details

Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
Accounting 101: Financial Accounting ACCT100: Accounting I
LL EL
3
Accounting 102: Intro to Managerial Accounting ACCT101: Accounting II
LL EL
3
Accounting 301: Applied Managerial Accounting No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Accounting 302: Advanced Accounting No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Accounting 303: Cost Accounting ACCT401: Cost Accounting
UL EL
3
Business 100: Intro to Business BUSN100 : Basics of Business
LL EL
3
Business 101: Principles of Management No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 102: Principles of Marketing MKTG201 : Fundamentals of Marketing
LL EL
3
Business 103: Introductory Business Law No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 104: Information Systems and Computer Applications ITCC121 : Introduction to Computer Science
LL EL
3
Business 105: Labor Relations No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 106: Human Resource Management HRMT200 : Human Resource Fundamentals
LL EL
3
Business 107: Organizational Behavior No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 108: Business Ethics MGMT200 : Ethics Fundamentals
LL EL
3
Business 109: Intro to Computing No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 110: Business Math No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 111: Principles of Supervision MGMT101 : Principles of Supervision
LL EL
3
Business 113: Business Communication No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 121: Introduction to Entrepreneurship No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
2
Business 306: Strategic Human Resources Management No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 307: Leadership & Organizational Behavior MGMT311 : Organizational Behavior
UL EL
3
Business 308: Globalization & International Management No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
UL EL
3
Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 311: Project Management No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Business 312: Advanced Operations Management No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
UL EL
3
Business 315: Logistics & Supply Chain Management TLMT313: Supply Chain Management
UL EL
3
Communications 101: Public Speaking COMM200 : Public Speaking
LL HU
3
Economics 101: Principles of Microeconomics ECON 101: Microeconomics
LL SS
3
Economics 102: Macroeconomics ECON102 : Macroeconomics
LL SS
3
Finance 101: Principles of Finance No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Finance 102: Personal Finance No equivalent APUS course*
LL EL
3
Finance 104: Financial Management No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
2
Hospitality 101: Introduction to Hospitality HOSP100: Introduction to Hospitality Management
LL EL
2
Hospitality 301: Hospitality Marketing HOSP303: Hospitality Marketing
UL EL
3
Hospitality 304: Hotel & Lodging Management & Operations HOSP206: Introduction to Lodging Management
LL EL
2
Marketing 301: Marketing Research No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
English 101: English Literature No direct APUS course equivalent: Literature*
LL LI
3
English 102: American Literature No direct APUS course equivalent: Literature*
LL LI
3
English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature No direct APUS course equivalent: Literature*
LL LI
3
English 104: College Composition I ENGL101: Proficiency in Writing
LL EN
3
English 105: College Composition II ENGL102: Effectiveness in Writing
LL EN
3
English 305: Advanced Technical Writing ENGL220 : Technical Writing
UL EL
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
Spanish 101: Beginning Spanish SPAN100: Spanish I or SPAN101: Spanish II
LL HU
3
Spanish 102: Intermediate Spanish No direct APUS course equivalent: Humanities*
LL HU
2
Spanish 105: Spanish for the Workplace No direct APUS course equivalent: Humanities*
LL HU
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
History 101: Western Civilization I HIST121 : Western Civilization before The 30 Years War
LL HI
3
History 102: Western Civilization II HIST122 : Western Civilization since the 30 Years War
LL HI
3
History 103: US History I HIST101 : American History to 1877
LL HI
3
History 104: US History II HIST102 : American History since 1877
LL HI
3
History 106: The Civil War and Reconstruction No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
History 108: History of the Vietnam War No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
History 306: The American Civil War Era HIST406 : Civil War and Reconstruction
UL EL
3
History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
Humanities 101: Intro to the Humanities No direct APUS course equivalent: Humanities*
LL HU
3
Religion 101: Intro to World Religions RELS201 : Introduction to World Religions
LL HU
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
Geometry 101: Intro to Geometry No direct APUS course equivalent: Math*
LL MA
3
Math 101: College Algebra MATH110 : College Algebra
LL MA
3
Math 102: College Mathematics MATH125 : Math for Liberal Arts
LL MA
3
Math 103: Precalculus MATH111: College Trigonometry or MATH110: College Algebra
LL MA
3
Math 104: Calculus MATH225 : Calculus
LL MA
3
Math 105: Precalculus Algebra MATH110 : College Algebra
LL MA
3
Math 107: Quantitative Literacy No direct APUS course equivalent: Math*
LL MA
3
Math 97: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
2
Statistics 101: Principles of Statistics MATH120: Introduction to Statistics
LL MA
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology PSYC101 : Introduction to Psychology
LL SS
3
Psychology 102: Educational Psychology No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Psychology 103: Human Growth and Development No direct APUS course equivalent: Social Science*
LL SS
3
Psychology 104: Social Psychology PSYC201 : Introduction to Social Psychology
LL EL
3
Psychology 105: Research Methods in Psychology No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Psychology 107: Life Span Developmental Psychology No direct APUS course equivalent: Social Science*
LL SS
3
Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
Biology 101: Intro to Biology SCIN130 : Introduction to Biology with Lab
LL SC / No lab. Cannot use in Gen Ed section
3
Biology 102: Basic Genetics SCIN211 : Principles of Genetics with Lab
LL EL / No lab. Credit may only be awarded for this course or Genetics 101
3
Biology 103: Microbiology SCIN202 : Introduction to Microbiology
LL EL
3
Biology 105: Anatomy & Physiology SCIN132 : Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
LL SC / No lab. Cannot use in Gen Ed section
3
Biology 106: Pathophysiology No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Chemistry 101: General Chemistry SCIN131 : Introduction to Chemistry with Lab
LL SC / No lab. Cannot use in Gen Ed section
3
Earth Science 101: Earth Science SCIN138 : Introduction to Physical Geology with Lab
LL SC / No lab. Cannot use in Gen Ed section
3
Environmental Science 101: Environment and Humanity SCIN140 : Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab
LL SC
3
Genetics 101: Intro to Genetics SCIN211: Principles of Genetics with Lab
LL EL
3
Geology 101: Physical Geology SCIN138 : Introduction to Physical Geology with Lab
LL SC / No lab. Cannot use in Gen Ed section
3
Health 101: Principles of Health PBHE209 : Wellness: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
LL EL
3
Health 103: Medical Terminology HIMA100: Medical Terminology
LL EL
2
Nutrition 101: Science of Nutrition SPHE295: Foundations of Nutrition
LL EL
3
Science 101: Intro to Natural Sciences No direct APUS course equivalent: Science*
LL SC / No lab. Cannot use in Gen Ed section
3
Science 102: Principles of Physical Science SCIN133 : Introduction to Physics with Lab
LL SC / No lab. Cannot use in Gen Ed section
3
Study.com Course Code & Name American Public University System Course Code & Name Credits
Criminal Justice 101: Intro to Criminal Justice CMRJ201 : Criminal Justice Administration
LL EL
3
Education 101: Foundations of Education No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
UL EL
3
Education 103: Classroom Management No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Education 104: Differentiated Instruction No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Education 105: Special Education History & Law No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Education 106: Introduction to Early Childhood Education No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3
Geography 101: Human & Cultural Geography No direct APUS course equivalent: Social Science*
LL SS
3
Political Science 102: American Government POLS210 : American Government I
LL PS
3
Sociology 101: Intro to Sociology SOCI111 : Introduction to Sociology
LL SS
3
Sociology 103: Foundations of Gerontology No direct APUS course equivalent: Elective*
LL EL
3

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