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Low-Cost Undergraduate Credits

Earn General Education Credits for Less

General education courses develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities foundational to a bachelor's degree. At Capella University, the general education curriculum is structured around four major categories:

  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Social Science

Meet Your Requirements, Save Up To $10,000

Get your bachelor's degree faster—and save up to $10,000—by earning all of your general education credits through Sophia's self–paced Pathways for College Credit. Sophia's ACE–recommended courses cost a fraction of traditional general education courses, with no hidden fees or additional textbook expenses.

Sophia courses are aligned with Capella's general education requirements and eligible for credit at Capella and more than 2,000 other universities.

Sophia's courses are self–paced, so you can begin when you are ready and finish in your own time. When you start a Sophia course, you choose from either a 45–day or 60–day completion plan. Your plan is there to help you stay on track, but you are free to work ahead and finish as quickly as you like.

To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor at 866.736.1743 or email us.

Find the General Education Credits You Need

Sophia courses are directly applicable toward all of Capella's bachelor's degree programs. Capella requires 45 quarter credits with a minimum of 6 quarter credits from each category.



Conflict Resolution COM3700 Conflict Resolution 4.5
Visual Communications COM2050 Visual Design in Communications 4.5


Introduction to Art History ART2000 Art History Survey 4.5
Approaches to Studying Religions HUM1055 Approaches to Studying Religions 4.5

Natural Science and Mathematics

College Algebra MAT1050 College Algebra 6
Human Biology BIO1000 Human Biology 4.5
Introduction to Statistics MAT2001 Statistical Reasoning 6

Core Business

Accounting BUS3061 Fundamentals of Accounting 4.5


Project Management BUS4090 Introduction to Project Management 4.5

Social Science

Introduction to Psychology PSYC1000 Introduction to Psychology 4.5
Introduction to Sociology SOC1000 Intro to Human Society 4.5
Microeconomics ECO1050 Microeconomics 4.5
Macroeconomics ECO1051 Macroeconomics 4.5

To view Capella's general education courses offerings, view your bachelor's degree program or contact your enrollment counselor.

To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor at 866.736.1743 or email us.

Learn more about Sophia's Pathways for College Credit program PDF(1.2MB PDF).