AP/IB Credit

Application to Distribution Requirements
For Students Entering September 2017 

Note on Allocation of Credits from Multiple AP/IB Exams:

  • Up to ten credits earned may be applied to degree requirements 
  • Only one credit may be applied to each of the Math/Science/Technology (MST), Individual/Social Behavior (ISB), and Humanities/Fine Arts (HFA) categories
  • Up to six credits may then be counted as Additional Distribution credits, and one more credit may be counted as an elective
EXAM SCORE COURSE CREDIT AUTHORIZED
Credit Awarded for AP Exams in the School of Communication
Math/Science/Technology Group
Biology 5 1 credit (BIOL SCI 1XX)
Chemistry 3 or 4 1 unit (Chem 1X0); placement in Chem 171/181
5 3.68 units (Chem 1X0, 1X1, 1X2, and lab courses 11X, 12X); placement in Chem 210-1 or 212-1/232-1
Computer Science A 4 or 5 1 credit (EECS 110)
Environmental Science 5 1 credit (ENVR SCI 1XX)
Mathematics (Calculus) AB (or
AB subscore of Mathematics BC)
4 or 5 1 credit (MATH 220)
Mathematics (Calculus) BC Below 4 See Mathematics AB
4 or 5 2 credits (MATH 220, 224)
Music Theory  5 1 credit (GEN MUS 252)
Physics 1 5 1.34 credits (PHYSICS 130-1 and lab 13X-1)
Physics 2 5 1.34 credits (PHYSICS 130-2 and lab 13X-2)
Physics B 5 2.68 credits (PHYSICS 130-1,-2 and 13X-1,-2)
Physics C-l (Mechanics) 5 1.34 credits (PHYSICS 135-1 and 136-1)
Physics C-2 (Electricity and Magnetism) 5 1.34 credits (PHYSICS 135-2 and 136-2)
Statistics 4 or 5 1 credit (STAT 202)
Individual/Social Behavior Group

Economics-Macro
5 1 credit (ECON 201)
Economics-Micro 5 1 credit (ECON 202)
Geography (Human) 5 1 credit (GEOG 1XX)
Government and Politics
(American)
5 1 credit (POLI SCI 2XX)
Government and Politics
(Comparative)
5 1 credit (POLI SCI 2XX)
History (European) 5 2 credits (HISTORY 2EU)
History (U.S.) 5 2 credits (HISTORY 2US)
History (World) 5 2 credits (HISTORY 2WL)
Psychology 4 or 5 1 credit (PSYCH 110)
Humanities/Fine Arts Group

Art History
5 1 credit (ART HIST 2XX)
Studio Art 5 1 credit (ART 1XX)
Chinese Language and Culture 4 1 credit (CHINESE 1XX)
5 2 credits (CHINESE 1XX)
English (Language and Composition) 5 2 credits (ENGLISH 1LC)
English (Literature) 5 2 credits (ENGLISH 1LT)
French Language and Culture 4 1 credit (FRENCH 1XX)
5 2 credits (FRENCH 2XX)
German Language and Culture 4 1 credit (GERMAN 2XX)
5 2 credits (GERMAN 2XX)
Italian Language and Culture 4 1 credit (ITALIAN 2XX)
5 2 credits (ITALIAN 2XX)
Japanese Language and Culture 4 1 credit (JAPANESE 1XX)
5 2 credits (JAPANESE 1XX)
Latin 4 1 credit (LATIN 2XX)
5 2 credits (LATIN 2XX)
Spanish Language 4 1 credit (SPANISH 2LN)
5 2 credits (SPANISH 2LN)
Spanish Literature 4 1 credit (SPANISH 2LT)
5 2 credits (SPANISH 2LT)
 
Credit Awarded for IB Tests in the School of Communication
Math/Science/Technology Group    
Biology 6 or 7 1 credit (BIOL SCI 1XX)
Chemistry 5 or 6 1.34 credits (CHEM 101, lab 121); placement in CHEM 171/181
7 4.02 credits (CHEM 101, 102, 103, labs 121, 122, 123); placement in CHEM 210-1 or 212-1/232-1
Computer Science 5, 6, or 7 1 credit (EECS 110)
Mathematics 5 or 6 1 credit (MATH 220)
  7 2 credits (MATH 220, 224)
Physics 6 or 7 2.68 credits (PHYSICS 130-1,-2 and labs 13X-1,-2)
Individual/Social Behavior Group
Economics 6 or 7 2 credits (ECON 201, 202)
History (American) 6 or 7 2 credits (HISTORY 2AM)
History (European) 6 or 7 2 credits (HISTORY 2EU)
Psychology 6 or 7 1 credit (PSYCH 110)
Humanities/Fine Arts Group
English 6 or 7 2 credits (ENGLISH 1XX)
Foreign Language (All Languages) 6 1 credit (Relevant Language 1XX)
7 2 credits (Relevant Language 1XX)