College of Arts and Sciences

Advanced Placement Credit Reference Table

Information listed below is valid for the Class of 2018 (Academic Year 2014-15)

Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations as outlined on the chart below.  Incoming students are reminded to have an official grade report transcript of their AP exam scores sent to SJU.  Incoming freshmen are notified over the summer what credit (if any) they will be awarded and the course equivalent of the exam(s). 

The AP course credit counts toward the 40 course graduation requirement; for example, if a student receives AP credit for English 101 (Craft of Language), that student needs to successfully complete only 39 courses at SJU.  In the case of an AP course in a student’s major, s/he may be placed in an upper-level course as a substitute for the course for which s/he received AP credit.  In such cases, the AP credit may be used in place of a free elective.  For specific questions, contact the relevant Department Chair.  A score of 4 or 5 on certain AP exams may fulfill General Education Program (GEP) requirements, as the chart below indicates.  Please note that students must take the GEP Signature Core Courses at SJU; they may not earn credit for these courses through an AP exam. Those Signature Core Courses include PHL 154 Moral Foundations, THE 154 Faith, Justice & the Catholic Tradition, ENG 102 Texts and Contexts, and HIS 154 Forging the Modern world.

 

Name of AP Exam
Score Required
Courses Awarded
Does it fulfill a GEP Requirement?1
Art:  History of Art 4 or 5
ART 101 or ART 102
Fine/Performing Art or Lit
Art:  Studio Art
5 (portfolio review also is required)
ART 196
No
Biology 4 or 5
BIO 161 See note #2 below
Chemistry
4 or 5
CHM 100 See note #2 below
Chinese Language & Culture
4
CHN 202
1 of 2 non-native language courses3
Chinese Language & Culture
5 CHN 202 and CHN 301
2 of 2 non-native language courses4
Computer Science A
4 or 5
CSC 120
No
Economics:  Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECN 101
Social Science5
Economics:  Macroeconomics
4 or 5 ECN 102 Social Science5
English Language and Composition
4 or 5 ENG 101 Writing ENG 101
English Literature and Composition
4 or 5 ENG 113
No
Environmental Science
4 or 5 ENV 105
See note #2 below
French Language & Culture 4 FRE 202
1 of 2 non-native language courses3
French Language & Culture 5
FRE 202 and FRE 301
2 of 2 non-native language courses4
German Language & Culture 4 GRM 202 1 of 2 non-native language courses3
German Language & Culture 5 GRM 202 and GRM 301
2 of 2 non-native language courses4
Government & Politics:  United States
4 or 5 POL 111
Social Science5
Government & Politics: Comparative
4 or 5 POL 113 Social Science5
History:  European 4 or 5 HIS 209 No
History:  United States
4 or 5 HIS 201 and HIS 202 No
History:  World
4 or 5
HIS 296
No
Human Geography
4 or 5 IRT 211
Social Science5
Italian Language & Culture
4
ITA 202
1 of 2 non-native language courses3
Italian Language & Culture
5 ITA 202 and ITA 301
2 of 2 non-native language courses4
Japanese Language & Culture
4
JPN 202
1 of 2 non-native language courses3
Japanese Language & Culture
5 JPN 202 and JPN 301 2 of 2 non-native language courses4
Latin: Vergil
4 LAT 202
1 of 2 non-native language courses6
Latin: Vergil
5 LAT 202 and LAT 301
2 of 2 non-native language courses4
Mathematics:  Calculus AB
4 or 5 MAT 161 Math Beauty7
Mathematics:  Calculus BC
4 or 5 MAT 161 and MAT 162 Math Beauty7
Music Theory
4 or 5
MTF 151
Fine/Performing Art or Lit
Physics B 4 or 5 PHY 101
See note #8 below
Physics C Mechanics
4 or 5
PHY 105
See note #8 below
Physics C Electricity and Magnetism
4 or 5
PHY 106
See note #8 below
Psychology
4 or 5 PSY 100 Social Science5
Spanish Language or Literature 4 SPA 202
1 of 2 non-native language courses3
Spanish Language or Literature 5
SPA 202 and SPA 301
2 of 2 non-native language courses4
Statistics
4 or 5 MAT 118 No

1.  These courses may fulfill the General Education Program (GEP) requirements listed.  Some majors require specific courses for the GEP. Please consult with your advisor and the major requirements listed in the SJU Undergraduate Catalog for additional information on how these courses will count toward the 40 course requirement.

2.  Counts as a Non-lab Natural Science GEP course for non-science majors, and as a general elective course for science majors. No individual AP test will provide students with the complete GEP natural science requirement. Two such forms of AP credit together will, however, fulfill the GEP natural science requirement.


3. Students who earn a 4 for a modern foreign language AP exam earn credit for a 202 course and must take the 301 course to complete the Non-Native Language Requirement for the GEP.

4.  Students who earn a 5 for a foreign language test, including Latin, have satisfied the Non-Native Language Requirement and are not required to take additional modern or classical language courses at SJU.  Credit for course 202 and 301 appears on the student’s transcript.

5.  Please note that some majors (especially majors in the social sciences) designate a specific course to fulfill the social/behavioral science GEP requirement.  In these instances, the AP credit may, depending on other major requirements, be used for elective credit only. 


6.  Students who earn a 4 for the Latin: Vergil exam must take one course at the 300 or 400 level to complete the Non-Native Language requirement for the GEP.

7.  Students who earn a 4 or a 5 on Calculus AB or BC have satisfied the Math Beauty requirement for the GEP.

8.    Credit is given for the lecture class (PHY 101, PHY 105, PHY 106), but no credit given for the labs (PHY 101L, 105L, or 106L).   No individual AP test will provide students with the complete GEP Natural Science requirement. Two such forms of AP credit together will, however, fulfill the GEP Natural Science requirement for non-science majors.  If majoring in Physics, the lab for PHY 105 (PHY 105L) and PHY 106 (PHY 106L) will be required.


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