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AP Exam Credit Table

California State University, Long Beach grants credit toward its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of Advanced Placement (AP) examinations of the College Board. Students who present official scores directly from College Board of three or better will be granted up to six semester units (nine quarter units) of college credit for each AP course. Refer to the Advanced Placement Examination Credit table that follows for transfer credit awarded.

For the most up-to-date AP credit information, click the "Admission" icon on the CSULB Enrollment Services Web page, and follow the links under "Freshmen" or "Transfer".

AP Exam

AP

GE Designation

Credit

Art History

3

4 -5

C.1 Fine Arts

C.1 Fine Arts

ART - 6 units electives

AH 111A - 3 units &
AH 111B - 3 units

Art Studio:
2D Studio

3D Design

Drawing Portfolio


3-5

3-5

3-5


No GE Credit

No GE Credit

No GE Credit


ART - 3 units electives

ART - 3 units electives

ART - 6 units electives

Biology

3

4

5

B.1a Life Sci w/lab

B.1a Life Sci w/lab


B.1a Life Sci w/lab

BIOL 200 - 4 units & 2 units BIOL electives


BIOL 200 - 4 units & 2 units BIOL electives


BIOL 211 - 3 units & BIOL 212 (not GE) 3 units

Chemistry

3


4-5

B.1b Physical Science w/lab

B.1b Physical Science w/lab

CHEM 100 - 4 units & 2 units CHEM electives

CHEM 111A - 5 units & 1 unit CHEM elective

Chinese Language and Culture

3


4-5

C.2c Foreign Language


C.2c Foreign Language

CHIN 201 - 4 units, & 2 units CHIN electives


CHIN 202 - 4 units & CHIN 490 - 2 units

Computer Science A

3-5

No GE credit

3 units elective

Economics:
Macro

Micro


3-5


3-5


D.2 Social & Behavioral Science

D.2 Social & Behavioral Science


ECON 100 - 3 units


ECON 101 - 3 units

English:
Language & Composition

Literature & Composition


3-5

3-5


A.1

A.1 & C.2a


ENGL 100 - 3 units & 3 units ENGL electives

ENGL 100 - 3 units & ENGL 180 - 3 units

Environmental Science

3,4,5

B.1b Physical Science w/lab

4 units elective

French:
Language and Culture

3


4,5

C.2c Foreign Language


C.2c Foreign Language

FREN 201A - 4 units & FREN 101B - 2 units


FREN 201B, 4 units & FREN 201A - 2 units

German:
Language and Culture

3


4-5

C.2c Foreign Language


C.2c Foreign Language

GERM 398 - 3 units & 3 units GERM electives



GERM 398 - 3 units, & GERM 498 - 3 units

Geography:
Human Geography

3-5

D.2

GEOG 160 - 3 units & 3 units GEOG electives

History:
United States

European

World History

3-5


3-5


3-5

D.1a (HIST 172) & D.2 (HIST 173)

D.2 (HIST 131) & D.2 (HIST 132)

D.2 Global

HIST 172 - 3 units & HIST 173 - 3 units


HIST 131 - 3 units & HIST 132 - 3 units


HIST 212 - 3 units & 3 units electives

Italian:
Language and Culture

3

4-5

C.2c Foreign Language


C.2c Foreign Language

ITAL 201A - 4 units & 2 units ITAL electives


ITAL 201B - 4 units & 2 units ITAL electives

Japanese:
Language and Culture

3



4



5

C.2c Foreign Language


C.2c Foreign Language


C.2c Foreign Language

JAPN 102 - 4 units,
& JAPN 101 - 2 units


JAPN 201 - 4 units,
& JAPN 102 - 2 units


JAPN 202 - 4 units,
& JAPN 201 - 2 units

Latin 3


4-5
C.2c Foreign Language

C.2c Foreign Language
LAT 101B - 2 units & LAT 301 - 2 units &
LAT 401 2 units


LAT 301 - 3 units & LAT 401 - 3 units

Mathematics:
Calculus AB**

Calculus BC


3-5

3-5


B.2

B.2


MATH 113 - 2 units & MATH 122 - 4 units

MATH 122 - 2 units & MATH 123 - 4 units

Music:
Theory*

3-5

No GE Credit

MUS - 6 units electives

Physics:
Physics B

Physics 1***


Physics 2***


Physics C (Mechanics) ***


Physics C (Electricity & Magnetism) ***



3-5


3-5


3-5


3-5


3-5


B.1b Physical Science w/lab

B.1b Physical Science w/lab

B.1b Physical Science w/lab

B.1b Physical Science w/lab

B.1b Physical Science w/lab


PHYS 100A - 3 units & PHYS 100B - 3 units


PHYS 100A - 4 units


PHYS 100B - 4 units


PHYS 151 - 4 units


PHYS 152 - 4 units

Political Science:
United States Government & Politics
(1 semester)

Comparative Government & Politics
(1 semester)


3-5


3-5


D.1b (Must take POSC 199 or 326)

D.2 Global


POSC 100 - 3 units (does not include California State and local government)

POSC 215 - 3 units

Psychology

(1 semester)

3-5

D.2

PSY 100 - 3 units

Spanish:
Language and Culture

 

 

Literature and Culture

 

 


3, 4

5

 

3


4, 5



C.2c Foreign Language

C.2c Foreign Language

C.2c Foreign Language

C.2c Foreign Language


SPAN 101B - 2 units & SPAN 201A - 4 units


SPAN 201A - 2 units & SPAN 201B - 4 units

 

SPAN electives - 6 units

 

SPAN 310 - 3 units & 3 units SPAN electives

Statistics (1 semester)

3-5

B.2 effective Spring 2006

STAT 108 - 3 units


Notes for Advanced placement:

** Credit is awarded for a 3-5 on the AB exam score or the AB subscore on the BC exam.

*** If a student passes more than one AP exam in physics, only six units of credit may be applied to the baccalaureate, and only four units of credit may be applied to a certification in GE Breadth.

A maximum of 6 units will be granted for each exam. If the number of units per course equivalency exceeds 6, credit for 6 units will be awarded and the course waived. Credit can only be awarded once per course. Example: if a student takes Calculus AB & BC, only nine units can be awarded.


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