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SPECIAL NOTE FOR STUDENTS WITH ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT

If you have received the score required on one of these C.E.E.B. Advanced Placement examinations, you will receive credit for the appropriate Syracuse University course(s) and may apply those credits earned toward completing the Liberal Arts core according to this chart.

Note: A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be accepted from all forms of extra-institutional and experiential learning, and examination programs (including Syracuse University Advanced Credit Examinations).

AP Credits and A&S Core Courses
Advanced Placement Course Score Required Equivalent Liberal Arts Core Course No. of Credits

Art History

3

HOA 105-106 and counts as a sequence in HUMANITIES

6

Biology

4

BIO 121,123,124 and counts as a sequence

and lab in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

8

Chemistry

3,4

5

CHE 103 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND

MATHEMATICS

CHE 106/116 and CHE 107/117 1 and counts

as sequence in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

3

8

English Language and Composition

4

WRT 105-205

6

English Literature and

Composition

4

ETS 151 or 152 or 153 or 117 or 1182 and

WRT 105

6

Environmental Science

3

EAR 200 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND

MATHEMATICS

3

Human Geography

4

GEO 105 or GEO 171in SOCIAL SCIENCES

3

European History

4

HST 111-112 and counts as a sequence in

HUMANITIES

6

United States History

4

HST 101-102 and counts as a sequence in

SOCIAL SCIENCES

6

World History

4

HST 121, 122 and counts as a sequence in

SOCIAL SCIENCES

6

Economics:

Microeconomics

4

ECN 101 in SOCIAL SCIENCES

3

Economics:

Macroeconomics

4

ECN 102 in SOCIAL SCIENCES

3

Mathematics: Calculus AB3

3

4

Exemption from QUANTITATIVE SKILLS and substitute for MAT 285 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Exemption from QUANTITATIVE SKILLS and substitute for MAT 285 & 286 or MAT 295 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

3

6 or 4

Mathematics: Calculus BC3

4

Exemption from QUANTITATIVE SKILLS and substitute for MAT 295-296 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

8

Mathematics: Calculus AB

Sub score Grade – BC Exam4

3

4

Exemption from QUANTITATIVE SKILLS and

substitute for MAT 285 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Exemption from QUANTITATIVE SKILLS and substitute for MAT 285 & 286 or MAT 295 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

3

6 or 4

Mathematics: Level II

(Exams Taken in Puerto Rico)

4

MAT 194 in QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

4

Music Theory

3

HOM/MTC 125 awarded for non majors

only

3

Physics I

Physics II

Physics B

3

3

3

Substitute for PHY 101 in NATURAL

SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Substitute for PHY 102 in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

PHY 101-102 and counts as a sequence in NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

4

4

8

Physics C (Mechanics)

3

Substitute for PHY 101 or PHY 211 (221) in

NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

4

Physics C (Electricity and

Magnetism)

3

Substitute for PHY 102 or PHY 212 (222) in

NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

4

Psychology

4

PSY 205 in SOCIAL SCIENCES

3

Statistics

3

MAT221

4

United States Government

and Politics

4

PSC 121 in SOCIAL SCIENCES

3

Comparative Government

and Politics

4

PSC 123 in SOCIAL SCIENCES

3

Languages:

Chinese Language and

Culture

3

4

CHI 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

CHI 201 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

4

4

French Language and Culture

3

FRE 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

4

German Language and Culture

3

GER 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

4

Italian Language and Culture

3

ITA 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

4

Japanese Language and Culture

3

4

JPS 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS JPS 201 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

4

4

Latin

3

4

5

LAT 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

LAT 201 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

LAT 201 and LAT 320 (Language Skills and humanities)

4

4

7

Spanish Language

3

SPA 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

4

Spanish Literature

3

4

SPA 102 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

SPA 201 in LANGUAGE SKILLS

4

4



1 Prehealth students should consult with their College Advisor before receiving AP credit for Biology, Chemistry or Math.

2 English: Literature and Composition –If you score a 4 or better on the examination in Literature and Composition, you will receive three credits for ETS 151. Should you subsequently elect to take ETS 151, you will be able to transfer the credit to one of the following: ETS 152, 153, 117 or 118. In addition you will also receive three credits for WRT 105 for a total of six credits.

3 Students cannot be awarded credit for both MAT 295 and for MAT 285-286. While MAT 295 is usually the most appropriate choice, speak to your faculty/academic advisor about which is appropriate for your program.

4 Credit not awarded for both Calculus BC exam and its AB subscore. 

If you decide to take the equivalent Syracuse University course for which you have been awarded Advanced Placement or Transfer Credit, the AP or Transfer Credit WILL BE DELETED and you will lose the credit. If you have questions, contact Advising and Career Services in 323 Hall of Languages.