2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Credit Earned through Examinations

A maximum of 45 quarter hours can be awarded for all AP and IB credit.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Through the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) program, the University of Denver grants credit to second­ary school students who complete an AP examination with appropriate scores. Placement and/or credit is granted in courses commonly taught at the first-year level. Depart­ments of the University vary in their score requirements for credit and placement. The following table identifies the amount and placement of AP credit.

AP score 5 4 3 Common Curriculum
Art History 8 credits (ARTH 2801, ARTH 2802) 4 credits (ARTH 2801) Analytical Inquiry: Society & Culture
Studio Art (2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing) 1 5 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
Biology 10 credits 3 (BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020 5 credits 3 (BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021) Scientific Inquiry: The Natural & Physical World
Calculus BC 12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953) 8 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952) 4 credits AB subscore 4 or 5 (MATH 1951) Analytical Inquiry: The Natural & Physical World
Calculus AB 4 credits (MATH 1951) 4 credits (MATH 1951) Analytical Inquiry: The Natural & Physical World
Chemistry 12 credits 2 (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240, CHEM 1020, CHEM 1250, elective) 4 credits 3 (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240) Scientific Inquiry: The Natural & Physical World
Computer Science A 8 credits (COMP 1671, elective) 4 credits (COMP 1671) Analytical Inquiry: The Natural & Physical World
Computer Science Principles 4 credits (COMP 1XXX) 4 credits (COMP 1XXX)
English Language 8 credits (WRIT 1122, elective) 4 credits (WRIT 1122) Advanced Standing 5 WRIT 1122 Writing & Rhetoric
English Literature 8 credits (WRIT 1122, ENGL 1110) 4 credits (ENGL 1110) Advanced Standing 5 WRIT 1122 Writing & Rhetoric and/or ENGL 1110 Analytical Inquiry: Society & Culture
Environmental Science 4 credits 3 (ENVI elective) 4 credits 3 (ENVI elective) Scientific Inquiry: The Natural & Physical World
Foreign Language or Foreign Literature 6 12 credits (language elective) 8 credits (language elective) 4 credits (language elective) Does NOT fulfill foreign language in the Common Curriculum
Geography, Human 8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective) 4 credits (GEOG 1410) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
History (US, European, or World) 1 4 8 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective) Analytical Inquiry: Society & Culture
Macroeconomics 4 credits (ECON 1020) 4 credits (ECON 1020) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
Microeconomics 4 credits (ECON 1030) 4 credits (ECON 1030)
Music 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective)
Physics 1 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1111) 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1111) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Physics 2 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1113) 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1113) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Physics 1 and 2 15 credits 2 (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1113) 15 credits 2 (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1113) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Physics B 10 credits 3 (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1113) 10 credits 3 (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1113) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Physics C (E & M only) 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1213) 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1213) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Physics C (Mechanics only) 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1211) 5 credits 3 (PHYS 1211) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Physics C (Mech and E & M) 10 credits 3 (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213) 10 credits 3 (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Political Science (US. Govt./Pol) 4 credits (PLSC 1000) 4 credits (PLSC 1000) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
Political Science (Comp Govt./Pol) 4 credits (PLSC 1110) 4 credits (PLSC 1110) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
Psychology 8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective) 4 credits (PSYC 1001) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
Statistics 4 credits (INFO 1020) 4 credits (INFO 1020)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students may receive college credit through the IB pro­gram, which is offered at many high schools. Higher-Level Subject Exams may be awarded credit. With the exception of foreign language, no credit is given for Standard-Level Subject Exams. The number of credits awarded varies depending on the subject area. The amount and placement of IB credit is summarized in the following table.

IB Score 7 6 5 4 Common Curriculum
Art: Visual Arts 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
Biology 10 credits 3 (BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020) 10 credits 3 (BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020) 5 credits 3 (BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Business Management 4 credits (BUS 1000) 4 credits (BUS 1000) 4 credits (BUS 1000)
Chemistry 12 credits 2 (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240, CHEM 1020, CHEM 1250, elective) 12 credits 2 (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240, CHEM 1020, CHEM 1250, elective) 4 credits 3 (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Computer Science 8 credits (COMP 1671, elective) 8 credits (COMP 1671, elective) 4 credits (COMP 1671) Analytical Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Economics 8 credits (ECON 1020, ECON 1030) 8 credits (ECON 1020, ECON 1030) 4 credits (ECON 1030) ECON 1020-Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
English A: Language and Literature 4 credits (WRIT 1122) 4 credits (WRIT 1122) 4 credits (WRIT 1122) Advanced standing 7 WRIT 1122 Writing and Rhetoric
English A: Literature only 4 credits (WRIT 1122) Advanced Standing 7 Advanced Standing 7 WRIT 1122 Writing and Rhetoric
Environmental Science 4 credits 3 (ENVI elective) 4 credits 3 (ENVI elective) 4 credits 3 (ENVI elective) Scientific Inquiry: Natrual & Physical World
Film 8 credits (MFJS 2000, elective) 8 credits (MFJS 2000, elective) 4 credits (MFJS 2000) 4 credits (MFJS 2000) Analytical Inquiry: Society & Culture
Foreign Language (A2 or B) 5 6 12 credits (language elective) 12 credits (language elective) 8 credits (language elective) 4 credits (language elective) Does NOT fulfill foreign language
Geography 8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective) 8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective) 4 credits (GEOG 1410) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
History (Americas, Europe, Africa & ME, Asia & Oceania) 1 4 credits 4 (elective) 4 credits 4 (elective) 4 credits 4 (elective) Analytical Inquiry: Society & Culture
Mathematics HL 12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953) 12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953) 8 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952) Analytical Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Music 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
Philosophy 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) Analytical Inquiry: Society & Culture
Physics 10 credits 3 (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213) 10 credits 3 (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213) 10 credits 3 (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213) Scientific Inquiry: Natural & Physical World
Psychology 8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective) 8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective) 4 credits (PSYC 1001) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
Social & Cultural Anthropology 8 credits (ANTH 1010, elective) 8 credits (ANTH 1010, elective) 4 credits (ANTH 1010) Scientific Inquiry: Society & Culture
Theatre Arts 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
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