2016-2017 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
Art History8 credits (ARTH 2801, ARTH 2802)4 credits (ARTH 2801)
Studio Arts5 credits (elective)4 credits (elective)
Biology12 credits 1 (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, elective)5 credits (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020)
Calculus BC12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953)8 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952)w/AB subscore 4 or 5: 4 credits (MATH 1951)
Calculus AB4 credits (MATH 1951)4 credits (MATH 1951)
Chemistry12 credits (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1040, elective)8 credits (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1040, elective)
Computer Science AB8 credits (COMP 1672, elective)8 credits (COMP 1671, elective)
Computer Science A8 credits (COMP 1672, elective)4 credits (COMP 1671)
Economics, Macro and Micro5 credits (ECON 1030)5 credits (ECON 1030)
English Language8 credits (WRIT 1122, elective)4 credits (WRIT 1122)Advanced Standing (see Writing Program)
English Literature 8 credits (WRIT 1122, ENGL 1110)4 credits (ENGL 1110)Advanced Standing
Environmental Science4 credits (ENVI 1XXX)4 credits (ENVI 1XXX)
Foreign Language or Foreign Literature12 credits (language elective)8 credits (language elective)4 credits (language elective)
Geography, Human8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective)4 credits (GEOG 1410)
History (US, European and World 28 credits (elective)4 credits (elective)
Music8 credits8 credits
Physics 15 credits (PHYS 1111)5 credits (PHYS 1111)
Physics 25 credits (PHYS 1113)5 credits (PHYS 1113)
Physics 1 and 215 credits (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1113)15 credits (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1113)
Physics C (E & M only)5 credits (PHYS 1213)5 credits (PHYS 1213)
Physics C (Mechanics only)5 credits (PHYS 1211)5 credits (PHYS 1211)
Physics C (Mech and E & M)10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213)10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213)
Political Science (US. Govt./Pol)4 credits (PLSC 1610)4 credits (PLSC 1610)
Political Science (Comp Govt./Pol)4 credits (PLSC 1610)4 credits (PLSC 1610)
Psychology8 credits (PSYC 1001, 1XXX)4 credits ( PSYC 1001)
Statistics4 credits (INFO 1020)4 credits (INFO 1020)
1

 Fulfills Scientific Inquiry-Natural World Requirement

2

 Carries Analytical Inquiry-Society credit though not equivalent to a University course

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
Art: Visual Arts8 credits (elective)8 credits (elective)4 credits (elective)
Biology12 credits 1 (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, elective)12 credits 1 (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, elective)5 credits (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020)
Business & Management8 credits (MGMT 2000, upper division elective)8 credits (MGMT 2000, upper division elective)8 credits (MGMT 2000, upper division elective)
Chemistry12 credits (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1040, elective)12 credits (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1040, elective)8 credits (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1040, elective)
Computing StudiesNot currently approved for creditNot currently approved for creditNot currently approved for credit
Economics9 credits (ECON 1020, ECON 1030)9 credits (ECON 1020, ECON 1030)5 credits (ECON 1030)
English A: Language and Literature 4 credits (WRIT 1122)4 credits (WRIT 1122)4 credits (WRIT 1122)Advanced standing
English A: Literature4 credits (WRIT 1122)
Environmental Science4 credits (GEOG 1201)4 credits (GEOG 1201)4 credits (GEOG 1201)
Film8 credits (MFJS 2000, elective)8 credits (MFJS 2000, elective)4 credits (MFJS 2000, elective)4 credits (MFJS 2000, elective)
Foreign Language (A2 or B)12 credits (language elective)12 credits (language elective)8 credits (language elective)4 credits (language elective)
Geography8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective)8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective)4 credits (GEOG 1410)
History (Americas, Europe or Africa, Islamic) 24 credits (elective)4 credits (elective)4 credits (elective)
Mathematics HL12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953)12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953)8 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952)
Music8 credits (elective)8 credits (elective)4 credits (elective)
Philosophy8 credits (elective)8 credits (elective)8 credits (elective)
Physics10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213)10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213)10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213)
Psychology8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective)8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective)4 credits (PSYC 1001)
Social & Cultural Anthropology8 credits (ANTH 1010, elective)8 credits (ANTH 1010, elective)4 credits (ANTH 1010)
Theatre Arts8 credits (elective)8 credits (elective)8 credits (elective)
1

  Fulfills Scientific Inquiry-Natural World Requirement

2

  Carries Analytical Inquiry-Society credit though not equivalent to a University course

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