2018-2019 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 History 8 credits (ARTH 2801, ARTH 2802) 4 credits (ARTH 2801)
Studio Art (2D Design, 3D Design, Drawing) 1 5 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
Biology 12 credits 2 (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, elective) 5 credits (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020)
Calculus BC 12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953) 8 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952) w/AB subscore 4 or 5: 4 credits (MATH 1951)
Calculus AB 4 credits (MATH 1951) 4 credits (MATH 1951)
Chemistry 12 credits 2 (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240, CHEM 1020, CHEM 1250, elective) 8 credits (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240)
Computer Science A 8 credits (COMP 1672, elective) 4 credits (COMP 1671)
English Language 8 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 Science 4 credits (ENVI elective) 4 credits (ENVI elective)
Foreign Language or Foreign Literature 1 12 credits (language elective) 8 credits (language elective) 4 credits (language elective)
Geography, Human 8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective) 4 credits (GEOG 1410)
History (US, European and World) 1 8 credits 3 (elective) 4 credits 3 (elective)
Macroeconomics 4 credits (ECON 1020) 4 credits (ECON 1020)
Microeconomics 4 credits (ECON 1030) 4 credits (ECON 1030)
Music 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective)
Physics 1 5 credits (PHYS 1111) 5 credits (PHYS 1111)
Physics 2 5 credits (PHYS 1113) 5 credits (PHYS 1113)
Physics 1 and 2 15 credits 2 (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1113) 15 credits 2 (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1112, PHYS 1113)
Physics B 10 credits (PHYS 1111, PHYS 1113) 10 credits (PHYS 1111, 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 1000) 4 credits (PLSC 1000)
Political Science (Comp Govt./Pol) 4 credits (PLSC 1110) 4 credits (PLSC 1110)
Psychology 8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective) 4 credits (PSYC 1001)
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
Art: Visual Arts 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
Biology 12 credits 2 (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, elective) 12 credits 2 (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020, BIOL 1011, BIOL 1021, elective) 5 credits (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1020)
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 (CHEM 1010, CHEM 1240)
Computer Science 8 credits (COMP 1672, elective) 8 credits (COMP 1672, elective) 4 credits (COMP 1671)
Economics 9 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: Literature 4 credits (WRIT 1122)
Environmental Science 4 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
Film 8 credits (MFJS 2000, elective) 8 credits (MFJS 2000, elective) 4 credits (MFJS 2000) 4 credits (MFJS 2000)
Foreign Language (A2 or B) 4 12 credits (language elective) 12 credits (language elective) 8 credits (language elective) 4 credits (language elective)
Geography 8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective) 8 credits (GEOG 1410, elective) 4 credits (GEOG 1410)
History (Americas, Europe or Africa, Islamic) 1 4 credits 3 (elective) 4 credits 3 (elective) 4 credits 3 (elective)
Mathematics HL 12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953) 12 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952, MATH 1953) 8 credits (MATH 1951, MATH 1952)
Music 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 4 credits (elective)
Philosophy 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective)
Physics 10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213) 10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213) 10 credits (PHYS 1211, PHYS 1213)
Psychology 8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective) 8 credits (PSYC 1001, elective) 4 credits (PSYC 1001)
Social & Cultural Anthropology 8 credits (ANTH 1010, elective) 8 credits (ANTH 1010, elective) 4 credits (ANTH 1010)
Theatre Arts 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective) 8 credits (elective)
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