Information listed below is valid for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 (Academic Years, 2016-17)

Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) awards credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations as outlined on the chart below. Credit is only given upon receipt of an official report from the College Board.

The AP course credit counts toward the 40 course graduation requirement. A score of 4 or 5 on certain AP exams may fulfill General Education Program (GEP) requirements, as the chart below indicates.

Name of AP Exam

Score Required

Courses Awarded

Does it fulfill a GEP Requirement?

Art:  History of Art

4 or 5

ART 101 or ART 102

Fine/Performing Art or Lit

Art:  Studio Art

5 (portfolio review also is required)

ART 196

No

Biology

4 or 5

BIO 161

See note #2 below

Chemistry

4 or 5

CHM 100

See note #2 below

Chinese Language & Culture

4

CHN 202

1 of 2 non-native language courses3

Chinese Language & Culture

5

CHN 202 and CHN 301

2 of 2 non-native language courses4

Computer Science A

4 or 5

CSC 120

No

Economics:  Microeconomics

4 or 5

ECN 101

Social Science5

Economics:  Macroeconomics

4 or 5

ECN 102

Social Science5

English Language and Composition

4 or 5

ENG 101

ENG 101

English Literature and Composition

4 or 5

ENG 101

ENG 101

English Language and Composition AND English Literature and Composition

4 or 5

ENG 113

ENG 113

Environmental Science

4 or 5

ENV 105

See note #2 below

French Language & Culture

4

FRE 202

1 of 2 non-native language courses3

French Language & Culture

5

FRE 202 and FRE 301

2 of 2 non-native language courses4

German Language & Culture

4

GRM 202

1 of 2 non-native language courses3

German Language & Culture

5

GRM 202 and GRM 301

2 of 2 non-native language courses4

Government & Politics:  United States

4 or 5

POL 111

Social Science5

Government & Politics: Comparative

4 or 5

POL 113

Social Science5

History:  European

4 or 5

HIS 209

No

History:  United States

4 or 5

HIS 201 and HIS 202

No

History:  World

4 or 5

HIS 296

No

Human Geography

4 or 5

IRT 211

Social Science5

Italian Language & Culture

4

ITA 202

1 of 2 non-native language courses3

Italian Language & Culture

5

ITA 202 and ITA 301

2 of 2 non-native language courses4

Japanese Language & Culture

4

JPN 202

1 of 2 non-native language courses3

Japanese Language & Culture

5

JPN 202 and JPN 301

2 of 2 non-native language courses4

Latin: Vergil

4

LAT 202

1 of 2 non-native language courses6

Latin: Vergil

5

LAT 202 and LAT 301

2 of 2 non-native language courses4

Mathematics:  Calculus AB

4 or 5

MAT 161

Math Beauty7

Mathematics:  Calculus BC

4 or 5

MAT 161 and MAT 162

Math Beauty7

Music Theory

4 or 5

MTF 151

Fine/Performing Art or Lit

Physics 1

4 or 5

PHY 101

See note #8 below

Physics 2

4 or 5

    PHY 102

See note #9 below

Physics C Mechanics

4 or 5

PHY 105

See note #10 below

Physics C Electricity and Magnetism

4 or 5

PHY 106

See note #11 below

Psychology

4 or 5

PSY 100

Social Science

Spanish Language or Literature

4

SPA 202

1 of 2 non-native language courses (see note 3 below)

Spanish Language or Literature

5

SPA 202 and SPA 301

2 of 2 non-native language courses

Statistics

4 or 5

MAT 118

No

1.  These courses may fulfill the General Education Program (GEP) requirements listed.  Some majors require specific courses for the GEP. Please consult with your advisor and the major requirements listed in the SJU Undergraduate Catalog for additional information on how these courses will count toward the 40 course requirement.

2.  Counts as a Non-lab Natural Science GEP course for non-science majors, and as a general elective course for science majors. No individual AP test will provide students with the complete GEP natural science requirement. Two such forms of AP credit together will, however, fulfill the GEP natural science requirement.

3. Students who earn a 4 for a modern foreign language AP exam earn credit for a 202 course and must take the 301 course to complete the Non-Native Language Requirement for the GEP.

4.  Students who earn a 5 for a foreign language test, including Latin, have satisfied the Non-Native Language Requirement and are not required to take additional modern or classical language courses at SJU.  Credit for course 202 and 301 appears on the student’s transcript.

5.  Please note that some majors (especially majors in the social sciences) designate a specific course to fulfill the social/behavioral science GEP requirement.  In these instances, the AP credit may, depending on other major requirements, be used for elective credit only.

6.  Students who earn a 4 for the Latin: Vergil exam must take one course at the 300 or 400 level to complete the Non-Native Language requirement for the GEP.

7.  Students who earn a 4 or a 5 on Calculus AB or BC have satisfied the Math Beauty requirement for the GEP.

8.    Credit is given for the lecture class (PHY 101) and for the lab (PHY 101L).   AP credit will fulfill the GEP Natural Science requirement for non-science majors.

9.  Credit is given for the lecture class (PHY 102) and for the lab (PHY 102L).   AP credit will fulfill the GEP Natural Science requirement for non-science majors.

10. Credit is given for the lecture class (PHY 101 and PHY 105) and for the labs (PHY 101L and PHY 105L).   If majoring in Physics credits will be determined on an individual basis.  AP credit will fulfill the GEP Natural Science requirement for non-science majors.

11. Credit is given for the lecture class (PHY 102 and PHY 106) and for the labs (PHY 102L and PHY 106L).   If majoring in Physics credits will be determined on an individual basis.  AP credit will fulfill the GEP Natural Science requirement for non-science majors.