University of California, Riverside

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AP/IB Credit


ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) Exam Credit:

The university grants credit for all College Board Advanced Placement Tests for which a student scores 3 or higher. The credit may be subject credit, graduation credit, or credit toward breadth requirements as determined by each college office. For a complete list including units awarded, please see www.catalog.ucr.edu.

Exam Score    Credit given for Course/Breadth area*
Art History 3, 4, 5 Humanities B (Fine Arts)
Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design 3, 4, 5 Humanities B (Fine Arts)
Biology 3, 4, 5 Natural Sciences A (Biological Science)
Chemistry 3, 4, 5 CHEM 001W & Natural Sciences B (Physical Sciences)
Chinese Language and Culture 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Computer Science: A Exam 4, 5 CS 010
Economics: Macroeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 002 (Social Sciences A)
Economics: Microeconomics 3, 4, 5 ECON 003 (Social Sciences A)
English: Language/Composition 3 ENGL 001A
English: Language/Composition 4, 5 ENGL 001A & ENGL 001B
English: Literature/Composition 3 ENGL 001A
English: Literature/Composition 4, 5 ENGL 001A & ENGL 001B
Environmental Science 3 ENSC 001 (one course for Natural Science C, Business Informatics only)
Environmental Science 4, 5 ENSC 002 (does not satisfy BCOE Breadth)
French: Language and Culture 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
German: Language and Culture 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Government and Politics: US Government 3, 4, 5 POSC 010 (Social Sciences A)
Government and Politics: Comparative Government 3, 4, 5 POSC 015 (Social Sciences A)
History: United States 3, 4, 5 HIST 017A & HIST 017B (does not satisfy BCOE Breadth)
History: European 3, 4, 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
History: World 3, 4, 5 Humanities A
Human Geography 3, 4, 5 Social Science C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Italian Language and Culture 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Japanese Language and Culture 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Latin 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Mathematics: AB Examination 3, 4, 5 MATH 009A
Mathematics: BC Examination 3, 4, 5 MATH 009A & MATH 009B
Mathematics: AB Subscore from BC examination 3, 4, 5 MATH 009A
Music Theory 3, 4, 5 Humanities B (Fine Arts)
Physics: Examination C Mechanics 5 PHYS 002A (does not satisfy BCOE Breadth)
Physics: Examination C Electricity and Magnetism 3, 4, 5 PHYS 002B (does not satisfy BCOE Breadth)
Psychology 3 Social Sciences B (Psychology)
Psychology 4, 5 PSYC 002 (Social Sciences B)
Spanish: Language and Culture 5 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Spanish: Literature and Culture 3, 4, 5 Humanities B (Literature)
Statistics 3, 4, 5 STAT 40

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) Exam Credit:

The university grants credit for each International Baccalaureate (IB) higher level examination on which a student scores 5 or higher. Some higher level examinations may be considered equivalent to freshman level courses in the subject and may be used to satisfy Breadth requirements. For a complete list including units awarded, please see www.catalog.ucr.edu.

Exam Score Credit given for Course/Breadth area*
Art/Design 5, 6, 7 Humanities B (Fine Arts)
Biology 5, 6, 7 Natural Sciences A (Biological Science)
Chemistry 5, 6, 7 Natural Sciences B (Physical Science)
Classical Languages 5, 6, 7 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
Economics 5, 6, 7 ECON 002 & ECON 003 (Social Sciences A)
Geography 5, 6, 7 GEO 002 & Social Science C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
History 5, 6, 7 HIST 20 (Humanities A)
History of the Islamic World 5, 6, 7 Humanities C (does not satisfy DEPTH)
English "Language A1" 5 ENGL 001A
English "Language A1" 6, 7 ENGL 001A & ENGL 001B
Math 5, 6, 7 MATH 009A
Music 5, 6, 7 Humanities B (Fine Arts)
Philosophy 5, 6, 7 PHIL 001 (Humanities B)
Psychology 5 Social Sciences B (Psychology)
Psychology 6, 7 PSYC 002 (Social Sciences B)
Social Anthropology 5, 6, 7 ANTH 001 (Social Sciences B)
Theatre Arts 5, 6, 7 THEA 070 (does not satisfy BCOE Breadth)

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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