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The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

AP Equivalents

32 credits is max. allowed for AP transfer credit

AP Exam

 

Equivalency

(four credits unless otherwise stated)

General Education

Requirement Fulfillment

Art History - 13

Score 3 – elective credit

Score 4 or 5 – ARTH 110

Aesthetics (A)

Biology - 20

Score 3 - MSCI XXX same
Score 4 - with DSON college code = BIOL 113 L GenEd
Score 4 - for all other schools = BIOL XXX L GenEd
Score 5 - BIOL 113 & 114 L GenEd

Score 4 or 5 – Laboratory Science (L)

Calculus AB - 66

Score 3, 4, or 5 - MATH 224/225

Mathematics/Reasoning (M)

Calculus BC - 68

Score less than 3 with 3 subscore on AB exam –
MATH 223/224


Score less than 3 with 4 or 5 subscore on AB exam – MATH 224/225


Score 3 - MATH 224/225
Score 4 - MATH 223/224/225/226
Score 5 - MATH 224/225/226/227

Mathematics/

Reasoning (M)

Chemistry - 25

Score 3 – CHEM 101

Score 4 – CHEM 111 or CHEM 107

Score 5 – CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 (eight credits)

Score 4 or 5 – Laboratory Science (L)

Chinese Language and Culture - 28

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

Comparative Government and Politics - 58

Score 3, 4 or 5 – PLSC 113

Social Science (N)

Computer Science A - 31

Score 3, 4 or 5 – CS free elective

 

Computer Science Principles – 32

Score 3, 4 or 5 – CS free elective

 

English Language &               Composition - 36

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

 

English Literature & Composition - 37

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Humanities (H)

Environmental Science - 40

Score 3 - ENVI 101
Score 4 - ENVI 101 + L GenEd
Score 5 - ENVI 101 & 201 L GenEd total of 8 credits

Score 4 or 5 – Laboratory Science (L)

European History - 43

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Social Science (N)

 

French Language and Culture - 48

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit.  Consult with department if you plan to take additional courses.

 

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

German Language and Culture - 55

 

 

Score 3 or 4 – elective credit

Score 5 – GERM 203.  Consult with

department; may be used toward major.

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

Human Geography - 53

Score 3, 4 or 5 – GEOG 101

 

Social Sciences (N)

Italian Language and Culture - 62

Score 3 – ITAL 211

Score 4 or 5 – ITAL 215 

Consult with department if you plan to take additional courses

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

Japanese Language and Culture - 64

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

Latin - 60

Score 3 – elective credit.

Score 4 or 5 – LAT 203.

Consult with Classical and New Eastern Studies Department to determine whether this may count toward the major.

Humanities (H)

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

Macroeconomics - 35

Score 3, 4 or 5 – ECON 162

Social Science (N)

 

Microeconomics - 34

Score 3, 4 or 5 – ECON 160

Social Science (N)

 

Music Theory - 75

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Aesthetics (A)

 

Physics 1: Algebra-based - 83

Score 3 or 4 – elective credit

Score 5 – PHYS 121

Score 5 – Laboratory Science (L)

Physics 2: Algebra-based - 84

Score 3 or 4 – elective credit

Score 5 – PHYS 122

Score 5 – Laboratory Science (L)

Physics B

(Discontinued May 2014)

Score 3 or 4 – elective credit

Score 5 – PHYS 121 and 122 (eight credits)

Score 5 – Laboratory Science (L)

Physics C

Mechanics – 80

Electricity & Magnetism - 82

Score 3 or 4 – elective credit

Score 5 (Mechanics) – PHYS 131

Score 5 (Electricity & Magnetism) - PHYS 132

Score 5 – Laboratory Science (L)

Psychology - 85

Score 3, 4 or 5 – PSYC 111

 

Spanish Language and Culture - 87

Score 3 – SPAN 211

Score 4 or 5 – SPAN 215. 

May be used toward major; consult with department regarding placement if you plan to take additional courses.

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

Spanish Literature and Culture - 89

Score 3 – SPAN 250

Score 4 or 5 – SPAN 251

Humanities (H)

Gen Ed Foreign Language (FL3)

Statistics - 90

Score 3, 4 or 5 – MATH 147A

Mathematics/

Reasoning (M)

Studio Art: 2-D Design - 15

Score 3,4 or 5 – elective credit

Aesthetics (A)

 

Studio Art: 3-D Design - 16

Score 3, 4, or 5 – elective credit

 

Aesthetics (A)

Studio Art: Drawing - 14

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Aesthetics (A)

 

United States Government and Politics - 57

Score 3, 4 or 5 – PLSC 111

Social Science (N)

United States History - 07

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Social Science (N)

 

World History - 93

Score 3, 4 or 5 – elective credit

Social Science (N)

 

 

Note: Similar performance on other tests such as those of the International Baccalaureate are also allowed to meet these requirements.  

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Last Updated: 5/17/18