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AP Exam Equivalencies

Bridgewater State University awards credit for most AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. To receive credit, please request from the College Board that official test scores be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at BSU. Credit will be evaluated upon receipt of score reports and earned credit will appear on degree audits of deposited students.

The chart below is for reference only. AP course equivalencies are subject to change upon official evaluation by the BSU Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Exam BSU Equivalency Credits Core  Requirement Satisfied
ARTS
Art-Drawing ARTS 125 3 Fine/Performing Arts
Art History Art Free Elective 6 Fine/Performing Arts
Art - 2D Design ARTS 130 3 Fine/Performing Arts
Art – 3D Design ARTS 140 3 Fine/Performing Arts
Music Theory MUSC 170 3 Fine/Performing Arts, Quantitative Reasoning
SCIENCES
Biology BIOL 100 & Biology Free Elective 8 Natural Sciences – Lab
Chemistry Chemistry Free Elective 7 Natural Science (Lab & non-Lab)
Environmental Sci Biology Free Elective 8 Natural Sciences – Lab
Physics I Physics Free Elective 4 Natural Sciences – Lab
Physics II Physics Free Elective 4 Natural Sciences – Lab
Physics B Physics Free Elective 4 Natural Sciences – Lab
Physics C – Mech Physics Free Elective 4 Natural Sciences – Lab
MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE
Calculus AB MATH 161 4 Mathematical Reasoning
Calculus BC MATH 161 & 162 8 Mathematical Reasoning
Computer Science A CS Free elective 3 None
Comp Science Principles CS Free elective 3 None
Statistics MATH 110 3 Mathematical Reasoning
HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics – Micro ECON 101 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences
Economics – Macro ECON 102 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences
Govt & Politics US POLI 172 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences & U.S. Constitution
Comparative Government & Politics POLI 275 3 Global Culture, Multiculturalism, Social/Behavioral Sciences
European History HIST 111 & HIST 112 6 Humanities, Multiculturalism & Global Cultural
United States History HIST 221 & HIST 222 6 Humanities & U.S. Constitution
World History HIST 131 & HIST 132 6 Humanities, Multiculturalism & Global Cultural
Human Geography GEOG 151 3 Global Culture, Multiculturalism, Social/Behavioral Sciences
Psychology PSYC 100 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences
*ENGLISH
English LIT/Comp *ENGL 101 & ENGL 251 6 Core Skill Writing (ENGL 101) Humanities  & Writing Intensive (ENGL 251)
ENGL Lang & Comp *ENGL 101 & ENGL 102 6 Core Skills Writing
WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURE
Chinese Language & Culture LACH 101 & LACH 102 6 Global Culture & Humanities
French Language & Culture LAFR 101 & LAFR 102 6 Global Culture & Humanities
German Language & Culture LAGE 101 & LAGE 102 6 Global Culture & Humanities
Italian Language & Culture LAIT 101 & LAIT 102 6 Global Culture & Humanities
Japanese Language & Culture LAJA 101 & LAJA 102 6 Global Culture & Humanities
Latin LALT 101 & LALT 102 6 Global Culture & Humanities
Spanish Language & Culture LASP 101 & LASP 102 6 Global Culture & Humanities
Spanish Literature & Culture Spanish Free Elective 3 Global Culture & Humanities
CAPSTONE
Research Free Elective 3 None
Seminar Free Elective 3 None

* Please note that credit may not be duplicated. Regarding AP English exams, ENGL 101 may only be earned ONCE. Total possible credit earned if both AP Language and Composition AND AP Literature and Composition are taken is 9 credits.

Updated June 28, 2021