Advanced Placement Information

Advanced Placement

An entering student who presents an outstanding score on an appropriate College Board achievement test or who demonstrates advanced standing qualifications by other acceptable evidence may, with proper approval, enroll in an advanced course. William Paterson University participates in the advanced placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). In this program, high schools offer students accelerated honors courses on a college level in several fields. Examinations covering these courses are administered annually.

Advanced Placement Policy Summary

College of Arts and Communication

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
ART
Studio
4, 5

Arts 120: Two- Dimensional Design

3
Drawing 4, 5 ARTS 105 Drawing 3
History 4,5 ARTH 101 Approaches to Western Art 3

General

4, 5 Art elective or credit by Portfolio Review

3
* Equivalent cannot be given without a review of work submitted with AP test.

MUSIC
Music Listening and Literature

3, 4, 5 MUS 120
Music Appreciation
3
Music Theory and Music Listening 3, 4, 5 MUS 160
Music Theory I
3
Music Theory   No credited granted 0


Christos M. Cotsakos College of Business

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
ECONOMICS
Macroeconomics
4, 5 Econ 201 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Microeconomics 4, 5 Econ 202 Microeconomic Principles 3


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
ENGLISH
English Language and Composition
3, 4, 5 ENG 110
Writing Effective Prose
3
English Literature and Composition 3, 4, 5 ENG 150
Introduction to Literature
3
LATIN
Latin Language
3, 4 LAT 110 Basic Latin I 3
Latin Language 5 LAT 111
Basic Latin I & II
6
FRENCH
French Language
3, 4 FR 110
Basic French I
3
French Language 5 FR 110 and 111
Basic French I & II
6
ITALIAN
Italian Language
3, 4 IT 110
Basic Italian I
3
Italian Language 5 IT 110 and 111
Basic Italian I & II
6
SPANISH *
Spanish Language
3, 4 SPAN 110
Basic Spanish I
3
*No credit given for Spanish Literature
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 110 and 111
Basic Spanish I & II
6
GERMAN
German Language
3, 4 GER 110
Basic German I
3
German Language 5 GER 110 and 111
Basic German I & II
6
HISTORY
American History
3, 4, 5 HIST 205 and 206
U.S. History Through Reconstruction and U.S. History Since Reconstruction
6
European History 3, 4, 5 HIST 102
The West and the World
3
World History 5 200-Level History Elective 6
World History 3, 4 200-Level History Elective 3
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology
3, 4, 5 PSY 110
General Psychology
3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
American Government
3, 4, 5 POL120
American Government
3
Comparative Govt. and Politics 3, 4, 5 POL 230
Comparative Politics
3


College of Science and Health

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
BIOLOGY
Biology
3 BIO 120 or 130
Human Biology or Field Biology
4
Biology 4, 5 BIO 163 *
General Biology I
4
* Also exempt from Biology 164, General Biology II. (No credit - must substitute with another course to fulfill required major credits).
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry

3, 4, 5

3, 4, 5

4, 5

CHEM 120
Chemistry in Perspective
or
CHEM 131
College Chemistry (lecture)
or
CHEM 160
General Chem I (lecture)

4

3

3

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science A
3, 4, 5 CS 230
Computer Science I
4
Computer Science A, B * 4, 5 CS230 & CS 240
Computer Science I & II
8
* Tests must be taken when C++ language is tested instead of Pascal.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY
Environmental Science
4 ENV 110
Environmental Foundations
4
Geography 4 GEO 220
Population and Settlement Geography
4
MATHEMATICS
Calculus AB
3, 4, 5 MATH 160 Calculus I 4
Calculus BC 4, 5 MATH 161 Calculus II 4
Statistics 3, 4, 5 MATH 130
Elementary Statistics
3
PHYSICS
Physics B

3, 4, 5

3, 4, 5

PHYS 110
Intro to Physics
or
PHYS 255
College Physics I

4

4

Physics C 4, 5 PHYS 260
General Physics I
4

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