Advanced Placement Information

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 1200: Two- Dimensional Design

3
Drawing 4, 5 ARTS 1050 Drawing 3
History 4,5 ARTH 1010 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 1200
Music Appreciation
3
Music Theory and Music Listening 3, 4, 5 MUS 1600
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 2010 Macroeconomic Principles 3
Microeconomics 4, 5 Econ 2020 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 1100
Writing Effective Prose
3
English Literature and Composition 3, 4, 5 ENG 1500
Introduction to Literature
3
LATIN
Latin Language
3, 4 LAT 1100 Basic Latin I 3
Latin Language 5 LAT 1110
Basic Latin I & II
6
FRENCH
French Language
3, 4 FR 1100
Basic French I
3
French Language 5 FR 1100 and 1110
Basic French I & II
6
ITALIAN
Italian Language
3, 4 IT 1100
Basic Italian I
3
Italian Language 5 IT 1100 and 1110
Basic Italian I & II
6
SPANISH *
Spanish Language
3, 4 SPAN 1100
Basic Spanish I
3
*No credit given for Spanish Literature
Spanish Language 5 SPAN 1100 and 1110
Basic Spanish I & II
6
GERMAN
German Language
3, 4 GER 1100
Basic German I
3
German Language 5 GER 1100 and 1110
Basic German I & II
6
HISTORY
American History
3, 4, 5 HIST 2050 and 2060
U.S. History Through Reconstruction and U.S. History Since Reconstruction
6
European History 3, 4, 5 HIST 1020
The West and the World
3
World History 5 2000-Level History Elective 6
World History 3, 4 2000-Level History Elective 3
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology
3, 4, 5 PSY 1100
General Psychology
3
POLITICAL SCIENCE
American Government
3, 4, 5 POL1200
American Government
3
Comparative Govt. and Politics 3, 4, 5 POL 2300
Comparative Politics
3


College of Science and Health

College Department or Test AP Score WP Course Equivalent WP Credit
BIOLOGY
Biology
3 BIO 1200 or 1300
Human Biology or Field Biology
4
Biology 4, 5 BIO 1630 *
General Biology I
4
* Also exempt from Biology 1640, 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 1200
Chemistry in Perspective
or
CHEM 1310
College Chemistry (lecture)
or
CHEM 1600
General Chem I (lecture)

4

3

3

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science A
3, 4, 5 CS 2300
Computer Science I
4
Computer Science A, B * 4, 5 CS230 & CS 2400
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 1100
Environmental Foundations
4
Geography 4 GEO 2200
Population and Settlement Geography
4
MATHEMATICS
Calculus AB
3, 4, 5 MATH 1600 Calculus I 4
Calculus BC 4, 5 MATH 1610 Calculus II 4
Statistics 3, 4, 5 MATH 1300
Elementary Statistics
3
PHYSICS
Physics B

3, 4, 5

3, 4, 5

PHYS 1100
Intro to Physics
or
PHYS 2550
College Physics I

4

4

Physics C 4, 5 PHYS 2600
General Physics I
4

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