Advanced Placement Credits

LMU participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Students may be granted credit at the time of entrance into the University for subjects in which they have completed the AP examinations with a minimum score of 4. When official scores have been received from the College Board, applicants will be notified of the advanced placement and course credit in accordance with the following table.

Note that an essay is required for all examinations offering optional essays.

Please see the Registrar's Bulletin for more information. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS SATISFIED

AP Exam

Number of Semester Hours Awarded

Equivalent LMU Course (outside of the core curriculum)

Art History 

6

ARHS 2000 and ARHS 2002

Biology

6

No specific course

Calculus AB 

4

MATH 131

Calculus BC

8

MATH 131 and MATH 132

Chemistry

4

No specific course

Chinese Language and Culture

8

CHIN 1101 and 1102

Comparative Government and Politics 

4

POLS 1400

Computer Science A

3

CMSI 185

English Language and Composition

4

No specific course 

English Language and Composition

4

No specific course  

Environmental Science

3

ENVS 101

European History

4

HIST 1200

French Language and Culture 

8

FREN 1101 and FREN 1102

German Language and Culture 

8

GRMN 1101 and GRMN 1102

Human Geography

4

GEOG 1000

Italian Language and Culture 

8

ITAL 1101 and ITAL 1102

Japanese Language and Culture 

8

JAPN 1101 and JAPN 1102 

Latin

8

CLAR 1115 and CLAR 1125

Macroecomonics 

4

ECON 1200

Mircoecomonics 

4

ECON 1100

Music Theory

3

No specific course

Physics C: Mechanics

4

PHYS 101

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

PHYS 201

Physics 1: Algebra based 

4

PHYS 253

Physics 2: Algebra based 

4

PHYC 254

Psychology 

4

No specific course 

Spanish Language and Culture 

8

SPAN 1101 and SPAN 2102

Statistics

3

MATH 104

Studio Art: Drawing 

6

No specific course 

Studio Art: 2D Design 

No specific course 

Studio Art: 3D Design 

3

No specific course 

United States Government and Politics 

4

POLS 1200

United States History 

4

HIST 1300

World History

4

HIST 1050