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College Board Advanced Placement

The following is a list of advanced placement examinations for which Western Carolina University may award academic credit. *Please note the recent changes in the English Literature and Composition exam.

AP Examination Score Required Hours Granted WCU Course(s) Satisfied Liberal Studies Attribute
Art: 2D Art & Design (from December 2020) 3 3 ART 132  
Art: 3D Art & Design (from December 2020) 3 3 ART 142  
Art History 6 ART 136, 137 LS P5: Fine & Performing Arts
Art: Studio (up until June 2012) 3 ART 19A Elective (portfolio review required)  
Biology 3 or 4 3 BIOL 104 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Biology 5 4 BIOL 140 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Calculus AB 3 4 MATH 153 LS C2: Mathematics
Calculus BC 3 8 MATH 153, 255 LS C2: Mathematics
Chemistry 3 4 CHEM 139 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Chemistry 4 or 5 8 CHEM 139, 140 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Chinese Language & Culture 3 6 CHIN 102, 231 LS P6: World Cultures
Chinese Langauge & Culture 4 or 5 6 CHIN 231, 232 LS P6: World Cultures
Comparative Government & Politics 3 3 PSC 169 LS P6: World Cultures
Computer Science A 3 3 CS 150  
Computer Science A 4 or 5 4 CS 150  
Computer Science AB (up until June 2009) 3 3 CS 150  
Computer Science AB (up until June 2009) 4 or 5 4 CS 150  
Drawing (from December 2020) 3 3 ART 131  
English Language & Composition 3 6 ENGL 101 , ENGL 19A Elective LS C1: Writing
English Literature & Composition 3 6 LS P4 Humanities LS P4: Humanities
Environmental Science 3 3 ENVH 130 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
European History 3 6 HIST 221, 222 LS P3: History
French Language 3 6 FREN 102, 231 LS P6: World Cultures
French Language 4 6 FREN 231, 232 LS P6: World Cultures
French Language 5 6 FREN 232, 301 LS P6: World Cultures
French Literature (up until June 2009) 3 3 FREN 310  
French Literature (up until June 2009) 4 or 5 3 FREN 331  
German Language 3 6 GER 102, 231 LS P6: World Cultures
German Language 4 6 GER 231, 232 LS P6: World Cultures
German Language 5 6 GER 232, 301 LS P6: World Cultures
Human Geography 3 3 GEOG 103 LS P6: World Cultures
Italian Language & Culture 3 6 WLL 101, 102 LS P6: World Cultures
Italian Language & Culture 4 6 WLL 102, 231 LS P6: World Cultures
Italian Language & Culture 5 6 WLL 231, 232 LS P6: World Cultures
Japanese Language & Culture 3 6 JPN 102, 231 LS P6: World Cultures
Japanese Language & Culture 4 or 5 6 JPN 231, 232 LS P6: World Cultures
Latin 3 6 WLL 101, 102 (LS P6) LS P6: World Cultures
Latin 4 6 WLL 102, 231 LS P6: World Cultures
Latin 5 6 WLL 231, 232 LS P6: World Cultures
Latin: Vergil (up until March 2016) 3 8 LS P6: World Cultures LS P6: World Cultures
Macroeconomics 3 3 ECON 232 LS P1: Social Science
Microeconomics 3 3 ECON 231 LS P1: Social Science
Music Theory 3 4 MUS 19A Elective  
Physics 1 (from January 2017) 3 4 PHYS 130 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Physics 2: Algebra-Based (from January 2017) 3 4 PHYS 131 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Phsycis B (up until March 2016) 3 8 PHYS 130, 131 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Mechanics 3 4 PHYS 231 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Physics C: Mechanics 3 4 PHYS 230 LS C5: Physical & Biological Science
Psychology 3 3 PSY 150 LS P1: Social Science
Research (since January 2019) 3 3 ELEC 19A Elective  
Research (since January 2019) 4 or 5 6 ELEC 19A Elective  
Seminar (since January 2019) 3 3 ELEC 19A Elective  
Seminar (since January 2019) 4 or 5 6 ELEC 19A Elective  
Spanish Language & Culture 3 6 SPAN 102, 231 LS P6: World Cultures
Spanish Language & Culture 4 6 SPAN 231, 232 LS P6: World Cultures
Spanish Language & Culture 5 6 SPAN 232, 301 LS P6: World Cultures
Spanish Literature & Culture 3 3 SPAN 310  
Spanish Literature & Culture 4 or 5 3 SPAN 330  
Statistics 3 MATH 170 LS C2: Mathematics
United States Government & Politics 3 3 PSC 101 LS P1: Social Science
United States History 6 HIST 131, HIST 132 LS P3: History
World History 3 LS P3 LS P3: History
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