Dec 06, 2019  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency Chart


​​Advanced Placement Exam ​Score ​Providence College Equivalent
​Art History ​4 Free Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Art History 5 ARH Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Biology ​4 or 5 Free Elective
Fulfills ​the Standard Natural Science Core
​Calculus AB or BC ​4 or 5 ​MTH 131
Fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Core
​Chemistry ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core
Chinese Language and Culture 4 or 5 CHN 104
​Computer Science A ​4 or 5 ​CSC 103
Computer Science Principles Not Transferable Not Transferable
​English Language and Composition ​4 Free Elective
​​English Language and Composition ​5 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
​English Literature and Composition ​4 ​Free Elective
​​English Literature and Composition ​5 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Intensive Writing I Proficiency
​Environmental Science ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core
​European History* ​4 ​Free Elective
​​European History* ​5 ​European History Elective
​French Language and Culture ​4 or 5 ​FRN 104
​German Language and Culture ​4 or 5 ​GER 104
​Government and Politics: United States ​4 ​Free Elective
​​Government and Politics: United States ​5 ​Political Science Elective
​Government and Politics: Comparative ​4 ​Free Elective
​​Government and Politics: Comparative ​5 ​Political Science Elective
​Human Geography ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
​Italian Language and Culture ​4 or 5 ​ITA 104
Japanese Language & Culture 4 or 5 Free Elective
​Latin - Vergil ​4 Free Elective 
Student should consult with Faculty about placement
​​Latin - Vergil ​5 ​LAT 202
​Macroeconomics ​4 or 5 ​ECN 102 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
​Microeconomics ​4 or 5 ​ECN 101 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
​Music Theory ​4 or 5 ​MSC 201 & MSC 201L
​Physics B ​4 or 5 Free Elective 
Fulfills the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism ​4 or 5 Free Elective
Fulfills the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics C - Mechanics ​4 or 5 ​Free Elective
Fulfills the ​Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics 1: Algebra-Based ​4 or 5 EPS 105 
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Physics 2: Algebra-Based ​4 or 5 EPS 105 
Fulfills the Standard Natural Science Core or the Physics-Based Natural Science Core
​Psychology ​4 or 5 ​PSY 100 
Fulfills the Social Science Core
Research 4 or 5 Individual Student Review Required
Seminar 4 or 5 Individual Student Review Required
​Spanish Language ​4 or 5 ​SPN 104
​Spanish Literature ​4 or 5 ​SPN 104
​Statistics ​4 or 5 MTH 217 or
FIN 217 for Business Majors
​Studio Art - Drawing ​4 Free Elective 
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​​Studio Art - Drawing ​5 Art Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Studio Art - 2D Design ​4 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​​Studio Art - 2D Design ​5 Art Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​Studio Art - 3D Design ​4 ​Free Elective 
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​​Studio Art - 3D Design ​5 Art Elective
Fulfills the Fine Arts Core
​United States History* ​4 ​Free Elective
​​United States History* ​5 History Elective
​World History* ​4 ​Free Elective
​​World History* ​5 ​Non-Western History Elective

*Note: History majors with an Advanced Placement grade of 5 on the A.P. U.S. and/or European History exam(s) will be given a one-course reduction in the required courses for the specific area(s) and will be given flexibility in choosing the remaining two courses (i.e., any two courses for the particular area). For instance, a major with a grade of 5 in U.S. History would be required to take only two courses in U.S. History and may choose any U.S. History courses for those required courses. A major with a grade of 5 in European History would be required to take only two courses in European History and may choose any European History courses for those required courses. History majors with an Advanced Placement grade of 5 on the World History exam will be given a one-course reduction, which will satisfy the requirement for a course in non-Western history. A limit of two A.P. scores of 5 will be recognized by the Department for reduction of the total number of courses in the major. History majors with an Advanced Placement grade of 4 on the A.P. U.S. and/or European History exam(s) will be given flexibility in choosing any three courses for the U.S. and/or European History. For such students, the required number of History credits to be earned for the major would remain at 33.

DECLARATION OF A CORE FOCUS (only required for the class of 2020): Only one AP course can be used toward fulfilling a Core Focus. Free electives count toward degree requirements but are not applicable to major/minor/core requirements without approval.

IMPORTANT: If you have earned AP or IB credits, you should not repeat the equivalent course at Providence College. You can earn credit for a given course ONLY ONCE. If you have a question about your AP or IB credits, consult with your advisor or dean. AP Credits may be removed for students who earn credits in similar or repeat courses at Providence College.