Dec 19, 2018  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency Chart


AP Exam Score PC Equivalent*
Art History 4 Free elective (Fine Arts core)
Art History 5 ARH elective (Fine Arts core)
Biology 4 or 5 Free elective (Standard Natural Science core)
Calculus AB or BC 4 or 5 MTH 131 (Quantitative Reasoning core)
Chemistry 4 or 5 Free elective (Standard Natural Science core)
Chinese Language & Culture 4 or 5 CHN 104
Computer Science A 4 or 5 CSC 103
English Language & Composition 4 Free elective
  5 Free elective satisfying the Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
English Literature & Composition
4 Free elective
 
5 Free elective satisfying the Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
Environmental Science 4 or 5 Free elective (Standard Natural Science core)
European History 4 Free elective
  5 European History elective
French Language & Culture 4 or 5 FRN 104
German Language & Culture 4 or 5 GER 104
Government & Politics: United States 4 Free elective
  5 Political Science elective
Government & Politics: Comparative 4 Free elective
  5 Political Science elective
Human Geography 4 or 5 Free elective
Italian Language & Culture 4 or 5 ITA 104
Japanese Language & Culture 4 or 5 Free elective
Latin-Vergil 4 Free elective (Student should consult with faculty member about placement.)
  5 LAT 202
Macroeconomics 4 or 5 ECN 102 (Social Science core)
Microeconomics 4 or 5 ECN 101 (Social Science core)
Music Theory 4 or 5 MSC 201 & 201L
Physics B 4 or 5 Free elective (Physics-Based Natural Science core)
Physics C- Electricity & Magnetism 4 or 5 Free elective (Physics-Based Natural Science core)
Physics C- Mechanics 4 or 5 Free elective (Physics-Based Natural Science core)
Physics 1: Algebra Based 4 or 5 EPS 105 (Standard Natural Science core or Physics-Based Natural Science core)
Physics 2: Algebra Based 4 or 5 EPS 105 (Standard Natural Science core or Physics-Based Natural Science core)
Psychology 4 or 5 PSY 100 (Social Science core)
Spanish Language 4 or 5 SPN 104
Spanish Literature 4 or 5 SPN 104
Statistics 4 or 5 MTH 217 or FIN 217 (Business majors)
Studio Art- Drawing 4 Free elective (Fine Arts core)
Studio Art- Drawing 5 ART elective (Fine Arts core)
Studio Art- 2D Design 4 Free elective (Fine Arts core)
Studio Art- 2D Design 5 ART elective (Fine Arts core)
Studio Art- 3D Design 4 Free elective (Fine Arts core)
Studio Art- 3D Design 5 ART elective (Fine Arts core)
U.S. History 4 Free elective
  5 HIS elective
World History 4 Free elective
  5 Non-Western History elective

* Free electives count toward degree requirements but are not applicable to major/minor/core requirements without approval.

NOTES:

  • AP credits may be removed for students who earn credits in similar or repeat courses at Providence College.
  • Portfolio subject to department review for Studio Art majors
  • 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 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 one AP course can be used toward fulfilling a Core Focus.
  • ** 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.