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Art History
Score of 4 or 5, exempt one 4-unit general education course in the Global Arts Studies Program.

Art (Studio)
Score of 4 or 5, exempt one 4-unit general education course in Arts.

Biology

Score of 4 or 5, exempt Biological Sciences 1 and Biological Sciences 1L.

Chemistry
Score of 3 or above, exempt Chemistry Placement Exam. Score of 5, exempt Chemistry 2 and Chemistry 10.

Computer Science
Computer Science A: Score of 3 exempt CSE 020. Score of 4 or 5 exempt CSE 020 and CSE 021.
Computer Science Principles: Earns 5.3 semester units elective credit.

Economics
Each test: Earns 2.7 semester units elective credit. 
Score of 4 or 5 on both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics exempt Economics 1.

English
Unit credit limit for both AP English exams: 5.3.
Either test: Score of 3 satisfies Entry-Level Writing Requirement, exempt Writing 1.
Language: Score of 4 or 5, exempt Writing 10.
Literature: Score of 4 or 5, exempt one English course (10-49) for the English major.

Environmental Science
Score of 4 or 5, exempt Earth Systems Science 1.

Government and Politics
United States: Score of 4 or 5, exempt Political Science 1.
Comparative: Score of 4 or 5, exempt Political Science 3.

History
European: Score of 4 or 5, exempt two from History 30A, 30B, or 31.
United States: Score of 4 or 5, exempt History 16 and 17.
World: Score of 4 or 5, exempt History 10 and 11.

Human Geography
Score of 4 or 5 earns 2.7 semester units elective credit.

Language Other Than English
All exams: Score of 3 or higher, exempt foreign language requirement for English or History major.
Chinese Language and Culture: Score of 5, exempt Chinese 4.
French Language and Culture: Score of 5, exempt French 4.
German Language and Culture: Score of 3 or higher, exempt foreign language requirement for English or History major.
Italian Language and Culture: Score of 3 or higher, exempt foreign language requirement for English or History major.
Japanese: Score of 5, exempt Japanese 4.
Spanish Language and Culture: Score of 5, exempt Spanish 4 or 11.
Spanish Literature and Culture: Score of 4 or 5, exempt Spanish 4 or 11, and exempt Spanish 50 and 51. 

Latin
Earns 5.3 semester units elective credit.

Mathematics
Either test, including Subscore AB: Score of 3, exempt Math Placement Exam and meets School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Quantitative Reasoning Requirement.
Calculus AB: Score of 4 or 5, exempt Math 11 or 21.
Calculus BC: Score of 4 or 5, exempt Math 11 and 12, or Math 21 and 22. Score of 3, exempt Math Placement Exam, and Math 11 or 21.
Calculus BC Subscore AB: Score of 3, exempt Math 11 or 21.

Music Theory

Score of 4 or 5 earns 5.3 semester units elective credit. (Students who earn only a sub-score will not receive exam credit.)

Physics 
Unit credit limit for all three AP Physics exams: 5.3
Physics 1+: 5.3 semester units elective credit
Physics 2+: 5.3 semester units elective credit
Physics C+ Mechanics: Score of 5, exempt Physics 8 or Physics 18.
Physics C Electricity and Magnetism: Earns 2.7 semester units elective credit.


Psychology
Score of 4 or 5, exempt Psychology 1.

Statistics
Score of 4, exempt Math 18 or School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Quantitative Reasoning Requirement, Psychology 10. Score of 5, exempt Economics 10 or Political Science 10.