Santa Barbara

In addition to general education credit as listed, some AP test scores may be equivalent to certain UCSB courses. For more information, see the General Catalog.

All colleges

Art History
Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Arts general education requirement.

Art (Studio)
Earns 8 units credit; no general education credit.

Biology
Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement.

Chemistry
Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement; satisfies Quantitative Relationships requirement.

Computer Science
Computer Science A: Earns 2 units credit; no general education credit.

Computer Science Principles: Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement; satisfies Quantitative Relationships requirement.


Economics

Microeconomics: Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Social Science general education requirement.
Macroeconomics: Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Social Science general education requirement.

English
Either Language and Composition or Literature and Composition test: 
Score of 3 earns 8 units credit, satisfies Entry-Level Writing requirement.
Score of 4 earns 8 units credit, satisfies Entry-Level Writing requirement and the first of two courses in the English Reading and Composition general education requirement. 
Score of 5 earns 8 units credit, satisfies Entry-Level Writing requirement and the entire English Reading and Composition general education requirement.

Environmental Science

Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement.

Government and Politics
United States: Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Social Sciences general education requirement; satisfies American History and Institutions requirement.
Comparative: Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Social Sciences general education requirement.

History
United States: Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Social Sciences general education requirement; satisfies American History and Institutions requirement.
European: Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Culture and Thought general education requirement.
World: Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Culture and Thought general education requirement.

Human Geography
Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Social Sciences general education requirement.

Language Other Than English
Earns 8 units credit; satisfies Foreign Language general education requirement.

Latin
Earns 8 units credit; satisfies Foreign Language general education requirement.

Mathematics
Calculus AB: Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement; satisfies Quantitative Relationships requirement.
Calculus BC: Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for two courses of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement; satisfies Quantitative Relationships requirement.

Music Theory
Earns 8 units credit; earns credit for one course of Arts general education requirement.

Physics
One or more tests: Earns credit for one course of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement; satisfies Quantitative Relationships requirement.
Physics 1 or 2 or B: Earns 8 units credit.
Physics C, either Mechanics or Electricity & Magnetism test: Earns 4 units credit

Psychology
Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Social Science general education requirement.

Statistics
Earns 4 units credit; earns credit for one course of Science, Mathematics, and Technology general education requirement; satisfies Quantitative Relationships requirement.