Nov 22, 2018  
2018-2019 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Governors State University Academic Catalog

College Credit via AP and IB


 

College Board Advanced Placement Program International Baccalaureate Program Exams

College Board Advanced Placement Program

Governors State University awards college credit for Advanced Placement (AP) exams with scores of three (3) or higher depending upon the exam. The AP chart below gives information about earned scores and associated credits earned for each examination. Specific questions in regard to how AP credit(s) potentially apply to your selected major must be directed to an Academic Advisor in the student's program of study.

If you are a high school student and requested that the College Board send your scores to Governors State University when you took the tests, your scores will be evaluated in early August when GSU receives the score report.  If your AP test score meets the requirements for course/elective credit, you will see the appropriate credit posted onto your student record in 8-12 weeks after scores are received by the Admissions Office. Scores of two (2) or one (1) will not be considered for course or elective credit.  An AP exam score of three (3) may be considered for credit in some cases as listed on the official GSU AP chart.  Scores of four (4) or five (5) will be considered for course or elective credit as listed on the official GSU AP chart. 

As defined by the College Board, each AP exam score is a weighted combination of your score on the multiple-choice section and the free-response section of the exam. The final score is reported on a 5-point scale:

5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation

If you did not ask the College Board to send your scores to GSU, you will need to contact the College Board directly to make this request. You can obtain reports by:

U.S. Mail:

AP Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541

Scores by phone: 1-888-225-5427

Check the College Board web site to be sure to follow proper directions to get AP scores: 
www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd.html

The code number for Governors State University is 0807. 

If you are a college student transferring to GSU and you took an AP exam in high school, check the AP chart to see if GSU will grant credit for your score. If you want this credit attached to your GSU transcript, contact the College Board. No credit can be posted until a student has enrolled at GSU and official AP scores have been received from the College Board.

Governors State University Advanced Placement Credit Table

TEST

SCORE REQUIRED

COURSE AWARDED

GSU CREDIT

HOURS

ART

Art History

5, 4, 3

 

ART - 1111 Survey of Art History II (3)  

3

Studio Art 2D Design

5, 4, 3

ART - 1210 Two-Dimensional Design (3)  

3

Studio Art 3D Design

5, 4, 3

ART - 1211 Three-Dimensional Design (3)  

3

Studio Art Drawing

5, 4, 3

General Elective (specific course equivalency pending student portfolio review by GSU faculty)

3

BIOLOGY and CHEMISTRY

Biology

5, 4

BIOL - 1500 General Biology I (3)  

  BIOL - 1501 General Biology I Laboratory (1)  

3+1

Biology

3

BIOL - 2102 Biological Science Foundations I (3)  

BIOL - 2107 Biological Science Foundations Laboratory (1)  

3+1

Chemistry

5, 4

CHEM - 1141 General Chemistry I (3)  

CHEM - 1142 General Chemistry I Lab (1)  

3+1

Chemistry

3

CHEM - 1111 Chemical Science Foundations I (3)  

CHEM - 1112 Chemical Science Foundations Laboratory (1)  

3+1

Environmental Science

5, 4, 3

BIOL - 1200 Environmental Biology (3)  

BIOL - 1201 Environmental Biology Lab (1)  

3+1

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science A

5, 4, 3

CPSC - 2100 Introduction to Computing (3)  

3

ECONOMICS

Microeconomics

5, 4

ECON - 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (3)  

3

Microeconomics

3

General Elective

3

Macroeconomics

5, 4

ECON - 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  

3

Macroeconomics

3

General Elective

3

ENGLISH

English Language and Composition

5, 4,

 

ENGL - 1000 Writing Studies I (3) 

 

3

English Language and Composition

3

General Elective

3

English Literature and Composition

5, 4. 3

H3-900 - Introduction to Literature (IAI course number)

3 or 6

GEOGRAPHY

Human Geography

5, 4, 3

S4900N - Introduction to Human Geography (IAI course number)

3

HISTORY

European History

5, 4, 3

HIST - 2710 World History Since 1500 (3)  

3

U.S.  History

5, 4, 3

HIST - 1110 History of the United States to 1865 (3)  

3

World History

5, 4, 3

HIST - 2700 World History to 1500 (3)  

3

MATHEMATICS

Calculus AB

5, 4

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

4

Calculus AB

3

MATH - 2281 Applied Calculus (3)  

3

Calculus BC

5, 4

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

MATH - 2292 Calculus II (4)  

8

Calculus BC

3

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

4

Statistics

5, 4, 3

MATH - 2100 Elementary Statistics (3)  

3

LANGUAGE STUDIES

Chinese Language and Culture

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

Chinese Language and Culture

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

French Language and Culture

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

French Language and Culture

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

German Language and Culture

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

German Language and Culture

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

Italian Language and Culture

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

Italian Language and Culture

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

Japanese Language and Culture

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

Japanese Language and Culture

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

Latin

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

Latin

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

Spanish Language

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

Spanish Language

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

Spanish Literature and Culture

5, 4

Humanities or General Elective

6

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

Humanities or General Elective

3

MUSIC

Music Theory

5, 4, 3

Humanities or General Elective

3

PHYSICS

Physics B

5, 4, 3

PHYS - 1111 Physical Science Foundations (3)  

PHYS - 1112 Physical Science Foundations Laboratory (1)  

3 + 1

Physics C Mechanics

5, 4, 3

PHYS - 2141 Intermediate Physics I (3)  

PHYS - 2142 Intermediate Physics Lab I (1)  

OR

PHYS - 2171 University Physics I (3)  

PHYS - 2172 University Physics I Lab (1)  

3 + 1

Physics C Electricity and Magnetism

5, 4, 3

PHYS - 2143 Intermediate Physics II (3)  

PHYS - 2144 Intermediate Physics Lab II (1)  

OR

PHYS - 2181 University Physics II (3)  

PHYS - 2182 University Physics II Lab (1)  

3 + 1

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Comparative Government and Politics

5, 4, 3

POLS - 2950 Transformation of Global System (3)  

3

U.S. Government and Politics

5, 4, 3

POLS - 2100 American National Government (3)  

3

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology

5, 4, 3

PSYC - 1101 Principles of Psychology (3)  

3

 

International Baccalaureate Program Exams

You can receive college credit for earning acceptable scores on International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. The table below identifies the GSU course equivalencies to IB exam scores. Please see the Admission Counselors or your Academic Advisor if you have questions regarding the identified equivalencies.

International Baccalaureate to Governors State University Equivalencies

         

Group I: Language and Literature

IB

Score

IB

Score

Course Number(s)

Course Title(s)

Hrs.

Language A: Literature

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

H3-900 (IAI GECC)

Writing Intensive Humanities Course

3

Language A: Language and Literature

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

H3-900 (IAI GECC)

Writing Intensive Humanities Course

3

Literature and Performance

 

SL 4-7

TAPS - 2252 Performance of Literature (3)  

Performance of Literature

3

 

Group II: Language Acquisition

IB

Score

IB

Score

Course Number(s)

Course Title(s)

Hrs.

Language ab Initio: Japanese

 

SL 4

JAPN - 3350 Japanese Language and Culture I (3)  

Japanese Language and Culture I

3

 

 

SL 5-7

JAPN - 3350 Japanese Language and Culture I (3)  

JAPN - 3351 Japanese Language and Culture II (3)  

Japanese Language and Culture I & II

6

Language B: Japanese

 

SL 4

JAPN - 3350 Japanese Language and Culture I (3)  

Japanese Language and Culture I

3

 

HL 4

SL 5

JAPN - 3350 Japanese Language and Culture I (3)  

JAPN - 3351 Japanese Language and Culture II (3)  

Japanese Language and Culture I & II

6

 

HL 5-7

SL 6-7

JAPN - 3350 Japanese Language and Culture I (3)  

JAPN - 3351 Japanese Language and Culture II (3)  

JAPN - 4350 Japanese Language and Culture III (3)  

Japanese Language and Culture I, II and III

9

Language ab Initio: Spanish

 

SL 4

SPAN - 1100 Spanish Language and Culture I (3)  

Spanish Language and Culture I

3

 

 

SL 5-7

SPAN - 1100 Spanish Language and Culture I (3)  

&

SPAN - 1200 Spanish Language and Culture II (3)  

Spanish Language and Culture I & II

6

Language B: Spanish

 

SL 4

SPAN - 1100 Spanish Language and Culture I (3) 

 

Spanish Language and Culture I

3

 

HL 4

SL 5

SPAN - 1100 Spanish Language and Culture I (3)  

&

SPAN - 1200 Spanish Language and Culture II (3)  

Spanish Language and Culture I & II

6

 

HL 5

SL 6-7

SPAN - 1100 Spanish Language and Culture I (3)  

&

SPAN - 1200 Spanish Language and Culture II (3)  

&

 SPAN - 2100 Spanish Language and Culture III (3)  

 

Spanish Language and Culture I, II and III

9

 

HL 6-7

 

SPAN - 1100 Spanish Language and Culture I (3)  

&

SPAN - 1200 Spanish Language and Culture II (3)  

&

SPAN - 2100 Spanish Language and Culture III (3)  

&

SPAN - 2200 Spanish Language and Culture IV (3)  

 

Spanish Language and Culture I, II, III and IV

12

 

Group III: Individuals and Societies

IB

Score

IB

Score

Course Number(s)

Course Title(s)

Hrs.

Business Management

 

SL 4-5

MGMT - 1100 Essential Business Skills (3)  

Essential Business Skills

3

 

HL 4-7

SL 6-7

MGMT - 2100 Principles of Business Management (3)  

Principles of Business Management

3

Economics

 

SL 4-5

ECON - 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (3)  

Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

HL 4-7

SL 6-7

ECON - 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (3) 

  ECON - 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  

Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

6

Geography

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

General Elective

General Elective

3

Global Politics

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

GBLS - 1100 Introduction to Global Studies (3)  

Introduction to Global Studies

3

History

 

SL 4-7

HIST - 2710 World History Since 1500 (3)  

World History Since 1500

3

 

HL 4-7

 

HIST - 2710 World History Since 1500 (3)  

&

General Elective

World History Since 1500 and 3 hours of General Elective

6

Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

General Elective

General Elective

3

Philosophy

HL 4

SL 4-6

Humanities Course

Humanities Course

3

 

HL 5-7

SL 7

PHIL - 1100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)  

Introduction to Philosophy

3

Psychology

HL 4

SL 4-6

General Elective

General Elective

3

 

HL 5-7

SL 7

PSYC - 1101 Principles of Psychology (3)  

Principles of Psychology

3

Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

SL 4

ANTH - 1100 Cultural Anthropology (3)  

Cultural Anthropology

3

 

HL 4-7

SL 5-7

ANTH - 1100 Cultural Anthropology (3)  

&

General Elective

Cultural Anthropology and General Elective

6

World Religions

n.a

SL 4-7

PHIL - 2111 Philosophy of World Religions (3) 

OR

  RELS - 2111 Philosophy of World Religion (3)  

Philosophy of World Religions

3

 

Group IV: Experimental Sciences

IB

Score

IB

Score

Course Number(s)

Course Title(s)

Hrs.

Biology

HL 4

SL 4-7

BIOL - 2102 Biological Science Foundations I (3)  

and

BIOL - 2107 Biological Science Foundations Laboratory (1)  

Biological Science Foundations and Lab

4

 

HL 5-7

 

BIOL - 1500 General Biology I (3)   

/ BIOL - 1501 General Biology I Laboratory (1)  

&

BIOL - 1510 General Biology II (3)  

/ BIOL - 1511 General Biology II Laboratory (1)  

General Biology I with Lab and General Biology II with Lab

8

Computer Science

 

SL 4-5

CPSC - 2100 Introduction to Computing (3)  

Introduction to Computing

4

 

HL 4-5

SL 6-7

CPSC - 2100 Introduction to Computing (3)  

& General Elective

Introduction to Computing and General Elective

8

 

HL 6-7

 

CPSC - 2100 Introduction to Computing (3) 

& General Elective

Introduction to Computing and General Elective

8

Chemistry

HL 4

SL 4-7

CHEM - 1111 Chemical Science Foundations I (3)  

/ CHEM - 1112 Chemical Science Foundations Laboratory (1)  

Chemical Science Foundations I and Lab

4

 

HL 5-7

 

CHEM - 1141 General Chemistry I (3)  

/ CHEM - 1142 General Chemistry I Lab (1)  

&

CHEM - 1143 General Chemistry II (3)  

/ CHEM - 1144 General Chemistry II Lab (1)  

General Chemistry I with Lab and General Chemistry II with Lab

8

Design Technology

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

General Elective

General Elective

3

Physics

HL 4

SL 4-7

PHYS - 2141 Intermediate Physics I (3)  

/ PHYS - 2142 Intermediate Physics Lab I (1)  

Intermediate Physics with Lab

4

 

HL 5-7

 

PHYS - 2171 University Physics I (3)  

/ PHYS - 2172 University Physics I Lab (1)  

&

PHYS - 2181 University Physics II (3)  

/ PHYS - 2182 University Physics II Lab (1)  

University Physics I with Lab and University Physics II with Lab

8

Sports, Exercise & Health Science

n.a

SL 4-7

HLSC - 2100 Contemporary Issues in Health (3)  

Contemporary Issues in Health

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group V: Mathematics

IB

Score

IB

Score

Course Number(s)

Course Title(s)

Hrs.

Mathematical Studies (SL)

n.a

SL 4

General Elective

General Elective

3

 

n.a

SL 5-7

MATH - 1423 College Algebra (3)  

College Algebra

3

Mathematics (SL)

n.a

SL 4-5

MATH - 2221 Precalculus (4)  

Precalculus

4

 

n.a

SL 6-7

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

OR

MATH - 2281 Applied Calculus (3)  

Calculus I or Applied Calculus

3-

4

Mathematics (HL)

HL 4-7

n.a

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

OR

MATH - 2281 Applied Calculus (3) 

 

Calculus I or Applied Calculus

3-

4

Further Mathematics (HL)

HL4-7

n.a

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

&

MATH - 2292 Calculus II (4)  

&

MATH - 2449 Linear Algebra (3)  

Calculus I, Calculus II and Linear Algebra

11

 

Group V: Mathematics

IB

Score

IB

Score

Course Number(s)

Course Title(s)

Hrs.

Mathematical Studies (SL)

n.a

SL 4

General Elective

General Elective

3

 

n.a

SL 5-7

MATH - 1423 College Algebra (3)  

College Algebra

3

Mathematics (SL)

n.a

SL 4-5

MATH - 2221 Precalculus (4)  

Precalculus

4

 

n.a

SL 6-7

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

OR

MATH - 2281 Applied Calculus (3)  

Calculus I or Applied Calculus

3-

4

Mathematics (HL)

HL 4-7

n.a

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

OR

MATH - 2281 Applied Calculus (3)  

Calculus I or Applied Calculus

3-

4

Further Mathematics (HL)

HL4-7

n.a

MATH - 2290 Calculus I (4)  

&

MATH - 2292 Calculus II (4)  

&

MATH - 2449 Linear Algebra (3)  

Calculus I, Calculus II and Linear Algebra

11

 

Group VI: The Arts

IB Score

IB Score

Course Number(s)

Course Title(s)

Hrs.

Dance

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

General Elective

General Elective

3

Music

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

MUS - 2101 Understanding Elements of Music (3)  

Understanding Elements of Music

3

Film

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

General Elective

General Elective

3

Theatre

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

TAPS - 1100 Theatre Appreciation (3)  

Theatre Appreciation

3

Visual Arts

HL 4-7

SL 4-7

ART - 1100 Art Appreciation (3)  

Art Appreciation

3