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Advanced Placement Program

Credit earned in the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program is accepted by MU. Students who earn the required score or higher are eligible for college credit.

The maximum number of credits an academic department will accept toward a degree may vary from program to program. Check with your school or college for details.

Credit awards

Please note that the following information applies only to exams taken during the current academic year. For information about previous academic years, contact us.

Social Science/History

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Government & Politics: U.S. 4 Pol Sci 1100 3
Government & Politics: Comparative 3 Pol Sci 2700 3
United States History 4 Hist 1400 5
European History 4 Hist 1510 3
World History 4 History/Social Science 3
Econ: Macroeconomics 4 Econ 1015 3
Econ: Microeconomics 4 Econ 1014 3
Psychology 4 Psych 1000 3
Human Geography 3 Geography 1550 3

English (Maximum of 6 hours awarded)

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
English Language and Composition 4 English 1000 3
English Literature & Composition 4 English 1000 and English Lit 6

Art and Music History

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Art 2-D Design 4 ART 1030 3
Art Drawing Portfolio 4 ART 1030 3
Art 3-D Design 4 ART 1040 3
History of Art 4 Art Hist 1110 and 1120 6
Music Theory Due to the format of music theory classes at MU, AP Music Theory credits are not accepted. 0

Languages

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
French Language 3 French 2160 3
French Literature 3 French 3420 3
  5 French 3420 and 3430 6
German Language 3 German 2160 plus German 1100, 1200, and 2100 3 + 13
Italian 3 Italian 2160 3
Latin/Vergil 3 Latin 4300 plus Latin 1100, 1200, and 2000 3 + 13
Latin/Literature 3 Latin 4300 plus Latin 1100, 1200, and 2000 3 + 13
Portuguese 3 Portuguese 2160 3
Spanish Language 3 Spanish 2160 3
Spanish Literature 3 Spanish 3420 3
  5 Spanish 3420 and 3430 6

Mathematics/Computer Science

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Calculus AB 3 Math 1160 and Math 1500 10
Calculus BC 3 Math 1160, Math 1500 and Math 1700 15
AB subscore from the
Calculus BC exam
3 Math 1160 and Math 1500 10
Computer Science A 4 Computer Science 3330 3
Statistics 3 Statistics 1300 3

Science

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Biology 4 Bio Sci 1500 5
Chemistry 3 Chem 1320 4
Chemistry 4 Chem 1320 and Chem 1330 8
Environmental Science 4 Bio Sci 1060 3
Physics 1 4 Physics 1210 4
Physics 2 4 Physics 1220 4
Physics C-Mechanics 4 Physics 1210 4
Physics C-Electricity/Magnetism 4 Physics 1220 4