Advanced Placement exams

Exam name
Score
UCB units
Requirements fulfilled

Art, Studio (2-D Design, 3-D Design, Drawing(1)

3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences

Art History

3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Biology 
4 or 5
5.3
Biology 1A/1AL and Biology 1B
Chemistry
3 or higher
5.3
Chemistry 1A/1AL(2)
Chinese Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Computer Science A
3 or higher
1.3
None
Computer Science Principles 3 or higher 5.3 Computer Science 10
Economics (Macro or Micro)
3 or higher
2.7(3)
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(3)
English 
3
5.3(1)
Entry Level Writing Requirement only
 
4 or 5
5.3(1)
Reading and Writing Composition A
Environmental Science
3 or higher
2.7
None
French Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
German Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Government and Politics (U.S. or Comparative)
3 or higher
2.7(3)
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
History (U.S., European or World)
3 or higher
5.3(3)
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(3, 4)
Human Geography 
3 or higher
2.7
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Italian Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Japanese Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Latin 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Mathematics: Calculus AB
3 or higher
2.7(1)
Math 1A(5)
Mathematics: Calculus BC
3
5.3(1)
Math 1A
Mathematics (BC Exam)
4 or 5
5.3(1)
Math 1A and Math 1B(6)
Music Theory 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Physics C Mechanics
5
2.7(1)
Physics 7A
Physics C Mechanics
3 or 4
2.7(1)
None
Physics B(7)
3 or higher
5.3(1)
None
Physics 1(7)
3 or higher
5.3(1)
None
Physics 2(7)
3 or higher
5.3(1)
None
Political Science  (American or Comp)
3 or higher
2.7
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(3)
Psychology 
3 or higher
2.7
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Spanish Language and Culture 3 or higher 5.3 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences

Spanish Literature and Culture

3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Statistics
3 or higher
2.7
None

 

Note: AP credit will not be awarded if the test is taken after enrolling at UC Berkeley. No duplication of credit will be given for IB, AP, A-Level exams. 

1The maximum units award for all exams in this area is 5.3.

2If your major requires Chemistry 1B, Chemistry 1A is strongly recommended before taking Chemistry 1B.

3For each exam.

4Up to the maximum allowable of two AP exams toward the Humanities/Social Sciences requirement.

5Students with a score of 3 should take Math 1A.

6Students with a score of 4 should take Math 1B.

7Physics B is being replaced with Physics 1 and 2.