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(5)

Art History

3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Biology 
4 or 5
5.3
BIOLOGY 1A+1AL and BIOLOGY 1B(2)
Chemistry
3 or higher
5.3
CHEM 1A+1AL(3)
Chinese Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Computer Science A
3 or higher
1.3
None
Computer Science Principles 3 or higher 5.3 COMPSCI 10
Economics (Macro or Micro)
3 or higher
2.7(4)
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
English Literature/Language and Composition
3
5.3(1)
Entry Level Writing Requirement only
English Literature/Language and Composition
4 or 5
5.3(1)
Reading and Writing Composition A(5)
Environmental Science
3 or higher
2.7
None
French Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
German Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Government and Politics (U.S. or Comparative)
3 or higher
2.7(4)
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
History (U.S., European, or World)
3 or higher
5.3(4)
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Human Geography 
3 or higher
2.7
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Italian Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Japanese Language and Culture 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Latin 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Math: Calculus AB
3 or higher
2.7(1)
MATH 1A(6)
Math: Calculus BC, AB subscore 3 or higher 2.7(1) MATH 1A(6)
Math: Calculus BC
3
5.3(1)
MATH 1A
Math: Calculus BC
4 or 5
5.3(1)
MATH 1A and MATH 1B(7)
Music Theory 
3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Physics C: Mechanics
5
2.7(1)
PHYSICS 7A
Physics C: Mechanics
3 or 4
2.7(1)
None
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism 3 or higher 2.7(1) None
Physics B(8)
3 or higher
5.3(1)
None
Physics 1(8)
3 or higher
5.3(1)
None
Physics 2(8)
3 or higher
5.3(1)
None
Psychology 
3 or higher
2.7
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
Spanish Language and Culture 3 or higher 5.3 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)

Spanish Literature and Culture

3 or higher
5.3
One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences(5)
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.

2For Civil Engineering students who matriculate to UC Berkeley Fall 2019 or later, AP Biology will not fulfill the Basic Science Elective.

3If your major requires CHEM 1B, CHEM 1A is strongly recommended before taking CHEM 1B.

4For each exam.

5Up to the maximum allowance of two exams toward the Humanities/Social Sciences requirement.

6Students with a score of 3 should take MATH 1A.

7Students with a score of 4 should take MATH 1B.

8Physics B is being replaced with PHYSICS 1 and 2.