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    University of Houston
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Credit by Examination


Many academic departments at the university offer students an opportunity to earn credit without a grade in specific courses through a credit by examination program. The following tests are utilized for placement with credit:

  1. Advanced Placement (AP)
  2. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test-II (SAT-II)
  4. DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)
  5. International Baccalaureate (IB)
  6. Departmental tests

Courses for which credit is available by exam are listed below. 

For information about eligibility for any of the tests , please visit UH Testing Services:
http://ussc.uh.edu/204 Student Service Center 1
Houston, TX 77204-3025
713-743-5444

 

Credit by Exam
All Credit by Examination Policies are Subject to Change.

Course

Test

Minimum Score

Total
Hours/Credit

Core Component
Area

Notes

ACCT 2331

CLEP: Financial Accounting

55

3

 

 

ACCT 2332

Departmental Exam

35

3

 

 

ARAB 1501

Departmental Exam

2.5

5

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4 SL

5

 

ARAB 1501, 1502

Departmental Exam

3.5

10

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4 HL; 5 SL

10

 

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301

Departmental Exam

4.5

13

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

5 HL; 6 SL

13

 

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302

Departmental Exam

5.5

13

 

1

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

6 HL; 7 SL

13

1

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302, 3301

Departmental Exam

7

13

 

1

ARAB 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302, 3301, 3302

Departmental Exam

9

13

 

1

ART 1397

AP: Studio Art 2D Design

AP: Studio Art 3D Design

AP: Studio Art Drawing

3

3

 

 

ARTH 1381

AP: Art History

3

3

(050)

 

ARTH 1380, ARTH 1381

AP: Art History

4

6

(040)

(050)

 

 
ARTH 1000-level elective core credit/Creative Arts core credit

IB (HL): Visual Arts or IB (SL) with Diploma:

4

3

(050)

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Visual Arts

5

6

 

DANTES: Arts of the Western World

 60

3

 

ASLI 1301

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive

3

 

10

1+ or better 65% 65%
ASLI 1302

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive

3

 

10

2 or better 70% 70%
ASLI 2301

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive

3

 

10

2+ or better 75% 75%
ASLI 2302

Departmental Exam

Interview Written Expressive

3

 

10

3+ or better 80% 80%

BIOL 1161

AP: Biology

3

1

 

 

CLEP: Biology

50

1

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology

4

1

 

BIOL 1162

AP: Biology

3

1

 

 

CLEP: Biology

55

1

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology

4

1

 

BIOL 1361

AP: Biology

3

3

(030)

 

CLEP: Biology

50

3

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology

4

3

 

BIOL 1362

AP: Biology

3

3

(030)

 

CLEP: Biology

55

3

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Biology

4

3

 

CHEM 1101

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

4

1

 

 

SAT II: Chemistry

630

1

 

CHEM 1102

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

4

1

 

 

CHEM 1111

AP: Chemistry

 

1

 

2

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

5

1

 

CHEM 1112

AP: Chemistry

 

1

 

2

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

5

1

 

CHEM 1117

AP: Chemistry

 

1

 

2

CHEM 1301

AP: Chemistry

3

3

(030)

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

4

3

 

SAT II: Chemistry

630

3

3

CHEM 1302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

4

3

 

 

CHEM 1331

AP: Chemistry

4

3

(030)

4, 5

Departmental Exam: Chemistry

75%

3

6

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

5

3

 

CHEM 1332

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chemistry

5

3

(030)

 

CHEM 1331, CHEM 1332

AP: Chemistry

5 and passing UH test (75%)

6

(030)

6

CHEM 1372

AP: Chemistry

4

3

 

4, 5

Departmental Exam: Chemistry

75%

3

6

CHNS 1501

Departmental Exam

 65

 5

 

 

AP: Chinese Language and Culture

3

5

 

CHNS 1501, CHNS 2302

Departmental Exam

 105

 8

 

 

CHNS 1502, CHNS 2301

AP: Chinese Language and Culture

4

8

 

 

CHNS 1502, CHNS 2301, CHNS 2302

AP: Chinese Language and Culture

5

11

 

 

CHNS 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Chinese

4

5-10

 

 

CHNS 1501, CHNS 2302, CHNS 3301

Departmental Exam

 116

 11

 

 

CHNS 3302

Departmental Exam

 Pass

 3 

 

 

 

Course

Test

Minimum Score

Total
Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

Notes

COSC 1306

AP: Computer Science Principles

3

3

(90)

 

COSC 1306

AP: Computer Science A

3

3

(90)

 

COSC 1306;
COSC 1430

AP: Computer Science A

4

7

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Computer Science

4

7

 

ECON 2304

CLEP: Principles of Microeconomics

48

3

(080)

 

AP: Microeconomics

3

3

 

ECON 2305

CLEP: Principles of Macroeconomics

48

3

(080)

 

AP: Macroeconomics

3

3

 

ECON 2304 - ECON 2305

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Economics

4

6

(080)

 

ENGL 1303

AP: English Language and Composition

3

3

(10)

 

CLEP: Freshman College Composition Modular with Essay

50 & 4 (Essay)

3

 

SAT-II: Writing

620

3

 

IB (SL) with Diploma: Language & Literature

4-5

3

 

IB (SL) with Diploma: Literature

4

3

 

ENGL 1304

AP: English Language and Composition

4

3

(10)

 

SAT-II: Writing

660

3

 

ENGL 1303-ENGL 1304

AP: English Language and Composition

4

6

(10)

 

SAT-II: Writing

660

6

 

IB (SL) with Diploma: Language & Literature

6-7

6

 

IB (HL): Language & Literature

4-5

6

 

ENGL 1303, ENGL 1304, & ENGL 2316

AP: Language and Composition

5

6 (ENGL 1303, ENGL 1304)

(10)

 

AP: Literature and Composition (ENGL 2316)

3,4,5

3 (ENGL 2316)

(040)

 

IB (HL): Language & Literature

6-7

9

(10) ENGL 1303/1304

 

IB (HL): Literature

4,5,6,7

9

(10) ENGL 1303/1304

 

IB (SL) with Diploma: Literature

5,6,7

9

(10) ENGL 1303/1304

 

FREN 2301 - FREN 2302

AP: French Language and Culture

3

6

 

 

FREN 1501/1502, 2301, 2302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: French

4

5-10

 

 

FREN 2301 - FREN 2302;
FREN 3313

AP: French Language and Culture

4

9

 

 

GEOG 1301

AP: Human Geography

3

3

 

 

GEOG 2340

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Geography

4

3-6

 

 

GERM 1501, GERM 1502

AP: German Language and Culture

3

10

 

 

GERM 1501, GERM 1502, GERM 2331

AP: German Language and Culture

4

13

 

 

GERM 1502, GERM 2331, GERM 2332

AP: German Language and Culture

5

11

 

 

GERM 2331

CLEP: College German

60

 

 

 

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Total
Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

Notes

GERM 2331 - GERM 2332

CLEP: College German

70

6

 

 

GERM 1501/1502, 2331, 2332

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: German

4

5-10

 

 

GERM 2331 - GERM 2332 - GERM 3333 - GERM 3334

Departmental Exam: German Language

Pass

3-12

 

 

GREK 1301/1302, 2301, 2302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Latin or Classical Greek

4

5-10

 

 

GREK 1305/1306, 2305, 2306

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Modern Greek

4

5-10

 

 

HIND 1501

Departmental Exam

2.5

5

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4

5

 

HIND 1501, 1502

Departmental Exam

3.5

10

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

4 HL; 5 SL

10

 

HIND 1501, 1502, 2301

Departmental Exam

4.5

13

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

5 HL; 6 SL

13

 

HIND 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302

Departmental Exam

5.5

13

 

1

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

6 HL; 7 SL

13

1

HIST 1377

CLEP: History of the United States I

50

3

(060)

 

HIST 1378

CLEP: History of the United States II

50

3

(060)

 

HIST 1377 or HIST 1378

AP: American History

3

3

(060)

 

HIST 1377, HIST 1378

AP: American History

4

6

(060)

 

HIST 2353

AP: European History

3

3

(040)

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: History (Europe)

4

3-6

 

HIST 2361

AP: World History

3

3

(040)

 

ITAL 2301 - ITAL 2302

Departmental Exam: Italian

Pass

3-6

 

 

ITAL 1501

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

4

5

 

 

ITAL 1501, 1502 or 1601

AP: Italian

3

10 or 6

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

4 HL; 5 SL

10 or 6

 

ITAL 1501, 1502, 2301 or 1601, 2301

AP: Italian

4

13 or 9

 

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

5 HL; 6 SL

13 or 9

 

ITAL 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302, or 1601, 2301, 2302

AP: Italian

5

13 or 12

 

1

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Italian

6 HL; 7 SL

13 or 12

1

JPNS 1501

AP: Japanese Language and Culture

3

5

 

 

JPNS 1502, JPNS 2501

AP: Japanese Language and Culture

4

10

 

 

JPNS 2501, JPNS 2502

AP: Japanese Language and Culture

5

10

 

 

JPNS 1501/1502, 2501, 2502

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Japanese

4

5-10

 

 

LATN 1301, LATN 1302

AP: Latin

3

6

 

 

LATN 1301, LATN 1302, LATN 2301

AP: Latin

4

9

 

 

LATN 1301, LATN 1302, LATN 2301, LATN 2302

AP: Latin

5

12

 

 

LATN 1301/1302, 2301, 2302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Latin or Classical Greek

4

5-10

 

 

MATH 1310

CLEP: College Algebra

50

3

(020)

 

Departmental Exam

35

3

(020)

 

MATH 1310 or 1311

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics Studies

4

3

(020)

 

MATH 1312

CLEP: College Mathematics

50

3

(020)
(090)

 

MATH 1313

Departmental Exam

17

3

(020)
(090)

 

MATH 1314

AP: Calculus AB

3

3

(020)
(090)

 

Departmental Exam

37

3

 

MATH 1312 - 1314 or 1313 - 1314

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Further Mathematics

4

6

(020)
(090)

 

MATH 1312, 1314, 2311 or 1313, 1314, 2311

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma

5

9

(020)
(090)

 

MATH 1330

CLEP: Precalculus

50

3

(020)
(090)

 

Departmental Exam

20

3

 

MATH 1431

AP: Calculus AB

4

4

(020)
(090)

 

AP: Calculus BC

3

4

 

CLEP: Calculus

50

4

 

Departmental Exam

3

4

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics

4

4

 

MATH 1432

Departmental Exam

3

4

(090)

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics

4

4

 

MATH 1431, 1432

AP: Calculus BC

4

8

(020)
(090)

 

MATH 2311

AP: Statistics

3

3

(020)
(090)

 

Departmental Exam

Pass

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Mathematics: Further Mathematics

5

3

 

MUSI 1300

AP: Music Theory

3

3

 

12

MUSI 1301

AP: Music Theory

3

3

 

13

 

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Total
Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

Notes

PHIL 1301

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Philosophy

4

3

(040)

 

Elective: IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Philosophy

4

3

 

PHYS 1101

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics

4

1

 

 

PHYS 1102

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics

4

1

 

 

PHYS 1301

AP: Physics B

5

3

(030)

 

Departmental Exam

Pass

3

7

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics

4

3

 

PHYS 1301, PHYS 1101

AP: Physics 1

3

4

(030)

 

AP: Physics C (Mechanics)

3

4

 

PHYS 1302

AP: Physics B

5

3

(030)

 

Departmental Exam

Pass

3

7

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Physics

4

3

 

PHYS 1302, PHYS 1102

AP: Physics 2

3

4

(030)

 

AP: Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)

3

4

 

PHYS 1321

Departmental Exam

Pass

3

(030)

 

PHYS 1321, PHYS 1121

AP: Physics C (Mechanics)

4

4

(030)

 

PHYS 1322

Departmental Exam

Pass

3

(030)

 

PHYS 1322, PHYS 1122

AP: Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)

4

4

(030)

 

POLS 1337

AP: U.S. Government and Politics

3

3

(070)

 

CLEP: American Government

50

3

 

POLS 1336 - POLS 1337

AP: U.S. Government and Politics

4 and passing UH test

6

(070)

 

CLEP: American Government

60 and passing UH test

6

 

POLS 1335

AP: Comparative Government and Politics

3, 4

3

 

 

POLS 3311

AP: Comparative Government and Politics

5

3

(080)

 

PORT 1505, PORT 2505

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Portuguese

4

5-10

 

 

PSYC 1300

AP: Psychology

3

3

(080)

 

CLEP: Introductory Psychology

50

3

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Psychology

4

3

 

Elective IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Psychology

4

3

 

RUSS 1301

Departmental Exam: Russian

250

3

 

 

RUSS 1301 - RUSS 1302

Departmental Exam: Russian

425

6

 

 

RUSS 1301 - RUSS 1302, RUSS 2301

Departmental Exam: Russian

500

9

 

 

RUSS 1301 - RUSS 1302, RUSS 2301 - RUSS 2302

Departmental Exam: Russian

600

12

 

 

RUS 1501/1502, 2301, 2302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Russian

4

5-10

 

 

SOC 1300

CLEP: Introductory Sociology

51

(080)

 

 

 Course

Test

Minimum Score

Total
Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

Notes

SPAN 1505

AP: Spanish Language & Culture

3

5

   

Departmental Exam

356

5

 

SPAN 1505, SPAN 2301

AP: Spanish Language & Culture

4

8

   

Departmental Exam

440

8

 

SPAN 1505, SPAN 2301, SPAN 2302

AP: Spanish Language & Culture

5

11

   

Departmental Exam

641

11

 

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Spanish

4 5-10  

SPAN 2302

AP: Spanish Literature and Culture

3 3    

SPAN 2302, SPAN 3301

AP: Spanish Literature and Culture

4 6    

SPAN 2302, SPAN 3301, SPAN 3302

AP: Spanish Literature and Culture

5 6 (cap)    

SPAN 2307, SPAN 2308, SPAN 3307, SPAN 3308

Departmental Exam

Pass

12

  8

TELS 2371

DANTES: Prin. of Financial Accounting (525)

47

3

   

TELS 3345

DANTES: Human Resource Management (530)

48

3

   

TELS 3363

DANTES: Technical Writing (820)

46

3

(81)  

THEA 1331

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Theater Arts

4

3-6 

(050)  

TURK 1501/1502, 2301, 2302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Turkish

4 5-10    

VIET 1501

Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language

2.5 5    

VIET 1501, 1502

Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language

3.5 10    

VIET 1501, 1502, 2301

Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language

4.5 13    

VIET 1501, 1502, 2301, 2302

Departmental Exam: Vietnamese Language

5.5 11-16    

VIET 1501/1502, 2301, 2302

IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Vietnamese

4 5-10    

 

Non-Core Elective Credits
See Your Advisor - May Not Be Useful in All Academic Plans.

Unspecified Course

Test

Minimum Score

Total
Hours/Credit

Core Component Area

Notes

Freshman (1000-level) general elective AP: Environmental Science 3 3    
Non-core Social Science elective hours AP: Capstone RESEARCH 3 3   11
Non-core Social Science elective hours AP: Capstone SEMINAR 3 3   11
Biological Science CLEP: Natural Sciences 53 (Bio Sci) 3   9
CLEP: Natural Sciences 520 (paper) 3   9
CLEP: Natural Sciences 52 (CBT) 3   9
Fine Arts CLEP: Humanities 520 (paper) 3    
CLEP: Humanities 52 (CBT) 3    
Management IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Business and Management 4 3-6    
Foreign Languages IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: Other Languages 4 5-10    
History IB (HL) or IB (SL) with Diploma: History (The Americas) 4 3-6    
 Physical Science CLEP: Natural Sciences 52 (Phy Sci) 3    
CLEP: Natural Sciences 500 (paper) 3    
CLEP: Natural Sciences 50 (CBT) 3    
 Social Science CLEP: Social Science History 52 (Soc Sci)  3    
CLEP: Social Science History 530 (paper) 3    
CLEP: Social Science History 53 (CBT) 3    
 World History CLEP: Social Science History 52 (Hist) 3    
CLEP: Social Science History 530 (paper) 3    
CLEP: Social Science History 53 (CBT) 3    

 

Core Component Area CODES:

10 Communication
20 Mathematics
30 Life and Physical Sciences
40 Language, Philosophy, and Culture
50 Creative Arts
60 American History
70 Government/Political Science
80 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Component Area Option:

90 Math Reasoning
81 Writing in the Disciplines

 

Footnotes Footnote Description
1 Maximum 13 credit hours capped.
2 CHEM 1111 1112 , 1117  credit available only to those who are also receiving credit for 1331 , 1332 , and 1372 . The Lab Departmental Assessment involves a review of the student’s Advanced Placement Lab Book. Please contact Dr. Simon Bott at the Department of Chemistry at SBott@uh.edu
3 For Core Curriculum requirement - Not for Science, Math, Engineering, or Computer Science majors.
4 Introductory level for Computer Science, Engineering, Math, and Science majors.
5 Must not have taken either CHEM 1331  or CHEM 1372 , or equivalent at another college-level institution.
6 Please contact Dr. Simon Bott at the Department of Chemistry at SBott@uh.edu for the Departmental Assessment.
7 Other than Physics, Math, and Engineering majors.
8 Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 2301 -SPAN 2302  and SPAN 2307 -SPAN 2308  nor for both SPAN 3302  and SPAN 3308 .
9 For non-science majors only.
10

CREDIT BY EXAMINATION FOR AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING PROGRAM (ASLI)
ASLI faculty offers a comprehensive testing system that measures the ability of students to express and also comprehend American Sign Language. The test will consist of three components:

Proficiency interview (question and answer) facilitated by a UH ASLI Faculty member;

Written component requiring students demonstrate the ability to comprehend aspects of language (i.e. vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, finger spelling and numbers) and knowledge of cultural components taught in the desired level of ASL being tested;

Expressive component requiring students demonstrate the ability to produce a narrative in American Sign Language, using language components as taught in the desired level of ASL being tested.

The Proficiency Interview will be conducted in accordance with the standards set by the American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) evaluation tool. Students will be awarded an overall proficiency level of 0-5 (explanations of levels available at: http://www.gallaudet.edu/asldes/aslpi/aslpi_proficiency_levels.html.

Written and Expressive scores vary based on the typical course expectations for students and the need for increased language ability required in higher-level ASL courses. The combined interview (ASLPI), written component and expressive component will be graded-see chart below for a list of minimum passing scores.

11 Please consult with your academic advisor on the number of credit hours that can be used in your degree program. Excessive credit hours may have possible negative consequences.
12 Non-Music Majors
13 Music Majors