Credit: AP Credit by Department

Departments have different criteria for whether to accept AP courses toward the major.

AP Exam
Score
Duke Credit
Eligible to Take *

Art History

5
ARTHIST 20
100 thru 399--level course
Art: Studio-Drawing Portfolio
5
ARTSVIS 21
100 thru 199-level course
Art: General Portfolio
5
ARTSVIS 21 100 thru 199-level ccourse
Biology
4/5
BIOLOGY 20
BIO 201L or 202L
Chemistry 4 CHEM 20a CHEM 110DL (fall only) or 101DL (fall, spring, summer)
Chemistry
5
CHEM 21a
CHEM 110DL (fall only) or 201DL (fall, spring, summer)
Chinese  4/5 CHINESE 203 204 or 300--level course depending on placement score
Computer Science A
4/5
COMPSCI 101
COMPSCI 201
Economics (Macro)
4/5
ECON 21
ECON 101; ECON 201D if you have credit for both ECON 21 and 22
Economics (Micro)
4/5
ECON 22
ECON 101; ECON 201D if you have credit for both ECON 21 and 22
English (Comp/Lit)
4/5
ENGLISH 20
Any course
English (Lang/Comp)
4/5
ENGLISH 22
Any course
Environmental Science
4/5
ENVIRON 20
Environ 201
French Language
5
FRENCH 204
300-level course
French Literature
4/5
FRENCH 204
300-level course
German Lang & Lit
4
GERMAN 29
GERMAN 204 or 305S
German Lang & Lit
5
GERMAN 29
GERMAN 305S or above
U.S. History
4/5
HIST 23, 24
Any course
European History/World cultures
4/5
HIST 25, 26
Any course
World History

4/5

HISTORY 21 Any course
Italian     4 Italian 204 ITALIAN 301 
Italian     5 Italian 204 300-level course
Japanese
4/5
JAPANESE 203 JAPANESE 204 or 305 depending on placement score
Latin: Literature/Vergil
4
LATIN 25
LATIN 204
Latin: Literature/Vergil
5
LATIN 25 300-level course
Math: Calculus AB
5
MATH 21
MATH 122L (Fall) or 112L (Spring)
Math: Calculus BC 4
MATH 21
MATH 122L (Fall) or 112L (Spring)
Math: Calculus BC 5
MATH 21, 22b
MATH 202, 212 or 221
Music
4/5
MUSIC 161-1
Any course except MUSIC  161 or 161-1
Physics C Mech.
4/5
PHYSICS 25c
Consult department
Physics C, E & M
4/5
PHYSICS 26c
Consult department
Physics B
4/5
No credit
Consult department
Political Science (Gov't and Politics: U.S.)
4/5
POLSCI 20
100 thru 199-level course
Polit. Science (Govt. and Politics: Comparative)
4/5
POLSCI 21
100 thru 199-level course
Psychology  4 PSY 101 any course, but if PSY 101 is taken as a repeat the AP credit will be lost
Psychology
5
PSY 101
Any course except PSY 101
Spanish Language
5
SPANISH 204
300-level course
Spanish Literature
4/5
SPANISH 204
300-level course
Statistics
5
STA 30d
STA 101 or 102

* A few notes:  Some courses (for example Biology 201L, Econ 201, Math 202, 212, 221 and Physics) have additional pre-requisites that you will need to have before you can enroll; pre-requisites are listed on the class detail page for each course.  AP credit in English does not exempt any student from WRITING 101.  History majors may count one AP credit in History toward the major.
            
CHEMISTRY: CHEM 110DL is only offered in the fall.  There is a section of CHEM 201DL (002) that is for first-year students only in the fall.  In Pratt, CHEM 20 will not satisfy BME chemistry requirement; BME students are required to take CHEM 110DL and 210DL or CHEM 110DL and CHEM 201DL.
 For discussion of placement, see https://chem.duke.edu/undergraduate/placement-guidelines.

MATHEMATICS: Students who are sure they will major in Economics may take MATH 202 instead of MATH 212. This does not apply to Pratt students, who must take MATH 212.  See www.math.duke.edu/first_year/placement.html for discussion of placement.  AP credit in MATH was changed for the class entering in fall 2016 (a score of 3 on the Calculus BC exam no longer provides credit and a score of 4 gives credit for only MATH 21). 

PHYSICS: In Trinity College, prospective Physics and Biophysics majors are strongly encouraged to take at least PHYSICS 162L independent of their AP course credit.  In Pratt School of Engineering, at least ONE Physics course must be taken post-matriculation to satisfy the Physics requirement in the Engineering curriculum. Students receiving AP credit for PHY 25 and 26, must: a) take a Duke Physics course at or above PHY 153L; b) decline the AP credit for PHY 26 and take PHY 152L; or c) decline both AP credits and take PHY 151L and 152L.

STATISTICS:  AP credit only applies to students in Trinity College.  No credit is awarded for engineering students and will not count toward the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

In order to have your AP credits placed on your Duke record/transcript, you must have the AP Service send your scores to the Office of the Registrar at Duke.  To send AP scores to Duke, contact AP Exams, CN6671, Princeton, NJ 08541-6671; http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_rep.html