2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Exam Equivalencies

AP Examination Equivalencies

AP Examinations Passing Score NMU Course Credits
Art History 3 AD 110 Ideas in Art and Design History 4
Art Studio 2-D 4 AD 295 Special Topics in Art and Design (AD elective) 4
Art Studio 3-D 4 AD 295 Special Topics in Art and Design (AD elective) 4
Art Studio-Drawing 4 AD 102 Foundational Drawing 4
Biology 3 BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity 4
Biology 3 BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles 4
Calculus AB 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Calculus AB Subscore Section 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Calculus BC 3 MA 163 Calculus II 4
Calculus BC 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Calculus BC, Subscore Section 3 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Capstone Research n/a Required Individual Review for Assessment
Capstone Seminar n/a Required Individual Review for Assessment
Chinese Language and Culture 3 CHN 101 Elementary Chinese I 4
Comparative Government and Politics 3 PS 203 Comparative Government and Politics 4
Computer Science A 3 CS 120 Computer Science I 4
Computer Science AB 4 CS 120 Computer Science I 4
Computer Science AB 4 CS 122 Computer Science II 4
Computer Science Principles 3 CS 295 Special Topics in Computer Science 4
Economics, Macro or Micro 3 EC 101 Introduction to Economics 4
English Language Composition 3 EN 111 College Composition I 4
English Literature and Composition 3 EN 111 College Composition I or EN 247 Introduction to Literary Studies 4
Environmental Science 3 GC 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
European History 3 Perspectives on Society / Humanities Credit 4
French Language 3 FR 202 Intermediate French II 4
French Literature 3 FR (300 Level) French Literature 4
General Chemistry 3 CH 112 General Chemistry II 5
General Chemistry 3 CH 111 General Chemistry I 5
German Language 3 GR 202 Intermediate German II 4
Human Geography 3 GC 164 Human Geography 4
Music Theory (Aural Component Subscore) 4 MU 102 Aural Skills 1 2
Music Theory (Nonaural Component Subscore) 4 MU 101 Theory 1 2
Physics 1 3 PH 201 College Physics I 5
Physics 2 3 PH 202 College Physics II 5
Physics B 4 PH 202 College Physics II 5
Physics B 4 PH 201 College Physics I 5
Physics C 4 PH 220 Introductory Physics I 5
Physics C-Mechanics Section 4 PH 220 Introductory Physics I 5
Psychology, Introductory 4 PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Spanish Language 3 SN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4
Spanish Literature 3 SN (300 Level) Spanish Literature 4
Statistics 3 MA 109 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
U.S. Government and Politics 3 PS 105 American Government 4
U.S. History 3 HS 222 The United States Since 1865 4
U.S. History 3 HS 221 The United States to 1865 4
World History 3 HS 202 World History since 1400 4
World History 3 HS 201 World History to 1520 4

CLEP Exam Equivalencies

Freshman Exams Passing Score NMU Course Credits
College Composition (modular not accepted) 50 EN 111 College Composition I 4
Humanities 50 Humanities/Human Expression Credit 3
Natural Sciences 50 Natural Science/Scientific Inquiry Credit 6
Social Sciences and History 50 Social Science/Perspectives on Society Credit 6
Subject Examination Passing Score NMU Course Credits
American Government 63 PS 105 American Government 4
American Literature 50 EN 295 Special Topics 4
Analysing and Interpreting Literature 50 Human Expression Credit 4
Biology 50 BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity 4
Biology 50 BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles 4
British Literature 50 EN 295 Special Topics 4
Chemistry 50 CH 111 General Chemistry I 5
College Algebra 63 MA 111 College Algebra 4
Educational Psychology 50 PY 295 Special Topics in Psychology 3
Financial Accounting 50 ACT 230 Principles of Accounting I 4
French Language, 2 Semester 64 FR 102 Elementary French II 4
French Language, 2 Semester 64 FR 101 Elementary French I 3
French Language, 2 Semester 50 FR 101 Elementary French I 3
German Language, 2 Semester 64 GR 102 Elementary German II 4
German Language, 2 Semester 64 GR 101 Elementary German I 4
German Language, 2 Semester 50 GR 101 Elementary German I 4
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877 50 HS 221 The United States to 1865 4
History of the United States II: 1865 to Present 50 HS 222 The United States Since 1865 4
Information Systems 50 CIS 222 Quantitative Business Problem Solving 4
Introduction to Business Law 50 MGT 221 Business Law I: Legal Environment of Business 4
Macroeconomic Principles 50 EC 202 Macroeconomic Principles 4
Microeconomic Principles 50 EC 201 Microeconomic Principles 4
Principles of Management 50 MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management 4
Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing 4
Psychology, Introductory 50 PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Sociology, Introductory 53 SO 101 Introductory Sociology 4
Spanish Language, 2 Semester 64 SN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
Spanish Language, 2 Semester 64 SN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
Spanish Language, 2 Semester 50 SN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
Western Civilization I 50 Perspectives on Society / Humanities Credit 4
Western Civilization II 50 Perspectives on Society / Humanities Credit 4

International Baccalaureate Equivalencies

Higher Level Examinations Passing Score NMU Course Credits
Biology 5 BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity 4
Biology 5 BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles 4
Business Administration 5 MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management 4
Chemistry 5 CH 112 General Chemistry II 5
Chemistry 5 CH 111 General Chemistry I 5
Computer Science 5 CS 120 Computer Science I 4
Economics 5 EC 101 Introduction to Economics 4
English 5 EN 111 College Composition I 4
English Extended Essay B EN 211 College Composition II 4
Film Theory and History 5 EN 225 History of World Cinema 4
Film-Textual Analysis 5 EN 125 Introduction to Film 4
French A 5 Credit based on individual review by dept. head
French B 5 FR 201 Intermediate French I 4
French B 5 FR 202 Intermediate French II 4
Geography 5 GC 164 Human Geography 4
German A 5 Credit based on individual review by dept. head
German B 5 GR 202 Intermediate German II 4
German B 5 GR 201 Intermediate German I 4
Global Politics 5 PS 206 International Relations 4
History 5 HS 201 World History to 1520 4
History of Africa 5 Social Responsibility in a Diverse World/World Culture/Humanity Credit 4
History of Asia/Oceana 5 Social Responsibility in a Diverse World/World Culture/Humanity Credit 4
History of Europe/Middle East 5 Social Responsibility in a Diverse World/World Culture/Humanity Credit 4
History of the Americas 5 HS 295 Special Topics in History 4
Information Technology in a Global Society 5 Perspectives in Society/Humanity Credit 4
Latin 5
Mathematics 5 MA 161 Calculus I 4
Music 5 Music Elective 4
Philosophy 5 PL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 4
Physics I 5 PH 201 College Physics I 5
Physics II 5 PH 202 College Physics II 5
Psychology 5 PSY 101 General Psychology 3
Spanish A 5 Credit based on individual review by dept. head 4
Spanish B 5 SN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4
Spanish B 5 SN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4
Theatre 5 TH 130 The Theatre Experience 4
Visual Arts 5 Visual and Performing Arts/Human Expression Credit 4