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College of Professional and Continuing Studies
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CLEP EQUIVALENCIES

La Salle students interested in taking a CLEP Examination should view this Web site to find out more (see Instructions and Application).

La Salle University offers the following 29 CLEP Examinations to enrolled La Salle students. Some CLEP Examinations have restrictions. *SEE RESTRICTIONS LISTED BELOW.

CLEP Exam Titles and Credits La Salle Equivalent La Salle Passing Scores Exam Descriptions
American Government
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any advanced American government course.)
POL 151 — Principles of American Government 55 Emphasizes national government and includes topics such as the institutions and policy processes of the federal government, the federal courts and civil liberties, political parties and pressure groups, and political beliefs and behavior, as well as the content and history of the Constitution.
American Literature
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any ENG 248-249 sequence or ENG 353, ENG 446-447.)
ENG 267 — Literature and Culture of America to 1862 to 1911
and
ENG 268 — Literature and Culture in America since 1912
50 Deals with the prose and poetry written in the United States from Colonial times to the present; primarily, a test of knowledge about literary works, their content and background as well as their authors.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any literature courses.)
ENG 150 — Themes in Literature and Culture 50 Assesses the ability to analyze and interpret passages presented in the test book, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama. Familiarity with specific literary works is not required. Familiarity with literary terms is needed.
Calculus with Elementary Function
4 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for MTH 221 or higher.)
MTH 120 — Calculus and Analytical Geometry 50 Includes topics from both, differential and integral calculus, as well as algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
College Level French Language
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any French Language course.)
FRN 101 and 102 Elementary French
and/or
FRN 201 and 202 Intermediate French
FRN 101 and 102 — 50

FRN 201 and 202 — 62
Covers the French language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study; also includes reading and listening skills; to be taken for a maximum of six credits only.
College Level German Language
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any German Language course.)
GMN 101 and 102 Elementary German
and/or
GMN 201 and 202 Intermediate German
GMN 101 and 102 — 50

GMN 201 and 202 — 63
Covers the German language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study; also includes reading and listening skills; to be taken for a maximum of six credits only.
CLEP Exam Titles and Credits La Salle Equivalent La Salle Passing Scores Exam Descriptions
College Level Spanish Language
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any Spanish Language course.)
SPN 101 and 102 Elementary Spanish
and/or
SPN 201 and 202 Intermediate Spanish
SPN 101 and 102 — 50

SPN 201 and 202 — 66
Covers the Spanish language skills usually learned from the end of the first year through the second year of college study; also includes, reading and listening skills; to be taken for a maximum of six credits only.
English Literature (British)
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any part of ENG 246 or 353 or 442 or their equivalent.)
ENG 246 — Survey of British Literature and Culture 50 Deals with the prose, poetry, and drama written by British authors from 1500 to the present; requires knowledge of the major authors and literary works and familiarity with common literary terms (e.g., metaphor and personification) and basic literary forms (e.g., sonnet and ballad).
Financial Accounting
5 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Accounting course.)
BUS 101 — Introduction to Financial Accounting
and
BUS 207 — E-Managerial Accounting
50 Includes the principles of both financial and managerial accounting. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
General Biology
6 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any Biology course.)
BIO 157 — Life Science: An environmental approach
and
BIO 158 — Life Science: A human approach
50 Requires understanding of the structure and states of matter, reaction types, equations and stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermo-dynamics, and descriptive experimental chemistry. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
General Chemistry
8 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any Chemistry course.)
CHM 111 — General Chemistry I
and
CHM 112 — General Chemistry II
50 Requires understanding of the structure and states of matter, reaction types, equations and stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermo-dynamics, and descriptive experimental chemistry. (Un-programmed hand calculator is permitted.)
History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any HIS 155 or any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 300 — The United States to 1877 56 Covers the period of American History from the Spanish and French Colonization to the end of Reconstruction. Primary emphasis is on the English Colonies and the period of Nationhood.
CLEP Exam Titles and Credits La Salle Equivalent La Salle Passing Scores Exam Descriptions
History of the Unites States II: 1865 to the Present
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any HIS 155 or any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 305 — The United States from 1877-Present 57 Covers the period of American History from the end of the Civil War to the present. Primary emphasis is on the 20th century.
Human Growth and Development
3 credits
PSY 210 — Developmental Psychology 50 Deals with the development in early and middle-childhood years. Also, requires an understanding of the major theories and research related to physical, mental, emotional, social, and personality development, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to childrearing, child care, and educational services.
Humanities
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any ART or MUSIC course.  Students with over 30 credits cannot take this exam).
ART 160 — Intro to Visual and Performing Arts
or
Humanities 940 (Elective)
50 Covers material taught in introductory literature and fine arts survey courses; includes questions on drama, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as on painting, sculpture, music, film, dance, and architecture.
Information Systems and Computer Applications
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Computer Science course; not available to School of Business Day students.)
CSC 151 — Intro to Computer Using Packages 50 Requires familiarity with computer hardware and software, system development, design tools and computer programming logic, data management, telecommunications, organization and user support systems, and information processing, as well as social and ethical issues.
Introduction to Business Law
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any advanced Law course.)
BUS 303 — Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 50 Deals primarily with the functions of contracts in American business law and the legal environment of law; also includes torts, the history and sources of American laws, legal systems and procedures, agency and employment, partnerships and corporations, and other related topics.
Introduction to Educational Psychology
3 credits
EDC 103 — Educational Psychology: Human Learning 50 Includes topics such as principles of learning, teaching methods and classroom management, child growth and development, and evaluation and assessment of learning.
CLEP Exam Titles and Credits La Salle Equivalent La Salle Passing Scores Exam Descriptions
Introduction to Psychology
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Psychology course, except PSY 310-311.)
PSY 155 — Introduction to Psychology 50 Includes topics such as learning and cognition, motivation and emotion, life-span development, and social psychology.
Introduction to Sociology
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Sociology course, except SOC 301-302. Day Division students must be Juniors or Seniors.)
SOC 150 — Principles of Sociology 50 Deals with social institutions, stratification, social patterns, processes, and changes as well as the sociological perspective; emphasizes facts and concepts as well as general theoretical approaches used by sociologists.
Natural Sciences
3 credits
*(Students with over 30 credits cannot take this exam .)
SCI 910 — General Science
or
SCI 940 General Science (Elective)
50 Covers material taught in introductory biological and physical science courses for non-science majors; also includes topics such as classification of organisms, evolution, genetics, organisms, cells, ecology, atomic and nuclear structure, chemical elements, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, electricity, astronomy, and geology.
Pre-Calculus
4 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for MTH 120 or higher.)
MTH 113 — Algebra & Trigonometry 50 Covers the material generally found in a first-semester calculus course, including algebraic equations, trigonometric and geometric functions and applications; can be taken by students who are planning to take a calculus and/or other advanced mathematics course. (Online use of a graphing calculator is required.)
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Economics course, except ECN 213-214.)
ECN 150 — Introduction to Macroeconomics: The United States in the Global Economy II 53 Covers the principles of economics that apply to a total economic system, particularly the general levels of output and income as well as the interrelations among sectors of the economy; emphasizes the determinants of aggregate demand, and the monetary and fiscal policies that are appropriate to achieve particular policy objectives.
Principles of Management
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Organizational Management course, except MGT 352.)
BUS 203 — Organizational Behavior and Skill Development 50 Deals with the principles of management and organization in a variety of settings; requires knowledge of human resources and both the operational and functional aspects of management.
CLEP Exam Titles and Credits La Salle Equivalent La Salle Passing Scores Exam Descriptions
Principles of Marketing
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Marketing course.)
BUS 204 — Principles of Marketing with Applications 50 Deals with marketing in the economy; buyer behavior and consumption patterns; the role of the environment in marketing; marketing functions and institutions; and selected issues and policies related to marketing problems, strategies, and decisions.
Principles of Microeconomics
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any other Economics course, except ECN 213-214.)
ECN 201 — Introduction to Microeconomics: Business Firm & Market Analysis 54 Covers the principles of economics that apply to the functions of groups, organizations, and individuals within the larger economic system; emphasizes analytical capabilities rather than a factual understanding of institutions and policies.
Social Sciences and History
3 credits
*(Students with over 30 credits cannot take this exam .)
SOC 940 — Social Science (Elective)
or
HIS 940 — History (Elective)
50 Includes material taught in introductory social sciences and history courses; also includes questions on political science, economics, sociology, social psychology, United States history, Western civilization, and African-Asian civilization.
Western Civilization I: Ancient to 1648
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any HIS 155 or any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 310 — Europe to 1400 57 Covers the civilizations of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East, and the periods of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation as well as early modern Europe.
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present
3 credits
*(Not available to students who have credit for any HIS 155 or any related upper level (300 level or higher) History course.)
HIS 311 — Europe from 1400-Present 56 Covers European history from the 17th century through post World War II; includes political, economic, and cultural developments such as scientific thought, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, nationalism, imperialism, and the Russian Revolution as well as World Wars I and II.

Also see the College Board’s Web site for the most up-to-date details of the CLEP exam descriptions: http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam

*Please Note: The CLEP information listed on the College Board’s Web site is different from the requirements for the CLEP Examination and Administration policies of La Salle University. La Salle students must follow the CLEP policies and procedures listed on this Web site.