Oct 02, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Special Academic Programs



The Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market allows non-resident students to pay resident tuition rates while studying selected academic programs that are not available in their home states. The list of programs included in the Academic Common Market is revised periodically to reflect the changing needs and offerings of participating states. For more information, visit: www.sreb.org. The fifteen states that participate in the Academic Common Market are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information, contact the Academic Common Market Institutional Coordinator, 10 Funkhouser Building, University of Kentucky, residency@uky.edu or 859-562-2075.

Accelerated Programs

The University of Kentucky has a broad policy for accelerated programs. Among the opportunities available are special programs for high school students and a variety of credit-by-examination programs. Many students use these opportunities to earn degrees in less time. Others prefer to use the time gained to explore areas outside their majors or to do more work in their major fields.

Accelerated Programs for High School Students

High school students interested in earning college credit while still in high school should inquire about admission before graduating from high school. The High School Exceptional Ability program is described in greater detail in the Undergraduate Admission  section of this Bulletin.

Credit-by-Examination Programs

UK students may earn degree credit by successfully completing examinations described below.

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The University of Kentucky recognizes examinations of the College Board Advanced Placement Program offered by high schools throughout the nation. Currently, UK ranks among the top 100 schools in the U.S. for receipt of AP test score results. A high school senior who wishes to have AP scores evaluated for academic credit or placement should have the results sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admission. UK’s code is 1837.

Students who receive Advanced Placement credit for a course may apply this credit the same way credit earned by passing a course is applied. UK does not recognize College Board SAT II Subject Tests for placement or credit purposes.

Academic departments have designated the current policy (see chart below) for students who score 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement examinations.

Please note that the University of Kentucky awards Advanced Placement credit based on the score of the exam that is in effect during the academic year that the student enrolls in UK. Students should refer to the AP chart in the Bulletin they received when they were admitted for the appropriate score.

UK does not award duplicate credit in the event that a student repeats an exam or if the credit award is the same for two or more exams. In the event a student takes the same exam more than once, credit is awarded for the best score only.

For more information on UK’s Advanced Placement policy, contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
100 W. D. Funkhouser Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
859-257-2000

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

UK participates in the national testing program of The College Board. CLEP Examinations cover specific material common to courses at many universities.

Credit for University courses is awarded to students who obtain the listed scores on the appropriate Examinations, as listed in the chart below.

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for all official posting of credit to a student’s record. For information regarding the CLEP program and posting of credit, contact the Registrar’s Office at 859-257-7157. For information on CLEP exams in general, visit the College Board website at: www.collegeboard.com/clep/.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

The University of Kentucky recognizes course credit earned through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program offered by high schools throughout the world.

Generally, course credit is awarded for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on either the Standard Level exam or the Higher Level exam. Please refer to the chart below for the actual course credit policy in each subject.

Any student desiring credit must request an IB transcript to be sent to the University. Course credit awarded through the IB program will apply toward degree requirements just as if the course had been taken on campus, except that there will not be a specific letter grade associated with the course.

Instead, a designation of CR - credit - will be awarded and the grade-point average will not be affected.

In some cases, as noted on the chart below, additional curriculum information must be supplied by the student’s high school before credit will be awarded.

For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office at 859-257-7157. For information on the IB Program in general, visit the IB website at: www.ibo.org.

Special Departmental Examinations

Undergraduate students requesting a special examination must apply in writing to the chairperson of the department that offers the course. Graduate students should apply to the director of graduate studies in the department offering the course. Applicants should include evidence that they are reasonably prepared for the examination.

These examinations are prepared and administered by the offering department, and are usually equivalent to a final examination. Students must be enrolled in good standing at UK. The examinations are offered without charge.

Almost any course offered at the University is available for credit by special examination, regardless of whether a student has audited the course, is currently enrolled in it, or has studied it independently. Please note, most elementary and intermediate foreign language courses are not available on the basis of a special examination.

More information about special examination credit appears in the Academic Requirements  section of this Bulletin.

EGR 198: Project Lead The Way

Credit: 1.0-6.0 (variable)

This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

This course grants college credit to Project Lead the Way Pathway to Engineering graduates from PLTW high schools. University of Kentucky Engineering students may earn one college credit for each of the PLTW Pathway to Engineering courses [IED, POE, DE, CIM, CSE, CEA, ES, AE] completed while enrolled in secondary school(s), up to a maximum of six UK College of Engineering credits. Three of these credits maybe used in approved engineering majors as support electives. Additional credits past three can be used to fulfill free electives in approved engineering majors.

Criteria to obtain the credit include:

  • Completing each PLTW course with an average of B
  • Scoring in the 6th Stanine or above on the End-of-Course (EOC) PLTW exam
  • Enrolling in the UK College of Engineering
  • Paying any designated University of Kentucky tuition and fees
  • Complete the End of Course PLTW Exam before June 2018

Process to obtain the credit:

  • Freshmen Advisor receives documentation for request for credit from engineering student
  • PLTW Teacher, Administrator, or Counselor submits required data to Freshmen Advisor
  • Engineering student enrolls in appropriate EGR 198 course to receive credit during the semester

Prereq: Enrollment in the College of Engineering.

National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS)

Students may be eligible to receive credit for extra-institutional learning. The American Council on Education through its National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has evaluated over 2,000 courses sponsored by over 140 corporations, organizations, and agencies drawn from business, industry, and government. On the basis of the NCCRS evaluations, the University has established guidelines for awarding credit for college-level courses. The University recognizes these recommendations as appropriate credit for meeting degree requirements.

The University’s colleges and departments determine the amount of credit that will apply to a student’s curriculum.

Information on the NCCRS appears in The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Evaluation of Military Credit

Military Credit is awarded following the procedures below:

  1. Procedures
    1. The student must submit a letter requesting evaluation, along with the necessary supportive documentation, to the Office of Admission.
    2. The letter should specify the types of educational experiences the student wishes to have evaluated.
      1. Military Schools should be listed by:
        Name of school
        Location
        Name of course
        Length of course in weeks
        Date course began
        Date course completed
        Final mark and/or standing in class
      2. Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) should be listed by:
        Complete MOS designation
        MOS Title
        Period of time MOS was held as a primary duty assignment How MOS was awarded (School Attendance, OJT, etc.) MOS evaluation score and date of evaluation
  2. Documentation
    1. Official documentation is necessary to support the awarding of any credit based on military service. The supportive documentation required is as follows:
      1. Computerized transcript from the Army/American Council on Education Registry (request forms are available in the Office of Undergraduate Admission)
      2. Copies of Course Completion Certificates
      3. Enlisted Evaluation Data Report reflecting competency in any MOS submitted for evaluation
      4. DD Form 214 (Report of Transfer or Discharge) if no longer on Active Duty
    2. Required documentation may be obtained as follows:
      1. Active Duty Personnel: Custodian of individual’s personnel records, Military installation to which assigned
      2. Retired Army Personnel or Reserve Personnel:
        US Army Reserve Component & Administration Center (TAGO)
        9700 Page Boulevard
        St. Louis, Missouri 63132
      3. Discharged Personnel (Veterans):
        General Services Administration
        National Personnel Records Center (Military Personnel Records)
        9700 Page Boulevard
        St. Louis, Missouri 63132
      4. Discharged Personnel Now Members of Army National Guard: National Guard unit to which assigned
  3. Awarding of Credit
    Credit is evaluated using the ACE Guide for evaluation of military credit (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard). ACE guide recommends hours to be awarded based on the length and content of each course. Evaluations are typed on appropriate form.
    1. Credit will be awarded on the student’s official academic transcript.
    2. No credit will be awarded based on a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) which has not been held as a primary duty assignment for a minimum duration of one (1) year or more.
    3. Copies of the Evaluation are forwarded to the college dean’s office and to Student Records Office.
    4. One copy of the evaluation is maintained in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
    5. Each college determines how awarded hours may be used in the degree program.

The Chellgren Student Fellows Program

The Chellgren Student Fellows Program is an enrichment program for sophomores designed to help students identify a research mentor and spend a semester on an undergraduate research program. The program offers students opportunities to go beyond classroom instruction in order to help them cultivate extraordinary academic achievement. Fellows also work with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards to understand the requirements and process to compete for prestigious awards, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, or to gain admittance into graduate and professional programs.

The Lewis Honors College

The Lewis Honors College is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate education and engages students holistically to learn and thrive. The mission of the Lewis Honors College is to better the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the world by helping students to explore their purpose, develop intellectually, and lead with integrity. The Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky offers specialized, interdisciplinary, seminar style classes consisting of up to 25 students, as well as departmental Honors section courses, which accelerate common undergraduate education course offerings such as biology, chemistry, and English. The flexibility of the required curriculum in order to earn the Lewis Honors College graduation designation allows students to select classes from a variety of course offerings that best suit their individual interests and needs. Lewis Honors College students satisfy six credit hours of required Lewis Honors College experiences through opportunities like research experiences, service learning, education abroad, and/or internship programs. Students complete their Lewis Honors College curriculum through engagement in a Senior Thesis project. Lewis Honors College participation at the University of Kentucky allows students priority registration, dedicated advising, and access to the Lewis Honors College Center for Personal Development. The class discussions demand active participation and involvement, and are led by full-time faculty members. The Lewis Honors College encourages students’ interest in other divisions of excellence such as the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence and the Gaines Center for the Humanities, among others. The Lewis Honors College typically looks for a 28 ACT (1270 SAT) and at least a 3.6 GPA from applicants; however, it primarily identifies self-motivated, eager students through the essay question responses, class rigor, and extracurricular participation.

The University Scholars Program

The University Scholars program offers students the opportunity and challenge of integrating their undergraduate and graduate or professional courses of study into a single, continuous program leading to both a baccalaureate and master’s degree. The student’s particular requirements will determine the amount of time needed to complete the program; however, the program can normally be completed in less time than that required in a conventional program.

Admission to the Program

Applicants for the University Scholars program must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. The applicant must have senior standing (completed at least 90 hours of course work) and have completed all UK Core requirements.
  2. Students should apply at the end of their junior year.
  3. The master’s program should be in the field of the undergraduate major.
  4. Applicants must have an undergraduate grade-point average of 3.5 or above in their major field and 3.2 or above overall.
  5. Follow the current application procedures for the Graduate School, subject to the above conditions. Admission decisions will be made by the Graduate Dean or his/her appointee.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

Students in the University Scholars program must meet these requirements:

  1. The total number of credit hours completed for the combined program may be twelve (12) fewer than the total required for both the bachelor’s and master’s, or bachelor’s and graduate doctoral degrees. (The requirements for the bachelor’s degree are unchanged.)
  2. Students should take no more than 16 credit hours per semester, unless they have express permission from the appropriate director of graduate studies and the Dean of The Graduate School.
  3. Students must complete at least 36 hours of graduate level courses in the combined program, 15 credit hours of which must be in the 600 level or above for a Plan B master’s degree. Students pursuing Plan A must complete at least 30 hours of graduate level courses in the combined program of which 12 credit hours must be at the 600 level or above. (Consult The Graduate School Bulletin for detailed information concerning Plan A and Plan B for master’s degrees.)
  4. Students must have an undergraduate and a graduate advisor. A jointly planned program must be prepared for each student.
  5. In order to participate in the University Scholars program, a department must submit to The Graduate School a plan and illustrative examples of typical programs.

Donovan Scholars Program and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UK

The University of Kentucky has a long-standing interest in individuals of or nearing retirement age. In 1962, the Board of Trustees established the Council on Aging to serve as the focal point for programs for older persons. The Council is an integral part of the College of Public Health.

The Herman L. Donovan Scholarship for Adults 65+

The Donovan Scholarship, named in honor of the late Herman L. Donovan, University President from 1941-1956, is a tuition waiver program for adults, 65 years and older, taking academic courses at the University of Kentucky. The tuition waiver is available for courses held on campus and limited availability for UK online classes. Donovan Scholars may audit courses for the joy of learning (exams, papers or other assignments are typically not required), take courses for credit without working toward a degree, or take classes for credit as a degree-seeking candidate. There is no previous educational requirement for Donovan Scholars auditing an undergraduate class (not seeking a degree). When working toward a degree, UK Admissions criteria must be met.

For more information, contact Robin Klevin at 859-257-2657; or email: robin.klevin@uky.edu.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UK, Lexington and Morehead

The OLLI at UK offers intellectual, social, and cultural programs for adults aged 50 years and older which characterize the university setting. Educational, enrichment, and experiential learning opportunities are offered at our locations in Lexington and Morehead. Programs are held in community locations and are offered in a variety of formats including: weekly courses, presentation series, trips, events, interest groups and more. Courses are taught in: history and government, culture and travel, languages, literature and writing, health and wellness, science and environment, and the visual and performing arts. The annual membership fee is $35; course fees vary.

For more information, contact the OLLI at UK at 859-257-2656; toll free at 866-602-5862; or email: Teresa.Hager@uky.edu.

OLLI at UK
Ligon House
658 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506-0442
859-257-2656, toll free 866-602-5862
www.uky.edu/OLLI

Academic Preparation and Placement Program

The Academic Preparation and Placement Program (APP) provides placement testing for incoming students and preparatory instruction and programmatic support for admitted students who have not yet met statewide minimum test score requirements for college readiness in math, reading, and writing.

Placement Testing

On campus, online, and remote placement testing is offered for all incoming first-time admitted students for math, reading, and writing. Information about all placement tests is available at: www.uky.edu/app/placement-testing under “Placement Testing.” In order to register for online testing, students will need their official UKID number.

Math

All incoming UK students with a Math ACT score below 19 or Math SAT below 500 are required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement test. However, students who have a UK approved 100-level or above mathematics credit (including official AP, Dual credit, or transfer credit) accepted by UK admissions (send credits and scores to admissions@uky.edu) are highly encouraged, but not required to take the ALEKS placement test. The University of Kentucky uses the ALEKS math placement test to ensure students’ proper course enrollment in mathematics courses to meet UK Core and to prepare for their major program of study. The ALEKS PPL account is free for incoming UK students to continue mathematics preparation for future courses through the individualized learning modules for up to one year.

English/Writing and Reading

UK Placement tests in Reading and Writing (ACCUPLACER) are also available to assess students’ skills in these areas and assist advisors in recommending courses.

Students with an English ACT below 18 or English SAT below 480 are required to take the Accuplacer Next Gen Writing Exam. Students with a Reading ACT below 20 or below or SAT Reading below 480 are required to take the Accuplacer Next Gen Reading Exam.

English as a Second Language

Placement testing in Reading and Writing is available for international students who have an ACT reading sub-score below 20 (SAT reading below 25), an ACT English sub-score below 18 (SAT writing below 25), a TOEFL score below 100, or any TOEFL sub-score below 20.

APP Programs and Courses

APP offers courses in Reading, Writing, and Math. Students enrolled in APP courses will have access to resources that support their success. Resources include peer tutoring, study skills development, and academic coaching.

ALEKS Learning Lab (noncredit)

The ALEKS Learning Lab is designed to help students focus on their individualized math content needs within ALEKS PPL modules (e.g., college algebra, pre-calculus, calculus). Students work to meet their math goals through ALEKS learning objectives, engaging in a math growth mindset, creating an ALEKS math notebook, setting topic goals, and ALEKS proctored placement retesting. Students are assisted by their lab and peer instructors for one-on-one and small group instruction. The lab will work to prepare students for individual student success on the ALEKS placement test (placement testing chart) and focus on mathematics growth mindset.

UK 125 APP Writing (one credit)

The Academic Preparation and Placement Program supports UK students in meeting college readiness benchmarks in Reading & Writing and prepares them to be successful in their major. By the end of this course students will demonstrate college readiness through the development of transferable skills necessary for success across disciplines and within their major. Specifically, students will be able to process, retain, and analyze multiple texts as a key process in producing well-constructed composition and communication assignments within future coursework. This course is the corequisite for first-year students Composition and Communication UK Core course work (CIS 110   / WRD 110 ). This course replaces UK 120  and UK 130 .

Prerequisites: Students with an ACT scores below 18 in English and/or 20 in Reading or an SAT (evidence-based reading and writing) score below 480 need to demonstrate college Reading and Writing readiness via either the Reading and Writing Accuplacer placement exam or by successfully completing UK 125 . A score of 244 or higher on either the Reading or Writing Accuplacer exam demonstrates college readiness. Those who do not receive a 244 or higher are required to enroll in UK 125  alongside CIS 110   / WRD 110  .

International Students requiring college readiness in reading and listening should visit the Center for English as a Second Language English for Academic Purposes page and click on CESL 100 and CESL 110.

UK 110 APP Student Success (2 Credits)

APP Student Success is a section of UK 110   designed to help students through engagement with building academic success, fostering growth mindsets, SMART goals, academic coaching and building on fundamental concepts of mathematics. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate mathematics college readiness by taking the ALEKS placement test upon course completion. The ALEKS approach allows students to work at an individualized pace in a supportive classroom environment and reduce math loss. Students are assisted by their instructor and peer instructor for one-on-one and small group instruction.

For more information on APP course work, please visit www.uky.edu/app/.

Placement for Composition and Communication Courses

Students entering UK must meet basic skills in the UK Core. The placement information outlined below plays an important role in determining specific options for meeting these requirements. Please carefully read the placement information below to determine which placement exam(s) or other exam(s) you may benefit from taking.

University Composition and Communication Requirement

All students must fulfill the University Composition and Communication Requirement. See “Composition and Communication Requirements” in the Graduation Requirements  section of this Bulletin for more information.

You have scored 32 or above on ACT English or 720 or above on SAT Writing Score or earned a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English (Language A: Literature) course
  • No course credit awarded
Enrollment permitted in CIS 112 /WRD 112  or CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 3 on AP English Language/Composition Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for Departmental Elective Credit (WRD 1–) at the 100 level
Enrollment permitted in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 4-5 on AP English Language/Composition Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for Departmental Elective Credit (WRD 1–) at the 100 level
Enrollment permitted in CIS 112 /WRD 112  or CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 3-4 on AP English Language/Composition Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for Departmental Elective Credit (ENG 1–) at the 100 level
Must enroll in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have socred 5 on AP English Language/Composition Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for ENG 230  
Must enroll in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 5 on the IB HL English Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for Departmental Elective Credit (ENG 1–) at the 100 level
Must enroll in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 6 on the IB HL English Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for Departmental Elective Credit (ENG 1–) at the 100 level
Enrollment permitted in CIS 112 /WRD 112 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 7 on the IB HL English Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for ENG 230  
Enrollment permitted in CIS 112 /WRD 112 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 50-74 on American Literature or English Literature or Analyzing & Interpreting Literature CLEP Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for Departmental Elective Credit (ENG 1–) at the 100 level
Must enroll in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 75-80 on American Literature or English Literature or Analyzing & Interpreting Literature CLEP Exam
  • 3 credits awarded for ENG 230  
Must enroll in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 3 on the AP Capstone Seminar exam Must enroll in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have scored 4 oron the AP Capstone Seminar exam Must enroll in CIS 112 /WRD 112 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have completed ENG 101  and ENG 102  (or equivalent) Must enroll in COM 252 , COM 281 , or COM 287 
Partially satisfies the Composition and Communication requirement;
completion of COM 252 , COM 281 , or COM 287  fulfills the Composition and Communication Requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status
You have completed ENG 101   Must enroll in CIS 110 /WRD 110 
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
Must complete Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement course(s) in major after achieving sophomore status

For More Information

First-Year Requirement Questions: (859) 257-7002.
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement Questions: (859) 257-3027.

Placement for Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry Courses

These prerequisites are in effect and will be applied to all students. Students should see their advisor before enrolling in any courses. A math placement test is required for all students with a Math ACT score of 26 or below or a Math SAT of 610 or below.

Mathematics
If your ACT Math Score is:
Less than or equal to 18
(Math SAT: less than or equal to 450)
  COMPASS math placement test required Enrollment permitted in MA 108R, UK 090 (enrollment in MA 109 , MA 111 , MA 112  barred)
and Appropriate score achieved on COMPASS math placement test Enrollment permitted in MA 111  

19-20
(Math SAT: 460-500)

 


Math placement test required

Enrollment permitted in MA 108R, MA 111  (enrollment in MA 109 , MA 112  barred) 
and Appropriate score achieved on math placement test Enrollment permitted in MA 109 , MA 110 , MA 112  

21-22
(Math SAT: 510-530)

 


Math placement test required

Enrollment permitted in MA 109 , MA 111 , MA 112  (enrollment in MA 110  barred)
and Appropriate score achieved on math placement test Enrollment permitted in MA 110  

23-25
(Math SAT: 540-590)

 


Math placement test required

Enrollment permitted in MA 109 , MA 110 , MA 111 , MA 112  (enrollment in MA 113 , MA 123  barred)
and Appropriate score achieved on math placement test Enrollment permitted in MA 113 , MA 123  

26
(Math SAT: 600-610)

 


Math placement test required

Enrollment permitted in MA 109 , MA 110 , MA 111 , MA 112 , MA 123  (enrollment in MA 113  barred)
and Appropriate score achieved on math placement test Enrollment permitted in MA 113  

27 or greater
(Math SAT: 620 or greater)

 


Math placement not required

Enrollment permitted in MA 113 , MA 123  

 

Biology
If your ACT Math Score is:
Less than 24
(Math SAT: less than 560)
and MA 109  not completed Enrollment in BIO 148  barred
or MA 109  completed AND
CHE 105  completed or concurrent enrollment
Enrollment permitted in BIO 148  

24 or greater
(Math SAT: 560 or greater)

and

CHE 105  completed or concurrent enrollment

Enrollment permitted in BIO 148  

Earned a C or better in BIO 148 
Students must complete BIO 148  prior to enrolling in BIO 152  

Enrollment permitted in BIO 152  

 

Chemistry 105
Proficiency in chemistry and biology are options in the Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences requirement of the UK Core. If you plan to major in science, nursing, engineering, or a health profession, chemistry and biology may be important parts of your first year at UK. A strong math background is essential for success in chemistry, and a strong chemistry background is essential for success in biology. The chart below can help you determine what level of science you’re eligible to take.
*If your ACT Math Score is:
Less than or equal to 22
(Math SAT: less than or equal to 530)
and Appropriate score on math placement test not achieved and MA 109  or MA 110  not completed Enrollment in CHE 105  barred
  or Appropriate score on math placement test achieved and enrollment permitted in MA 123   Enrollment permitted in CHE 105  
  or MA 109  or MA 110  completed with passing grade Enrollment permitted in CHE 105  

23 or greater
(Math SAT: 540 or greater)

 


 


Enrollment permitted in CHE 105  

University of Kentucky Policy Guide for Advanced Placement

AP Test Score Credit Awarded Credit Statement UK Core Area
Art History 3-5 A-H 106   3 credit hours for A-H 106 with a grade of CR. Humanities

Art Studio (Drawing)

3-5

A-S 1–

3 credit hours for 100-level art studio credit (see note below) with a grade of CR.

 

Credit will be replaced with 3 credit hours in the appropriate media course upon successful completion of a portfolio review.
Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Art and Visual Studies to schedule your review.

Art Studio (2-D Design)

3-5

A-S 1–

3 credit hours for 100-level art studio credit (see note below) with a grade of CR.

 

Credit will be replaced with 3 credit hours in the appropriate media course upon successful completion of a portfolio review.
Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Art and Visual Studies to schedule your review.

Art Studio (3-D Design)

3-5

A-S 1–

3 credit hours for 100-level art studio credit (see note below) with a grade of C

 

Credit will be replaced with 3 credit hours in the appropriate media course upon successful completion of a portfolio review.
Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Art and Visual Studies to schedule your review.

Biology

3

BIO 102 , BIO 103  

3 credit hours each for BIO 102 , BIO 103  with a grade of CR.

Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences
  4 or 5 BIO 103 , BIO 148 , BIO 152   3 credit hours each for BIO 103 , BIO 148 , BIO 152  with a grade of CR.  

Calculus AB

3-5

MA 113  

4 credit hours for MA 113  with a grade of CR.

Quantitative Foundations

Calculus BC

3-5

MA 113 , MA 114  

4 credit hours each for MA 113 , MA 114  with a grade of CR.

Quantitative Foundations
  3 - 5 subscore on AB subsection MA 113   4 credit hours for MA 113  with a grade of CR. Quantitative Foundations

Capstone Research

3-5

GEED 1–

3 credit hours for GEED 1– with a grade of CR.

 


Capstone Seminar

3-5

WRD 1–

3 credit hours for WRD 1– with a grade of CR. Score of 3 provides placement in CIS 110 /WRD 110 . Score of 4 or 5 provides placement in CIS 112 /WRD 112 .

 


Chemistry

3-4

CHE 105 , CHE 111  

4 credit hours for CHE 105  and 1 credit hour for CHE 111  with a grade of CR.

Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences
  5 CHE 105 , CHE 107 , CHE 111   4 credit hours for CHE 105 , 3 credit hours for CHE 107 , and 1 credit hour for CHE 111  with a grade of CR. Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences

Chinese Language and Culture

3

CHI 102  

4 credit hours for CHI 102  with a grade of CR.

 

  4 CHI 102 , CHI 201   4 credit hours each for CHI 102 , CHI 201  with a grade of CR.  
  5 CHI 102 , CHI 201 , CHI 202   4 credit hours each for CHI 102 , CHI 201 , CHI 202  with a grade of CR.  

Computer Science A

3-5

CS 115  

3 credit hours for CS 115  with a grade of CR.

 


Computer Science Principles

3-4

CS 1–

3 credit hours for Departmental Elective Credit at the 100 level with a grade of CR.

 

  5 CS 101   3 credit hours of CS 101  with a grade of CR.  

Economics (micro)

3-5

ECO 201  

3 credit hours for ECO 201  with a grade of CR.

 


Economics (macro)

3-5

ECO 202  

3 credit hours for ECO 202  with a grade of CR.

 


English Language and Composition

3

WRD 1–

3 credit hours for WRD 1– with a grade of CR.

Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
  4-5 WRD 1– 3 credit hours for WRD 1– with a grade of CR.
Enrollment permitted in CIS 112 /WRD 112 .
Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.

English Literature and Composition

3 or 4

ENG 1–

3 credit hours for Departmental Elective Credit at the 100 level with a grade of CR.

Does not satisfy any portion of the Composition and Communication requirement.
  5 ENG 230   3 credit hours for ENG 230  with a grade of CR. Humanities

Environmental Science

3-5

EES 110  

3 credit hours for EES 110  with a grade of CR.

Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences

European History

3-5

HIS 104 , HIS 105  

3 credit hours each for HIS 104 , HIS 105  with a grade of CR.

Humanities; Global Dynamics

French Language and Culture

3

FR 201 , FR 202  

3 credit hours each for FR 201 FR 202 , with a grade of CR.

 

  4 FR 202 , FR 214   3 credit hours each for FR 202 , FR 214  with a grade of CR.  
  5 FR 214 , FR 350   3 credit hours each for FR 214 , FR 350  with a grade of CR.  

German Language and Culture

3

GER 201  

3 credit hours for GER 201  with a grade of CR.

 

  4 GER 201 , GER 202   3 credit hours each for GER 201 , GER 202  with a grade of CR.  
  5 GER 201 , GER 202 , GER 307   3 credit hours each for GER 201 , GER 202 , GER 307  with a grade of CR.  

Government and Politics, Comparative

3-5

PS 210  

3 credit hours for PS 210  with a grade of CR.

Global Dynamics

Government and Politics, U.S.

3-5

PS 101  

3 credit hours for PS 101  with a grade of CR.

Citizenship - USA

Human Geography

3-5

GEO 172  

3 credit hours for GEO 172  with a grade of CR.

Social Sciences

Italian Language and Culture

3

ITA 201  

3 credit hours for ITA 201  with a grade of CR.

 

  4-5 ITA 201 , ITA 202   3 credit hours each for ITA 201 , ITA 202  with a grade of CR.  

Japanese Language and Culture

3

JPN 201  

4 credit hours for JPN 201  with a grade of CR.

 

  4 JPN 201 , JPN 202   4 credit hours each for JPN 201 , JPN 202  with a grade of CR.  
  5 JPN 201 , JPN 202 , JPN 301   4 credit hours each for JPN 201 , JPN 202  and 3 credit hours for JPN 301  with a grade of CR.  

Latin - Vergil

3

LAT 101  , LAT 102  

4 credit hours each for LAT 101  , LAT 102   with a grade of CR.

 

  4 LAT 201  , LAT 202   3 credit hours each for LAT 201  , LAT 202   with a grade of CR.  
  5 LAT 201  , LAT 202  , CLA 302   3 credit hours each for LAT 201  , LAT 202  , CLA 302  with a grade of CR.  

Music Theory (non-aural subscore)

3

MUS 174  

3 credit hours for MUS 174  (elective only) with a grade of CR.

 

  4 MUS 171   2 credit hours for MUS 171  with a grade of CR.  
  5 MUS 171 , MUS 173   2 credit hours each for MUS 171 , MUS 173  with a grade of CR.  

Music Theory (with aural subscore)

3

MUS 174  

3 credit hours for MUS 174  (elective only) with a grade of CR.

 

  4 MUS 170   2 credit hours for MUS 170  with a grade of CR.  
  5 MUS 170 , MUS 172   2 credit hours each for MUS 170 , MUS 172  with a grade of CR.  

Physics 1: Algebra-based*

3-5

PHY 151  

3 credit hours for PHY 151  with a grade of CR.

 


Physics 2: Algebra-based

3-5

PHY 152  

3 credit hours for PHY 152  with a grade of CR.

 


Physics C†† (mechanics)

3-5

PHY 231  

4 credit hours for PHY 231  with a grade of CR.

Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences

Physics C†† (electricity and magnetism)

3-5

PHY 232  

4 credit hours for PHY 232  with a grade of CR.

 


Psychology

3-5

PSY 100  

4 credit hours for PSY 100  with a grade of CR.

Social Sciences

Spanish Language

3

SPA 202  

3 credit hours for SPA 202  with a grade of CR.

 

  4 SPA 210   3 credit hours for SPA 210  with a grade of CR.  
  5 SPA 210 , SPA 211   3 credit hours each for SPA 210 , SPA 211  with a grade of CR.  

Spanish Literature

3

SPA 202  

3 credit hours for SPA 202  with a grade of CR.

 

  4 SPA 320   3 credit hours for SPA 320  with a grade of CR.  
  5 SPA 320 , SPA 322   3 credit hours each for SPA 320 , SPA 322  with a grade of CR.  

Statistics

3

GEED 2–

3 credit hours for General Elective Credit at the 200 level with a grade of CR.

 

  4 or 5 STA 210 , STA 296   3 credit hours each for STA 210 , STA 296  with a grade of CR. Inference/Statistical Reasoning

U.S. History

3-5

HIS 108 , HIS 109  

3 credit hours each for HIS 108 , HIS 109  with a grade of CR.

Humanities; Citizenship - USA

World History

3-5

HIS 1–

6 credit hours for Departmental Elective Credit at the 100 level with a grade of CR.

 

*Credit will be replaced with 5 credit hours for PHY 211  with a grade of CR upon presentation of documentation of appropriate laboratory experience to the Instructional Laboratory Specialist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

†Credit will be replaced with 5 credit hours for PHY 213  with a grade of CR upon presentation of documentation of appropriate laboratory experience to the Instructional Laboratory Specialist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

††Upon presentation of documentation of appropriate laboratory experience, credit will also be given for the laboratories associated with these courses, PHY 241 , PHY 242  respectively. 

University of Kentucky Policy Guide for CLEP Examinations

CLEP Examination Scaled Score to Earn Credit Equivalent UK Course Credit Hours Grade UK Core Area
COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE          
  American Literature* 50-74 ENG 1– 3 credit only  
    75-80 ENG 230   3 credit only Humanities
  Analyzing and Interpreting Literature* 50-74 ENG 1– 3 credit only  
    75-80 ENG 230   3 credit only Humanities
  College Composition Modular 50 or above WRD 1– 3 credit only  
  English Literature* 50-74 ENG 1– 3 credit only  
    75-80 ENG 230   3 credit only Humanities
  Humanities 50 or above GEED 1– 3 credit only  
*Students may earn credit (3 hours) for only one of the exams listed above.

 


FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  College Level French Language 50-65 FR 201   3 credit only  
    66 or above FR 201 , FR 202   6 credit only  
  College Level German Language 50-65 GER 201   3 credit only  
    66 or above GER 201 , GER 202   6 credit only  
  College Level Spanish Language 50-65 SPA 201   3 credit only  
    66 or above SPA 201 , SPA 202   6 credit only  

 


HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  American Government 50 or above PS 101   3 credit only Citizenship - USA
  History of the United States I 50 or above HIS 108   3 credit only Humanities; Citizenship - USA
  History of the United States II 50 or above HIS 109   3 credit only Humanities; Citizenship - USA
  Human Growth and Development 50 or above PSY 223   3 credit only  
  Introductory Psychology 50 or above PSY 100   4 credit only Social Sciences
  Introductory Sociology 50 or above SOC 101   3 credit only Social Sciences
  Principles of Macroeconomics 50 or above ECO 202   3 credit only  
  Principles of Microeconomics 50 or above ECO 201   3 credit only  
  Social Sciences and History 50 or above GEED 1– 3 credit only  
  Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648 50 or above HIS 104   3 credit only Humanities; Global Dynamics
  Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present 50 or above HIS 105   3 credit only Humanities; Global Dynamics

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
  Calculus with Elementary Functions 50 or above MA 113   4 credit only Quantitative Foundations
  College Algebra 50 or above MA 109   3 credit only  
  College Mathematics 50 or above MA 1– 3 credit only  
  General Biology 50-54 BIO 1– 3 credit only  
    55-59 BIO 103   3 credit only Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences
    60 or above BIO 102 , BIO 103   6 credit only Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences
  General Chemistry 50 or above CHE 105 , CHE 107   7 credit only Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences
  Natural Sciences 50 or above GEED 1– 3 credit only  
  Precalculus 50 or above MA 110   4 credit only  

BUSINESS
  Financial Accounting 50 ACC 201   3 credit only  
  Information Systems 50 GEED 1– 3 credit only  
  Introductory Business Law 50 MGT 341   3 credit only  
  Principles of Management 50 MGT 301   3 credit only  
  Principles of Marketing 50 MKT 300   3 credit only  

 For additional information on credits awarded for CLEP examinations, contact the Registrar’s Office, 10 Funkhouser Building, (859) 257-7157. For information on CLEP exams in general, visit the College Board website at: www.collegeboard.com/clep/.

University of Kentucky International Baccalaureate Program

Credit Awarded Based on Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL) Exam Scores of 5, 6, and 7

Subject Level Credit Awarded UK Core Area
Anthropology
  SL ANT 160 , ANT 220   Global Dynamics
  HL ANT 220 , ANT 301    

Arabic
  SL AIS 201 , AIS 202    
  HL AIS 201 , AIS 202 , AIS 442 , AIS 443    

Biology
  SL BIO 102 , BIO 103   Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences
  HL BIO 103 , BIO 152   Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences

Chemistry
  SL CHE 105 , CHE 111   Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences
  HL CHE 105 , CHE 107 , CHE 111   Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences

Chinese
  SL CHI 201  (Score of 5)  
  SL CHI 202  (Scores of 6 or 7)  
  HL CHI 202  (Score of 5)  
  HL CHI 301  (Scores of 6 or 7)  

English
  SL No credit awarded  
  HL ENG 1– (Scores of 5)  
  HL ENG 1– (Scores of 5) plus placement into WRD 112 /CIS 112  (Score of 6)  
  HL ENG 230  plus placement into WRD 112 /CIS 112  (Score of 7) Humanities

French
  SL FR 204 , FR 214  (Scores of 5 or 6)  
  SL FR 305, FR 324  (Score of 7)  
  HL FR 305, FR 324    

Geography
  SL GEO 172  (Score of 5) Social Sciences
  SL GEO 172 , GEO 1– (Scores of 6 or 7) Social Sciences
  HL GEO 172 , GEO 1– Social Sciences

German
  SL GER 201 , GER 202    
  HL GER 205 , GER 206 , GER 307 , GER 308    

History
  SL HIS 108 , HIS 109   Humanities; Citizenship - USA
  HL HIS 104 , HIS 105 , HIS 108 , HIS 109   Humanities; Citizenship - USA; Global Dynamics
    Note: For history majors, the premajor requirement is met with either SL or HL  

Information Communication Technology in a Global Society
  SL ICT 1–
3 credit hours with a grade of CR
 
  HL ICT 1– and ICT 2–
3 credit hours each with a grade of CR
 

Latin
  SL LAT 101 , LAT 102   (Score of 5)  
  SL LAT 201 , LAT 202   (Scores of 6 or 7)  
  HL (Option A or B) LAT 101 , LAT 102 ​ (Score of 5)  
  HL (Option A or B) LAT 201 , LAT 202  (Scores of 6 or 7)  
  HL (Option C) LAT 201 , LAT 202  (Score of 5)  
  HL (Option C) CLA 301  (Scores of 6 or 7)  

Management
  SL/HL GEED 1–
3 credit hours of General Elective Credit at the 100 level
 

Mathematics
  SL Math Studies No credit awarded  
  SL Mathematics MA 123   Quantitative Foundations
  HL Mathematics MA 113   Quantitative Foundations
  SL Further Mathematics MA 114    

Music
  SL MUS 100   Humanities

Physics
  SL/HL PHY 211 , PHY 213   Natural/Physical/Mathematical Sciences

Psychology
  SL/HL PSY 100   Social Sciences

Spanish
  SL (AB initio or Spanish AB) SPA 101 , SPA 102    
  SL Spanish B SPA 210 , SPA 211    
  HL SPA 312 , SPA 314    

Sport, Exercise & Health Science
  SL/HL DHN 101 , KHP 205    

Theatre
  SL TA 126 , TA 150   Arts & Creativity

*Visual Arts
  SL/HL A-S 1–  

 *Credit will be replaced with 3 credit hours in the appropriate media course upon successful completion of a portfolio review. Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Art and Visual Studies to schedule your review.