AP Course Descriptions

AP Course Descriptions

The Advanced Placement Program offers 34 courses and exams. In this section, you can select the official AP Course Description for the most up-to-date information about each course and exam. 

Course Descriptions Index



 Art History




Calculus AB


Calculus BC



Chinese Language and Culture Computer Science A


English Language and Composition

English Literature and Composition Environmental Science
European History French Language and Culture German Language and Culture


Government and Politics: Comparative


Government and Politics: United States


Human Geography


Italian Language and Culture


Japanese Language and Culture





Microeconomics Music Theory Physics B


Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics C: Mechanics




Spanish Language


Spanish Literature




Studio Art: 2-D Design


Studio Art: 3-D Design


Studio Art: Drawing


United States History


World History


Can you get University Credit for passing AP Exams?


More than 3,200 colleges and universities accept qualifying AP Exam scores for credit and/or placement.  Information about AP credit and placement policies at hundreds of colleges and universities is available online through the AP Credit Policy information search tool.  --> Click here.

If the above links do not work, you can access the AP Course Descriptions at CollegeBoard.com.





AP Course Letter of Understanding