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​​The DSST exams, unlike Advanced Placement, are not built around curriculum, but rather are designed to test students’ knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they may have learned the material. Exams are developed by committees of college faculty. More information about DSSTs, including descriptions of test content and sample examination questions, is available at and

Students who receive passing scores should submit official test scores to the Registrar's office.     
Student are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to ensure course credits will fulfill degree requirement.


Exam Title ​Passing Score ​Passing Score (2008 Revised Exams) ​Course Credit ​Credit Hours
A History of the Vietnam War​​44​AMH 1059​3
Art of the Western World​​48​ARH 2000 or ARH 2010​3
Astronomy​​48​AST 1002​3
​Business Ethics and Society​400​GEB X441​3
Business Law II​​44​BUL 2242​3
Business Math​​48​400​QMB 1001​3
Criminal Justice​​49​400​CCJ 1000 or CCJ 1020​3
Drug and Alcohol Abuse​​49​No Course or Credit Recommendation​3
Environment and Humanity​​46EVR 1017 or  ISC 1003 or
ISC 1143 or ISC 1147
​Ethics in America​46​400​PHI 1630​3
Foundations of Education​​46​EDF 1002​3
​Fundamentals of Counseling​45​PCO 2202​3
Fundamentals of College Algebra​​47​400​MAT 1033​3
General Anthropology​​47​ANT 2000​3
Here’s to Your Health​​48​400​HSC 1100 or HSC 1101C​3
Human Resources Management​​46​MAN 1300​3
Human/Cultural Geography​​48​GEO 1400​3
Introduction to Business​​46​400​GEB 1011​3
Introduction to Computing​​45​400​CGS 1000 or CGS 1060C​3
Introduction to Law Enforcement​​45​CCJ 1100 or CJE X000​3
Introduction to The Modern
Middle East​
​47​ASH 1044​3
Introduction to World Religions​​48​400​REL 2300​3
Lifespan Developmental Psychology​​46​DEP 2004​3
​Management Information Systems​46​400​ISM 1000 or ISM 1004​3
Money and Banking​​48​BAN 1501​3
Organizational Behavior​​48​INP 2002​3
Personal Finance​​46​400​FIN 1100​3
Physical Geology​​46​GLY 1000​3
Principles of Finance​​46​FIN 2000​3
Principles of Financial Accounting​​47​ACG 2001​3
Principles of Physical Science I​​47​PSC 1121 or PSC 1341​3
Principles of Public Speaking​​47​SPC 1600​3
Principles of Statistics​​48​400​STA 2023​3
Principles of Supervision​​46​400​MNA 2345​3
Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union​​45​EUH 1066​3
​Substance Abuse​49​400​HSC 1140 or HSC 1150​3
​Technical Writing​46​ENC 2210​3
The Civil War and Reconstruction​​47​AMH 1056​3
Western Europe Since 1945​​45​No course or credit recommendation​3


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