Academic Advising

Mission: To cultivate the success of the diverse community of students as they develop and plan their career and educational pathways. CHS comprehensive advising services are designed to assist students to best reach their career and academic objectives, matching their values, abilities, and interests to their college goals.

  • Faculty Advising/Mentoring: Faculty mentor students as they develop critical skills in the Health Sciences.
  • Professional Academic Advising: Professional academic advisors partner with students to select courses during their entire academic program of study. Referrals to other resources such as career/health services, tutoring, and counseling are also made.
  • Pre-Health Advising: Pre‐health advising is also available in the Student Services Center for students interested in gaining entrance into professional schools, including but not limited to medical and pharmacy schools, such as those listed on our Career Paths page.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Credits Awarded by the College of Health Sciences

AP Subject Area Score Semester
CHS Equivalent Course
ART: Art History 3, 4 or 5 3 ARMU110
ART: Music (Theory) 3, 4 or 5 3 ARMU120
BIOLOGY 4 or 5 3 Elective ( 3 units) ❹
CHEMISTRY 4 or 5 3 Elective (3 units) ❹
ECONOMICS: Macroeconomics 3, 4 or 5 3 ECON210
ECONOMICS: Mircoeconomics 3, 4 or 5 3 ECON220
ENGLISH: Language/Composition 3, 4 or 5 3 ENGL110 ❶
ENGLISH: Literature/Composition 3, 4 or 5 3 ENGL110 ❶
U.S. Government/Politics (CA govt) 3, 4 or 5 3 GOVT110
MATH: Calculus AB/AB subscore 4 or 5 3 MATH130 ❷❸❹
MATH: Calculus BC 4 or 5 3 MATH130 ❷❸❹
Physics AP 1 Mechanics 4 or 5 4 PHYS210/210L ❷❸❹
Physics AP 2 Electricity and Magnetism 4 or 5 4 PHYS220/220L ❷❸❹
Physics AP Mechanics C 4 or 5 4 PHYS210/210L ❷❸❹
Physics AP Electricity/Magnetism C 4 or 5 4 PHYS220/220L ❷❸❹
PSYCHOLOGY 3, 4 or 5 3 PSYC110
STATISTICS 4 or 5 3 MATH120 ❷❸❹

❶Entering freshmen and other undergraduate students who do not have credit for ENGL110 are required to take the CNUCHS English Placement Test.
❷ BS-MD students are advised to take Mathematics and Physics courses in the College of
Health Sciences in order to meet the admission requirements of medical schoo ls. The CNU College of Medicine no longer accepts AP or IB course credits for Statistics and Calculus to fulfill the admission requirement of two semesters of college level mathematics courses.
❸ BS-PharmD students are able to transfer AP Calculus and Physics to CNU’s College of Pharmacy. However, BS-PharmD students are advised to carefully research admission requirements of other pharmacy schools.
❹Transfers and other undergraduate students who have achieved advanced level of
proficiency in general biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics may opt to waive certain courses. They are advised to meet with course instructor and discuss a test-out option (with a minimum passing grade of B).