Credit by Examination

Credit for selected Kent State University courses is granted under the Credit-by-Examination Program (CBE).

Students with demonstrable ability and knowledge in a particular subject area may earn credit in certain courses by taking special examinations, completing special assignments or both. Academic departments designate courses as "available for CBE without departmental permission," "available for CBE with departmental permission, and "not available for CBE". Most 10000-level courses and selected introductory 20000-level courses are available for CBE. Other courses are normally not available for CBE. Students who wish to be examined in a course must petition the appropriate department and their college for permission. Such permission will be granted only if the students present documented evidence of substantial prior preparation in the subject area.

The minimum passing standard for CBE is the equivalent of a grade of C. However, no letter grades, only credit hours, are given for CBE. A non-refundable examination fee of $50 per credit hour must be paid at the Campus Bursar's / Cashier's Office.

The CBE status of all undergraduate physics courses at Kent State University is listed below:

Available for CBE without Departmental Permission
PHY 11030Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe
PHY 13001General College Physics I
PHY 13002General College Physics II
PHY 21430Frontiers in Astronomy
Available for CBE with Departmental Permission
PHY 12201Technical Physics I*
PHY 12202Technical Physics II*
PHY 13012College Physics II
PHY 21040Physics in Entertainment and the Arts
PHY 23101General University Physics I
PHY 23102General University Physics II
PHY 32511Electronics
PHY 35101Classical Mechanics
Not Available for CBE
PHY 12000Introductory Physics Seminar
PHY 12111Physics for Health Technologies*
PHY 13021General College Physics Laboratory I
PHY 13022General College Physics Laboratory II
PHY 20095Special Topics
PHY 21041Physics in Entertainment and the Arts Laboratory
PHY 21431Frontiers in Astronomy Laboratory
PHY 22564Introduction to Materials Physics
PHY 30020Intermediate Physics Laboratory
PHY 30095Special Topics
PHY 34000Cosmology
PHY 36001Introductory Modern Physics
PHY 36002Applications of Modern Physics
PHY 40020Advanced Physics Laboratory
PHY 40060Physical Literature
PHY 40092Internship in Physics
PHY 40095Special Topics
PHY 40096Individual Investigation
PHY 40099Senior Honors Thesis
PHY 40195Special Topics
PHY 41010Biophotonics
PHY 44600Introduction to Biological Physics
PHY 44802Astrophysics
PHY 45201Electromagnetic Theory
PHY 45301Thermal Physics
PHY 45401Mathematical Methods in Physics
PHY 45403Data Analysis and Computational Physics Techniques
PHY 45501Electromagnetic Waves and Modern Optics
PHY 46101Quantum Mechanics
PHY 46301Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics
PHY 46401Introduction to Solid State Physics

*Courses offered only at Kent State University Regional Campuses.