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Credit by Examination

Credit for selected Kent State University courses is granted under the Credit-by-Examination Program (CBE) administered through the Registrar's Office. 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 11030    Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe   
PHY 13001    General College Physics I   
PHY 13002    General College Physics II   
PHY 21430    Frontiers in Astronomy   

Available for CBE with Departmental Permission

PHY 12201    Technical Physics I*   
PHY 12202    Technical Physics II*   
PHY 13011    College Physics I   
PHY 13012    College Physics II   
PHY 21040    Physics in Entertainment and the Arts   
PHY 23101    General University Physics I   
PHY 23102    General University Physics II   
PHY 32511    Electronics   
PHY 35101    Classical Mechanics   

Not Available for CBE

PHY 12000    Introductory Physics Seminar   
PHY 12111    Physics for Health Technologies*   
PHY 13021    General College Physics Laboratory I   
PHY 13022    General College Physics Laboratory II   
PHY 20095    Special Topics   
PHY 21041    Physics in Entertainment and the Arts Laboratory   
PHY 21431    Frontiers in Astronomy Laboratory   
PHY 22564    Introduction to Materials Physics   
PHY 30020    Intermediate Physics Laboratory   
PHY 30095    Special Topics   
PHY 34000    Cosmology   
PHY 36001    Introductory Modern Physics   
PHY 36002    Applications of Modern Physics   
PHY 40020    Advanced Physics Laboratory   
PHY 40060    Physical Literature   
PHY 40092    Internship in Physics   
PHY 40095    Special Topics   
PHY 40096    Individual Investigation   
PHY 40099    Senior Honors Thesis   
PHY 40195    Special Topics   
PHY 41010    Biophotonics   
PHY 44600    Introduction to Biological Physics   
PHY 44802    Astrophysics   
PHY 45201    Electromagnetic Theory   
PHY 45301    Thermal Physics   
PHY 45401    Mathematical Methods in Physics   
PHY 45403    Data Analysis and Computational Physics Techniques   
PHY 45501    Electromagnetic Waves and Modern Optics   
PHY 46101    Quantum Mechanics

PHY 46301    Introduction to Nuclear and Particle Physics   
PHY 46401    Introduction to Solid State Physics   

*Courses offered only at Kent State University Regional Campuses.

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