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The University of Tampa grants credit to students who complete CAPE Unit I (1) or Unit II (2) exams with a grade of I (1) to III (3). A maximum of 30 credits can be granted. Credit is granted as specific subject credit, elective credit or credit towards Spartan Studies general education requirements.

The University of Tampa will only award credit once the official CAPE Unit I (1) or Unit II (2) certificate has been issued. Preliminary results, statement of results and unofficial photocopies cannot be used to grant credit. Once you have received your official CAPE exam certificate, either have your school make an official photocopy of the original by stamping the copy as official or submit the original exam certificate to the Office of Admissions. A certified photocopy will be made, and the original certificate(s) will be returned to you.

This evaluation of the credits awarded for CAPE examinations is subject to change and may be reviewed and revised periodically by The University of Tampa. Subjects not currently listed will be reviewed individually.

Spartan Studies is The University of Tampa’s general education program. The following abbreviations indicate which Spartan Studies requirement would be fulfilled. If nothing is listed in the Spartan Studies column, then the course does not meet general education requirements but may meet major requirements or count as general elective credit.

  • NSD – Natural Science Distribution
  • TBH – Text-Based Humanities Distribution
  • VPA – Visual and Performing Arts Distribution
  • SSD – Social Science Distribution
  • UTMAT – Math requirement
CAPE Exam Subject UT Course Spartan Studies Requirement Credits
Accounting Unit I (1) ACC TR 4
Accounting Unit II (2) ACC TR 4
Animation and Game Design Unit I (1) FMX TR VPA 4
Animation and Game Design Unit II (2) FMX TR VPA 4
Agriculture Science Unit I (1) or II (2) no credit
Applied Mathematics Unit I (1) or II (2) MAT 201 UTMAT 4
Art and Design Unit I (1) ART TR VPA 4
Art and Design Unit II (2) ART TR VPA 4
Biology Unit I (1) BIO 198 and BIO 198L NSD 4
Biology Unit II (2) BIO 199 and BIO 199L 4
Building and Mechanical Engineering Drawing Unit I (1) or II (2) no credit  
Caribbean Studies (Unit I (1) only) SSD TR SSD 4
Chemistry Unit I (1) CHE 152 and CHE 153L SSD 4
Chemistry Unit II (2) CHE 154 and CHE 155L 4
Communication Studies (Unit I (1) only) COM TR SSD 4
Computer Science Unit I (1) or II (2) UTAMPA 200 UTAMPA 200
Digital Media Unit I (1) VPA TR VPA
Digital Media Unit II (2) VPA TR VPA 8
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology Unit I (1) or II (2) no credit
Economics Unit I (1) ECO 204 SSD 4
Economics Unit II (2) ECO 205 4
Entrepreneurship Unit I (1) BUS TR 4
Entrepreneurship Unit II (2) BUS TR 4
Environmental Science Unit I (1) ENS 112 NSD 4
Environmental Science Unit II (2) ENS TR NSD 4
Financial Services Studies Unit I (1) or II (2) no credit
Food and Nutrition Unit I (1) no credit 
Food and Nutrition Unit II (2) HSC 203 4
French Unit I (1) FRE 101 TBH 4
French Unit II (2) FRE 102 TBH 4
Geography Unit I (1) or II (2) GEO 102 SSD 4
Green Engineering Unit I (1) or II (2) no credit
History Unit I (1) HIS TR SSD 4
History Unit II (2) HIS TR SSD 4
Information Technology Unit I (1) or II (2) ITM 220 4
Integrated Mathematics (Unit I (1) only) MAT TR UTMAT 4
Law Unit I (1) LJA TR 4
Law Unit II (2) LJA TR 4
Literature in English Unit I (1) LIT TR TBH 4
Literature in English Unit II (2) LIT TR TBH 4
Logistics and Supply Chain Operations Unit I (1) or II (2) no credit
Management of Business Unit I (1) BUS TR 4
Management of Business Unit II (2) BUS 101 4
Performing Arts Unit I (1) THR TR VPA 4
Performing Arts Unit II (2) THR TR VPA 4
Physics Unit I (1) PHY 200 and PHY 200L NSD 4
Physics Unit II (2) PHY 201 and PHY 201L  NSD 4
Physical Education and Sport Unit I (1) ESC TR 4
Physical Education and Sport Unit II (2) ESC TR 4
Pure Mathematics Unit I (1) MAT 260 UTMAT 4
Pure Mathematics Unit II (2) MAT 261 UTMAT 4
Sociology Unit I (1) or II (2) SOC 100 4
Spanish Unit I (1) SPA 101 TBH 4
Spanish Unit II (2) SPA 102 TBH 4
Tourism Unit I (1) or II (2) no credit