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DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

Please use the chart below to reference your DSST examinations and test scores that are accepted by Liberty University Online.

  • Art of the Western World
    • LU Course Equivalency: ARTS 105 Art Appreciation
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Astronomy
    • LU Course Equivalency: PHSC 121 Astronomy
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Business Ethics and Society
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 1XX Business Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Business Mathematics
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 1XX Business Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 48 or 400
  • Criminal Justice
    • LU Course Equivalency: CJUS 200 Intro to Criminal Justice
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3 or 6*
    • Required Score: 400
  • Computing and Information Technology
    • LU Course Equivalency: INFT 1XX Information Technology Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 46 or 400
  • Environment Science
    • LU Course Equivalency: ENVR 215 Principles of Environmental Science
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Ethics in America
    • LU Course Equivalency: PHIL 1XX Philosophy Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Foundations of Education
    • LU Course Equivalency: EDUC 200 Foundations of Education
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Fundamentals of College Algebra
    • LU Course Equivalency: MATH 1XX Math Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Fundamentals of Counseling
    • LU Course Equivalency: PSYC 1XX Psychology Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Fundamentals of Cyber-Security
    • LU Course Equivalency: CSIS 340 Studies In Information Security
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • General Anthropology
    • LU Course Equivalency: GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 47 or 400
  • Health and Human Development
    • LU Course Equivalency: HLTH 1XX Health Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • History of the Soviet Union
    • LU Course Equivalency: HIEU 3XX European History Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 45 or 400
  • A History of the Vietnam War
    • LU Course Equivalency: HIWD 1XX History Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Human Resource Management
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 342 Human Resource Management
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Introduction to Business
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 101 Introduction to Business
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 45 or 400
  • Introduction to Geology
    • LU Course Equivalency: ENVR 220 Physical Geology
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
    • LU Course Equivalency: CJUS 2XX Criminal Justice Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 45 or 400
  • Introduction to World Religions
    • LU Course Equivalency: RLGN 350 World Religions
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Lifespan Development Psychology
    • LU Course Equivalency: PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 46 or 400
  • Management Information Systems
    • LU Course Equivalency: CSIS 1XX Computer Science Information Systems Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Math for Liberal Arts
    • LU Course Equivalency: MATH 115 Mathematics for Liberal Arts
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 52 or 54 or 400**
  • Money and Banking
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 321 Money and the Financial System
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 48 or 400
  • Organizational Behavior
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 240 Organizational Behavior I
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Personal Finance
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 223 Personal Finance
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Principles of Advanced English Composition
    • LU Course Equivalency: ENGL 1XX English Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Principles of Finance
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 320 Corporate Finance
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 46 or 400
  • Principles of Public Speaking
    • LU Course Equivalency: COMS 101 Public Speaking
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Principles of Statistics
    • LU Course Equivalency: MATH 201 Probability and Statistics
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Principles of Supervision
    • LU Course Equivalency: BUSI 1XX Business Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 46 or 400
  • Substance Abuse
    • LU Course Equivalency: HLTH 3XX Health Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • Technical Writing
    • LU Course Equivalency: ENGL 1XX English Elective
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 400
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
    • LU Course Equivalency: HIUS 420 Civil War and Reconstruction
    • Credit Minimum Hours: 3
    • Required Score: 47 or 400

* Credit varies by the specific exam taken. A combination of CJUS 200 and CJUS 2XX may be awarded.

** Math for Liberal Arts:
  • Exam #SQ300 requires a score of 54 or higher
  • Exam #SR300 requires a score of 52 or higher

To see how these courses will fit into your degree plan please consult the following:

Electives

1XX courses are lower-level electives in the listed prefix
3XX courses are upper-level electives in the listed prefix

Some exams listed are no longer offered.  Please refer to the DSST website for current offerings.