The DSST Program (formerly known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)

Through a series of 38 exams in several subject areas, the nationally recognized DSST program allows students to earn college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. For information on DSST exams and test locations, visit www.getcollegecredit.com, or call 609-720-6740 or 877-471-9860. DSST Public Speaking is now available by appointment only. Please send a request for an appointment to, ntc@umuc.edu

UMUC offers the DSST exams at the stateside locations listed below. Base access may be required for some locations; please contact the locations directly to find out the days and times that tests are administered.

Students who want their scores sent to UMUC Adelphi, UMUC-Asia or UMUC-Europe should list the score report number 9357 on their examination papers. UMUC Adelphi receives all DSST score reports; therefore, the same code should be used for all locations.

Please note: Active-duty military personnel may apply for and take DSST exams without charge at the Education Office of their respective military installations if taking an exam for the first time. Military funding is no longer available for retesting.

Examination Source

Examination Title

Course Equivalents

Score Required

Number of Credits

DSST

A History of the Vietnam War

BEHS 337/HIST 381

44

3 LL

DSST

Art of the Western World

ARTH 201

48

3 LL

DSST

Astronomy

ASTR 100 (not lab science)

48

3 LL

DSST

Business Law II

BMGT 381

44

3 UL

DSST

Business Ethics and Society

BMGT 496

400

3 UL

DSST

Business Mathematics

BMGT Supplemental

48 | 400

3 LL

DSST

Criminal Justice

CCJS 100

49 | 400

3 LL | 3 UL

DSST

Environment and Humanity: The Race to Save The Planet

BEHS/NSCI 361

46

3 LL

DSST

Ethics in America

PHIL 140

46 | 400

3 LL | 3 UL

DSST

Foundations of Education

EDPA 301

46

3 LL

DSST

Fundamentals of College Algebra

MATH 012

47 | 400

3 LL

DSST

Fundamentals of Counseling

EDCP 410

45

3 LL

DSST

General Anthropology

No Equivalent
GER Soc. Sci.

47

3 LL

DSST

Here's to Your Health

HLTH 100TR

48 | 400

3 LL | 3 UL

DSST

Human Resource Mgmt.

HRMN 300

46

3 LL

DSST

Human/Cultural Geography

GEOG 202

48

3 LL

DSST

Introduction to Business

BMGT 110

46 | 400

3 LL

DSST

Introduction to Computing

IFSM 201

45 | 400

3 LL

DSST

Introduction to Law Enforcement

CCJS 340

45

3 LL

DSST

Introduction to the Modern Middle East

LL History or World Regions categories.

47

3 LL

DSST

Introduction to World Religions

HUMN

48 | 400

3 LL | 3 UL

DSST

Lifespan Developmental Psychology

EDHD 320

46

3 LL

DSST

Management Information Systems

IFSM 300

46 | 400

3 LL | 3 UL

DSST

Money and Banking

ECON 430

48

3 UL

DSST

Organizational Behavior

BMGT 464

48

3 LL

DSST

Personal Finance

BMGT

46 | 400

3 LL

DSST

Physical Geology

GEOL 100 (not lab science)

46

3 LL

DSST

Principles of Accounting I Financial

ACCT 220

47

3 LL

DSST

Principles of Finance

FINC 330

46 | 400

3 LL | 3 UL

DSST

Principles of Physical Science I

GNSC 100/NSCI 100 (not lab science)

47

3 LL

DSST

Principles of Public Speaking

SPCH 100

47

3 LL

DSST

Principles of Statistics

STAT 200

48 | 400

3 LL

DSST

Principles of Supervision

MGST 160

46 | 400

3 LL

DSST

Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

HIST 448

45

3 UL

DSST

Substance Abuse

HLTH

49 | 400

3 LL | 3 UL

DSST

Technical Writing

Speech/Writing

46

3 LL

DSST

The Civil War and Reconstruction

HIST 462, HIST 363

47

3 UL

DSST

Western Europe Since 1945

History or World Regions

45

3 LL

(Updated April 2014)