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Academic Credit and Regulations

International Baccalaureate Examination Credit Chart

Students with scores of 5 or higher (4 in certain subjects) in International Baccalaureate Higher Level courses will be awarded baccalaureate credit of 4 to 10 units, depending on course equivalency. Applicants to CSULB who wish to obtain lower-division course credit for completed International Baccalaureate Higher Level examinations must submit an official IB transcript. Course equivalency for Higher Level examinations completed with satisfactory scores is listed in the International Baccaluareate Examination Credit table that follows.

For the most up-to-date IB credit information, click the "Admission" icon on the CSULB Enrollment Services Web page, and follow the links under "Freshmen" and "Transfer."

IB Exam

IB Score

Credit

Arts, Visual

5, 6, or 7

ART electives - 4 units

Arabic A1

Arabic A2

Arabic B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

ARAB 101A - 4 units & 2 units ARAB electives

ARAB 101A - 4 units & 2 units ARAB electives

ARAB 201B - 4 units & 2 units ARAB electives

Biology

5

6

7

BIOL 200 - 4 units & 2 units BIOL electives

BIOL 200 - 4 units & 2 units BIOL electives

BIOL 211 - 3 units & BIOL 212
- 3 units

Business & Management

5, 6, or 7

CBA electives - 4 units

Chemistry

5, 6, or 7

CHEM 111A - 5 units & 1 unit CHEM elective

Chinese A1

Chinese A2

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

3 units GE C.2c & 3 units CHIN electives

3 units GE C.2c & 3 units CHIN electives

Classical Greek

4, 5, 6, or 7

GK 101A - 4 units & GK 101B - 4 units

Computing Studies

5, 6, or 7

CECS electives - 4 units

Economics

5, 6, or 7

ECON 100 - 3 units & ECON 101 - 3 units

English A1

English A2

English B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

ENGL 100 - 3 units & ENGL 180 - 3 units

ENGL 100 - 3 units & ENGL 180 - 3 units

ENGL 100 - 3 units & ENGL 180 - 3 units

French A2

French B

4, 5, 6, or 7


4, 5, 6, or 7

FREN 312A - 3 units & FREN 312B - 3 units & FREN 411 - 3 units

FREN 312A - 3 units & FREN 312B - 3 units & FREN 314 - 3 units

Geography

5, 6, or 7

GEOG 100 - 3 units & 3 units GEOG elective

German A1

German A2

German B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

GERM 301 - 3 units & GERM 302 - 3 units

GERM 301 - 3 units & GERM 302 - 3 units

GERM 201A - 4 units & GERM 201B - 4 units

History of Africa

5, 6, or 7

3 units GE D2 & 3 units HIST electives

History of the Americas

5, 6, or 7

3 units GE D2 & 3 units HIST electives

History of Asia:
East & Southeast Asia & Oceania
South Asia and the Middle East

5, 6, or 7

5, 6, or 7


3 units GE D2 & 3 units HIST electives

3 units GE D2 & 3 units HIST electives

History of Europe

5, 6, or 7

HIST 132 - 3 units & 3 units HIST electives

History and Culture Islamic World

5, 6, or 7

3 units GE D2 & 3 units HIST electives

Information Tech-

nology in a Global Society

5, 6, or 7

4 units of electives

Italian A1

Italian A2

Italian B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

3 units GE C.2c & 3 units ITAL electives

ITAL 312A - 3 units & ITAL 312B - 3 units & ITAL 411 - 3 units

ITAL 312A - 3 units & ITAL 312B - 3 units & ITAL 314 - 3 units

Japanese A1

Japanese A2

Japanese B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7


4, 5, 6, or 7

JAPN 302 - 3 units & JAPN 371 - 3 units & JAPN 421 - 3 units

JAPN 421 - 3 units & JAPN 302 - 3 units & JAPN 301 - 3 units

JAPN 201 - 4 units & JAPN 202 - 4 units

Korean A1

4, 5, 6, or 7

KOR 102 - 4 units & 2 units KOR electives

Korean B

4, 5, 6, or 7

KOR 102 - 4 units & 2 units KOR electives

Latin

4, 5, 6, or 7

LAT 301 - 4 units & 2 units of upper division Latin electives

Math - Higher Level

4, 5, 6, or 7

MATH 114 - 3 units & MATH 122 - 4 units

Music

5, 6, or 7

MUS 160 - 3 units & MUS 490 - 3 units

Philosophy

5, 6, or 7

PHIL 100 - 3 units & 1 unit PHIL elective

Physics

5, 6, or 7

PHYS 100A - 4 units & PHYS 100B - 4 units

Portuguese A1

Portuguese A2

Portuguese B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

PORT 101A - 4 units & 2 units PORT electives

3 units GE C.2c & 3 units PORT electives

PORT 201B - 4 units & 2 units PORT electives

Psychology

5, 6, or 7

PSY 100 - 3 units & 1 unit PSY elective

Russian A1

Russian A2

Russian B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

3 units GE C.2c & 3 units RUSS electives

RUSS 312 - 3 units & RUSS 314 - 3 units & 3 units upper division RUSS electives
RUSS 201A - 4 units & RUSS 201B - 4 units

Social and Cultural Anthropology

5, 6, or 7

4 units ANTH electives

Spanish A1

Spanish A2

Spanish B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6,
or 7
4, 5, 6, or 7

3 units GE C.2c, & 3 units SPAN electives

SPAN 300 - 6 units & SPAN 314 - 3 units

SPAN 300 - 6 units

Theatre Arts

4, 5, 6, or 7

THEA 122 - 3 units & 3 units THEA electives

 

 

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