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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

Arts, Visual - Option A

5, 6, or 7

5, 6, or 7

ART electives - 4 units

ART electives - 4 units

Arabic A: Literature

Arabic A: Language and Literature

Arabic B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7

ARAB 101A - 4 units & ARAB 101B - 4 units

ARAB 201A - 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 A: Literature

Chinese A: Language and Literature

Chinese B

4, 5, 6, or 7

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


CHIN electives - 6 units

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 A: Literature

English A: Language and Literature

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

Film in English 5, 6, or 7 ENGL electives - 4 units

French A: Literature


French A: Language and Literature


French B

4, 5, 6, or 7


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 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 A: Literature

German A: Language and Literature

German B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7


4, 5, 6, or 7

GERM 398 - 3 units & GERM 498 - 3 units

GERM 398 - 3 units & GERM 498 - 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 of Europe and the Middle East 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 Technology in a Global Society

5, 6, or 7

4 units of electives

Italian A: Literature

Italian A: Language and Literature

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 A: Literature

Japanese A: Language and Literature

Japanese B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7


4, 5, 6, or 7

JAPN 371 - 3 units & JAPN 421 - 3 units & JAPN 471 - 3 units

JAPN 371 - 3 units & JAPN 421 - 3 units & JAPN 471 - 3 units


JAPN 201 - 4 units & JAPN 202 - 4 units

Korean A: Literature

Korean A: Language and Literature

Korean B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7


4, 5, 6, or 7

KOR 102 - 4 units & 2 units KOR electives

KOR 102 - 4 units & 2 units KOR electives


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 A: Literature

Portuguese A: Language and Literature

Portuguese B

4, 5, 6, or 7

4, 5, 6, or 7


4, 5, 6, or 7

PORT 100 - 6 units

PORT 200 - 6 units


PORT 201B - 4 units & 2 units PORT electives

Psychology

5, 6, or 7

PSY 100 - 3 units & 1 unit PSY elective

Russian A: Literature

Russian A: Language and Literature

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 A: Literature

Spanish A: Language and Literature

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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