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IB Exams Taken Prior to Current Year

The chart below identifies IB exams which may have been updated or discontinued after 2012. Students who took the IB exams in 2013 should reference the chart on the main IB webpage.

Earned IB Diploma

Students enrolling at Portland State who earn their IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive a total of 45 college credits and sophomore class standing. 

IB Exam Credit Effective 2012 and Prior Years

Where no specific numeric PSU course is awarded, LD indicates lower division elective credit and UD indicates upper division elective credit awarded in the department specified.

IB CERTIFICATE COURSE
SL
HL

 

CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

Arts:
   

Film 4 TA LD 8 TA LD
Music 4 MUS LD 8 MUS LD
Theatre 4 TA LD 4 TA LD
Visual Arts 4 ART LD 8 ART 115/131
Experimental Sciences:        
Biology 4 BI LD 15 BI 251/252/253
Chemistry 4 CH LD 12 CH LD
Design Technology TBD Under Review TBD Under Review
Environmental Systems 4 ESM LD ---- ----
Physics 4 PH LD 12 PH 201/202/203
Individuals and Societies:        
Business and Management 4 BA LD 4 BA LD
Economics 4 EC LD 8 EC 201/202
Geography 4 GEOG LD 8
GEOG 230/LD
History 4 HST LD ---- ----
History: Africa
---- ---- 12 HST LD
History: Americas ---- ---- 12
HST LD
History: Asia/Oceania
---- ---- 12
HST LD
History: Europe & Middle East
---- ---- 12
HST LD
History: Medieval Europe & Islamic World
---- ---- 12
HST LD
Info & Tech in a Global Society 4 GEN LD 8 GEN LD
Islamic History 4 HST LD 8 HST LD
Philosophy 4 PHL LD
8 PHL LD
Psychology 4 PSY LD 8 PSY 200/204
Social and Cultural Anthropology 4 ANTH LD 4 ANTH LD
Math and Computer Science:        
Computer Science 4 CS LD 8 CS LD
Further Mathematics 4 MTH LD
---- ----
Math Studies 4 MTH LD ---- ----
Mathematics 4 MTH LD 12 MTH 251/252/253
Languages:        
Language AB initio TBD Contact Dept ---- ----
Language A1 (English) 
4 ENG LD 12 ENG 104/105/106
Language A1 (Other) 4-5 Foreign Language LD
12-15 Foreign Language LD
Language A2 (other than listed)
4-5 Foreign Language LD
12-15
Foreign Language LD
Language B (other than listed)
4-5 Foreign Language LD
12-15 Foreign Language LD
Chinese A2
5 CHN LD 15 CHN 101/102/103
French A2 and B
4 FR LD 15 FR 101/102/103/LD
German A2 and B
4 GER LD 15
GER 101/102/103/LD
Japanese A2 and B 5 JPN LD 15 JPN 101/102/103
Mandarin B 5 CHN LD 15 CHN LD
Spanish A2 and B 4 SPAN LD 15 SPAN 101/102/103/LD
Swedish B 4 SWED LD 12 SWED LD