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IB Exams Taken in 2013 and Earlier

The chart below identifies IB exams which may have been updated or discontinued after 2013. Students who took the IB exams in 2014 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 2013

ARTS IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

To be awarded college credit, a minimum score of 5 is required for both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) exams. Specific credit will be awarded based on individual exam scores. 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. 

 

STANDARD LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

DANCE

3

TA LD

6

TA 104/LD

FILM

4

TA LD

8

TA LD

MUSIC (SOLO, GROUP, OR COMPOSITION)

4

MUS LD

8

MUS LD

THEATRE

4

TA LD

4

TA LD

VISUAL ARTS

4

ART LD

8

ART 115/131

EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

STANDARD LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

BIOLOGY

4

BI LD

15

BI 251/252/253

CHEMISTRY

4

CH LD

12

CH LD

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY TBD CONTACT DEPT TBD CONTACT DEPT

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

4

ESM LD

----

----

PHYSICS

4

PH LD

12

PH 201/202/203

SPORTS, EXERCISE AND HEALTH

4

PHE LD

----

----

INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

STANDARD LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

4

BA LD

4

BA LD

ECONOMICS

4

EC 101

8

EC 201/202

GEOGRAPHY

4

GEOG LD

8

GEOG 230/LD

GLOBAL POLITICS (PILOT SCHOOLS ONLY)

4

PS LD

8

PS 205 + PS 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 101/102/103

INFO & TECH IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY

4

GEN LD

8

GEN 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

WORLD RELIGIONS

4

AL LD

----

----

MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

STANDARD LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

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 IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

STANDARD LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

LANGUAGE AB INITIO

TBD

CONTACT DEPT

----

----

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES: GREEK

4

GRK 103

16

GRK 101/102/ 103/201

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES: LATIN

4

LAT 103

16

LAT 101/102/ 103/201

LANGUAGE A: LITERATURE (ENGLISH) 

4

WR 121

12

WR 121+ENG 100/104

LANGUAGE A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (ENGLISH) 

4

WR 121

12

WR 121+ENG 100/104

LANGUAGE A: LITERATURE (OTHER)

4-5

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

12-15

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE A: LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (OTHER)

4-5

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

12-15

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE B (OTHER)

4-5

203 COURSE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE

12-15

4-5 UD, 8-10 LD

FRENCH B

4

FR 203

12

8 FR LD, 4 FR UD 

GERMAN B 4 GER 203 12 8 GER LD, 4 GER UD
JAPANESE B 5 JPN 203 15 10 JPN LD, 5 JPN UD 
MANDARIN B 5 CHN 203 15 10 CHN LD, 5 CHN UD

SPANISH B

4

SPAN 203

12

8 SPAN LD, 4 SPAN UD

SWEDISH B

4

SWED 203

12

8 SWED LD, 4 SWED UD

LITERATURE AND PERFORMANCE (ENGLISH)

4

TA LD

----

----

LITERATURE AND PERFORMANCE (SPANISH OR FRENCH)

4

SPAN UD OR FR UD

----

----

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.

arts IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

standard level CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

higher level CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

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 IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

STANDARD LEVEL CREDIT PSU EQUIVALENT HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT PSU EQUIVALENT
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 IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

STANDARD LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

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 IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

standard level CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

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 IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

standard level CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

HIGHER LEVEL CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

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