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International Baccalaureate

Students who complete International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and receive creditable scores may, upon admission to Portland State, be granted credit toward a bachelor's degree.

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Students may request official IB transcripts by following the instructions on the International Baccalaureate website.

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Office of Admissions

Portland State University

PO Box 751

Portland, OR 97207-0751

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.

Specific IB Credit

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. For students who took IB exams prior to the current exam year, please see chart for IB exams taken in 2013 and earlier.

IB Exam Credit Effective May 2014 

ARTS IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

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

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MARINE SCIENCE 4 BI LD ---- ----

Physics

4

PH LD

12

PH 201/202/203

Sports, Exercise and Health

4

PHE LD

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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

4

PS LD

8

PS 205 + PS LD

History

4

HST LD

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History: Africa

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12

HST LD

History: Americas

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12

HST LD

History: Asia/Oceania

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12

HST LD

History: Europe & Middle East

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12

HST LD

History: Medieval Europe & Islamic World

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12

HST 101/102/103

Info & Tech in a Global Society

4

GEN LD

8

GEN LD

Philosophy

4

PHL LD

8

PHL 201/LD

Psychology

4

PSY LD

8

PSY 200/204

Social and Cultural Anthropology

4

ANTH LD

4

ANTH LD

World Religions

4

AL LD

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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

(no longer offered)

12

mth 253/261/344

Math Studies

4

MTH LD

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Mathematics

6

MTH LD

12

MTH 251/252/ld

       

languages IB CERTIFICATE COURSE

Standard Level CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

Higher Level CREDIT

PSU EQUIVALENT

Language AB initio

TBD

Contact Dept

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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

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Literature and Performance (Spanish OR French)

4

SPAN UD OR FR UD

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