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International Baccalaureate North America examinations (IB)


 International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination

The university grants credit and assigns a grade of “TST” for IB higher level examinations passed with scores of 4,5,6, or 7. Credit is granted for the standard level examinations listed below, with a score of 5 or more. Evaluation is on a course by course basis with a maximum of eight semester credits in any one discipline.

The applicability of IB credits towards satisfying specific major/degree requirements is determined by individual colleges and departments. A maximum of 60 semester credits may be earned in any combination of non-traditional learning examinations and applied towards a bachelor’s degree. The following examinations have been determined to have UNR course equivalence.

Higher Level Exams

IB Examination Score Required University Course Equivalent
Anthropology (Social/Cultural) 4+ ANTH 101  (3 credits)
Biology

4 or 5

6 or 7

BIOL 100A  * (3 credits)

BIOL 190  and BIOL 191  * (6 credits)**

*Meets a Silver Core Curriculum Natural Sciences with lab (CO4L) requirement only after successful completion of the laboratory portion of BIOL 100 at UNR. Contact the Biology Department to enroll in 1 credit of independent study to complete the lab requirement.

**Meets a biology major requirement only after successful completion of BIOL 192.

Business Management 4+ BUS 101   (3 credits)
Chemistry

5

6 or 7

CHEM 121A   (3 credits)

CHEM 121A  and CHEM 122A   (6 credits)

Meets a chemistry major requirement only if the Chemistry Department certifies that the student has completed an appropriate, advanced chemistry laboratory in high school; or after successful completion of CHEM 121L  and CHEM 122L . Meets a Silver Core Curriculum Natural Sciences with lab (CO4L) requirement only after successful completion of CHEM 121L  and/or CHEM 122L .
Computer Science 5, 6, or 7 CS 135   (3 credits)
Economics

4 or 5

6 or 7

ECON 102   (3 credits)

ECON 102  and ECON 103  (6 credits)

English Language A: Literature or

English Language A: Language and Literature

4

5, 6 or 7

ENG 101   (3 credits)

ENG 101  and ENG 298   (6 credits) OR 

ENG 101  and ENG 102   (6 credits) when ENG 104  is taken.

No more than 6 credits may be awarded in English.
French Language

4

5, 6 or 7

FREN 211   (3 credits)

FREN 211  and FREN 212  (6 credits)

Geography 5+ GEOG 106  (3 credits)
German Language

4

5, 6, or 7

GER 211  

GER 211  and GER 212  

History of Africa 5+ HIST 230   (3 credits)
History of the Americas 5+ HIST 101  and HIST 102  (6 credits)
HIST 101  meets Silver Core Humanities 203/CO5, CO8 requirement ONLY after successful completion of PSC 100  (1 cr.) available via 365Learning.
History of Europe 5+ HIST 105  and HIST 106   (6 credits)
History of Islam 5+ HIST LELC (3 credits)
Info Tech in Global Society 5+ Elective Credit (3 credits)
Mathematics 5, 6, or 7  MATH 181  (4 credits)
Music 5+ Music Elective Credit (3 credits)
Philosophy 4+ PHIL 101  (3 credits)
Physics

5

6 or 7

PHYS 151A   (3 credits)

PHYS 151A  and PHYS 152A   (6 credits)

Students must complete an appropriate physics laboratory course (PHYS 151LA PHYS 152A ) to meet a Silver Core Curriculum Natural Sciences with lab (CO4L) requirement.
Political Science (Global Politics) 5, 6, or 7 PSC 231   (3 credits)
Psychology 4+ PSY 101   (3 credits)
Spanish Language 5, 6, or 7 SPAN 211  and SPAN 212  (6 credits)
Theatre Arts 5+ THTR 100   (3 credits)
Visual Arts 4+ Elective Credit (3 credits)

 

Standard Level Exams

French Language 5+ FREN 111   and FREN 112  (8 credits)
German Language 5+ GER 111   and GER 112  (8 credits)
Japanese Language 5+ JPN 111   and JPN 112  (8 credits)
Physics 5+ PHYS 100  * (3 credits)
Spanish Language 5+ SPAN 111   and SPAN 112  (8 credits)