University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Sep 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

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 units) CO6
Biology

4 or 5

6 or 7

BIOL 100A  * (3 units) CO4

BIOL 190A  (3 units) and BIOL 191A  * (3 units) CO4 **

*Meets a Core Curriculum Physical & Natural Phenomena 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

4

5

6+

CHEM Elective (3 units)

CHEM 121A   (3 units) CO4

CHEM 121A  (3 units) CO4 and CHEM 122A   (3 units) CO4

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 Core Curriculum Physical & Natural Phenomena with lab (CO4L) requirement only after successful completion of CHEM 121L  and/or CHEM 122L .
Computer Science

4

CS 135   (3 units)

Dance 4+ DAN 101  (3 units) CO7
Design Technology 4+ ENGR Elective (3 units)
Economics

4 or 5

6+

ECON 102   (3 units) CO6

ECON 102  (3 units) CO6 and ECON 103  (3 units) CO6

English Language A: Literature or

English Language A: Language and Literature

4

5+

ENG 101   (3 units)

ENG 101  and ENG 298   (6 units) OR 

ENG 101  (3 units) and ENG 102   (3 units) CO1, CO3 when ENG 104  is taken.

Film 4+ ENG 202  (3 units) CO7
No more than 6 credits may be awarded in English.
French Language

4

5+

FREN 211   (3 units)

FREN 211  and FREN 212  (6 units)

Geography 4+ GEOG 106  (3 units) CO6
German Language

4

5+

GER 211  

GER 211  and GER 212  

History of Africa

4

5+

HIST Elective  (3 units)

HIST 230  (3 units)

History of the Americas

4

5+

HIST Elective (3 units)

HIST 101  and HIST 102  (6 units)

HIST 101  meets Core Humanities 203/CO5, CO8 requirement ONLY after successful completion of PSC 100  (1 cr.) available via 365Learning.
History of Europe

4

5+

HIST Elective (3 units)

HIST 105  and HIST 106   (6 credits)

History of Islam 4+ HIST Elective (3 units)
Info Tech in Global Society 4+ IS Elective (3 units)
Mathematics

4

5+

MATH Elective (3 units)

MATH 181  (4 units) CO2

Music 4+ MUS Elective  (3 units)
Philosophy 4+ PHIL 101  (3 units)
Physics

4

5

6+

PHYS Elective (3 units)

PHYS 151A   (3 units)

PHYS 151A  and PHYS 152A   (6 units)

Students must complete an appropriate physics laboratory course (PHYS 151LA PHYS 152A ) to meet a Core Curriculum Physical & Natural Phenomena with lab (CO4L) requirement.
Political Science (Global Politics)

4+

PSC Elective (3 units) 

Psychology 4+ PSY 101   (3 units) CO6
Spanish Language

4

5+

SPAN 211  (3 units)

SPAN 211  and SPAN 212  (6 units)

Theatre Arts

4

5+

THTR Elective (3 units)

THTR 100   (3 units) CO7

Visual Arts 4+ ART 100   (3 units) CO7

 

Standard Level Exams

Arabic 5+ ARA LELC (3 units)
Biology 5+ BIOL LELC (3 units)
Business Management 5+ BUS LELC (3 units)
Chemistry 5+ CHEM LELC (3 units)
Chinese 5+ CHI LELC (3 units)
Computer Science 5+ CS LELC (3 units)
Design Technology 5+ ENGR LELC (3 units)
English A: Literature 5+ ENG LELC (3 units)
English A: Language and Literature 5+ ENG LELC (3 units)
English A1 5+ ENG LELC (3 units)
Environment and Society 5+ ENV LELC (3 units)
Film 5+ FILM LELC (3 units)
French Language 5+ FREN 111  and FREN 112  (8 units)
Geography 5+ GEOG LELC (3 units)
German Language 5+ GER 111  and GER 112  (8 units)
Global Politics 5+ PSC LELC (3 units)
History of Asia and Oceana 5+ HIST LELC (3 units)
History of Islam 5+ HIST LELC (3 units)
Information Technology in a Global Society 5+ IS LELC (3 units)
Japanese Language 5+ JPN 111  and JPN 112  (8 units)
Mandarin Language 5+ CHI LELC (3 units)
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches 5+ MATH LELC (3 units)
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation 5+ MATH LELC (3 units)
Mathematics Studies 5+ MATH LELC (3 units)
Music: Solo Performing 5+ MUSA LELC (3 units)
Music: Group Performing 5+ MUSE LELC (3 units)
Physics 5+ PHYS 100  * (3 units) CO4L
Psychology 5+ PSY LELC (3 units)
Social and Cultural Anthropology 5+ ANTH LELC (3 units)
Spanish Language 5+ SPAN 111  and SPAN 112  (8 units)
Sports, Exercise, and Health Science 5+ CHS LELC (3 units)
Theatre 5+ THTR LELC (3 units) CO7
Visual Arts 5+ ART LELC (3 units) CO7
World Religions 5+ RST LELC (3 units)