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University of Nevada, Reno    
  Jan 16, 2018

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 5,6, or 7. Credit is not granted for the standard level examinations. A maximum of 24 credits may be granted for examinations completed through the IB diploma program. 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.

IB Examination Score Required University Course Equivalent
Anthropology 5, 6, 7 ANTH 101  (3 credits)
Biology 5 BIOL 100  * (3 credits)
  6, 7 BIOL 190 BIOL 191  * (6 credits)**
Chemistry 5 CHEM 121A  * (3 credits)
  6, 7 CHEM 121A  , CHEM 122A * (6 credits)
English (Lang A1) 5, 6 or 7 ENG 101 ENG 297 (6 credits)
French Language 5, 6 or 7 FREN 211 FREN 212  (6 credits)
Mathematics 5, 6, or 7 on Math w/Option 8: Statistics and Probability MATH 181  and STAT 152  (7 credits
  5, 6, or 7 on Math w/Option 9 or 11 MATH 181  (4 credits)
  5, 6, or 7 on Math w/Option 10: Series and Differential Equations - Topic 10 MATH 181  and MATH 182  (8 credits)
Physics 5 PHYS 151A  * (3 credits)
  6, 7 PHYS 151A , PHYS 152A * (6 credits)
Spanish Language 5, 6, 7 SPAN 211 SPAN 212  (6 credits)

*Meets university core curriculum natural science requirements only with the completion of the corresponding laboratory courses (for example, CHEM 121L  and CHEM 122L  , PHYS 151LA  and PHYS 152LA  ) or if the department certifies that the student has completed an appropriate advanced laboratory in high school. Contact the department for specific instructions. For BIOL 100  laboratory portion, contact the department to sign up for 1 credit of independent studies to complete the lab requirement.

**Meets a University Core Curriculum Natural Science requirement and biology major requirement only after successful completion of BIOL 192 .