International Baccalaureate (IB) Policy

In compliance with the State of Texas Senate Bill 111, the university accepts at least 24 semester credit hours of International Baccalaureate (IB) credit in approved subject areas (listed below) from students who have earned the IB Diploma. To receive credit, students must score 4 or higher on Higher Level (HL) exams or 5 or higher on Standard Level (SL) exams. The university suggests that each student with an IB Diploma discuss potential IB credit with his or her advisor or personnel in Academic Services to determine the best use of IB credits for his or her individual degree plan.

IB Course S L Score H L Score Equivalent Course Credit Hours
English 5 4 ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 6
French 5 4 FREN 1411 and FREN 1412 8
Spanish 5 4 SPAN 1411 and SPAN 1412 8
Economics 5 4 ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 6
Geography 5 4 GEOG 1303 3
History 5 4 HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 6
Philosophy 5 4 PHIL 1301 3
Psychology 5 4 PSYC 2301 3
Anthropology 5 4 ANTH 2351 3
Business/Management 5 4 BUSI 1301 3
Biology 5 4 BIOL 1306, BIOL 1106 and BIOL 1307, BIOL 1107 8
Chemistry 5 4 CHEM 1311, CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112 8
Physics 5 4 PHYS 1301, PHYS 1101 and PHYS 1302, PHYS 1102 8
Math 5 4 MATH 2413 4
Computer Science 5 4 COSC 1300 3
Visual Arts 5 4 ARTS 1301 3
Theatre Arts 5 4 DRAM 1310 3
Music 5 4 MUSI 1306 3