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International Baccalaureate

LMU may award up to 6 semester hours (up to 8 for lab-based science courses) for higher level passes for which a student scores 5 or above.  Not all higher level examinations will yield advanced-standing credit.  The following IB examinations have been approved for transfer as follows:

Please note:
IB credit does not count for most graduate Health Professions and Dental schools.  Students intending to pursue pre-medical studies should fulfill major requirements at LMU.

Students studying for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies do not follow the regular University Core pattern.  Please contact the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation for more information on courses that fulfill University Core requirements.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MINIMUM SCORE SEMESTER HOURS AWARDED EQUIVALENT LMU COURSE
Biology Higher Level 5 6 BIOL 101 and 102
Business and Management Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Chemistry Higher Level 5


6-7
6


8
Score of 5: no specific course; fulfills Science/Technology core requirement for most majors

Score of 6-7: CHEM 110+111+112+113 (8 semester hours); also fulfills CHEM 114 and 111 requirement for engineering majors.
Computer Science Higher Level 5 PENDING
Dance Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills one semester of the lower division World Dance requirement for the major.
Economics Higher Level 5 6 ECON 110 and 120; fulfills Social Science core except for College of Business Administration and Elementary Teacher Preparation majors (Liberal Studies)
English A1 Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills Literature core for most majors
English A: Language and Literature Higher Level 2013 syllabus 5 6 No specific course
Foreign Language A1 (non-English) Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Foreign Language A2 Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Foreign Language B Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Foreign Language Literature A 5 6 No specific course
Further Mathematics 5 6 No specific course
Geography Higher Level 5 6 GEOG 100 plus 3 semester hours of elective credit; fulfills half of Social Science core except for College of Business and Elementary Teacher Preparation majors (Liberal Studies) and some secondary teacher preparation programs
History 2003 syllabus Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2003 syllabus: Islamic Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2010 syllabus (Rt. 1) Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills Western Civilizations core for most majors
History 2010 syllabus (Rt. 2): Africa Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills Contemporary Societies core for most majors
History 2010 syllabus (Rt. 2): Asia and Oceania Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills Contemporary Societies core for most majors
History 2010 syllabus (Rt. 2): Americas Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills Contemporary Societies core for most majors
History 2010 syllabus (Rt. 2): Europe and the Middle East Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Language A Higher Level: Language and Literature  - 2013 syllabus 5 6 No specific course
Language A Higher Level: Literature  - 2013 syllabus 5 6 No specific course
Mathematics Higher Level:
•  2008 syllabus
•  2014 syllabus
5 6 MATH 120 and 122; fulfills Math core except for College of Business Administration and Elementary Teacher Preparation majors (Liberal Studies) and some secondary teacher preparation programs
Modern Classical Language Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Music Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Philosophy Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Physics 2001 syllabus Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills Science/Technology Core for most majors
Physics 2007 syllabus Higher Level 5

6-7
8

8
Score of 5: No specific course; fulfills Science/Technology Core

Score of 6-7: PHYS 253+254+255+256
Engineering students with IB HL scores of 6-7 need to meet with the Chair of Physics to determine if they will receive credit for PHYS 101 and/or 201 courses.
Psychology Higher Level 5 6 PSYC 100; fulfills half Social Science core for most majors
Social and Cultural Anthropology Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills half Social Science core except for College of Business and Elementary Teacher Preparation majors (Liberal Studies) and some secondary teacher preparation programs
Theatre Higher Level 5 6 THEA 110; fulfills Creative Arts core requirement for all except Elementary Teacher Preparation majors and Theatre Arts majors
Visual Arts: Option A Higher Level 5 6 No specific course; fulfills the Creative Arts core requirement for all majors except Elementary Teacher Preparation majors and Studio Arts majors
Visual Arts: Option B Higher Level 5 6 No specific course