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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAM

(Sam Houston State University Policy Information – Revised 09/11/2013)

Sam Houston State University recognizes the International Baccalaureate Program for those students who earn the IB diploma/certificate.  Although Sam Houston typically accepts a maximum of thirty (30) semester hours of credit through a combination of national standardized examinations and/or locally designed and administered departmental tests,  students earning the IB diploma/certificate are capable of earning in excess of those 30 hours. 

 GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Information on the International Baccalaureate Program may be obtained from high school counselors or by visiting the International Baccalaureate website at www.ibo.org.

 LIMITATIONS:

  • Students with the IB diploma/certificate will be allowed to gain at least 24 hours of credit provided they score at least a 4 on each exam.
  • Specific course prefixes, numbers, and semester credit hours will be awarded for acceptable scores but no grades will be awarded.
  • Credit will not be awarded for an exam if the student is enrolled in the course or has already taken the course.
  • Students without an IB diploma/certificate may earn credit for taking the exam on a case by case basis.  In such cases, the various academic departments will determine what level of proficiency is needed to earn credit.

 ACCEPTABLE SCORES AND CREDIT:

  • An official score report must be received before credit will be awarded.
  • A student must earn the International Baccalaureate diploma/certificate and receive a score of 4 or above to receive any course credit from the IB exam.  
  • Students taking IB exams without achieving the IB diploma/certificate will be evaluated on an individual basis.

 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Visit our website at www.shsu.edu/testing
  • Email test.ctr@shsu.edu
  • Visit the office located in Academic Building IV, Room 102
  • Call (936) 294-1025
  • Write to the Testing Center, Box 2240 SHSU, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2240

 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM

EXAM AREA

LEVEL

SHSU COURSE EQUIVALENT

Group 1

Level

Course Number

Hours

English  

HL

ENGL 1301 and

2331

6

SL

ENGL 1301

3

Extended Essay

Grade

A or B

ENGL 1302

3

Group 2

Level

Course Number

Hours

Spanish

HL

SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, and 2312

14

SL

SPAN 1411 and 1412

8

French

HL

FREN 1411, 1412, 2311, and 2312

14

 

SL

FREN 1411 and 1412

8

German

HL

GERM 1411, 1412, 2311, and 2312

14

SL

GERM 1411 and 1412

8

Arabic

SL

ARAB 1311 and 1312

6

Chinese - Cantonese

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Chinese – Mandarin

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Danish

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Hebrew

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Hindi

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Korean

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Norwegian

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Portuguese  

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Russian

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Dutch

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Finnish

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Indonesian

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Italian

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Japanese

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Swedish

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Language A1 Self-taught

SL

FOLG 1401 and 1402

8

Group 3

Level

Course Number

Hours

History Europe

 

HL

 

HIST 2312 and 1000

 

6

SL

HIST 2312

3

History Americas

HL

HIST 1301 and 1302

6

SL

HIST 1301

3

Economics  

HL

ECON 2302 and 2301

6

SL

ECON 2302

3

 Psychology  

HL

PSYC 1301 and 2315

6

SL

PSYC 1301

3

 Philosophy  

HL

PHIL 2361

3

SL

PHIL 2361

3

ITGS

HL

SOCI 3381 and 1000

6

SL

SOCI 3381

3

Group 4

Level

Course Number

Hours

Chemistry 

HL

CHEM 1311, 1111, 1312 and 1112

8

SL

CHEM 1311 and 1111

4

Biology

HL

BIOL 1311, 1111, 1313 and 1113

8

SL

BIOL 1308 and 1108

4

Physics

HL

PHYS 1301, 1101, 1302, and 1102

8

SL

PHYS 1305 and 1105

4

 Environmental Systems 

SL

BIOL 1301

3

Group 5

Level

Course Number

Hours

Mathematics

HL

MATH 1420

4

SL

MATH 1332

3

Math Studies

SL

MATH 1324

3

Further Math

SL

MATH 1316

3

Computer Science

HL

CSTE 1330

3

SL

CSTE 1330

3

Group 6

Level

Course Number

Hours

Visual Arts A

HL

THEA 1366

3

SL

THEA 1366

3

Visual Arts B

HL

ARTS 1301

3

SL

ARTS 1301

3

Music

HL

MUSI 1306

3

SL

MUSI 1306

3

 


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