International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination

The university grants credit and assigns a grade of "S" 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 190 * (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 151L and PHYS 152L , BIOL 192 ) or if the department certifies that the student has completed an appropriate advanced laboratory in high school. Contact the department for specific instructions.

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