International Baccalaurate Credit

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 a 5 or above. Not all higher level examinations will yield advanced-standing credit. The IB chart that follows shows IB examinations that have been approved for transfer.
IB Exam Minimum IB Score Required Number of Semester Hours Awarded Equivalent LMU Course(s)
Biology Higher Level 5 6 BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 
Business and Management Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Chemistry Higher Level 5 6 No specific core; 8 semester hours awarded for CHEM 110CHEM 111CHEM 112, and CHEM 113 (satisfies CHEM 111 and CHEM 114 requirement for engineering majors)
Computer Science Higher Level 5   Pending
Economics Higher Level 5 6 ECON 1100 and ECON 1200 
English A1 Higher Level 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
Geography Higher Level 5 4 GEOG 1000 
History 2003 exam Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2003 exam: Islamic Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2010 exam (Rt.1) Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Africa Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Asia and Oceania Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Americas Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
History 2010 exam (Rt. 2) Europe and the Middle East Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Mathematics Higher Level 5 6 MATH 120 and MATH 122 
Modern Classical Language Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Philosophy Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Physics 2001 exam Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Physics 2007 exam Higher Level 5 (6-7 for engineering majors) 8*

Score of 5: No specific course

Score of 6-7: PHYS 253 and PHYS 254

Engineering students with IB HL scores of 6-7 need to meet with the Chairperson of Physics to determine if they will receive credit for PHYS 101 and/or PHYS 201 courses.

Psychology Higher Level 5 4 PSYC 1000 
Social and Cultural Anthropology Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Theatre Higher Level 5 3 THEA 110 
Visual Arts: Option A Higher Level 5 6 No specific course
Visual Arts: Option B Higher Level 5 6 No specific course

Note: Students studying for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies do not follow the regular University Core pattern.
* 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.