International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

Program website: http://www.ibo.org/

Some students are enrolled in International Baccalaureate programs in their high schools. At the end of the academic year, they can take IB tests to try to earn college credit. The IB program is similar to Advanced Placement (AP) in that students can earn college credits for work done while still enrolled in high school.

Official score reports must be sent directly to UALR Testing Services from the IB organization.

If you need your scores sent to UALR you must submit a transcript request form.

UALR faculty members are currently making policy decisions on IB credits. Details will be posted here as available.

IB scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 7. Many IB classes have a SL (Standard Level) and a HL (Higher Level) option.

Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay tests are given letter grades from A (Excellent) to E (Elementary).

IB Diploma recipients will be awarded a minimum of 24 hours. The specific credits will vary according to the student’s curriculum. The topics studied in IB courses can vary considerably from school to school and from student to student. UALR faculty will evaluate scores from individuals appropriately. Not every IB student will receive the same credits for similar classes.

Students who did not complete a full IB Diploma still may be eligible for credits in individual subjects. Refer to the table below for details.

If you took an IB test that is not listed here, or if you feel your curriculum was individualized to the extent that it deserves specialized evaluation, contact the Director of Testing Services.

Department Test Title Required Scores Credits Awarded
Anthropology Social and Cultural Anthropology 4 SL ANTH 2316, Cultural Anthropology
4 HL ANTH 2316, Cultural Anthropology
Art Visual Arts 4 SL ARST 1310, Basic Drawing
4 HL ARST 1310, Basic Drawing + ARST 1315, Two Dimensional Drawing
Biology Biology 4 SL Enroll in BIOL 1102, Introductory Biology Laboratory. After passing 1102, you will receive credit for BIOL 1401, Science of Biology, for a total of 4 hours
4 HL Enroll in BIOL 1102, Introductory Biology Laboratory. After passing 1102, you will receive credit for BIOL 1401 Science of Biology, for a total of 4 hours
Environmental Systems Environmental Systems 4 SL To be determined
Chemistry Chemistry 4 SL CHEM 1300, Preparation for General Chemistry
4 HL CHEM 1402, General Chemistry I
5 HL CHEM 1402, General Chemistry I + CHEM 1403, General Chemistry II
Computer Science Computer Science 4 SL CPSC 1375, Programming I, and CPSC 1175, Introduction to Computer Science Laboratory
4 HL CPSC 1375, Programming I + CPSC 1175, Introduction to Computer Science Laboratory + CPSC 2376, Programming II
Design Technology Design Technology 4 SL To be determined
4 HL To be determined
Economics Economics 4 SL
or 4 HL
ECON 2301, Survey of Economics
English Language A: Literature 4 SL ENGL 2337, World Literature *OR* ENGL 2338, World Literature Themes, *OR* RHET 1311, Composition I
4 HL You may choose one option for a total of 6 credit hours: ENGL 2335, Introduction to Literature, and ENGL 2337, World Literature; *OR* ENGL 2335 and ENGL 2338, World Literature Themes; *OR* RHET 1311, Composition I, and RHET 1312, Composition II
Geography Geography 4 SL GEOG 2312, Cultural Geography
4 HL GEOG 2312, Cultural Geography + GEOG 2310, World Regions
History History (Americas concentration) 4 HL HIST 2311, US History to 1877
History of Africa 4 HL Meet with Department Chair to determine credit
History of Asia and Oceania 4 HL Meet with Department Chair to determine credit
History (Europe concentration) 4 HL HIST 1312, History of Civilization II
History of Europe and the Islamic World 4 HL Meet with Department Chair to determine credit
History of Europe and the Middle East 4 HL Meet with Department Chair to determine credit
Islamic History 4 HL HIST 1312, History of Civilization II
International and Second Language Studies Chinese B – Mandarin 4 SL CHIN 1311 and CHIN 1312, Elementary Chinese I and II
4 HL CHIN 1311, CHIN 1312 and CHIN 2311, Elementary Chinese I, II, and Intermediate Chinese
French Ab Initio 4 SL FREN 1311, Elementary French I
5 SL
or 4 HL
FREN 1311 and FREN 1312, Elementary French I and II
5 HL FREN 1311, FREN 1312 and FREN 2311, Elementary French I and II, and Intermediate French I
6 SL
or 6 HL
Credit is determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Spanish Ab Initio 4 SL
or 4 HL
SPAN 1311, Elementary Spanish I
5 SL
or 4 HL
SPAN 1311 and SPAN 1312, Elementary Spanish I and II
5 HL SPAN 1311, SPAN 1312 and SPAN 2311, Elementary Spanish I and II, and Intermediate Spanish I
6 SL
or 6 HL
Credit is determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Mandarin Ab Initio 4 SL CHIN 1311, Elementary Mandarin Chinese I
5 SL
or 4 HL
CHIN 1311 and CHIN 1312, Elementary Mandarin Chinese I and II
5 HL CHIN 1311, CHIN 1312 and 2311, Elementary Mandarin Chinese I and II, and Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I
6 SL
or 6 HL
Credit is determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Classical Latin Credit is determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Classical Greek Credit is determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Management Business and Management 4 SL MGMT 1300, Introduction to Business
  4 HL MGMT 3300, Organizational Behavior and Management
Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) Not Accepted for Credit at UALR.
Mass Communication Film Studies 4 SL MCOM 2306, Introduction to Motion Pictures
4 HL MCOM 2306, Introduction to Motion Pictures + MCOM 3356, Movie Criticism
Mathematics Mathematical Studies 4 SL MATH 1315, College Mathematics
Mathematics 4 SL or
4 HL
MATH 1451, Calculus I
Further Mathematics 4 SL MATH 1451, Calculus I
Music Music 4 SL MUTH 2381, Music Theory I
4 HL MUTH 2381, Music Theory I + MUTH 2391, Music Theory II
Philosophy Philosophy 4 SL PHIL 1330, Critical Thinking
4 HL PHIL 1330, Critical Thinking + PHIL 1310, Introduction to Philosophy
Theory of Knowledge “C” PHIL 1310, Introduction to Philosophy
Physics Physics 4 SL PHYS 1321, Elementary Physics I. (PHYS 1121, Elementary Physics Lab, will be required to receive 4 hours credit)
4 HL PHYS 1321, + PHYS 1322, Elementary Physics II
Psychology Psychology 4 SL or
4 HL
PSYC 2300, Psychology and the Human Experience
Rhetoric and Writing Extended Essay “C” RHET 1311, Composition I
“A” RHET 1311, Composition I + RHET 1312, Composition II
Theatre Theatre Arts 4 SL SL – THEA 1310, Introduction to Theatrical Production; THEA 2305, Introduction to Theatre and Dance; THEA 2352, Script Analysis; THEA 2360, Acting I; THEA 3160 and 3161, Stage Production
4 HL Same as SL and also THEA 4350, Theatre History I, and THEA 4351, Theatre History II; and 1 to 3 additional independent study hours based on evaluation of the student’s curriculum.