International Baccalaureate Program (IB)

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

University Credit-by-Exam Policy 503.5

The IB program is similar to Advanced Placement (AP) in that high school students may earn college credits for coursework while enrolled in high school.

Official score reports must be sent directly to UA Little Rock Testing Services from the IB Organization. To request your official IB score report/transcript, one must submit a transcript request form to IB.

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).

UA Little Rock Department IB Test Title Required Scores Credits Awarded
Anthropology Social and Cultural Anthropology 4 HL ANTH 2316, Cultural Anthropology
Art Visual Arts 4 SL ARST 1310, Basic Drawing
4 HL ARST 1310, Basic Drawing and ARST 1315, Two Dimensional Drawing
Biology Biology 4 SL Enroll in BIOL 1102, Introductory Biology Laboratory. After passing 1102, one will receive credit for BIOL 1401, Science of Biology, total 4 hours
4 HL Enroll in BIOL 1102, Introductory Biology Laboratory. After passing 1102, one will receive credit for BIOL 1401 Science of Biology, total 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 and 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 and 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 2339, World Mythology,
*OR* RHET 1311, Composition I
4 HL 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
May choose one option for a total of 6 credit hours.
Geography Geography 4 SL GEOG 2312, Cultural Geography
4 HL GEOG 2312, Cultural Geography
*OR* GEOG 2310, World Regional Geography
May choose one option for a total of 3 credit hours.
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 SL or 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
Information Science Information Technology in a Global Society 4 HL IFSC 2200, Ethics in the Profession
International and Second Language Studies Chinese B – Mandarin 4 SL CHIN 1311, Elementary Chinese I and CHIN 1312, Elementary Chinese 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 determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Spanish B SL
or HL
Credit 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 determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Classical Latin Credit determined on an individual basis by International and Second Language Studies
Classical Greek Credit 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
Mass Communication Film Studies 4 SL MCOM 2306, Introduction to Motion Pictures
4 HL MCOM 2306, Introduction to Motion Pictures and 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, and MUTH 2391, Music Theory II
Philosophy & Interdisciplinary Studies Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) n/a Not accepted for credit
Philosophy 4 SL PHIL 1310, Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy 4 HL PHIL 1310, Introduction to Philosophy and PHIL 1330, Critical Thinking
Theory of Knowledge 4 SL PHIL 1330, Critical Thinking
World Religions 4 SL RELS 2305, World Religions
Physics and Astronomy Physics
(May retake twice max)
4 SL PHYS 1321, Elementary Physics I. (PHYS 1121, Elementary Physics Lab, required to receive 4 hours credit)
Physics
(May retake two times maximum)
4 HL PHYS 1321, Elementary Physics I and PHYS 1322, Elementary Physics II
Political Science Global Politics TBD TBD
Psychology Psychology 4 SL or 4 HL PSYC 2300, Psychology and the Human Experience
Religion World Religions 4 SL RELS 2305, World Religions
Rhetoric and Writing Extended Essay “C” RHET 1311, Composition I
“A” RHET 1311, Composition I and 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.