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Policies: International Baccalaureate

Academic Policies and Procedures » International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations. Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of several. Students must have a grade of five or higher in the Standard or Higher level courses to be awarded the credit as outlined below. Credit can only be awarded when an official score report has been received.

The Arts
Visual Arts, Music, Theatre - Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.

Business and Management
Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.

Computer Science
Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.

Economics
Standard Level - Principles of Microeconomics (ECO206)
Higher Level - Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO207)

English
Standard Level - elective credit (ENG193)
Higher Level - Composition I (ENG160)

Geography
Standard or Higher Level - Environment and Culture (GEO274)

History
Standard Level - The Modern World (HIS101)
Higher Level - The Modern World (HIS101) plus 3 additional credits in the area of concentration at the discretion of the department.

Islamic History
Standard or Higher Level - Middle East to 1798 (HIS243)

Language AI or A2 - Standard and Higher level
Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.

Language Initio AB - Standard Level
Spanish - Elementary Spanish I (SPA101)
French - Elementary French I (FRN101)
German - Elementary German I (GER101)

Language Initio AB - Higher Level
Spanish - Elementary Spanish I (SPA101) and Elementary Spanish II (SPA102)
French - Elementary French I (FRN101) and Elementary French II (FRN102)
German - Elementary German I (GER101) and Elementary German II (GER102)

Language B - Standard Level
Spanish - Intermediate Spanish I (SPA201)
French - Intermediate French I (FRN201)
German - Intermediate German I (GER201)

Language B - Higher Level
Spanish - Intermediate Spanish I (SPA201) and Intermediate Spanish II (SPA202)
French - Intermediate French I (FRN201) and Intermediate French II (FRN202)
German - Intermediate German I (GER202) and Intermediate German II (GER202)

Math
Mathematical Studies: SL1 - College Algebra (MAT152)
Mathematics SL: SL2 Mathematical Methods - Precalculus (MAT181)
Mathematics Higher Level - Calculus I (MAT251)
Further Mathematics - Calculus II (MAT252)

Philosophy
Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.

Psychology
Standard or Higher Level - Introductory Psychology (PSY272)

Science - Standard Level
Biology - Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.
Chemistry - General Chemistry I (CHE201)
Environmental Systems - Weather and Environment (GLG120)
Physics - Fundamental Physics I (PHY221)

Science - Higher Level
Biology - Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.
Chemistry - Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.
Environmental Systems - Weather and Environment (GLG120) and Environmental Geology (GLG205)
Physics - Fundamental Physics I (PHY221) and Fundamental Physics II (PHY222)

Social and Cultural Anthropology
Credit is awarded at the discretion of the department.