May 21, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) CREDIT


International Baccalaureate (IB)

This chart represents academic credit that may be awarded to new freshmen or to new transfer students seeking initial academic credit through the International Baccalaureate examination program. To receive academic credit, students must present official IB scores sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

Credit awarded and course equivalency information in this table applies only to degree programs, including bioengineering, at the Denver Campus of the University of Colorado Denver. Students seeking academic credit or a waiver of admission requirements for degree programs at the Anschutz Medical Campus need to contact the program directly.

In accordance with HB 03-1108, CU Denver will grant at minimum 24 semester hours of credit for any student who has graduated from high school having successfully completed an International Baccalaureate diploma program with a minimum score of 4 on each exam. Credit may be granted for individual IB courses where examinations are completed with at least a score of 4 for students who do not complete an IB diploma program.

Academic credit is limited to either IB credit or CU Denver course credit when students elect to register and successfully complete courses identified in this table as equivalent or content substitution.

Exam Category IB Examination

Higher Level Exam

 

Standard Level Exam

Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CU Denver Equivalent Courses or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways category  Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CU Denver Equivalent Courses or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways category 
Anthropology Social and Cultural Anthropology 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ANTH 2102     7, 6, 5, 4 3 ANTH 2102    
   
Arts Visual Arts 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FINE 1001   AH1 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FINE 1001   AH1
   
Biology Biology 7, 6, 5, 4 8 BIOL 2051 , BIOL 2061 , BIOL 2071 , BIOL 2081   SC1, SC2 7, 6, 5, 4 4 BIOL 1560   SC1
   
Chemistry Chemistry 7, 6, 5 9 CHEM 2031 , CHEM 2038 , CHEM 2061 , CHEM 2068   SC1, SC2 7, 6, 5, 4 4 CHEM 1474   SC1
4 4 CHEM 2031 , CHEM 2038   SC1, SC2
   
Business Business and Manage 7, 6, 5, 4 3 MGMT 1000     7, 6, 5, 4 3 MGMT 1000    
   
Computer Science Computer Science 7, 6, 5, 4 3 XDEN 1999AE (3 credits)   7, 6, 5, 4 3 XDEN 1999AE (3 credits)  
   
Design  Design Technology 7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted   7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted  
   
Economics Economics 7, 6, 5 6 ECON 2012 , ECON 2022   SS1 7, 6, 5 4 3 ECON 2012   SS1
4 3 ECON 2012   SS1
   
English English A Literature 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1999AE (3 Credits) AH2 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1999AE (3 Credits) AH2
   
English A Language and Literature 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1020   CO1 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1020 ​  CO1
   
Literature and Performance   7, 6, 5, 4 3 HUMN 1999AE (3 Credits)  
   
Environmental Science Environmental System and Societies   7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENVS 1999AE (3 Credits)  SC2
   
Geography Geography 7, 6, 5, 4 3 GEOG 1302     7, 6, 5, 4 3 GEOG 1302    
   
History History- Americas 7, 6, 5, 4 6 HIST 1361 , HIST 1362   HI1 7, 6, 5, 4 3 HIST 1361   HI1
   
History- European 7, 6, 5, 4 6 HIST 1211 , HIST 1212   HI1 7, 6, 5, 4 3 HIST 1211   HI1
   
History- World 7, 6, 5, 4 6 HIST 1016 , HIST 1026   HI1 7, 6, 5, 4 3 HIST 1016   HI1
   
Languages French/German/Spanish Language B 7, 6 6 FREN  /SPAN 2120 , FREN/SPAN 3999AE (3 Credits) OR GRMN 2130 , GRMN 3999AE (3 Credits) AH4 (French and Spanish Only) 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FREN/GRMN/SPAN 1999AE (3 Credits) No gtPathways status
5 6 FREN /SPAN 2110 FREN  /SPAN 2120  OR GRMN 2110 , GRMN 2130   AH4 (French and Spanish Only)
4 3 FREN /GRMN /SPAN 2110   AH4 (French and Spanish Only)
   
Language B (Other Language) 7, 6 6 MLNG 1999AE (3 Credits), MLNG 3999AE (3 Credits)   7, 6, 5, 4 3 MLNG 1999AE (3 Credits)  
5 6 MLNG 1999AE (6 Credits)  
4 3 MLNG 1999AE (3 Credits)  
   
Classical Language (Greek) 7, 6, 5 6 GREK 2110 , GREK 2999AE (3 Credits)   7, 6, 5, 4 3 GREK 1999AE (3 Credits)  
4 3 GREK 2110    
   
Classical Language (Latin) 7, 6, 5 6 LATN 2010 LATN 2020     7, 6, 5, 4 3 LATN 1999AE (3 Credits)  
4 3 LATN 2010    
   
Language ab initio 7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted   7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted  
   
Mathematics Mathematics 7,6, 5 4 MATH 1401   MA1 7, 6, 5, 4 3 MATH 1999AE (3 Credits) MA1
4 4 MATH 1130   MA1 
   
Mathematics- Studies   7, 6, 5, 4 3 MATH 1999AE (3 Credits) MA1
   
Music Music 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1001     7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1001 ​   
   
Philosophy  Philosophy 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PHIL 1012   AH3 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PHIL 1012 ​  AH3
   
Physics Physics 7, 6, 5 10 PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2020 , PHYS 2030 , PHYS 2040   SC1, SC2 7, 6, 5, 4 5 PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2030   SC1, SC2
4 5 PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2030   SC1, SC2
   
Psychology Psychology 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PSYC 1000  or PSYC 1005   SS3 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PSYC 1000  or PSYC 1005 ​  SS3
   
Religions World Religions   7, 6, 5, 4 3 RLST 2660    
   
Sports Sports, Exercise and Health Science   7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted  
   
Theatre Theatre  7,6, 5, 4 3 THTR 1001     7, 6, 5, 4 3 THTR 1001    
   
Theatre- Dance N/A 0 Not Accepted   N/A 0 Not Accepted  
   
Theatre- Film 7, 6, 5 3 FITV 1050     7, 6, 5, 4 3 FITV 1035    
4 3 FITV 1035 ​   

**#999AE courses apply as generic credit in the department of the exam subject area.​

gtPathways categories identified represent general education credit administered by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE), details found at website.  Credit for both HL and SL International Baccalaureate exams not identified with a gtPathways category is administered by the University of Colorado Denver, and credit may be applied to a CU Denver Core, major, or elective credit

 

CU Denver School Code:
01398


Send Official Score Reports To:
CU Denver Office of Admissions
Campus Box 167, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364


Official Score Reports and Information May Be Obtained By Contacting:
International Baccalaureate Organization
Telephone: 301-202-3025
Website: www.ibo.org
E-mail: transcripts.ibna@ibo.org