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International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, available at select high schools, is a rigorous, pre-university course of study emphasizing liberal arts from an international perspective.

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. Refer to the following chart for general information and consult with your advisor to determine how the credit can be applied to your specific degree program. Original, official IB transcripts with exam scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions for credit award consideration.

This chart represents academic credit for students admitted to the University of Colorado Denver beginning fall 2016. Students admitted prior to fall 2016 should consult the University Catalog corresponding to the year in which the exam was taken.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Charts

Exam Category: Anthropology

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Social and Cultural Anthropology 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ANTH 2102 SS3 Behavioral Science

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Social and Cultural Anthropology 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ANTH 2102 SS3 Behavioral Sciences

Exam Category: Arts

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Visual Arts 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FINE 1001 AH1 Arts

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Visual Arts 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FINE 1001 AH1 Arts

Exam Category: Biology

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Biology 7, 6, 5, 4 8 BIOL 2010, BIOL 2011, BIOL 2020, BIOL 2021 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Biology 7, 6, 5, 4 4 BIOL 1560 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Exam Category: Chemistry

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Chemistry 7, 6, 5 9 CHEM 2031, CHEM 2038, CHEM 2061, CHEM 2068 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Chemistry 4 4 CHEM 2031, CHEM 2038 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Chemistry 7, 6, 5, 4 4 CHEM 1474 SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Exam Category: Business

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Business and Management 7, 6, 5, 4 3 MGMT 1000

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Business 7, 6, 5, 4 3 MGMT 1000

Exam Category: Computer Science

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
7, 6, 5, 4 3 XDEN 1999AE (3 credits)

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
7, 6, 5, 4 3 XDEN 1999AE (3 credits)

Exam Category: Design

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Design Technology 7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Design Technology 7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted

Exam Category: Economics

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Economics 7, 6, 5 6 ECON 2012, ECON 2022 SS1 Social Sciences
Economics 4 3 ECON 2012 SS1 Social Sciences

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Economics 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ECON 2012 SS1 Social Sciences

Exam Category: English

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
English A Literature 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1999AE (3 credits) AH2 Humanities
English A Language and Literature 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1020 CO1 Composition

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
English A Literature 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1999AE (3 credits) AH2 Humanities
English A Language and Literature 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENGL 1020 CO1 Composition
Literature and Performance 7, 6, 5, 4 3 HUMN 1999AE (3 credits) Humanities

Exam Category: Environmental Science

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Environmental System and Societies 7, 6, 5, 4 3 ENVS 1999AE (3 credits) SC2 Biological and Physical Sciences Non-Lab

Exam Category: Geography

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Geography 7, 6, 5, 4 3 GEOG 1302 SS2 Social Sciences

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Geography 7, 6, 5, 4 3 GEOG 1302 SS2 Social Sciences

Exam Category: History

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
History - Americas 7, 6, 5, 4 6 HIST 1361, HIST 1362 HI1 Humanities
History - European 7, 6, 5, 4 6 HIST 1211, HIST 1212 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives
History - World 7, 6, 5, 4 6 HIST 1016, HIST 1026 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
History - World 7, 6, 5, 4 3 HIST 1016 HI1 Humanities or International Perspectives

Exam Category: Languages

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
French Language B 7, 6 6 FREN 2120 (3 credits) and FREN 3999AE (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
French Language B 5 6 FREN 2110 (3 credits) and FREN 2120 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
French Language B 4 3 FREN 2110 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
German Language B 7, 6 6 GRMN 2130 (3 credits) and GRMN 3999AE (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
German Language B 5 6 GRMN 2110 (3 credits) and GRMN 2130 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
German Language B 4 3 GRMN 2110 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish Language B 7, 6 6 SPAN 2120 (3 credits) and SPAN 3999AE (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish Language B 5 6 SPAN 2110 (3 credits) and SPAN 2120 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish Language B 4 3 SPAN 2110 (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
Language B (Other Language) 7, 6 6 MLNG 2999AE (3 credits), MLNG 3999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Language B (Other Language) 5 6 MLNG 2999AE (6 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Language B (Other Language) 4 3 MLNG 2999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Classical Language (Greek) 7, 6, 5 6 GREK 2110 (3 credits) and GREK 2999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Classical Language (Greek) 4 3 GREK 2110 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Classical Language (Latin) 7, 6, 5 6 LATN 2010 (3 credits) and LATN 2020 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Classical Language (Latin) 4 3 LATN 2010 (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Language ab initio 7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
French Language B 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FREN 2999AE (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
German Language B 7, 6, 5, 4 3 GRMN 2999AE (3 credits) AH4 Arts or Humanities
Spanish Language B 7, 6, 5, 4 3 SPAN 2999AE AH4 Arts or Humanities
Language B (Other Language) 7, 6, 5, 4 3 MLNG 2999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Classical Language (Greek) 7, 6, 5, 4 3 GREK 2999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Classical Language (Latin) 7, 6, 5, 4 3 LATN 2999AE (3 credits) Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core
Language ab initio 7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted Not gtPathways Not approved for CU Denver Core

Exam Category: Mathematics

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Mathematics 7, 6, 5 4 MATH 1401 MA1 Mathematics
Mathematics 4 4 MATH 1130 MA1 Mathematics

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Mathematics 7, 6, 5, 4 3 MATH 1999AE (3 credits) MA1 Mathematics
Mathematics - Studies 7, 6, 5, 4 3 MATH 1999AE (3 credits) MA1 Mathematics

Exam Category: Music

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Music 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1001 AH1 Arts
Group Performance 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1999AE (3 credits) AH1 Arts
Solo Performance
Creating

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Music 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1001 AH1 Arts
Group Performance 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1999AE (3 credits) AH1 Arts
Solo Performance 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1999AE (3 credits) AH1 Arts
Creating 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PMUS 1999AE (3 credits) AH1 Arts

Exam Category: Philosophy

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Philosophy 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PHIL 1012 AH3 Humanities

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Philosophy 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PHIL 1012 AH3 Humanities

Exam Category: Physics

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Physics 7, 6, 5 10 PHYS 2010 (3 credits), PHYS 2020 (3 credits), PHYS 2321 (1 credit), and PHYS 2341 (1 credit) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab
Physics 4 5 PHYS 2010 (3 credits) and PHYS 2321 (1 credit) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Physics 7, 6, 5, 4 5 PHYS 2010 (4 credits) and PHYS 2321 (1 credit) SC1 Biological and Physical Sciences with Lab

Exam Category: Psychology

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Psychology 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1005 SS3 Behavioral Sciences

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Psychology 7, 6, 5, 4 3 PSYC 1000 or PSYC 1005 SS3 Behavioral Sciences

Exam Category: Religions

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
World Religions 7, 6, 5, 4 3 RLST 2660 Not gtPathways Humanities

Exam Category: Sports

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Sports, Exercise and Health Science 7, 6, 5, 4 0 Not Accepted

Exam Category: Theatre

Higher Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Theatre 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FITV 1005 AH1 Arts
Theatre - Dance N/A 0 Not Accepted
Theatre- Film 7, 6, 4 3 FITV 1050 Arts
Theatre- Film 4 3 FITV 1035 Arts

Standard Level Exam

IB Examination Score Required Credit Hours Awarded CUDenver Equivalent Course(s) or Content Substitution Applicable gtPathways Category CUDenver Core Curriculum Category
Theatre 7, 6, 5, 4 3 FITV 1005 AH1 Arts
Theatre - Dance N/A 0 Not Accepted
Theatre - Film 3 FITV 1035 Arts

Notes

**#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, details found at the CCHE 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