International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minnesota State Mankato may award academic credit to students who complete an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in high school.

Students may earn specific University course credits by demonstrating a specified level of performance on selected higher level (HL) and/or standard level (SL) standardized IB examinations taken prior to enrolling at the University. Students must forward IB examination scores to the University to initiate the credit review process.

IB credit granted by other colleges/universities does not automatically translate into course credit at Minnesota State Mankato and original IB examination scores must be submitted for determination of credits to be awarded.

HL - Higher Level requires 240 hours of instruction – a 2-year course.

SL - Standard Level requires 150 hours of instruction – a 1-year course.

Exam Score Course Equivalency Credit
Biology (HL) 4, 5+ BIOL 100 (4); BIOL 100 & 4 BIOL 197 Elective (5+) 4, 8
Biology (SL) 4 BIOL 196 Elective 2
Business & Management (HL) 4 MGMT 197 Elective 3
Business & Management (SL) 4 MGMT 196 Elective 3
Chemistry (HL) 4,5+ CHEM 100 or 104 (4); CHEM 201 & 202 (5+) 4/3, 10
Chemistry (SL) 4 CHEM 196 Elective 2
Classical Languages (HL), (SL)   None  
Computer Science (HL) 4 None  
Computer Science (SL) 4 CS 196 Elective 2
Dance (HL), (SL)   None  
Design Technology (SL)   None  
Economics (HL) 4 ECON 201 & ECON 202 (4) 6
Economics (SL) 4 ECON 196 Elective 2
Environmental and Soc (SL) 4 ENVR 196 Elective 2
Environmental Systems (SL) 4 ENVR 196 Elective 2
Geography (HL) 4 GEOG 100 Elements of Geography 3
Geography (SL) 4 GEOG 196 Elective 2
History of Africa (HL) 4 HIST 197 Elective 4
History of the Americas (HL) 4, 5 HIST 197 Elective 4
History of Asia & the NE (HL) 4 HIST 197 Elective 4
History of Europe/ME (HL) 4 HIST 197 Elective 4
History of the Islamic World (HL) 4 HIST 197 Elective 4
History (HL) 4 HIST 197 Elective 4
History (SL) 4 HIST 196 Elective 2
ITGS (HL) 4 IT 197 Elective 3
ITGS (SL)   None  
Language A      
  • English A1 (HL)
  • English A: Literature (HL)
4, 54 ENG 101 (4); ENG 101 & 110 (5)ENG 110 4, 84
  • English A1 (SL)
  • Literature and Performance (SL)
4 ENG 196 Elective 2
  • Indonesian A1 (SL)
4 WLC 196 Elective 2
  • Spanish A2 (SL)
4 SPAN 196 Elective 2
Language B      
  • Chinese (HL)
4 WLC 197 Elective 3
  • Chinese (SL)
4 WLC 196 Elective 2
  • French (HL), (SL)
4, 5, 6 FREN 101 (4); FREN 101 & 102 (5/6) 5, 10
  • English (HL)
4 ENG 197 Elective 3
  • German (HL), (SL)
4, 5, 6 GER 101 (4); GER 101/102 (5);GER 101/102/201 (6) 4, 8, 12
  • Indonesian (HL)
4 WLC 197 Elective 3
  • Japanese (HL)
4 WLC 197 Elective 3
  • Japanese (SL)
4 WLC 196 Elective 2
  • Russian (HL)
4 WLC 197 Elective 3
  • Russian (SL)
4 WLC 196 Elective 2
  • Spanish (HL), (SL)
4, 5, 6 SPAN 101 (4); SPAN 101/102 (5);SPAN 101/102/201 (6) 4, 8, 12
  • Swahili (HL)
4 WLC Elective 3
Language AB Initio      
  • French (SL)
4 WLC Elective 2
  • German (SL)
4 WLC Elective 2
  • Hebrew (SL)
4 WLC Elective 2
  • Japanese (SL)
4 WLC 196 Elective 2
  • Spanish (SL)
4 WLC Elective 2
Mathematics Studies (SL) 4 MATH 110 Perspectives in Mathematics 3
Mathematical Methods (SL) 4 MATH 115 Precalculus Mathematics 3
Mathematics (SL) 4 MATH 115 Precalculus Mathematics 3
Mathematics (HL) 4 MATH 121 Calculus I 4
  5-7 MATH 121 and MATH 127 Calculus II for Engineering Technology: Integration 4, 2
    Business students: MATH 112 and MATH 130 3
Further Mathematics (HL) 4 MATH 122 Calculus II 4
Music (HL) 4 MUS 197 Elective 3
Music Composition (SL) 4 MUS196 Elective 2
Music Solo Performance (SL) 4 MUS 196 Elective 2
Music Group Performance (SL) 4 MUS 196 Elective 2
Philosophy (HL)   None  
Philosophy (SL) 4 PHIL 196 Elective 2
Physics (HL) 4, 5+ PHYS 101 (4); PHYS 211 (5+) 3, 4
Physics (SL) 4 PHYS 197 (Note: will not satisfy elective for PHYS major) 3
Psychology (HL)   None  
Psychology (SL) 4 PSYC 196 Elective 2
Social Anthropology (HL), (SL)   None  
Theory of Knowledge   None  
Theatre Arts (HL), 4 THEA 197 Elective 3
Theatre Arts (SL) 4 THEA 196 Elective 2
Visual Arts (HL) 4 ART 197 Art Elective 3
Visual Arts (SL) 4 ART 196 Art Elective 2

Note: If you don't see an IB course listed here, is possible the course is under review by the department.

 

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