International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is an internationally recognized curriculum that offers 11th and 12th grade students an opportunity to earn the IB diploma. The IB diploma is a passport to higher education. The program is offered in over 800 public and private secondary schools in more than 100 countries around the world. To earn the IB diploma students must:

  • Complete and test in six IB subjects
  • Write an extended essay of independent research guided by a faculty mentor
  • Complete 150 hours of creative, action, and service activities (CAS)
  • Participate in a critical thinking course: Theory of Knowledge

This advanced, comprehensive program of study offers an integrated approach to learning across the disciplines with an emphasis on meeting the challenges of living and working in a global, technological society. Students who take IB courses without completing the entire program may earn IB certificates by testing in selected IB courses.

Shippensburg University recognizes the IB Diploma as well as IB Certificates.

International Baccalaureate Transfer Equivalencies

IB Examination
Score
*Credits
*Course Equivalencies
Anthropology
4-7
3
ANT 111
Art (Visual)
4-7
3
ART 101
Biology
5
4
BIO 161
Biology
6-7
8
BIO 161 and 162
Chemistry
5
3
CHM 105
Chemistry
6
6
CHM 121/122

Chemistry

7

9

CHM 105/121/122

Economics

4-7

6

ECO 101, 102

Environmental Systems

4-7

3

BIO 145 or ESS 108

Geography

4-7

3

GEO 101

History

4-7

3

HIS 105

Language A: English and
Language B: English

5-7

6

ENG 114 and
ENG 250

Language A: Other

5-7

6

Foreign Language 101 and 102

Language B: Other

5-7

6

Foreign Language 101 and 102

Mathematics

5-7

7

MAT 140A and MAT 140B

Music

4-7

3

MUS 121

Philosophy

4-7

3

PHL 101

Physics

5

4

PHY 121/123

Physics

6-7

8

PHY 121/123/122/125

Psychology

4-7

3

PSY 101

Theatre Arts

4-7

3

THE 121

**Credit will be awarded only for scores on HL courses (2-year programs)**