International Baccalaureate (IB)

Credit Granting Policy

As of April 21, 2010

Test Name Credit for "5" Higher Level
(1 credit – 4 sem. hrs.)
Credit for "6,7" Higher Level
(2 credits – 8 sem. hrs.)
Art/Design ARTS 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) ARTS 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
Biology BIOL 110* (Princ. of Biology)(1) BIOL 110* (Princ. of Biology)(1)
BIOL 100** (Gen. Credit(1)
Business/Organiz. ECON 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) ECON 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
Chemistry CHEM 115* (Intro. Chemistry)(1) CHEM 115* (Intro. Chemistry)(1)
GEN 100** (Gen. Credit)(1)
Design Tech. ARTS 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) ARTS 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
Economics ECON 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) ECON 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
English A1 ENGL 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) ENGL 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
Geography ERTH 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) ERTH 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
History of the Americas HIST 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) HIST 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
History of Asia/OCE HIST 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) HIST 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
History of Europe HIST 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) HIST 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
Mathematics MATH 141@ (Calculus I)(1) MATH 141@ (Calculus I)(1)
MATH 100** (Gen. Credit)(1)
Music MUSC 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) MUSC 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)
Physics PHYS 221*@ (Intro. Physics I)(1) PHYS 221*@ (Intro. Physics I)(1)
PHYS 100** (Gen. Credit)(1)
Spanish B SPAN 232 (Intermed.Spanish II)(1) SPAN 231(Intermed.Spanish I)(1)
SPAN 232 (Intermed. Spanish II)(1)
Visual Arts ARTS 100** (Gen. Credit)(1) ARTS 100** (Gen. Credit)(2)

1 credit awarded IB Diploma with score of 30+, listed as GEN 101 (Theory of Knowledge)

Note: One Credit (4 semester hours) is awarded for scores of "5" on Higher Level tests and two Credits (8 semester hours) for scores of “6” or “7” on Higher Level tests. One additional credit is given for earning the IB Diploma with a score of 30 or above. A maximum of 8 Credits (32 semester hours) may be earned. Credit is not granted for Higher Level scores of "4" or below or for any Standard Level scores. For information on tests not listed above, or if you have other questions, contact:

University Registrar,
Willamette University
900 State Street,
Salem OR 97301

* These course credits do not satisfy Mode of Inquiry general requirements.
** Non-major elective credit.
@ Credit for these courses may be applied toward the Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning requirement.

Descriptions of courses listed above, access the Willamette Catalog.