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International Baccalaureate

General guidelines:
  • exams can be taken at either the Subsidiary Level (SL) or at the Higher Level (HL)
  • credit normally will be awarded for HL subjects only, but there are a few exceptions
  • exams are scored 7 – 1 (7 = A+, 6 = A, 5 = B, 4 = C); credit will be awarded for 7 – 5; students with lower grades should be encouraged to test out
  • Subject Purdue Course & Credit Granted (Sem. Hrs.)
    Biology (HL) with a score of 5 BIOL 11000 (4)
    Biology (HL) with a 6 or 7 BIOL 11000 & 11100 (8)
    Chemistry (SL) CHM 11100 & 11200 (6)
    Chemistry (HL) CHM 11500 & 11600 (8)
    Economics (HL) ECON 21000* (3)
    English (SL & HL) ENGL 23100 (3)

    Foreign Language (HL) -- Six credits at Purdue for other than the student's Native language
    ArabicARAB 10100 & 10200ChineseCHNS 10100 & 10200
    FrenchFR 10100 & 10200HebrewHEBR 10100 & 10200
    GermanGER 10100 & 10200JapaneseJPNS 10100 & 10200
    GreekGREK 10100 & 10200PortuguesePTGS 10100 & 10200
    ItalianITAL 10100 & 10200LatinLATN 10100 & 10200
    RussianRUSS 10100 & 10200SpanishSPAN 10100 & 10200

    Geography (HL) EAS 1XXXX -- 3   INTRO GEOG
    History (HL) HIST 1XXXX -- 3   WORLD HIST
    Mathematics (HL) MA 16500 & 16600 (8)
    Philosophy (HL) PHIL 11000 (3)
    Physics (HL) PHYS 17200 (4)
    Psychology (HL) PSY 12000 & 1XXXX -- 3   ELEM PSYCH
    Social Anthropology (HL) ANTH 1XXXX -- 3   SOCIAL ANTH

    *Note: Does not count as a General Education Elective in Engineering.