International Baccalaureate Credit Awards

Students entering DePaul will be awarded DePaul course credit in the amounts indicated below, provided official International Baccalaureate (IB) transcripts and final score reports are submitted to the Office of Admission prior to enrolling at DePaul. If you have completed an exam that is not listed below, please contact DePaul Central at dpcl@depaul.edu​.

IB Exam Name Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL) Score Credit Hours Awarded Course(s) for Which Credit is Awarded
Theory of Knowledge B 4 TRNS Elective: Philosophical Inquiry

GROUP I - Best Language

English A1​ HL 5 4 ENG 120
​Literature and Performance ​SL 5 ​4 ​THE 100 T
​Language A: Literature ​ ​HL 5 ​4 ​ENG 120
​SL 6 4​ ​ENG 120
​​Language A: Language and Literature ​ HL 5​ ​4 ​WRD 103
SL 5​ ​4 ​WRD 103

GROUP II - Second Language

French B

German B

Spanish B
SL 3 * Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement
SL 4 8 101 & 102
SL 5 12 102, 103 & 104
SL 6 12 103, 104 & 105
SL 7 12 104, 105 & 106
HL 3 * Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement
HL 4 12 101, 102 & 103
HL 5 12 103, 104 & 105
HL 6 12 104, 105 & 106
HL 7 16 104, 105, 106 & 201
Classical Languages SL 3 * Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement
SL 4 8 101 & 102
SL 5 12 102, 103 & 113
SL 6 12 103, 113 & 114
SL 7 12 113, 114 & 115
HL 3 * Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement
HL 4 12 101, 102 & 103
HL 5 12 103, 113 & 114
HL 6 12 113, 114 & 115
HL 7 16 113, 114, 115 & 201

GROUP III - Individuals and Societies

Business and Management HL 5 4 ICS 200
Economics HL 5 8 ECO 105 & 106
Geography SL 6 or 7 4 GEO 101
HL 6 or 7
History - Route 1: History of Europe and the Islamic World HL 5 4 HST 171
History - Route 2: 20th Century World History HL 5 4 HST 113
Information Technology in a Global Society HL 5 4 CSC 223
Philosophy HL 6 or 7 4 PHL 100
Psychology HL 3 or 4 4 PSY 105
HL 5 8 PSY 105 & 106
​​Social and Cultural Anthropology ​ ​ ​SL 4 or HL 4 ​4 ​ANT 102
​SL 5 ​8 ​ANT 102 & 390
​HL 5 ​8 ​ANT 102 & 204
World Religions ​SL 4 or HL 4
​4

​​REL 103

GROUP IV - Experimental Sciences

Biology HL 5 * Consent of department will grant waiver of one or more quarters of general Biology.
HL 6 12 BIO 191, 192 & 193
Chemistry HL 5 * Consent of department is needed in order to waive one or more quarters of the general chemistry sequence.
​Environmental Systems and Societies ​SL 4 or HL 4 ​4 ​ENV 102
Design Technology SL 5 4 TRNS elective
Physics HL 5 4 PHY 150
HL 6 or 7 12 PHY 150, 151 & 152

GROUP V - Mathematics & Computer Sciences

Further Math SL 5 * Meet with a Math advisor for placement
Mathematical Studies (Standard Level) SL 5, 6 or 7 4 MAT 101
Mathematics (Standard Level) SL 5, 6 or 7 4 MAT 150
Mathematics (Higher Level) HL 5, 6 or 7 12 MAT 150 & 151; meet with a Math advisor for additional placement
Computer Science SL 5 4 IT 130
SL 6 or 7 4 CSC 211. Students required to take IT 130 should substitute a 300-level major elective approved by their faculty advisor. Students required to take CSC 241, 242 & 224 will count CSC 211 for CSC 241, take CSC 212 instead of CSC 224 and substitute CSC 242 with an approved 300-level major elective.
HL 5 or 6 8 CSC 211 & CSC 212. Students required to take IT 130 should substitute a 300-level major elective approved by their faculty advisor. Students required to take CSC 241, 242 & 224 will count CSC 211 & CSC 212 for CSC 242 & CSC 224 and substitute CSC 241 with an approved 300-level major elective.
HL 7 12 CSC 211, CSC 212 & CSC 383. Students required to take IT 130 should substitute a 300-level major elective approved by their faculty advisor. Students required to take CSC 241, 242 & 224 will count CSC 211 & CSC 212 for CSC 242 & CSC 224 and substitute CSC 241 with an approved 300-level major elective.

GROUP VI - The Arts

Dance SL 5 4 TRNS Elective
Film SL 5 4 DC 110
Music SL 6 or 7 4 MUS 100-level for non-majors;
An elective for Music majors
HL 6 or 7 4 200-level MUS A&L course for non-majors;
An elective for Music majors plus possible musicianship credit - see department chair.
Theatre Arts HL 4 4 Theatre 100 for non-Theatre majors;
Theatre majors should consult with their Theatre advisor for additional information.
Visual Arts HL 5 * Credit and course award dependent on departmental review of portfolio
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