IB/ AP Benefits

International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalency Chart

HL Courses Equivalent Saint Mary’s University Course
Arabic ARBC 1901 and ARBC 1902
Biology BIOL 1201 and BIOL 1202
Business Management MGMT 1281 and BUSI 1901
Chemistry CHEM 1210 and CHEM 1211
 Computer Science CSCI 1226 and CSCI 1227
 Economics ECON 1201 and ECON 1202
 English ENGL 1205 and ENGL 1901
 Environmental Systems ENVS 1200 and SCIE 1902
Information Technology ELEC 1901 and ELEC 1902
 French FREN 1111 and FREN 1112
 Geography GEOG 1901 and GEOG 1902
 German GRMN 1101 and GRMN 1102
 History HIST 1901 and HIST 1902
 Latin LATN 1100 (6 credit hours)
 Mathematics MATH 1210 and MATH 1211
 Music ELEC 1901 and ELEC 1902
 Philosophy PHIL 1901 and PHIL 1902
 Physics PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1211
Global Politics POLI 1901 and 1902
 Psychology PSYC 1200 and SCIE 1901
 Sociology SOCI 1901 and SOCI 1902
 Spanish SPAN 1100 (6 credit hours)
Sport, Exercise and Health Science SCIE 1905 and 1906
 Theatre HUMN 1901 and 1902
 Theory of Knowledge PHIL Elective (6 credit hours)
 Visual Arts ELEC 1901 and ELEC 1902

IB higher-level courses, completed with a result of 5, 6 or 7, are eligible for transfer credit consideration.







Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency

 

AP subjects approved for credit:

AP Courses Equivalent Saint Mary's University Credit
Art History HUMN 1901 and HUMN 1902
Biology BIOL 1201 and BIOL 1202
Calculus AB MATH 1190 and MATH 1210
Calculus BC MATH 1210 and MATH 1211
Chemistry CHEM 1210 and SCIE 1901
Chinese Language and Culture CHNS 1101 and CHNS 1102
Computer Science A CSCI 1226 and SCIE 1902
Computer Science AB CSCI 1226 and CSCI 1227
English Literature ENGL 1205
English Language ENGL 1901
Environmental Science ENVS 1200 and SCIE 1902
European History HIST 1901 and HIST 1902
French Language and Culture FREN 2201 and FREN 2202
Geography (Human) GEOG 1901 and GEOG 1902
German Language GRMN 1101 and GRMN 1102
Government & Politics POLI 1901 and POLI 1902
History (U.S.) HIST 1903 and HIST 1904
History (World) HIST 1905 and HIST 1906
Italian LANG 1901 and LANG 1902
Latin LATN 1100 (6 credit hours)
Macroeconomics ECON 1202
Microeconomics ECON 1201
Physics 1 PHYS 1000 and PHYS 1001
Physics 2 PHYS 1100 and SCIE 1904
Physics Electricity SCIE 1901
Physics Mechanics PHYS 1210
Psychology PSYC 1200 and SCIE 1905
Spanish SPAN 1100 (6 credit hours)
Statistics MGSC 2207

Each of the above courses counts as three credit hours with the exception of LATN 1100 and SPAN 1100 which each count as six credit hours.

Courses are listed in the Saint Mary’s University Academic Calendar with the exception of the following electives:

  • ENGL 1901 unspecified English elective
  • GEOG 1901, 1902 unspecified Geography electives
  • HIST 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906 unspecified History electives
  • SCIE 1901, 1902, 1903 unspecified Science electives

Credit for AP examined subjects, not listed above but with a grade of 4 or 5, will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Credit is not awarded on the basis of interim school, predicted or mock results. In addition, students have the choice of refusing credits.

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