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International Baccalaureate Policy

Drury University affirms the intellectual rigor of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in distinct and tangible ways. The program's depth and breadth of focus, commitment to serious scholarship, and global perspective mirrors the values central to the mission of Drury University.

In recognition of the challenging character of the IB Diploma program, successful baccalaureate recipients will receive college credit according to the following guidelines:

Score Minimum Credit Hours
  28 30 credit hours
  27 25 credit hours
  26 20 credit hours
  25 15 credit hours
  24 10 credit hours

Credit will initially be awarded as elective credit, with specific course equivalents designated in consultation with department chairs and the university registrar. In most cases, a mark of 4 (HL) or 5 (SL) on a subject area test will warrant credit for specific equivalencies.

For those not completing the diploma program, credit may still be awarded for satisfactory scores on individual subject tests.

IB Exam Score Required Hours Granted Drury Equivalency
Biology SL 5 4 BIOL 110: Fundamentals of Cell Biology
Biology HL 5 4 BIOL 110: Fundamentals of Cell Biology
Business & Mgmt SL 5 3 MGMT 103: Business Foundations
Chemistry SL 5 3 CHEM 115: General Chemistry
Chemistry HL 5 3 CHEM 115: General Chemistry  
Economics SL 5 4 ECON 201: Basic Economic Theory
Ecosystems SL 5 3 NSCI 260: Science Goes Global
English HL 4 3 ENGL 207: Expository Writing: Art of the Essay
English HL 5 6 ENGL 207: Expository Writing: Art of the Essay
ENGL 204: American Literature II: 1865-1980
Environ Systems SL 5 3 Elective
Film SL 4 3 Fine Arts - Interpretation
Film HL 4 3 Fine Arts - Interpretation
Foreign Language SL 4 3 SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
Foreign Language SL 5 6 SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
Foreign Language SL 4 3 FREN 101: Elementary French I
Foreign Language SL 5 6 FREN 101: Elementary French I
FREN 102: Elementary French II
Foreign Language HL 5 6 SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
Foreign Language HL 6 6 SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 202: Intermediate Span II
Foreign Language HL 5 6 FREN 101: Elementary French I
FREN 102: Elementary French II
Foreign Language HL 6 6 FREN 201: Intermediate French I
FREN 202: Intermediate French II
History Americas HL 4 3 HIST 101: United States History 1865 to Present
History Europe HL 4 3 HIST 230: Modern Europe
Math Studies SL 5 3 MATH 211: Precalculus 
Mathematics SL 5 4 MATH 231: Calculus I
Mathematics HL 5 8 MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 232: Calculus II
Music HL 5 3 MUSC 115: Introduction to Music
Music SL 6 3 MUSC 115: Introduction to Music
Performance and Literature SL 4 3 Fine Arts Invention
Physics HL 5 4 PHYS 201: Principles of Physics
Physics SL 5 5 PHYS 211: General Physics
Psychology HL 4 3 PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
Psychology SL 5 3 PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL 4 3 EXSP 220: Personal Wellness
Theater HL/SL 5 3 Theater elective
Visual Arts HL 5 3 ARTZ 111: Foundations of Studio and Design
World Religions SL 4 3 Humanities CORE Credit