International Baccalaureate Program

Binghamton University recognizes schools offering the International Baccalaureate program. The International Baccalaureate curriculum is the most challenging and comprehensive curriculum available and IB participation is recommended, taken into account and considered during the application process.

Binghamton University students may earn credit by exam for coursework completed in high school under the International Baccalaureate Program. Credit is awarded only for Higher Level exams, with exam scores of 4 or 5 receiving 4 credits and exam scores of 6 or 7 receiving 8 credits.

SUNY General Education requirements can be satisfied by completing Higher Level exams in five of the ten areas of competency. In addition, the General Education requirement for foreign language is satisfied by a score of 4-7 on either the Higher Level or Standard Level exams.

Binghamton University requires an official International Baccalaureate transcript in order to evaluate credit. Official scores may be delivered electronically through the International Baccalaureate website (please see below). International Baccalaureate courses and grades listed on a high school transcript are not acceptable for evaluation.

  IB Exam Equivalency

General Education 
Requirement Fulfilled

Studies in Language and Literature

Language A: Language and Literature

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
H GenEd + Elective Credits
Language A: Literature

 

Language Acquisition

 Classical Greek

For Standard Level Exam Scores: 

  • 4+ = FL3 waiver only, no credit earned

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
   
FL3 + Elective Credits for Higher Level Exams       
 French
 German
 Latin
 Mandarin (Chinese)
 Spanish

 

Sciences

Biology

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits (MSCI XXX)
  • 5 = 4 credits (MSCI XXX)
  • 6 = 8 credits (BIOL 117 or BIOL 118 and MSCI XXX)
  • 7 = 8 credits (BIOL 117 and BIOL 118)
Under some circumstances, the GenEd lab requirement may be fulfilled with IB credit. (More Info)
Chemistry

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits (CHEM 101)
  • 5 = 4 credits (CHEM 107 or 111)
  • 6 = 8 credits (CHEM 107 & CHEM 108)
  • 7 = 8 credits (CHEM 107 & CHEM 108)
Under some circumstances, the GenEd lab requirement may be fulfilled with IB credit. (More Info)
Computer Science

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
Elective credits only
Design Technology

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
Elective credits only
Environmental Studies

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
Under some circumstances, the GenEd lab requirement may be fulfilled with IB credit. (More Info)
Physics

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
Under some circumstances, the GenEd lab requirement may be fulfilled with IB credit. (More Info)

 

Mathematics

Mathematics HL

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
M GenEd + Elective Credits

 

The Arts

Dance 

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
     
A GenEd + Elective Credits    
Film 
Music
Theatre 
Visual Arts

 

Individuals and societies

Business Management

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits 
Elective credits only
Economics

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
N GenEd + Elective Credits 
Global Politics

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
N GenEd + Elective Credits 
Geography

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
 
N GenEd + Elective Credits 
History

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
N GenEd + Elective Credits - not used to determine student's proficiency in US History
Information Technology in a Global Society

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
Elective credits only
Philosophy

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
Elective credits only
Psychology

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits (PSYC 111)
  • 5 = 4 credits (PSYC 111)
  • 6 = 8 credits (PSYC 111 and MSCI XXX)
  • 7 = 8 credits (PSYC 111 and MSCI XXX)
Elective credits only
Social and Cultural Anthropology

For Higher Level Exam Scores:

  • 4 = 4 credits
  • 5 = 4 credits
  • 6 = 8 credits
  • 7 = 8 credits
N GenEd + Elective Credits 

 

 

Students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program may receive up to 32 credits. To receive the full 32 credits, the following conditions must be met:

  • The IB Diploma must be completed with a score of 30 or more points; and
  • The student must complete at least three Higher Level exams with a score of 5 or higher.

Diploma holders who meet these conditions receive credit for their individual exam scores plus additional liberal arts elective credit to total 32 credits.

IB Website

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IB contact information:

International Baccalaureate Organization
475 Riverside Drive, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10115
Phone: ( 212) 696 4464
Fax: (212) 889 9242
E-mail: ibna@ibo.org

Last Updated: 3/1/17