The International Baccalaureate (IB) program, typically studied in the last two years of high school, emphasizes the philosophy of learning. It is a comprehensive curriculum allowing its graduates to fulfill requirements of the various international systems of education. The advanced level at which subjects are taught motivates academically talented students toward greater achievement.
Most subjects offered have syllabi for two levels of accomplishment. The Higher level (HL) syllabus includes material which typically requires two years of preparation for the exam. The Standard (subsidiary) level (SL) syllabus requires about half as much preparation time. Students who have taken International Baccalaureate courses may choose to take International Baccalaureate exams. These exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 representing the highest performance. UW-Green Bay acknowledges the achievements of students who have successfully completed International Baccalaureate exams (score of 4 or higher) by awarding credit, as shown in the Table below.
UW-Green Bay International Baccalaureate Exam Equivalencies
(Updated October 1, 2012)
|International Baccalaureate Examination||Exam Level||Score Required||UW-Green Bay Course Equivalency||# of credits||Notes|
|English A1 or A2||HL||4,5,6,7||ENG 104 & ENG COMP 100||6||1,2|
|English A1 or A2||SL||-||none||-||1,2|
|English B||HL||4,5,6,7||ENG COMP 100||3||2|
|French A1, A2, or B||HL||4,5,6,7||FREN 101 & 102||8||3|
|French A1, A2, or B||SL||4,5,6,7||FREN 101||4||3|
|German A1 or B||HL||4,5,6,7||GERM 101 & 102||8||3|
|German A1 or B||SL||4,5,6,7||GERM 101||4||3|
|Spanish A1 or B||HL||4,5,6,7||SPAN 101 & 102||8||3|
|Spanish A1 or B||SL||4,5,6,7||SPAN 101||4||3|
|History of the Americas||HL||4,5,6,7||HIST elective||3||1,2|
|History of Europe||HL||4,5,6,7||HIST elective||3|
|Geography||HL||4,5,6,7||GEOG 102 & 202||6|
|Economics||HL||4,5,6,7||ECON 202 & 203||6||1,2|
|Social Anthropology||HL||4,5,6,7||ANTH 100||3|
|Business & Mgmt||HL||4,5,6,7||BUS ADM 202||3|
|Business & Mgmt||SL||-||none||-|
|Chemistry||HL||4,5,6,7||CHEM 211/213 & 212/214||10|
|Physics||HL||4||PHYS 103 with lab waived||5||1|
|Physics||HL||5,6,7||PHYS 103 & 104 with lab waived||10||1|
|Mathematics||HL||6,7||MATH 202 & 203||8||1,2|
|Latin||HL||4,5,6,7||HUM STUD elective||8||1|
|Latin||SL||4,5,6,7||HUM STUD elective||4||1|
|Theatre Arts||HL||4,5,6,7||THEATRE elective||3|
|Computer Science||HL||4,5,6,7||COMP SCI elective||3||1|
|Info Technology in a Global Society||SL||-||none*||-|
For score of 28+, full diploma recipients receive 3 elective credits in addition to the credits awarded for scores of 4,5,6,7 on their Higher Level exams (see Equivalency Table, above).
NOTES TO ACCOMPANY THE EQUIVALENCIES TABLE:
Students taking SL courses who want to earn credit at UW-Green Bay are encouraged to consider the following options. Please note that the option numbers correspond to the numbers in the “Notes” column of the preceding table.
1. Advanced Placement exams are available for these subjects, and are accepted for credit at UW-Green Bay. Contact the Coordinator of Testing Services at UW-Green Bay for details.
2. CLEP exams are available for these subjects, and are accepted for credit at UW-Green Bay. Contact the Coordinator of Testing Services at UW-Green Bay for details.
3. Advanced Placement and CLEP exams are available for these subjects, and are accepted for credit at UW-Green Bay. Students with more than two years of high school foreign language are strongly encouraged to pursue retroactive credit INSTEAD of credit by exam. Students can earn up to 14 retroactive credits in a foreign language at UW-Green Bay, depending on the course in which they are placed at UW-Green Bay and their final grade in the course.
General Note: Students who have taken SL courses for which there is no Advanced Placement or CLEP credit by exam option may ask a UW-Green Bay faculty member to provide a Challenge Exam. Faculty members are not required to fulfill student requests for Challenge Exams.