International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit Guide for General Education (GE)

IB Exam MiraCosta GE Area/Units Maximum Degree Units CSU-GE Certification Area/Units CSU Admission Units IGETC Area/Units UC Admission Units
Biology HL Area B/3 units Area B2 (w/out lab)/3 units 6 units Area 5B (w/out lab)/3 units 5.3 units
Chemistry HL Area B/3 units Area B1 (w/out lab)/3 units 6 units Area 5A (w/out lab)/3 units 5.3 units
Economics HL Area D/3 units Area D2/3 units 6 units Area 4/3 units 5.3 units
Geography HL Area D/3 units Area D5/3 units 6 units Area 4/3 units 5.3 units
History HL (any region) Area D/3 units Area C2 or D6/3 units 6 units Area 3B or 4/ 3 units 5.3 units
Language A1 HL (any language)* Area C/3 units Area C2/3 units (until fall '13) 6 units Area 3B/3 units 5.3 units
Language A2 HL (any language) * Area C/3 units Area C2/3 units (until fall '13) 6 units Area 3B/3 units 5.3 units
Language A Literature HL Area C/3 units Area C2/3 units 6 units Area 3B/3 units 5.3 units
Language A Language and Literature HL Area C/3 units Area C2/3 units 6 units Area 3B/3 units 5.3 units
Language B HL (any language) * Area C/3 units N/A 6 units Area 6/3 units 5.3 units
Mathematics HL* Area A2/3 units Area B4/3 units 6 units Area 2/3 units 5.3 units
Physics HL Area B/3 units Area B1 (w/out lab)/3 units 6 units Area 5A (w/out lab)/3 units 5.3 units
Psychology HL Area D/3 units Area D9/3 units 3 units Area 4/3 units 5.3 units
Theatre HL* Area C/3 units Area C1/3 units 6 units Area 3A/3 units 5.3 units

NOTE: Each CSU and UC campus determines how it will apply external examinations toward credit in the major. Students who have earned credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both.

* A minimum score of 5 for all exams is required by the University of California (UC). California State University (CSU) requires a minimum score of 5, except for Mathematics, Language, and Theatre exams, which require a score of 4. MiraCosta requires a score of 5 for all exams except Mathematics, which requires a minimum score of 4.