International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • MSUM recognizes the International Baccalaureate program, offered at many high schools in the United States and abroad, which allows students to take examinations for credit. The examinations are offered at the standard (SL) and higher (HL) levels.

    In accordance MnSCU policy 3.16, a student shall receive three (3) or more course credits for scores of 4 or higher on individual Higher Level IB examinations. A student shall receive two (2) or more credits for scores of 4 or higher on individual Standard Level IB examinations.

    IB credit may be used toward Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements. Credit earned through IB examination is not resident credit and may not be used to satisfy resident credit requirements for graduation.

    To order official transcripts, please contact:
    Web site: www.ibo.org/iba/transcripts
    Phone: (301) 202-3025
    Email: ibid@ibo.org

    Please contact the MSUM Registrar's Office at 218.477.2565 for more information on credit awarded for these tests.

    Standard Level (SL)
    Higher Level (HL) 

    IB Exam
    MSUM Equivalency
    Credit Hours
    LASC Goal(s)
    IB Exam
    Biology (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 3L
    IB Exam
    Biology (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Business Management (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Business Management (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Chemistry (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 3L
    IB Exam
    Chemistry (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Computer Science (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Computer Science (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Dance (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Dance (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Design Tech (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Design Tech (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Economics (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 5
    IB Exam
    Economics (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Environmental Systems & Societies (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Extended Essay
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Film (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Film (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Further Mathematics (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Further Mathematics (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Geography (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 5
    IB Exam
    Geography (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Global Politics (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Global Politics (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    History (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 5
    IB Exam
    History (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    History of East & Asia, Oceania (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    History of Europe (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 5
    IB Exam
    History of Americas (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 5
    IB Exam
    History of Asia/Middle East (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 8
    IB Exam
    History of Africa (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 8
    IB Exam
    Info Tech Global Society (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 8
    IB Exam
    Info Tech Global Society (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Islamic History (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 8
    IB Exam
    Islamic History (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Literature & Performance (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Literature & Performance (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Mathematic Studies (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Mathematic Methods (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Mathematics (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Mathematics (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Music (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Music (SL) (group)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Music (SL) (composition)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Music (SL) (solo)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Philosophy (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 6
    IB Exam
    Philosophy (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Physics (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    PHYS 200
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Physics (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Psychology (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 6
    IB Exam
    Psychology (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Sociology Cultural Anthropology (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    SOC 110
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Sociology Cultural Anthropology (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Sports, Exercise, & Health
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Theatre Arts (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Theatre Arts (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Theory of Knowledge
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Visual Arts (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Visual Arts (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    World Cultures (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)
    Goal 8
    IB Exam
    World Cultures (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    World Religions (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    World Studies Extended Essay
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)


    IB Exam
    Languages (all HL)*exceptions listed below
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    3
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Languages (all SL)*exceptions listed below
    MSUM Equivalency
    Elective
    Credit Hours
    2
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Spanish B (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    SPAN 101
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Spanish B (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    SPAN 101/102
    Credit Hours
    6
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Japanese B (SL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    JAPN 101
    Credit Hours
    4
    LASC Goal(s)

    IB Exam
    Japanese B (HL)
    MSUM Equivalency
    JAPN 101/102
    Credit Hours
    8
    LASC Goal(s)