International Baccalaureate Credit

For Majors in the School of the Arts and Architecture, Samueli School of Engineering, Herb Albert School of Music, School of Nursing and School of Theater, Film and Television

UCLA awards college credit for higher level (HL) exams only.

Credit awarded by UCLA as a result of IB exams is subject to change without notice. Course descriptions for each IB subject are reviewed by UCLA on a yearly basis.

IB examinations, IB Examinations and college courses taken prior to or after enrolling at UCLA may be duplicative. In these cases we will award credit for only one.

Key for Requirement Codes
Code Definition
AH satisfies American History and Institutions requirement
EW satisfies Entry Level Writing requirement
QR satisfies Quantitative Reasoning requirement (all schools but Engineering, which does not have a QR requirement)

UCLA Credit Awarded for IB Exams

Biology
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Biology 5–7 EE BIOL Intro Biology 8.0  
Business Management
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Business Management 5–7 MGMT Intro 8.0  
Chemistry
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Chemistry 5–7 CHEM Intro 8.0  
Classical Languages
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Classical Greek 5–7 GREEK 1 and 2 8.0  
Latin 5–7 LATIN 1 and 2 8.0  
Computer Science
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Computer Science 5–7 COM SCI Unassigned 8.0 QR
Dance
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Dance 5–7

DANCE

Composition

2.0

 
  5–7 DANCE History 2.0  
  5–7 DANCE-P Performance 4.0  
Economics
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
exams taken prior to November, 2013 5–7 ECON Intro 8.0  
exams taken November, 2013 and later 5 ECON Intro 8.0  
  6–7 ECON 1 4.0  
  6–7 ECON 2 4.0  
Film
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Film 5–7 FILM&TV Intro Film  8.0  
Geography
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Geography 5–7 GEOG Intro 8.0  
Global Politics
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Global Politics 5–7 POL SCI Global Studies 8.0  
History
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Africa 5–7 HIST Africa 8.0  
Americas 5–7 HIST Americas 8.0 AH
Asia and Oceania 5–7 HIST Asia/Oceania 8.0  
Europe & the Islamic World 5–7 HIST Europe/Islamic World 8.0  
Europe & the Middle East 5–7 HIST Europe/Middle East 8.0  
Medieval Europe & the Islamic World 5–7 HIST Europe/Islamic World 8.0  
20th Century World 5–7 HIST World 8.0  

Language A (native)

IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
English: Literature 5–7 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW*
all other languages: Literature 5–7 (language) Unassigned 8.0 QR

* A score of 6 or higher on the Standard Level (SL) English A: Literature exam also satisfies EW, although it does not result in any course credit.

Language A1 (native)

IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
English 5–7 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW*
all other languages 5–7 (language) Unassigned 8.0  

* A score of 6 or higher on the Standard Level (SL) A1 English exam also satisfies EW, although it does not result in any course credit.

Language A2/B (2nd native/non-native)

IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
English 5–7 ENGLISH ESL 8.0  
French 5–7 FRNCH 1 and 2 8.0  
German 5–7 GERMAN 1 and 2  8.0  
Spanish 5–7 SPAN 1 and 2 8.0  

Mathematics

IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Mathematics 5 MATH 1 4.0 QR
  5 MATH Unassigned 4.0 QR
  6–7 MATH 31A 4.0 QR
  6–7 MATH Unassigned 4.0 QR
Mathematics, Further 5–7 MATH Further 8.0 QR

* For Mathematics exam taken prior to Spring 2018: A score of 5–7 will result in MATH 1 and MATH Calculus.

Music
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Music 5–7 MUSIC Theory 4.0  
  5–7 MUS HST Surv of Music 4.0  
Philosophy
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Philosophy 5–7 PHILOS Intro 8.0  
Physics
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Physics 5–7 PHYSICS Intro 8.0  
Psychology
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Psychology 5–7 PSYCH Intro 8.0  
Social and Cultural Anthropology
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Social and Cultural Anthropology 5–7 ANTHRO Social/Cultural 8.0  
Theatre
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Theatre 5–7 THEATER Intro 8.0  
Visual Arts
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
Visual Arts 5–7 ART HIST Surv of Art 4.0  
  5–7 DESMA Intro 4.0  
IB Diploma
IB Exam Name IB Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Reqs Met
IB Diploma (Spring 2020 and later) 30 or higher NONDEPT Unassigned 6.0  
IB Diploma (2002–2019) 30 or higher NONDEPT Unassigned —
anywhere from 0–30 units depending on credit
awarded for individual AP/IB HL exams.
   
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