International Baccalaureate Course Equivalency

Towson University requires a score of 4 or higher to award credit for both Higher Level and Standard Level courses.  A score of 5 or higher is required to award credit for Physics. 

 

Higher Level IB Course Equivalency

IB Course Equivalency Core Curriculum Units
Language A: Literature  ENGL 240  Core 5   3
Language A: Literature  ENGL Elective    3
Language A: Language and Literature HUMA

Core 5  4
Language A: Language and Literature HUMA Elective            4
Language B FORL 101 Core 5  4
Language B FORL 102 Core 12  4
Latin LATN 201  Core 5
Latin LATN 202 Core 12 3
Classical Greek GRK 103 Core 5 3
Classical Greek GRK Elective   3
Business and
Management
USEL Elective   3
Business and
Management
USEL Elective   3
Economics ECON 201 Core 6 3
Economics ECON 202 Core 6 3
Geography GEOG 109 Core 12 3
Geography GEOG Elective   3
History: 20th Century World HIST Core 12 3
History: 20th Century World HIST Elective   3
History: Europe and the Islamic World HIST Elective Core 12 3
History: Europe and the Islamic World HIST Elective   3
Information Technology in a Global Society COSC 111 Core 4   3
Information Technology in a Global Society COSC Elective    3
Philosophy PHIL 101 Core 5   3
Philosophy PHIL Elective    3
Psychology PSYC 101  Core 6  3
Psychology PSYC Elective     3
Social Anthropology ANTH 207   Core 12  3
Social Anthropology ANTH Elective  
Biology BIOL 200/L Core 7 4
Biology BIOL 202 Core 8 4
Chemistry CHEM 131 Core 7 4
Chemistry CHEM 132 Core 8 4
Design Technology IDNM Elective Core 8 3
Design Technology IDNM Elective   3
Physics PHYS 211 Core 7 4
Physics PHYS 212 Core 8 4
Mathematics HL MATH 273 Core 3 4
Mathematics HL MATH 119   4
Computer Science COSC 236   4
Computer Science COSC 237   4
Dance DANC 236 Core 4  
Dance DANC 237    
Music MUSC 101 Core 5 3
Music MUSC Elective   3
Film USEL Elective   3
Film USEL Elective   3
Theatre THEA or THEA 100 Core 5 3
Theatre THEA Elective   3
Visual Arts ART 103 Core 4 3
Visual Arts ART Elective   3

Standard Level IB Course Equivalency

Students without a IB Diploma are NOT awarded credits for Standard Level subjects.

IB Course Equivalency Core Curriculum Units
Language A: Literature  ENGL 240  Core 5  3
Language A: Language and Literature  HUMA Core 5   3
Literature and Performance IDFA  Core 4  3
Language B FORL 101 Core 5  3
Latin  LATN 201 Core 5 
Classical Greek  GRK 103  Core 5   3
Business and Management USEL Elective    3
Economics ECON Elective     3
Geography  GEOG 109   Core 12  3
History: 20th Century World HIST Core 12 3
History: Europe and the the Islamic World HIST Core 12 3
Information Technology in a Global Society COSC 111 Core 4 3
Philosophy PHIL 101 Core 5 3
Psychology PSYC 101 Core 6 3
Social Anthropology ANTH 207 Core 12 3
World Religions RLST 105 Core 12 3
Biology BIOL 120 Core 7 4
Biology BIOL 120 L    
Chemistry CHEM 131 Core 7 4
Design Technology IDNM Elective Core 8 3
Environmental Systems and Societies SOSC Core 8 3
Physics PHYS 211 Core 7 4
Mathematics SL MATH 119 Core 3 4
Mathematical Studies MATH 111 Core 3 3
Further Mathematics MATH Elective Core 3 4
Computer Science COSC 236   4
Computer Science COSC 237   4
Dance DANC 235 Core 4 3
Music MUSC 101 Core 5 3
Film USEL   3
Theatre THEA Elective Core 4 3
Visual Arts ART 103 Core 4 3