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International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificates

The University of Missouri recognizes the International Baccalaureate diploma and certificates for admission. MU will grant course credit and advanced placement to students who have passed the higher-level or standard-level examination, as shown below.

Credit awards

Please note that the following information applies only to exams taken during the current academic year. For information about previous academic years, contact us.

Languages

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
English SL   No Credit  
English A: Literature HL 5 English Lit 3
English A: Language and Literature HL 5 English Lit 3
French SL 5 French 2160 3
French HL 5 French 3420 or 3430 3
German HL 5 German 1100, 1200, and 2100 13
Spanish SL 5 Spanish 2160 3
Spanish HL 5 Spanish 3420 or 3430 3

Classical Languages

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Latin & Greek HL 5 Latin 4300 + 1100, 1200 & 2000 3+13

Study of Humankind in Society

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
History SL 5 History/Social Science 3
History HL 5 History/Social Science 5
Geography HL 5 Geog 1100 and 1200 6
Economics HL 6 Econ Elective 3
Philosophy HL 6 Phil 1000 3
Psychology SL 5 Psych 1000 3
Psychology HL 5 Psych 1000 3
Social Anthropology HL 6 Anthro 2030 3

Experimental Sciences

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Biology SL & HL 4 Bio Sci 1030 5
  5 Bio Sci 1500 5
Chemistry SL 5 Chem 1100 3

Chemistry HL

5 Chem 1100 3
  6 Chem 1320 and 1330 8
Environmental Systems and Societies SL 4 Biology 1060 3
Marine Science SL 5 Geology 1250 3
Physics SL & HL No Credit

Mathematics

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Mathematics SL 5 Math 1160 & 1500 10
Mathematics HL 5 Math 1160, 1500 & Math elective 13
Math Studies SL 5 Math elective 3
Info. Tech SL & HL 4 Infotech elective 3

Art and Music

Examination Minimum Score MU Course Hours Given
Theater Arts SL & HL 5 Theatre Humanities 3
Music SL & HL 5 Music Humanities 3

Note: Courses can be counted toward the 120 hours required for the bachelor of science and master of science degrees and the general-education required social sciences. Economics majors and minors will not be allowed to substitute these credits for Economics 1014 or 1015 on their areas of concentration.