International Baccalaureate Credit

Hawkeye Community College does provide advanced standing credit for students who complete and pass International Baccalaureate examinations during their secondary studies. Students must earn a score of 4 or above to receive advanced credit for Higher Level (HL) subjects and 5 or above for Standard Level (SL) subjects. More information on the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Hawkeye Community College grants college credits for completion of International Baccalaureate exams at the score levels listed below.

IB Course Minimum
Score
Required
Course
Equivalency
Description Credit
Hours
Given
Biology HL 4 BIO-113 General Biology II 4
SCI-XAL Biological Science with Lab Elective 4
Biology SL 5 SCI-XAL Biological Science with Lab Elective 4
Business Management HL 4 BUS-XTX Business Core Elective 6
Business Management SL 5 BUS-XTX Business Core Elective 3
Chemistry HL 4 CHM-165 General Chemistry I 4
SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Chemistry SL 5 SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Dance HL 4 HUM-XB1 Literature & Fine Arts Elective 6
Dance SL 5 HUM-XB1 Literature & Fine Arts Elective 3
Economics HL 4 ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Economics SL 5 SSS-XCT Social Science C — Social Sciences Elective 3
Environmental Systems & Societies SL 5 XXX-XTX General Elective 3
Geography HL 4 GEO-121 World Regional Geography 3
GEO-XTX Geography Elective 3
Geography SL 5 GEO-121 World Regional Geography 3
Global Politics HL 4 POL-121 International Relations 3
SSS-XCT Social Science C — Social Sciences Elective 3
Global Politics SL 5 POL-121 International Relations 3
History HL
  • History Africa and Middle East
  • History Asia and Oceania
  • History of Europe
  • History of the Americas
4 HUM-XAT Humanities A: Western Civilization Elective 6
History SL 5 HUM-XAT Humanities A: Western Civilization Elective 3
Information Technology in a Global Society HL 4 XXX-XTX General Elective 6
Information Technology in a Global Society SL 5 XXX-XTX General Elective 3
Language A: Language and Literature HL 4 HUM-XB2 Humanities B: Philosophy and Religion Elective 6
Language A: Language and Literature SL 5 HUM-XB2 Humanities B: Philosophy and Religion Elective 3
Language A: Literature HL 4 LIT-101 Intro to Literature 3
LIT-XTX Literature Elective 3
Language A: Literature SL 5 LIT-101 Intro to Literature 3
Language B SL
  • Chinese B SL
  • French B SL
  • German B SL
  • Japanese B
  • Spanish B SL
  • Swahili B SL
5 FLL-XTX Foreign Language Elective 5
Math: Analysis & Approaches HL 4 MAT-210 Calculus I 4
MAT-156 Statistics 3
Math: Analysis & Approaches SL 5 MAT-XCT Math Elective 4
Math: Applications and Interpretations HL 4 MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts 3
MAT-156 Statistics 3
Math: Applications and Interpretations SL 5 MAT-XCT Math Elective 4
Philosophy HL 4 PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HUM-XB2 Phil & Religion Elective 3
Philosophy SL 5 PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Physics HL 4 PHY-162 College Physics I 4
SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Physics SL 5 SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Psychology HL 4 PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SSS-XAT Social Science A Elective 3
Psychology SL 5 PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3
Sports, Exercise Science, and Health Sciences HL 4 PEH-XTX Physical Education & Health Elective 6
Sports, Exercise Science, and Health Sciences SL 5 PEH-XTX Physical Education & Health Elective 3
Theatre Arts HL 4 HUM-XB1 Humanities B: Literature & Fine Arts Elective 6
Theatre Arts SL 5 HUM-XB1 Humanities B: Literature & Fine Arts Elective 3
Visual Arts HL 4 HUM-XB1 Humanities B: Literature & Fine Arts Elective 6
Visual Arts SL 5 HUM-XB1 Humanities B: Literature & Fine Arts Elective 3

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