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International Baccalaureate

Hawai'i Pacific University recognizes the International Baccalaureate program and encourages students to challenge themselves while in high school by taking part in the IB Diploma Programme.  Students who have participated in this program may qualify for college credit at Hawai'i Pacific University. The following table shows how credits are awarded at HPU and the minimum score required.

Last updated:  April 2010

IB Examination

Level

Min. Grade

HPU Course Equivalent

Credits

Arabic (Language B)

HL

4

ARB 1100 and ARB 1200

4 + 4

Biology

HL

4

BIOL 2050/2051 and BIOL 2052/2053

5 + 5

SL

4

BIOL 2050/2051

5

Business and Management

HL

4

ECON 1000, MGMT 1000, MKTG 3000, MGMT 3110, and MGMT 3400

3+3+3+3+3

SL

4

ECON 1000, MGMT 1000, and MKTG 3000

3+3+3

Chemistry

HL

4

CHEM 2050/2051 and CHEM 2052/2053

4 + 4

SL

4

CHEM 2050/51

4

Chinese (Language B)

HL

4

CHIN 1100 and CHIN 1200

4 + 4

Computer Science

HL

4

CSCI 1911, 2911, 2912, 2913, and 2916

3+3+3+3+1

SL

4

CSCI 1911, 2911, 2912 and 2916

3+3+3+1

Design Technology

HL

4

TRAN 1XXX 

6

SL

4

TRAN 1XXX 

3

Economics

HL

4

ECON 2010 and ECON 2015

3 + 3

English (Language A1)

HL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2000 (TOEFL requirement waived and direct placement into WRI 1100)

3 + 3

SL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2000 (TOEFL requirement waived and direct placement into WRI 1100)

3 + 3

English (Language A2)

HL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2000 (TOEFL requirement waived and direct placement into WRI 1100)

3 + 3

SL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2000 (TOEFL requirement waived and direct placement into WRI 1100)

3 + 3

Film

HL

4

ENG 2301

3

French (Language B)

HL

4

FR 1100 and FR 1200

4 + 4

Further Mathematics

SL

5

MATH 1123 and MATH 3301

3 + 3

Geography

HL

4

GEOG 1000 and GEOG 2000

3 + 3

SL

4

GEOG 2000

3

History

HL

4

HIST 2001 and HIST 2002

3 + 3

SL

4

HIST 2001

3

Information Technology in a Global Society

HL

4

CSCI 1041

3

SL

4

CSCI 1011

3

Islamic History

HL

5

HIST 3501

3

SL

6

HIST 3501

3

Japanese (Language B)

HL

4

JPE 1100 and JPE 1200

4 + 4

Korean (Language B)

HL

4

KOR 1100 and KOR 1200

4 + 4

Language A1 (other than English)

HL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2510

3 + 3

SL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2510

3 + 3

Language A2 (other than English)

HL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2510

3 + 3

SL

4

HUM 1000 and ENG 2510

3 + 3

Language B (other)

HL

4

FL 1100 and FL 1200

4 + 4

Latin (Language B)

HL

4

LAT 1100 and LAT 1200

4 + 4

Mathematical Methods

SL

5

MATH 1123

3

Mathematical Studies

SL

5

MATH 1105

3

Mathematics

HL

4

MATH 1140 and MATH 2214

3 + 3

Music

HL

4

MUS 1000 and HUM 1000

3 + 3

Philosophy

HL

4

PHIL 1000 and HUM 1000

3 + 3

Physics

HL

4

PHYS 2030/2031 and PHYS 2032/2033

4 + 4

SL

4

PHYS 2030/2031

4

Psychology

HL

4

PSY 1000 and SOC 3100

3 + 3

SL

4

PSY 1000

3

Social and cultural anthropology

HL

4

ANTH 2000 and TRAN 1XXX

3 + 3

Spanish (Language B)

HL

4

SPAN 1100 and SPAN 1200

4 + 4

Theatre

HL

4

THEA 1000 and HUM 1000

3 + 3

Visual Arts

HL

5

ARTS 1000

3

Transfer credit is based on the student’s official IB Examination score.  Students should request that their electronic IB transcript be sent to Hawai'i Pacific University at the following address (please click here for instructions on how to request official electronic IB transcripts):

Hawai'i Pacific University
Office of Admissions
1164 Bishop Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

 USA 

Students who have been awarded college credit for their IB examination results can decrease the time required to complete their bachelor degree.  Additionally, Hawai'i Pacific University’s year round curricular options allow interested students an opportunity to further accelerate the degree completion process. 

Once a student has been accepted to HPU and an official electronic IB transcript has been received, an individual evaluation will be completed based on the student’s intended study program.  Students will then be notified of their official IB transfer credit award by correspondence from Hawai'i Pacific University.