International Baccalaureate (IB) IB is an international program for students through the high school level which develops their intellectual, personal, and social skills. The program exposes students to languages, social studies, experimental sciences, mathematics and fine arts. Students may study at the standard level (SL) or higher level (HL). An examination is taken at the end of the program and scores from 1 to 7 (7 being the highest) are awarded.

CSM will grant up to 28 semester credits to students who successfully complete the program and meet the required test score indicated in the table below. Listed are the exams for which CSM will award credit.

IB Subject Exam Required Test Score Course Awarded  Credit Earned Notes 

HL 5, 6 or 7

BIO Elective


General Education Science – no credit for Biology majors


HL 4, 5, 6 or 7

CHM 100/101


General Education Science or Math – no credit for Chemistry majors

English  HL 5, 6 or 7

ENG 101


General Education English

English HL 5, 6 or 7

ENG Elective


General Education English

Foreign Language  HL 5, 6 or 7

Elective Credit

3 Elective 
History HL 5, 6 or 7

HPS 110


General Education History

Math SL 5, 6 or 7

MTH Elective


General Education Science or Math, or Elective

Philosophy  HL 5, 6 or 7

PHL 206


General Education Philosophy

Sociology  HL 5, 6 or 7 SOC 101 3

General Education Social Science