International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits

Fordham University offers university credit for Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam scores of 5, 6 or 7. No credit is awarded for IB Standard Level exams, regardless of score. Students are responsible for ensuring that their IB exams are sent to Fordham.

IB exams have been received in the areas listed below. HL scores of 5 receive 3 general elective credits. HL scores of 6 or 7 receive core or elective credit when appropriate, as noted below. Additional IB HL subject areas will be considered when received.

Notes: Students who wish to apply International Baccalaureate credit toward their major should consult with the appropriate department. It is possible, in some cases, to receive an exemption from a prerequisite based on performance on other standardized tests or on college-level courses, with grades of C or better, taken during high school. Consult with the appropriate department. A student cannot receive credit for both an AP Exam and an IB Higher Level exam in the same subject.

Anthropology
Three core credits (Social Science).

Biology
Three core credits (Life Science). Students with core credit who are required to take biology for their major should consult the department for placement in biology courses. Students with core credit who are required to take biology for their special program (e.g., pre-health professions) should consult with their special program adviser.

Business and Management
Three elective credits in business.

Chemistry
Three core credits (Physical Science).Students with core credit who are required to take chemistry for their major should consult the department for placement in chemistry courses. Students with core credit who are required to take chemistry for their special program (e.g., pre-health professions) should consult with their special program adviser.

Economics
Three core credits for Macroeconomics and three core credits for Microeconomics (Social Science).

English
See Language A and Language B below.

Film
Four elective credits for COMM 2471 (Introduction to Film).

Geography
Three core credits (Social Science).

History
History of Americas, History of Europe, History of Asia. Each would receive 4 elective credits for a general upper-level (3000-level) history elective course. No core credit and no credit for the distribution requirements within the major (medieval, modern, American or global) is given.

Information Technology in a Global Society
Three general elective credits.

Language A
Language A . If completed in English, 3 general elective credits. If completed in a modern foreign language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese): 3 credits for 1502 level of relevant language. 

Language B
Language B. If completed in English, 3 general elective credits. If completed in a modern foreign language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese) or classical language (Latin, Greek): 3 credits equivalent to the 1502 level of relevant language.

Mathematics
Three core credits for MATH 1206.

Philosophy
Three general elective credits.

Physics
Credits for the following required major courses: PHYS 1601, PHYS 1602, PHYS 1511 and PHYS 1512. This also satisfies core in natural science which includes both physical science core and life science core. Students with core credit who are required to take physics for their major should consult the department for placement in physics courses. Students with core credit who are required to take physics for their special program (e.g., pre-health professions) should consult with their special program adviser.

Psychology
Three elective credits for PSYC 1200. PSYC 1200 is a required course for psychology majors.

Theatre
Three core credits (Fine Arts).

Visual Arts
Three elective credits for visual arts.