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University of Pittsburgh    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Aug 20, 2018
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

IB Score Information


Below is the list of IB scores accepted by the Swanson School of Engineering:

Description Score Credits For # Credits
       
Biology HL (B grade) 5 BIOSC 0050, 0150 4
Biology HL (A grade) 6, 7 BIOSC 0050, 0150, 0060, 0160 8
       
Chemistry 5 CHEM 0110 4
Chemistry 6,7 CHEM 0110, 0120 8
       
Economics HL 6, 7 ECON 0100, 0110 6
       
English A1 or A 5, 6 ENGLIT 0590 3
English A1 or A 7 and 660 SAT ENGLIT 0590, 0200 6
       
French HL 5, 6, 7 see dept.  
       
German HL 5, 6, 7 GER 0000 3
       
History American HL 5 HIST 0600 3
History American HL 6, 7 HIST 0600, 0601 6
History Europe HL 5 HIST 0100 3
History Europe HL 6, 7 HIST 0100, 0101 6
       
Math HL 5, 6, 7 MATH 0220 4
       
Music HL 5, 6, 7 MUSIC 0000 3
       
Psychology HL 5, 6, 7 PSY 0010 3
       
Spanish HL 5, 6, 7 see dept.  
       
Theatre Arts HL 5, 6, 7 THEA 0800 3
       
Visual Arts HL 5, 6, 7 SA 0000 3

NOTE: Of the six humanities/social science electives that students must take to graduate from the Swanson School of Engineering, only two may be satisfied by AP and/or IB credit.

NOTE: The Swanson School of Engineering only accepts the HL IB scores noted above.  No SL scores will be accepted.

 

Foundational courses in the First-Year Engineering program are taken in sequence.  AP/IB credit may be used for foundational courses (e.g. Math).  If a student chooses to repeat a course at Pitt for which he/she has AP/IB credit, then AP/IB credit for subsequent courses in the same sequence is forfeited.