IB Students

Alberta High School Course Equivalents for IB

The following IB courses may be used as equivalents for the Alberta high school courses required for admission to your program.

For those educated in other provincial systems, please view the out-of-province course equivalents to first determine which of your province's high school courses will be equivalent to the Alberta courses listed in the right column of the following chart. From there, you will be able to determine which of your IB classes may be used as high school course equivalents on your application for admission.

IB Course

Alberta High School Equivalent

Art/Design (HL/SL) Fine Arts 30-level
Biology (HL/SL)
Biology 30
Chemistry (HL/SL)
Chemistry 30
Computer Science (HL/SL)
Science 30-level
Dance (HL/SL)
Fine Arts 30-level
Design Technology (HL/SL)
Science 30-level
Economics (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
English (HL/SL)
English 30-1
Environmental Systems
Science 30-level
Film (HL/SL)
Fine Arts 30-level
French A or B (HL/SL)
French 30
German A or B (HL/SL)
German 30
Geography (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
Global Politics (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
Greek (HL/SL)
Language other than English 30-level
History (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
History of Europe and the Islamic World (HL) 
Humanities / Social Science 30-level 
Info Tech in a Global Society (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
Italian (HL)
Language other than English 30-level
Japanese AB (SL)
Language other than English 30-level
Japanese B (HL or SL)
Language other than English 30-level
Latin
Language other than English 30-level
Mandarin B (HL/SL)
Language other than English 30-level
Math Studies
Math 30-1
Mathematics (HL/SL)
Math 30-1 / Math 31
Further Mathematics (SL)
Math 30-1 / Math 31
Music (HL/SL)
Fine Arts 30-level
Philosophy (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
Physics (HL/SL)
Physics 30
Psychology (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
Social, Cultural Anthropology (HL/SL)
Humanities / Social Science 30-level
Spanish A or B (HL/SL)
Language other than English 30-level
Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences (SL)
Physical Education 30-level
Theatre (HL/SL)
Fine Arts 30-level
Visual Arts (HL/SL)
Fine Arts 30-level

Additional languages have been approved for admission. Please contact the IB Advisor for more information.