Updates to Lower-Division IB Requirements

Effective Fall 2023, IB has removed Chem 3A/3AL, Chem 3B/3BL, and Physics 8B from the required lower-division courses. The declaration requirements have also changed so that any student who has completed or is enrolled in IB 77A or 77B can declare IB as their major. Please let an IB advisor know if you have any questions.

Letter Grades for Fall 2022 Major Requirements

In light of strike impacts, L&S has made the decision to accept P grades for Essential Skills in Fall 2022 and extend late grading changes to P/NP until Sunday, December 11. They left it to the departments to decide if major requirements would also be accepted with P grades. The IB department has decided that letter grades are still required for IB major requirements. We believe this is fairest to students who made decisions about their classes before the original deadline. In addition, many IB students are headed towards grad school and health professional schools that will not accept P grades for pre-reqs. If you have any questions or already changed major requirements please make an appointment with an advisor and we can talk about the next steps.

Academic Progress Reports

IB uses the Academic Progress Report (APR) in CalCentral to monitor your major requirements. If you notice an error in an IB requirement, submit our error report form and an IB advisor will contact you. If a university or college requirement is incorrect, use the online L&S form to report the error to a college advisor.