The General Biology examination contains 110 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.
The test includes questions on the broad field of biological sciences, organized into three major areas: molecular and cellular biology, organismal biology, and populational biology.
Students should consider taking the exam if they can demonstrate the following abilities:
- knowledge of facts, principles, and processes of biology
- understanding of the means by which information is collected, how it is interpreted, how one hypothesizes from available information, how one draws conclusions and makes further predictions
- understanding that science is a human endeavor with social consequences.
Computer-based Scoring: CLEP computer-based (CBT) exams are scored without a penalty for incorrect guessing. The raw score--the number of correct responses--is translated into a scaled score. The scaled scores for CLEP CBT are reported in a range from 20 to 80.
At Ferris, candidates taking the Biology exam earn credit for a score of 50 or higher.
Course(s) and Credits
- BIOL General Credit
Credits meet the scientific understanding component of the general education requirement. Credits will not meet the lab class component of the general education requirement.