- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 247
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Course SummaryIncrease your knowledge of the topics you'll be tested on when you take the CLEP Biology exam with this study guide course. You can use the short video lessons to review biology topics like organic chemistry, animal behavior and evolution, and then test your understanding using the self-assessment quizzes and chapter tests.
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Use this study guide to prepare for the Biology CLEP exam and earn up to eight college credits in significantly less time than it would take to complete a traditional class. Our video lessons and quizzes allow you to create a study plan that meets your scheduling needs. You can tackle subjects ranging from organic chemistry and cell biology to speciation and the principles of evolution at your own pace. Our instructors also use plenty of visual aids to help you commit key concepts to memory and make the most of your study time.
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Syllabus & Course Information
Questions on the Biology CLEP exam gauge your ability to meet the following learning objectives. Lessons included in this course are closely aligned with each of them, so you can rest assured that your study time will be spent focusing on topics covered by the test.
- Point out key principles of ecology
- Outline animal development and reproduction
- Differentiate between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems
- Recognize the transcription and translation process
- Analyze scientific data
- Understand the process of DNA replication
- Describe the basics of RNA and DNA
- Give an overview of cell division
- Detail the basics of metabolic biochemistry
- Explain how enzymes work
- Outline the classification of organisms
- Define natural resources and environmental impact
Since this is an introductory biology course, you can begin preparing for your CLEP test without having to complete any prerequisites.
This study guide organizes all 215 lessons into 24 chapters addressing each of the exam's main topics. Available resources include entertaining videos lasting around eight minutes each as well as transcripts you can print for offline study guides. Each lesson also includes a short quiz you can use to track you progress and assess your mastery of a particular topic. You can even gauge your understanding of a whole chapter or the entire course with our chapter test and final CLEP Biology practice test. Plus, our subject matter experts are here to help answer any questions you might have about the lesson topics.
Biology CLEP Exam Information
Credits earned through the Biology CLEP exam are equivalent to those received after taking a one-year college general biology course. Students usually take this class during the first two years of coursework, either to meet their degree program's general education requirements or to prepare for advanced biology courses.
- Number of Questions: About 115
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 90 minutes
- Number of Credits: 3-8; varies by institution
- Exam Cost: $85 (plus a small site fee which varies by location)
Biology CLEP Exam Breakdown
|CLEP Exam Concept||Percent of the Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Molecular and Cellular Biology||33%||38 questions||93 lessons|
|Organismal Biology||34%||39 questions||73 lessons|
|Population Biology||33%||38 questions||49 lessons|
Earn CLEP Credit
Passing scores on the Biology CLEP exam can be used to earn three to six hours of college credit, depending on the school you plan on attending. The cost savings and efficiency of getting credit equivalent to a one semester course with just several weeks of study time are just some of the advantages of earning CLEP credit. The exam can be taken at any time, and your credits can be applied to degree programs at schools across the country.
Study Schedule for the Biology CLEP Exam
By the time it's all said and done, you'll have received around 22 hours of instruction. Check out the table below to get a better idea of how much time you'll need to prepare for the test and determine when you'll be ready to schedule a test date.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||About 2 1/2 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||Just under 4 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||About 7 weeks|
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