The UCF Biology Department utilizes the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Field Test in Biology as their exit exam.
Undergraduate students at UCF who are majoring in Biology are eligible to test after their core courses are completed. This test is graded as pass/fail with a passing grade being greater than the national bottom 10th percentile. A failing grade will require a retake before graduation. Retake period will take place in the month of October. This is a state mandated exam for all graduating seniors in Biology.
The ETS Major Field Test in Biology is computerized and consists of approximately 150 multiple-choice questions. Test takers will have two (2) hours to complete the test.
The exam will cover the following core courses: Biology I, Biology II, Genetics, Ecology, Molecular Cell Biology and Evolutionary Biology.
*Test takers may complete their first attempt during the retake period.
The UCF retake policy for the Biology Exit Exam is that test takers can have a maximum of two (2) total attempts: one first time attempt and one retake attempt.
Test takers will have a 4-6 week time period each semester to complete the first attempt. Immediately following the initial test period, an additional 4 weeks will be given for test takers to re-take the exam if the score from their first attempt falls within the bottom national 10th percentile.
Scores from the ETS Major Field Test in Biology will be provided to your Biology Academic Advisor.