CLEP Curriculum

CLEP Natural Sciences


Natural Sciences CLEP preparatory examination covers a wide range of topics frequently taught in introductory courses surveying both biological and physical sciences at the college freshman or sophomore level. This course is intended to test the understanding of scientific concepts that an adult with a liberal arts education should have. Review the course content in the next tab List of Topics.

Each student is assigned to a Stutorialz Tutor to help them during their course. This course is a blend of Live one on one session with the Tutor and Online Self study. Students have up to two live sessions per week with the instructor at preschedule time that works best for the student. Students actively engage with the lectures, interact with online resources, and solve practice tests at the end of each chapter. Computer based interactives and assignments help to reinforce concepts taught in the course. Students/parents can review the progress and access the learning through graded assessments, which include chapter quiz, midterm exams, and a cumulative final

  1. Knowledge of fundamental facts, concepts, and principles (about 40% of the examination)
  2. Interpretation and comprehension of information (about 20% of the examination) presented in the form of graphs, diagrams, tables, equations, or verbal passages
  3. Qualitative and quantitative application of scientific principles (about 40% of the examination), including applications based on material presented in the form of graphs, diagrams, tables, equations, or verbal passages; more emphasis is given to qualitative than quantitative applications

Biological Science (50%)

  • 10% Origin and evolution of life, classification of organisms
  • 10% Cell organization, cell division, chemical nature of the gene, bioenergetics, biosynthesis
  • 20% Structure, function, and development in organisms; patterns of heredity
  • 10% Concepts of population biology with emphasis on ecology

Physical Science (50%)

  • 7% Atomic and nuclear structure and properties, elementary particles, nuclear reactions
  • 10% Chemical elements, compounds and reactions, molecular structure and bonding
  • 12% Heat, thermodynamics, and states of matter; classical mechanics; relativity
  • 4% Electricity and magnetism, waves, light, and sound
  • 7% The universe: galaxies, stars, the solar system
  • 10% The Earth: atmosphere, hydrosphere, structure features, geologic processes, and history

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