Biology Placement Test
The biology placement test is based on the objectives of the BIO 1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry course and measures students’ knowledge of biological chemistry for placement into BIO 2331 Anatomy and Physiology l. It does not qualify as completion of a biology 1000-level course, the prerequisite for several other biology courses.
Students must score at least 21/30 (70%) to earn a passing score.
A passing score does not exempt a student from completing BIO 1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry if that course is required for the degree or certificate they plan to earn.
Taking the Biology Placement Test
Review the biology placement test review topics before visiting your preferred campus Testing Center to complete the placement test. See your campus Testing Center webpage for location and hours of operation.
Students have 45 minutes to answer 30 multiple-choice questions. No calculator allowed.
Students who score 21 or higher may register for BIO 2331 Anatomy and Physiology I. Students who score less than 21 must take BIO 1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry. Students are not required to take this test to be eligible for BIO 1100.
What Should I Bring?
A valid photo ID is required. Pencil, scratch paper and a periodic table are provided.
After Taking the Biology Placement Test
Testing Center staff will provide your placement score results. Schedule an appointment with a Counselor to discuss your course placement prior to course registration. Biology courses may require satisfaction of course prerequisites prior to registration. View the list of courses and prerequisites.
Can I Retake the Biology Placement Test?
Students may retest once per year.