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Introductory Psychology

Subject Information

The Introductory Psychology examination contains 100 questions to be answered in 90 minutes.

The test questions cover the broad field of psychology and focus on the basic facts, concepts, and generally accepted principles.

Students should consider taking the exam if they can demonstrate the following abilities:

  • knowledge of terminology, principles, and theory
  • ability to comprehend, evaluate, and analyze problem situations
  • ability to apply knowledge to new situations.

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 Introductory Psychology exam earn credit for a score of 50 or higher.

Course(s) and Credits

  • PSYC 150
    3 credits

Credits meet the Social Foundations as well as the Social Awareness and Race/Ethnicity and/or Gender Issues components of the general education requirement.