The CLEP provides candidates the opportunity to demonstrate undergraduate-level understanding in various subject areas. At present, the CLEP comprises 34 separate examinations in the following five subject areas:
Composition and Literature (American Literature; Analyzing and Interpreting Literature; English Composition; English Literature; Freshman College Composition; and Humanities);
Foreign Languages (French 1 and 2; German 1 and 2; and Spanish 1 and 2);
History and Social Sciences (American Government; Human Growth and Development; Introduction to Educational Psychology; Introductory Psychology; Introductory Sociology; Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Social Sciences and History; U.S. History I: Early Colonizations to 1877; U.S. History II: 1865 to the Present; Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648; and Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present);
Science and Mathematics (Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; College Algebra; College Mathematics; Natural Sciences; and Precalculus);
and Business (Financial Accounting; Introductory Business Law; Information Systems and Computer Applications; Principles of Management; and Principles of Marketing).
Full descriptions of the content of each of these exams are available at the College Board website. The intent of the test developers is to cover basic subjects so that students can fulfill their core requirements and move on to more specialized coursework.
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