Challenge Examinations

Some Methodist University courses can be challenged by passing a validating examination. A request to take a challenge examination must be addressed to the appropriate department chair, who will make the final determination as to whether a specific course qualifies. Satisfactory performance on the validating examination earns degree credit on a pass-fail basis. The fee is $200.00 to sit for the challenge examination. Any student who takes a challenge examination for a course and fails the challenge examination, must wait a minimum six months before retaking the challenge examination for that course. In addition, the student must pay the challenge examination fee again.

Students need to check with the respective department chair about scheduling an appointment to take the challenge exam. The challenge exam fee must be paid at the Business Office prior to taking the exam.

The following departmental challenge exams are currently available at Methodist University:

Arts & Humanities

  • MUS 1070 Aural Skills I (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 1080 Aural Skills II (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 1610 Music Theory I (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 1620 Music Theory II (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 2070 Aural Skills III (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 2080 Aural Skills IV (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 2600 Survey of Music Literature (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 2610 Music Theory III (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 2620 Music Theory IV (3 s.h.)
  • MUS 2750 Piano Proficiency II (1 s.h.)
  • MUS 3750 Piano Proficiency III (1 s.h.)
  • PHI 2120 Symbolic Logic (3 s.h.)

Communications

  • ACL 1510 Speech Communication (3 s.h.)
  • COM 1050 Intro to Mass Communication (3 s.h.)
  • COM 3030 Basic TV Techniques/Procedures (3 s.h.)

Computer Science

  • CSC 2010 Intro to Computer Science (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 2020 Intro to Programming (3 s.h.)

Education

  • EDU 1420 Field Experience I (1 s.h.)

Exercise Science & Wellness

  • PXS 2170 First Aid/CPR (3 s.h.)
  • WEL 2180 Concepts of Fitness and Nutrition (3 s.h.)

Health Sciences

  • ATP 1590 Concepts of Athletic Training (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 2300 Medical Terminology (3 s.h.)

Justice Studies

  • JUS 3090 Criminology (3 s.h.)
  • JUS 3320 Research Methods (3 s.h.)

Legal Studies

  • LAW 2000 Introduction to Law (3 s.h.)

Mathematics

  • MAT 1030 Intro to College Math (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 1100 Finite Math (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 1130 Pre-Calculus I (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 1140 Pre-Calculus II (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2310 Calculus I (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2320 Calculus II (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2500 Discrete Math I (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2510 Discrete Math II (3 s.h.)

Sciences

  • BIO 1530 Fundamentals of Biology I (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 1560 Fundamentals of Biology II (4 s.h.)
  • SCI 1420 Biological Science (3 s.h.)

Social Work

  • SWK 2310 Intro to Social Work (3 s.h.)
Updated May 2019