Departmental Exam Program (DEPT)

DEPT exams are usually constructed and graded on campus. Most vary from 30 minutes to 3 hours in length, and may include objective questions, essay questions, and/or skills tests.

DEPT test registration

The deadline to submit your DEPT Registration form, test fee, and payment is one week prior to the test date.

The process begins in Testing Services, which is located in the Student Services Center room 315. You must complete three forms before you are allowed to test: DEPT Registration form, Test Fee Payment Request, and Admission Ticket.

  1. First, ask for and complete a DEPT Registration form.
  2. Take the registration form to the appropriate department for approval and signature of the department chairperson or designee. While there, arrange a test date and time and remember to ask for a test study guide while in the department.
  3. Next, return your completed DEPT registration form to Testing Services and ask a Testing staff person for a “Test Fee Payment Request” form. Testing personnel will help you complete the form.
  4. Submit your test fee payment and form to the Cashier’s Office on the first floor of the SSC. Be sure to obtain a receipt for your payment because you will have to present it to Testing Services.
  5. Once you have paid, return to Testing Services and present both your signed DEPT registration form and your “Test Fee Payment Request” form with the receipt attached.
  6. Then, ask for an admission ticket. Testing personnel will complete the form.
  7. On your appointment date, present your admission ticket along with an acceptable government-issued photo ID.

UA Little Rock policy

Take note that some DEPT tests may be taken only once, while others may be re-taken after a specified time period.

Test Title Required Score Credit Awarded How often one may take the exam Test Dates Testing Location
Accounting
For information about examinations accepted for credit by this department, visit our ECE webpage.
Applied Communication
Consists of a written test and a speech presented to faculty. Request additional information from the department.
Intro to Communication 80% ACOM 1300, Intro to Communication May repeat on next scheduled cycle of exams Friday before classes begin each semester Applied Communication
Art
Consists of a test and two written art critiques. Request additional information from department.
Introduction to Visual Arts 70% ARHA 2305, Introduction to Visual Art Once per semester (fall, spring or summer) March 1. Fourth Friday after beginning of fall and spring semesters. Art Dept
Basic Drawing 70% ARST 1310, Basic Drawing Once per semester (fall, spring or summer) March 1. Fourth Friday after beginning of fall and spring semesters. Art Dept
2D Design 70% ARST 1315, 2D Design Once per semester (fall, spring or summer) March 1. Fourth Friday after beginning of fall and spring semesters. Art Dept
Chemistry
Fundamental Chemistry I 55% CHEM 1400, Fundamental Chemistry I Once only By appointment Testing Services
General Chemistry I 56% CHEM 1402, General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II 56% CHEM 1403, General Chemistry II
Computer Science
Discuss your options with the chairperson of Computer Science. First, make sure the class you are interested in is actually a CPSC course. For example, Fundamentals of Information Technology is a management course.
Education
Discuss your options with the chairperson of Education.
Engineering Technology
Computer Graphics 60 EMTE 1300, Computer Graphics Department chair approval required Once per Lifetime Engineering Dept
Leisure Science
Golf 80% LESC 1117, Beginning Golf Department chair approval required According to department schedule Leisure Science Dept
Swimming 80% LESC 1105, Beginning Swimming
Tennis 80% LESC 1116, Beginning Tennis
Mathematics
Applied Calculus 70% MATH 1432, Applied Calculus Once per semester (fall, spring or summer) Once per semester by appointment Math Dept
Trigonometry 70% MATH 1303, Trigonometry
Music
Aural Skills I 80% MUTH 1161, Aural Skills I Once only By appointment Music Dept
Aural Skills II 80% MUTH 1162, Aural Skills II
Aural Skills III 80% MUTH 3192, Aural Skills III
Introduction to Theory 80% MUTH 1381, Introduction to Theory
Music Theory I 80% MUTH 1361, Music Theory I
Music Theory II 80% MUTH 1362, Music Theory II
Introduction to Music 80% MUHL 2305, Introduction to Music
Public School Music for Elementary Teachers 70% MUED 3332, Public School Music for Elementary Teachers
Sociology and Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology 75% ANTH 2316, Cultural Anthropology Once only By appointment Anthropology Dept
Gender Studies 75% GNST 2300, Gender Studies Sociology and Anthropology Dept
Physical Anthropology 75% ANTH 1415, Physical Anthropology Anthropology Dept
Theatre and Dance
Consists of a performance attendance and critique, the reading and analysis of a play, and a written exam. Request additional information from the department.
Introduction to Theatre and Dance 70% THEA 2305, Introduction to Theatre and Dance Once only By Appointment Testing Services (test and script analysis)