3.0 / Lower
The UExcel Earth Science examination is based on material typically taught in a one-semester, three-credit, lower-level undergraduate course in geology, meteorology, and oceanography. The content of the examination corresponds with introductory course offerings with titles like Earth Science, Physical Geology, Geoscience, Environmental Geoscience, or Earth-System Science. The examination measures knowledge of facts and terminology, an understanding of concepts and theories related to the internal structures of the earth, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, the hydrologic cycle, geological hazards, earth history, and energy resources, and the ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in an analysis of earth’s processes. (Multiple-choice examination)
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