Page Hero - Credit by Exam

Credit by Exam

XSL Content

Weather and Climate

Catalog number: PHYx120

Description: The exam measures knowledge, understanding, and practical application of material typically taught in a lower-level undergraduate course in Weather and Climate. The content is drawn from that commonly included in courses with such titles as Introduction to Atmospheric Science, Introduction to Weather and Climate, or Introduction to Meteorology. The exam tests for comprehension of college-level meteorology and atmospheric science skills and concepts. It measures knowledge and understanding of the following major themes: observing, analyzing, describing, and diagramming the basics of major atmospheric processes including energy, pressure, wind, precipitation, air masses, fronts, storm systems; basic climate and weather patterns; and understanding the physical processes and mechanisms underlying weather and climate behaviors and phenomena.

Exam Type: Multiple Choice

Credit / Level: 3.0 / Lower

Exam Fee: $110*

* Fee shown is for the exam only. Other associated expenses such as books and study resources, or travel, lodging, or providing any required documentation or background checks, are additional.


Prepare for the Exam

Find recommended books and study materials

Download the Content Guide

A practice exam is available for $35. To register for a practice exam you must first register for its corresponding credit-bearing exam.

Contact Us Header

Contact Us

CEM: UExcel Register Link


You can register for this exam online or by calling 888-647-2388. If you don't already have a MyExcelsior account, you'll need to create one.

Register Online