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Major Field Test

Most departments require graduating seniors to take an exam that covers topics specific to their major. Known as a Major Field Test, the exam is different from the Senior Exit Exam, which focuses on general education.

Seniors preparing to graduate with a Bachelor's degree from any of the majors listed below should contact the department representative listed to schedule testing. Students graduating from majors not listed below should contact their academic advisor to see if an exit exam is required. Seniors graduating from Allied Health, Education and Nursing programs are required to take licensure tests given in lieu of a Major Field Test.

All requests for exemptions must be directed to the department representative. Exemptions given for the Senior Exit Exam do not apply to the Major Field Test requirement. To see a list of all graduation requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar's website.


AgricultureDr. Don Sudbrinksudbrinkd@apsu.edu931-221-7272
BiologyDr. Cindy Taylortaylorc@apsu.edu931-221-7784
BusinessMargaret Douglasdouglasm@apsu.edu931-221-7674
ChemistryDonna Liverettliverettd@apsu.edu931-221-7626
CommunicationsDr. Pam Graygrayp@apsu.edu931-221-7244
Computer Science & Information TechnologyBetty Leimerleimerb@apsu.edu931-221-7840
Engineering TechnologyJamie Gaithergaitherj@apsu.edu931-221-1470
EnglishJessica D'Alimontedalimontej@apsu.edu931-221-7890
GeosciencesDr. Jack Deibertdeibertj@apsu.edu931-221-6318
Health & Human PerformanceKim Coatscoatsk@apsu.edu931-221-6111
HistoryMary Biggersbiggersm@apsu.edu931-221-7919
Mathematics & StatisticsDr. David Mensermenserd@apsu.edu931-221-7829
Melody Shipleyshipleym@apsu.edu931-221-7833
PhysicsSherry Bagwellbagwells@apsu.edu931-221-6116
Political ScienceSage Disneydisneye@apsu.edu931-221-7515
PsychologyDr. Nicole Knickmeyerknickmeyern@apsu.edu931-221-7233
Public Mgmt./ Criminal JusticeMelissa Boyerboyerm@apsu.edu931-221-1480
Social WorkDonna Conklinconklind@apsu.edu931-221-7730
SociologyLinda Camposcamposl@apsu.edu931-221-7515

All Major Field Test results are reported back to each department. Graduates requesting their scores should contact the department that administered the exam.