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East Tennessee State University

Testing

California Critical Thinking Skills Test

All students completing a bachelor degree at ETSU are required to complete the California Critical Thinking Skills Test.  Students who have completed 75% of their degree program should schedule a time to take the California Critical Thinking Skills Test. To register for the California Critical Thinking Skills Test visit the Center for Academic Achievement, located on the first floor of the Sherrod Library, or visit https://www.etsu.edu/uged/cfaa/  You must bring your ETSU Student ID card to verify your identity and E-number. 

Some students qualify for an exemption from the California Critical Thinking Skills Test. To find out if you qualify for an exemption, please contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@etsu.edu or (423) 439-7484 if:

* You have already taken the California Critical Thinking Skills Test;
* You are a second degree candidate;
* You are registered with Disability Services; or
* English is not your primary language.

Students who do not meet this requirement will not graduate.

Major Field Test

Students majoring in the following within the specified semesters will be required to complete a major field test.  Students should check with their major department for more information.

Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Accountancy, Biology (except Biochemistry concentration), Communication Studies, Computing, Finance, Foreign Languages, Management, Marketing, Media and Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sport & Leisure Management, and Theatre

Summer 2018

Biology (except Biochemistry), Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, Media and Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Sport & Leisure Management, and Theatre

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Allied Health Leadership, Biology, Communication Studies, Digital Media, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Media and Communication,  Nutrition, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sport & Leisure Management, and Theatre

Students will be contacted by their departments with dates and locations of tests.

Summer 2019:

Biology (except Biochemistry), Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, Media and Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Sport & Leisure Management, and Theatre

Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Summer 2018

Biology (except Biochemistry), Chemistry, Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, Media and Communication, Psychology, Public Health, Social work,  Sociology, Sport & Leisure Management, and Theatre

Summer 2020

Biology (except Biochemistry), Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, Media and Communication, Psychology, Sociology, Sport & Leisure Management, and Theatre

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