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Comprehensive Examinations

When the student completes the majority of all course work he or she is eligible to take comprehensive examinations. These examinations test the student's knowledge of the areas of the course work; their ability to reason, evaluate and draw supportable conclusions within the context of the subject area; and knowledge of current issues and trends within the subject field as documented in the contemporary literature. A portion of the exam will be devoted to the student's elective minor and research methods. Once the oral comprehensive examination has been passed, a student must be continuously enrolled including summers.

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