Major Field Assessment

Assessment of student-learning objectives and program objectives within the major fields of study at Lincoln University is accomplished using multiple assessment measures. Use of multiple assessment measures allows faculty to determine whether students have met the objectives of the program and allows students to receive periodic reports of their progress and follow-up advice. Primary emphasis is placed on the major field exit examination required by each degree program.


Major Field Exit Examination Requirement

Each graduating senior is required to take the major field examination in his/her major. A student who fails to take the major field exit examination will be denied permission to register for the succeeding semester, or if in the final semester, will be restricted from graduating.

This policy is clearly outlined in the Lincoln University Undergraduate Bulletin and will be strictly enforced.


Major Field Exit Examinations:

College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

  • Agriculture-locally developed exit exam
  • Agribusiness-ETS Major Field Test in Business
  • Environmental Science-locally developed exit exam

Department of Life and Physical Sciences

  • Biology-ETS Major Field Test in Biology
  • Biology Education-Praxis II
  • Chemisty-ETS Major Field Test in Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education-Praxis II
  • Medical Technology-ETS Major Field Test in Biology
  • Physics-ETS Major Field Test in Physics
  • Physics Education-Praxis II

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Languages, Literature and Journalism

  • English-ETS Major Field Test Literature in English
  • English Education-Praxis II
  • Spanish-Praxis II
  • Journalism-locally developed exit exam

Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy

  • History-ACAT History
  • Political Science-ETS Major Field Test in Political Science

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine/Studio Arts-Senior Art Exhibit
  • Art Education-Praxis II
  • Sacred Music-church internship experience
  • Music Education-Praxis II

College of Behavioral and Technological Sciences

Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Technology

  • Civil-Engineering Technology-locally developed exit exam
  • Computer Information Systems-locally developed exit exam
  • Mathematics-locally developed exit exam
  • Mathematics Education-Praxis II

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Criminal Justice Administration-ETS Major Field Test in Criminal Justice
  • Psychology-ETS Major Field Test in Psychology
  • Sociology-ETS Major Field Test in Sociology
  • Social Work-ACAT Social Work
  • Social Science Education-Praxis II

College of Professional Studies: 

  • Accounting-ETS Major Field Test in Business
  • Business Administration-ETS Major Field Test in Business
  • Marketing-ETS Major Field Test in Business
  • Public Administration-ETS Major Field Test in Business
  • Business Education-Praxis II 

Department of Nursing Science

  • Nursing (AAS)-Health Educators Systems, Inc. (HESI) Exit Exam 
  • Nursing (BSN)-portfolios, focus groups, preceptor evaluations and information literacy survey

Department of Education

  • Elementary Education-Praxis II
  • Middle School Education-Praxis II
  • Special Education-Praxis II
  • Physical Education-Praxis II
  • Wellness-Wellness Program Development Portfolio
  •  Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS)-capstone requirement 

Additional Information

More detailed information about major field assessment can be found in the Lincoln University Undergraduate Bulletin. To obtain a copy of the Lincoln University Undergraduate Bulletin, please contact the Admissions Office (B7 Young Hall).

Major Field Exit Exam Schedule

Questions regarding the major field exit examination requirement should be directed to the appropriate academic department.