CLEP Biology

Congratulations! You are about to start one of the most rigorous CLEP courses. This material will test your prowess in Biology and help you successfully pass the exam. We will help you by providing an equally rigorous study and practice course that simulates what you will experience on exam day.

CLEP Biology Study Guide

Because of the breadth of knowledge required on this CLEP exam, this study guide is strongly suggested. Here we've broken it down according to the requisites by the College Board.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Ch. 1 Chemical composition of organisms

Ch. 2 Cells

Ch. 3 Enzymes

Ch. 4 Energy transformation

Ch. 5 Cell division

Ch. 6 Chemical nature of the gene

Organismal Biology

Ch. 1 Structure and function in plants with emphasis on angiosperms

Ch. 2 Plant reproduction and development

Ch. 3 Structure and function in animals with emphasis on vertebrates

Ch. 4 Animal reproduction and development

Ch. 4 Principles of heredity

Population Biology

Ch. 1 Principles of ecology

Ch. 2 Principles of evolution

Ch. 3 Principles of behavior

Ch. 3 Social biology

 

CLEP Biology Practice

These tests are grouped into several sections to make your study easier. The sections include the following:

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Part one of the Biology exam. Chemical composition of organisms, cells, enzymes, energy transformations, cell division, and the chemical nature of the gene.

Resources
Time Required
1 hour
Tools
None

Organismal Biology

Part two of the Biology exam. Structure and function in plants with emphasis on angiosperms, plant reproduction and development, Structure and function in animals with emphasis on vertebrates, animal reproduction and development, and principles of heredity.

Resources
Time Required
1 hour
Tools
None

Population Biology

Part three of the Biology exam. Principles of ecology includes concepts such as energy flow and productivity in ecosystems, evolutionary ecology and habitat. Principles of evolution covers the history of the concepts, classification of living organisms, evolutionary history of humans, etc. Social biology focuses on topics of human population growth, human intervention in the natural world and biomedical progress.

Resources
Time Required
2 hours
Tools
None

Simulated Biology Exam

This is a full length simulated CLEP exam providing a similar experience to the the actual College Board CLEP exam. This timed CLEP exam is geared to prepare you for the pace and format that you'll need to succeed. Use it to test your knowledge while getting as close as you can to the real-life conditions of the exam.

Resources
Time Required
90 Minutes
Questions
115

Biology Resources

Textbooks

  • Audesirk, Audesirk, and Byers, Biology: Life on Earth (Benjamin Cummings)
  • Brooker, Widmaier, Graham, and Stiling, Biology (McGraw-Hill)
  • Cain, et. al., Discover Biology (W.W. Norton)
  • Campbell and Reece, Biology (Benjamin Cummings)
  • Campbell, Reece, Taylor, and Simon, Biology: Concepts and Connections (Benjamin Cummings)
  • Enger et al., Concepts in Biology (McGraw-Hill)
  • Freeman, Biological Science (Benjamin Cummings)
  • Lewis et al., Life (McGraw-Hill)
  • Mader, Essentials of Biology (McGraw-Hill)
  • Sadava, et al., Life: The Science of Biology (W.H. Freeman)
  • Solomon et al., Biology (Brooks/Cole)
  • Raven et al., Biology (McGraw-Hill)
  • Russell, Wolfe, Hertz, and Starr, Biology: The Dynamic Science (Brooks/Cole; Thomson Learning)
  • Starr, Biology: Concepts and Applications (Brooks/Cole)
  • Tobin and Dusheck, Asking About Life (Brooks/Cole)

Online Resources