All students should take the 41 hours of general education requirements during the first two years of their academic career. This is of critical importance because after completing 48 semester hours, the student is expected to pass the “Rising Junior Exam” (Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency- CAAP). Students may be prevented from registering for future classes when they do not pass this exam.
To sit for this exam, students must have successfully completed at least 15 hours of general education requirements. These include: 3 hours of composition; 3 hours of natural science; 3 hours of humanities/fine arts; 3 hours mathematics; and 3 hours of social science. Full details are in the Academic Catalog for 2006-2007 on pages 68-69 or on the BHSU website. Students are notified by mail when they are eligible for the exam. For questions, please call Dr. Danielle Brady at 642-6259.