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American and Wyoming Government Challenge Exams

Political Science Program | SPPAIS

What is the Challenge Exam for?

 

UW's Political Science Program offers students an opportunity to earn credit by examination through its Challenge Exams; the Challenge Exams allow successful students to meet their degree requirements related to the Wyoming and American Constitutions.

 

As of June 1, 2020, the Political Science Program is offering the Challenge Exams entirely online through UW's WyoLearn platform. Sign-up, payment, and taking the Challenge Exams are done remotely.

 


 

Application Procedure


Follow these steps to register:

  1. You can find the Challenge Exam in the WyoLearn Catalog at https://challenge-exam.catalog.instructure.com/courses/american-Wyoming-government-challenge-exams
  2. Once you click "Enroll," you will be asked to either sign-in with your UW log-in & password or to sign-up for an account if you are not already a student at UW.
  3. "Proceed to Payment" will allow you to pay for the Challenge Exam using either Visa or Mastercard.
  4. Upon payment, you will be able to proceed to the Challenge Exam website by clicking the onscreen prompt.
  5. Also, you will receive two confirmation emails automatically: one confirming your enrollment and the other confirming your payment.

 


 

At present, two versions of the Challenge Exam are offered:

 

Wyoming Government Exam

Students who have completed a college course in U.S. national government may satisfy the Wyoming government portion of the requirement by taking an exam on Wyoming state politics.

This examination consists of 50 questions (40 multiple choice and 10 true/false). Students must score 70% or better (35 questions) to pass the test.

This exam may be taken twice during a student's academic career. The $80 sitting fee must be paid on each attempt. If a student fails the exam on the second attempt, he or she will be required to take a Wyoming government class to complete the V USP requirement.

REQUIRED TEXT:

The Equality State. by King, Garner, McConnell, & Schuhmann. (9th Edition, 2020). MacMillan Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-5339-1832-1.

 

There are no study guides for either exam.

 


 

American & Wyoming Government Exam

Individuals desiring to challenge the entire 3 hour course may take a comprehensive examination that covers both state and national governments.

This exam consists of 150 questions (140 multiple choice and 10 true/false). Students must score 70% or better (105 questions) to pass the test.

This exam may be taken twice during a student's academic career. The $80 sitting fee must be paid on each attempt. If a student fails the exam on the second attempt, he or she will be required to take a Wyoming government class to complete the V USP requirement.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

The Equality State. by King, Garner, McConnell, & Schuhmann. (9th Edition, 2020). MacMillan Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-5339-1832-1.

American Government Brief Ed. Ansolabehere, Ginsberg, & Lowi. (14th edition, 2017). WW Norton. ISBN-13: 9780393283778.

 

There are no study guides for either exam.

 

Click here for a comprehensive FAQ of additional questions you may have regarding the Challenge Exam process.

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Political Science | School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Dept. 3197 | A&S 208

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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