Chemistry Placement Exam

The Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE) is an online tool used to place students into a general chemistry course appropriate for their background. The Chemistry Placement Exam measures comprehensive, basic chemical vocabulary and math applications. In order to enroll in CHEM 1307 (Principles of Chemistry), students must take and pass the chemistry placement exam, irrespective of any prior courses they have taken or degrees they have completed.

Go online to take the Chemistry Placement Exam.

Do I need to take the Chemistry Placement Exam?

Any student required to take CHEM 1307 (Principles of Chemistry) must take the Texas Tech University Chemistry Placement Examination (CPE).

Use the list below to find out if the Chemistry Placement Exam is required for your major.

College Major Recommended Required
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agribusiness    
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural and Applied Economics    
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agricultural Communications    
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Agriculture-Interdisciplinary    
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Animal Science   X
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Conservation Law Enforcement    
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Food Science    
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Landscape Architecture    
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Natural Resource Management   X
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Plant and Soil Science   X
Architecture Architecture   X
Architecture Architecture/Civil Engineering   X
Arts and Sciences Anthropology    
Arts and Sciences Biochemistry   X
Arts and Sciences Biology   X
Arts and Sciences Cell and Molecular Biology   X
Arts and Sciences Chemistry   X
Arts and Sciences Classics    
Arts and Sciences Communication Studies    
Arts and Sciences Economics    
Arts and Sciences English    
Arts and Sciences Exercise Sport and Sciences   X
Arts and Sciences General Studies    
Arts and Sciences Geography    
Arts and Sciences Geophysics   X
Arts and Sciences Geosciences   X
Arts and Sciences Global Studies    
Arts and Sciences History    
Arts and Sciences International Economics    
Arts and Sciences Languages and Cultures    
Arts and Sciences Mathematics    
Arts and Sciences Microbiology   X
Arts and Sciences Philosophy    
Arts and Sciences Physics    
Arts and Sciences Political Science    
Arts and Sciences Psychology    
Arts and Sciences Social Work    
Arts and Sciences Sociology    
Arts and Sciences Spanish    
Arts and Sciences Technical Communication    
Arts and Sciences Zoology   X
Business Accounting    
Business Energy Commerce    
Business Finance    
Business General Business    
Business International Business    
Business Management    
Business Management IS    
Business Marketing    
Education Multidisciplinary Science    
Education Mulit disciplinary Studies    
Engineering Chemical Engineering   X
Engineering Civil Engineering   X
Engineering Computer Engineering   X
Engineering Computer Science   X
Engineering Construction Engineering   X
Engineering Electrical Engineering   X
Engineering Engineering Technology   X
Engineering Environmental Engineering   X
Engineering Industrial Engineering   X
Engineering Mechanical Engineering   X
Engineering Petroleum Engineering   X
Honors Honors Arts and Letters    
Human Sciences Apparel Design and Manufacturing    
Human Sciences Community, Family, and Addiction Services    
Human Sciences Early Childhood    
Human Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences    
Human Sciences Human Development and Family Studies    
Human Sciences Human Sciences    
Human Sciences Interior Design    
Human Sciences Nutrition   X
Human Sciences Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics   X
Human Sciences Personal Financial Planning    
Human Sciences RHIM    
Human Sciences Retail Management    
Media & Communication Advertising    
Media & Communication Electronic Media and Communications    
Media & Communication Journalism    
Media & Communication Media Strategies    
Media & Communication Public Relations    
Visual and Performing Arts Art    
Visual and Performing Arts Dance    
Visual and Performing Arts General Studies    
Visual and Performing Arts Music    
Visual and Performing Arts Theatre Arts    
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Medicine   X
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Dental   X
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Optometry   X
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Pharmacy   X
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Nursing    
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Physical Therapy   X
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Occupational Therapy    
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Speech Language and Hearing    
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Physician Assistant   X
Pre-Professional Health Careers Pre-Clinical Laboratory Services   X