Comprehensive Exam Info


Following completion of the core curriculum, all online M.S. Human Nutrition students are required to complete a one-day Comprehensive Examination. The exam (including re-takes, if necessary) is held twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring, on the main campus in Bridgeport, CT. Typically, students take the exam during their last semester, simultaneously with their elective (which is not covered on the exam). Travel expenses are the student's responsibility.


Spring 2011 Comprehensive Exam Info

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 9:00 am
Breakfast: Continental breakfast will be provided starting at 8:15am
Room: E.N.D. Hall room 111
Directions to UB: Click here
Campus Map: Click here


Post Graduate Seminar

Sunday April 29, 2012, 10am - 4:30pm, on Campus.

Speaker: Dr Jared Skowron   Topic: Nutrition and Clinical Issues in Children.  Full agenda will be available in early February.

For questions, please contact Karen Siclare at:


Directions to E.N.D. HALL

Eleanor N. Dana Hall, 30 Hazel Street

Drive south on Park Ave, turn left into Linden, go 2 blocks, turn right onto Hazel and the last building on your left is E.N.D. Hall. There is a parking lot right next to the building and street parking.


Exam Registration

Students must register for the Comp Exam as they would for any online course: Online Registration.


Exam Info

1) The Exam

The comprehensive exam consists of 25 questions for each of the 8 required courses (the elective course is not covered on this exam). The minimum passing score for each section is 60/100. If a student fails a section, he or she must retake the exam at the UB campus. The exam questions are predominantly multiple choice. The exam runs from 9am-4pm, although students can leave when finished (many students finish the exam early).


2) Comp Exam Study Materials

Study materials will be made available online through Blackboard (students will receive an email on approximately September 1 for the October exam, and March 1 for the April exam, when prep materials are available). The preparation will consist of sample questions from each course, and access to a student discussion board. Students may work alone or in groups to answer the sample questions.


3) Breaks During The Exam

The exam is broken down into two booklets. Students may choose to take a break between booklets. Typically, most students choose to continue working rather than take an extended lunch break, and finish the complete exam in the early afternoon.


4) What Should You Bring?

The exam is a closed book exam, so you will only need to bring a #2 pencil, scrap paper is optional.


Travel, Hotels, Directions


If you are planning to stay overnight, there are two hotels in the area:


The Holiday Inn (203) 334-1234 or

Ramada Inn (203) 375-8866 or


In the past, both hotels have offered a discount to UB students (mention that you are a UB student when you call), and a van shuttle to the University - please check with the hotels for details.



There are two major airports approximately one hour from campus:

Laguardia Airport in New York City (slightly closer)

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT (near Hartford)

Both are accessible via Connecticut Limo:




If you do not wish to rent a car and drive from the NY airports, train service is available via Amtrak from NYC (Penn Station) to Bridgeport as well as via Metro North New Haven line (Grand Central Station). Taxis are available from the train station to the university which is approximately 10 minutes away. Bus service is also available from Port Authority NYC to Bridgeport via Greyhound.



UB students can graduate (receive a diploma) 3 times during the year - January, May, and August. However, the only ceremony is held on campus in early May. To graduate, you must first apply for graduation, by following the instructions below. For questions, contact Terri Roma at 203-576-4667 or email


Graduation Instructions

1.     Students must login to myUB and click on Academic Planning on the left under Webadvisor, then click on Application for Graduation.

NOTE: Students must fill out the application even if they not planning to attend the ceremony.

2.     Then select the degree you wish to obtain & continue.

3.     Enter your name & address carefully.

4.     Select the anticipated graduation term.

5.     Submit.

NOTE: The fee is required for the processing of the Diploma, regardless of whether or not the student plans on attending the ceremony.


Good luck on the exam!