Prior to graduation, students must take and meet departmental standards on comprehensive examinations in written format. The performing and visual arts, and other units when approved, may require oral interviews, performance, and/or exhibitions to also demonstrate proficiency in the declared major. Students must register to take the senior departmental examination at least one semester prior to their anticipated semester of graduation. Individual departments offering majors will determine the nature, content and proficiency level students must obtain on the examinations. Personnel administering the examination will publish an examination schedule.