Catalogue 2016 - 2017

Credit Hours System

Credit in all programs is awarded in accordance with regional accreditation standards based upon the Carnegie classification system. In that system one credit hour is earned for attending one 50-minute lecture each week for the typical 15-week semester. Thus, a three-credit-hour course meets, typically, for 50 minutes three times per week for 15 weeks or for 75 minutes twice a week for 15 weeks. Some evening courses meet only once a week for 160 minutes. In the usual 122 credit hour degree program students complete ten three-credit-hour courses per year and the two-credit-hour requirement in physical education, health, and recreation (PEHR).