Catalogue 2019 - 2020

Credit Hours System

Credit in all programs is awarded in accordance with regional accreditation standards based upon federal regulations.

One academic credit is equal to approximately three hours of student learning time per week and corresponds to 45 hours of work, inside and outside of class, over the semester. For a typical three credit course, each week three hours are earned for classroom instruction (typically three 50-minute sessions, or two 75 minute sessions, or--in the case of some evening courses--one 160 minute session) and six hours earned for individual study done outside of class.

In the usual 120 credit hour degree program students complete ten three-credit-hour courses per year.