Credit Hour

The semester credit hour is the official unit of instruction. One semester credit hour is awarded for a minimum of one class hour of direct faculty instruction (the class hour is defined as 50 minutes) plus a minimum of two hours of out-of-class work each week delivered over a 15-week term. In addition to the consecutive weekly format, courses may also meet in a variety of compressed formats of varying length within the beginning and ending dates of a given semester or summer term.