Unit of Credit

The credit value of each course is given in semester units and shown in the description of the course
(see course descriptions ). One semester hour of credit is provided by a fifteen-week session of study with:

  1. one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction, with a minimum of two hours (for undergraduate) and at least three hours (for graduate) out-of-class student work per week;
  2. or two hours of laboratory work per week;
  3. or three hours of self-study, practicum, or internship/externship per week.

Units of credit can also be awarded for the equivalent amount of work over a session of different length.