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Semester Credit System

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Registrar's Office

Affected Parties


Policy Language

The University operates on the semester system. The unit for counting credit is the semester hour.

Policy Rationale

To establish a definition for the University’s system of calculating credit hours.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information


A semester hour of credit consists of the equivalent of one 50-minute period of class work for 15 weeks, with an assumption of two hours of outside preparation or two 50-minute periods of laboratory work for each semester hour.


None specified


None specified

Date of Last Review