College Hours (Credits)

A credit, sometimes referred to as semester credit or semester hour, is related to time spent in class, study, preparation, laboratory, or field experience.

One semester credit hour normally requires 45 hours of student work, or:

50 minutes in class each week for one semester (which assumes twice this amount of time in study and preparation outside the classroom), or

Two to three hours in laboratory each week for a semester, or

The equivalent combinations of 1 and 2.

Credit for workshops and short courses is granted on the basis of one semester credit for 45 hours of scholarly activity.