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Academic Credit Calculations

The following guide for calculating credit hours was approved by the University Curriculum Planning and Coordinating Committee.

Type of CourseCredit/Contact Hours
Lecture1 credit hour for 15 contact hours
Laboratory1 credit hour for 30 contact hours
Seminar1 credit hour for 15 contact hours
Conferences1 credit hour for 22.5 contact hours
Small Group Instruction1 credit hour for 15 contact hours
Independent Study1 credit hour for 15 contact hours
Clinical1 credit hour of 30 contact hours
Practicum/Preceptorship1 credit hour for 30 contact hours
Clerkship1 credit hour for 40 contact hours

Examples:

Laboratory Course - A 6 credit hour lab would be scheduled to meet 180 hours (6 credits x 30 hours)

Lecture Course - A 5 credit hour lecture would be scheduled to meet 75 hours (5 credits x 15 hours)

Calculating Credit in on-line courses:

Students must spend at least 1 hour per week (15 hours per semester) of supervised instructional time and/or facilitated group work to receive 1 credit hour for the course.
A general guideline is that the student should also expect to spend at least twice the amount of instructional time engaged in educational activities specifically related to the course.


 
Last Published with Edits:February 21, 2014 9:17 AM
Last Comprehensive Review: February 2014
 
 
 

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