Credit Hours and Credit Loads

Generally speaking, a class that meets one hour a week for one term with an expected homework load of two hours outside of class will be a one-credit class (whether remote or in class work). Classes that meet three hours per week with six hours of outside homework will yield three credits. Lab classes yield one credit for each two or three hours of lab time. Most classes require two hours of homework in addition to each class hour. To earn a transfer degree in two years, students should schedule an average of 15 credits per term to accumulate 90 credits in six terms. Fifteen credits translates to an average of a 45- hour work week. Students may take no more than 20 credits in any single term without advisor approval. The time required to complete a program may vary according to program preparation and class availability. See BP 4055 Credit Hour Policy for college policy.