Office of the Registrar Unit Definition
Credit hours represent the amount of student work required to accomplish stated student learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement.
A credit hour is equivalent to at least 3 hours of work each week over the period of the 15 week instructional term, inclusive of exams, individual work, and in-course instructional time. In-course instructional time for traditional lecture courses is based on a standard of 50 minutes per week per credit, inclusive of exams. Labs, performance ensembles, private lessons, physical education courses and other experiential based instructional settings often apply varying ratios of in-class instructional and individual preparation time to meet this standard as appropriate to the individual course.