Assignment of Credits

Assignment of Credits

A credit hour shall be allocated based on the below:


Category Contact Hours per Week Contact Hours per Semester
(based on minimum 15 week semester)
Class 1 15
Laboratory 2 or 3 30-45
Clinical 3 to 5 45-75
Practicum, Fieldwork 3 45
Internship 3 to 6 45-90
Co-op Variable by Dept. Variable by Dept.


Course Credit Hour Designation

One instructional hour is equal to fifty (50) minutes. Next to each course is the course credit breakdown, shown in three numbers. The first number represents the number of lecture hours per week. The second number represents the number of lab, clinical, co-op, internship, or practicum hours per week. The third number represents the total number of credits.


LSCI1450 Anatomy & Physiology 3-2-4
LPSY1250 Introduction to Psychology 3-0-3


The academic instructional semester consists of no less than 15 weeks and no longer than 16 weeks or their equivalent including final exams. Courses that are delivered in alternate time schedules including summer semester (8 weeks, 12 weeks, etc.) will be shown the same as above, but will be scheduled to reflect the equivalency of the total number of hours. For example, LPSY1250 offered on an 8 week schedule would meet 6 hours per week and earn the same 3 credits.