Course Load

The normal full-time undergraduate student load is 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. Any undergraduate student who is carrying 12 or more credit hours is classified as a full-time student. A student may not register for more than 18 hours in any one semester without the permission of the Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Students are prohibited from taking more than 22 credits in a single semester.

A semester hour represents credit earned for one hour of class or two hours of laboratory work during each week of one semester for fifteen weeks or its equivalent in guided learning in an accelerated time frame. Thus, a student who does satisfactory work in a class that meets three times a week for one semester or its equivalent in an accelerated format receives three credits for that class. In certain courses, three or more periods of laboratory, clinical, field-work, or internship are equivalent to one lecture period.