Course Credit

The number of semester hour credits awarded for each course is specified in the course description. Most courses carry 3 credits. Courses yielding 6 credits are generally advanced, interdisciplinary courses, which combine study from a range of academic disciplines. The work required for these courses is equivalent to their credit value. Thus, a 6-credit course is equivalent to two 3-credit courses. Note that 6-credit courses may not be broken down into 3-credit courses or taken in different semesters.