Definitions of Credit Hour & Semester

“Semester”
One semester is 15 weeks of classes, not including the final exam week.

“Credit Hour”
One credit hour is defined as 50min of class time multiplied by 15 (where “15” is the number of weeks in a semester; thus, one credit hour is actually 750 mins of class time.

“Non-Traditional Credit Hour”
For certain learning models (such as that used in CCU’s Center of Adult Learning and Leadership, CCU Seminary’s concentrated MAR, and other non-traditional formats such as Hybrid Courses and OnLine courses), credit hours may be assigned to specific learning outcomes, rather than to a time frame. Outcomes for comparable non-traditional and traditional courses are the same, and equivalence is demonstrated through comparative assessment.