Policies & Regulations
Academic Affairs


Definition of the Credit-Hour
Number: 2.0810P
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Effective Date: 3/14/2014
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Academic Affairs


I. OBJECTIVE & PURPOSE

In defining a credit hour, UNF recognizes established practices on scheduled instructional time or equivalent per credit hour and the Federal definition and Carnegie unit recommendations.

II. STATEMENT OF POLICY

For courses taught in a traditional classroom format, a credit hour is normally granted for completion of at least one 50 minute session of classroom instruction per week for 15 weeks, or the equivalent time per semester and a minimum of 2 hours per week for 15 weeks of out-of-class student work, or the equivalent time per semester.

Alternatively, a credit hour may be granted for at least an equivalent amount of work as required in the previous paragraph for other academic activities or instructional modes of delivery, such as distance education, hybrid courses, laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.