The University Year and Unit of Credit
The University is organized on the semester system. There are two semesters of approximately 15 weeks, a three-week term in May, and summer semesters of approximately four and eight weeks.
The semester hour is the unit of credit in any course. It represents one 50-minute lecture period a week for a semester. A class having three lecture periods a week will thus provide credit for three semester hours when completed satisfactorily. Two laboratory or activity hours are the equivalent of one lecture hour.