Assignment of Credit Policy

The BFA program operates on a fifteen week semester with a 16th week for exams, reviews, and final critiques.  A three credit studio class meets two hours and fifty minutes two times a week with at least three hours outside of class per week. 5 x 15 = 75 hours a semester. (In art and design studio classes, one semester hour of credit equals two hours of in class and one hour outside of class for 15 weeks.)

A three credit liberal arts class meets one hour and twenty minutes two times a week with at least six hours outside of class per week. 2.40 x 15 = 36 hours a semester. (In liberal arts classes, one semester hour of credit equals one hour of class instruction and at least two hours of work outside for 15 weeks.)

A 1.5 credit studio class meets for one hour and twenty minutes two times a week with at least 1.5 hours outside of class per week. 2.40 x 15 = 36 hours a semester.

A six hour credit studio class meets two hours and fifty minutes, four times a week with at least six hours outside of class per week. 10 x 15 = 150 hours a semester.

The MAAE program operates on an eight week term in the summer.  A three credit studio class meets three hours and forty minutes three times a week with at least four hours outside of class per week. 13.2 x 8 = 105.4 hours a summer session.

A three credit liberal arts class meets two hours and thirty minutes two times a week with at least six hours outside of class per week. 5 x 8 = 40 hours a summer session.

rocedures for credit assignment for courses and programs are maintained by the Chairs of the departments, the Registrar and the Academic Dean.