Definition of a Semester Credit Hour

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In accordance with Faculty Rule 3335-8-24, a semester credit hour is defined as the following: 

  1. One credit hour shall be assigned for each three hours per week of the average student's time, including class hours, required to earn the average grade of "C" in this course.
  2. One credit hour shall be assigned for each two consecutive hours of practical or experimental work per week in any department or school.
  3. One credit hour shall be assigned for each three hours of laboratory work per week, when no additional outside work is required. When outside work is required, then the standard in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule shall be applied.

Faculty Rule 3335-8-24 was developed utilizing guidance from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. For additional information, please click here