Unit of Credit

Bryan University offers programs in semester-credit hour models. To determine how much credit a class is worth, the following approach is taken. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that reasonably approximates not less than:

The following are the measures of these units for establishing credit hour awards. One semester credit hour equals 45 units comprised of the following academic activities:

  • Once clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units
  • One clock hour in a supervised lab setting = 1.5 units
  • One hour of practicum = 1 unit

One hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment or supervised laboratory setting of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter objectives = 0.5 units.

Note: A clock hour represents a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction within a 60-minute period.