Unit of Instruction/Credit Hour Policy

The semester credit hour is the unit of instruction at Creighton University. 

One credit hour is constituted by a minimum of one hour of classroom or direct instruction plus a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for a semester (or its equivalent).  Utilizing the Carnegie Unit, “one hour” of instruction or class work equals 50 minutes; a semester is defined as not less than 15 weeks. 

An equivalent amount of student work (minimum three hours per week for a semester of combined direct instruction and out-of-class student work) must be represented for a credit hour in other academic activities such as laboratories, internships, practica, studio work and other academic work.

Contact the School or College Dean's Office or the Registrar for Creighton's full Credit Hour Policy.