2020 Winter Trimester

Trimester Credit Definition

The academic calendar includes fall, winter and summer trimesters of 15 weeks each. In general, one credit represents at least 15 lecture hours, 30 laboratory hours, or 45 clinical hours per trimester.

In the case of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Clinic Internship courses, one credit represents 30 hours of scheduled clinic time.

The time required outside of scheduled class time for homework and studying can vary considerably based on the individual student. However, as a general rule, students should plan on a minimum of two to three hours of homework and studying outside of class for every one hour of lecture time.