Course Load

The average course load for matriculated undergraduates is 15–16 credit hours a semester. Matriculated students who desire to register for more than 19 credit hours must secure approval from the appropriate academic adviser. Students in majors should consult with their faculty advisers and any undeclared students not affiliated with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) or the Muriel A. Howard Honors Program should consult with the Academic Advising Center in Butler Library 149. Other undeclared students should consult with their EOP or honors program advisers. Students on academic probation or academic warning (below a 2.0 cumulative grade point average) can enroll in a maximum of 15 credit hours. All students should consult with their academic advisers for proper guidance and review for overload. Probationary students seeking an override to the 15-credit limit must make the request with their dean's office.

To graduate in four years (eight semesters), at least 15 credits must be earned each semester to earn the minimum 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Some majors require more than 120 credits. Seven credit hours is the maximum course load in January term for students in good standing.