All credits are expressed in semester hours. Thirty credit hours constitute normal progress for one academic year; 120 semester hours of academic credit are required for graduation. Most courses carry three or four hours of credit. Many science, nursing, and a few other departmental courses meet for additional laboratory, clinical, or other special instruction.

Course numbering

Courses numbered 10000-19900 are normally first year/freshman-level courses
Courses numbered 20000-29900 are normally first year and sophomore-level courses
Courses numbered 30000-39900 are normally sophomore through senior-level courses
Courses numbered 40000-49900 are normally junior and senior-level courses.