Policies and Procedures

Credit Hours

The University of Mississippi Medical Center measures course work by semester credit hours. The number of credit hours assigned to a course represents faculty directed instruction. Additionally, students are expected to spend at least two to four hours in student directed learning for each hour of faculty directed instruction depending on the course level.

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, the institution's governing board, requires a minimum of 2,250 minutes of faculty-directed instruction per three semester hour course which may include final exam time.

Credit hour definition for lecture courses

1 credit hour = (1 contact hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction) + (minimum of 2 hours of out-of-class student work) with a minimum of 750 minutes of faculty-directed instruction per 1 credit hour course per semester (15 weeks).