The University awards credit of two types: degree credit, which counts toward the minimum academic course requirement for a degree, and nondegree credit, which is awarded in areas such as physical education and music ensembles (for non-music majors). As a general rule, all courses for degree credit are valued at one course unit of credit, unless specifically stated otherwise in the Course Catalog. A course unit is equivalent to 4 semester hours or 6 quarter hours.

To maintain full-time status, students must be enrolled in at least three course units of credit. At other universities, one credit hour is equal to one course unit, so full time status is indicated by enrolling in 12 credit hours. 

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