Semester Credit Hours Required to meet Degree Requirements

3601.1 General Policy

Under the semester academic calendar, the University minimum credit hour degree requirements will change from the quarter academic calendar minimums as follows:

University Minimum Credit Hour Degree Requirements

Degree Quarter Credit Hour Minimum Semester Credit Hour Minimum
Associate* 90 60
Baccalaureate 183 120
Master 45 30
Doctoral 135 90

*In addition, Ohio Revised Code rule 3333-1-04 states that it should not exceed a maximum of 110 quarter or 73 semester credits, exclusive of physical education

Within the constraints of professional accreditation, it is strongly encouraged that departments, colleges, and units design programs that meet but do not exceed the university minimum credit hour degree requirement.