Academic Regulations and Policies
Viterbo defines one credit hour as 750 minutes over 15
addition, each credit of a course requires that students spend two hours of
work outside of class per week.
format, all sections are required to meet the required credit hour standards by
any combination of instructional time and outside work. Outside work could
include additional outside
reading, group work, service projects, field work, clinical rotations, among
other learning activities.
clinical, internships, and practicums vary in length depending upon the
requirements of the course. Normally one credit hour equals no less than 30
actual clock hours.
Minimum class and outside work time are
calculated according to the following formula.
[750 + 1800] X the
number of credits of a course =
the minimum number of
minutes of instructional time and outside work required
For example: a three
credit course requires a minimum of 7,650 total minutes.