Module 1: Academic Basics
Credit Hours & Classes
What is a credit hour?
A credit hour equals the amount of time you spend in a class per week. Most classes are 3-4 credit hours, so you spend 3-4 hours in class each week.
To obtain a degree from Appalachian State, you will take a minimum of 120 credit hours.
As a student at Appalachian State, you will earn credit hours by taking classes in:
your Minor or Concentration (if required by your major),
and possible Electives.
How many credit hours should I take each semester?
Take 15-16 hours each semester to graduate in four years if you are a first-year student. Transfer students should also consider taking 15-16 hours each semester in order to progress efficiently towards graduation.
44 hours or about 15 classes
The remainder of your 120+ hours