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Credits

A credit at NOVA is equivalent to one collegiate semester hour. One credit is awarded for each of the following:

  • one hour per week of lecture (15 hours per semester plus an exam period)
  • two hours per week of laboratory with one hour of out-of-class practice (45 hours per semester plus an exam period)
  • three hours per week of laboratory with no out-of-class practice (45 hours per semester plus an exam period)

Courses offered in a nontraditional format require an equivalent amount of time. 

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