Carnegie Unit of Credit


 

Have you ever wondered, “How much work is required for my courses?”  Nyack College utilizes the Carnegie Unit of Credit providing an accurate academic measurement and credit/course-load/disciplinary comparability ensuring consistency throughout the college.  This is the standard of academic measurement compatible in the field of higher education.  The Carnegie Unit Expectations are as follows:
 

Regular Course
Number of Credits Course Hours per Semester Hour of Instruction
(with no breaks)
50 minutes per credit x 15 weeks /60 minutes
1 15 12.5
2 30 25
3 45 37.5
4 60 50

 
Lab or Practicum
Number of Credits Course Hours per Semester Hour of Instruction
(with no breaks)
50 minutes per credit x 15 weeks /60 minutes
1 45 45
2 90 90
3 135 135
4 180 180

 
Homework Hours
Number of Credits Homework hours per semester
(outside of class)
1 30
2 60
3 90
4 120

 
Required Assignments
Reading Level Reading hours per semester
(outside of class)
Easy 1 hour per 30 pages
Text 1 hour per 20 pages
Technical 1 hour per 15 pages
Graduate 1 hour per 15 pages

 
Writing Assignments
Writing Level Writing hours per semester
(outside of class)
Easy 1 hour for 2 pages (500 words)
Guided Response 1 hour for 1.5 pages (375 words)
Research based 1 hour for 1.5 pages (375 words)
Analytical, Documented 1 hour for 1 pages (250 words)
Original Research 1 hour for 1 pages (250 words)
Other If the assignment does not fall in any of the categories,
estimate time based on the closest category.

 

Nyack is a Master’s level, private liberal arts college building toward university status.  It has been designated by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “2011 Great College to Work For.”  Nyack College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York.