Requirements & Expectations
Course work in this program will be demanding. Several of the courses in the program have a lab or field work component. To help you understand how much time per week you will likely need to devote to coursework, please refer to the chart below:
|Credit Load||Time spent in class each week (virtual or in-person)||Time spent on homework each week||Total time each week|
|1 credit||1 hour||2 hours||3 hours|
|5 credits||5 hours||10 hours||15 hours|
|10 credits||10 hours||20 hours||30 hours|
|15 credits||15 hours||30 hours||45 hours|
For courses with labs, 1 credit = 2 hours in the lab per week.
For courses with field work, 1 credit = 3 hours in the field per week.
This program is roughly 75% online and 25% in-person. Classes meet afternoon/evenings (via Zoom) and one Friday a month (in-person). Attendance at all classes (virtually or in person) is mandatory.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, in-person days will be:
|Fall 2023||Winter 2024||Spring 2024|
|September 29||January 5||April 5|
|October 27||February 9||May 3|
|December 8||March 15||June 7|
Additionally, there will be a mandatory orientation prior to the start of the program in September (TBD).