Credit Hour and Exam Policy

 

Advice on how to follow the University Policies Related to the Definition of a Credit hour and Final Exams

Credit Hours (See UPM # 29 and on UNC website):

  • Not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out of class student work per credit hour for approximately 15 weeks (includes final exam week).

Please be sure that all of the courses in your department are compliant with this policy.

Course Examination “Rules” and Procedures (See UPM #8)

  • Final exams are required for ALL undergraduate students.  This includes students enrolled in courses with a number of 400 through 699.
  • For undergraduate courses, departmental chairs must give permission for faculty to use a non-traditional exam.
    • Faculty should submit course syllabi to the chair requesting an exemption.
    • Approval of this exemption should be kept on file by the chairs and submitted to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs annually.
  • Approval is not needed from the Chair to give a non-formal exam in a graduate level course (numbered 700 and above) at this time.
  • But even if giving a non-traditional exam (e.g. a paper, literature review, take home exam), the instructor is still required to have an in-person contact/meeting at the designated exam time for undergraduates.  This requirement is more relaxed for graduate students.
  • Exams are not required for 1 credit courses.
  • To change an examination day and time from the one scheduled by the university requires permission of the Provost (for graduate and undergraduate courses.)

Courses that enroll undergraduates:

BIOS EPID ESE HB HPM MHCH NUTR PHLP
BIOS 500H
BIOS 540H
BIOS 692H
BIOS 392
BIOS 511
BIOS 545
BIOS 550
BIOS 600
BIOS 610
BIOS 613
BIOS 660
BIOS 662
BIOS 664
BIOS 668
BIOS 691
EPID 600 EPID 690 ENVR 691H
ENVR 692H
ENVR 230
ENVR 400
ENVR 401
ENVR 403
ENVR 411
ENVR 412
ENVR 413
ENVR 415
ENVR 417
ENVR 419
ENVR 421
ENVR 423
ENVR 430
ENVR 431
ENVR 432
ENVR 433
ENVR 442
ENVR 461
ENVR 468
ENVR 470
ENVR 471
ENVR 520
ENVR 570
ENVR 585
ENVR 600
ENVR 630
ENVR 640
ENVR 661
ENVR 666
ENVR 668
ENVR 681
ENVR 685
ENVR 686
ENVR 691
ENVR 698
HB 600
HB 610
HB 699
HPM 691H
HPM 692H
HPM 230
HPM 310
HPM 320
HPM 330
HPM 340
HPM 341
HPM 350
HPM 351
HPM 352
HPM 420
HPM 435
HPM 465
HPM 470
HPM 496
HPM 510
HPM 532
HPM 550
HPM 600
HPM 601
HPM 602
HPM 660
MHCH 605
MHCH 690
NUTR 650L
NUTR 660L
NUTR 692H
NUTR 240
NUTR 245
NUTR 295
NUTR 400
NUTR 600
NUTR 611
NUTR 615
NUTR 620
NUTR 630
NUTR 640
NUTR 650
NUTR 660
NUTR 695
NUTR 696
PUBH  613I
PUBH  615I
PUBH 420
PUBH 423
PUBH 510
PUBH 610
PUBH 690
PUBH 89