Course Loads by Subject Area

Course Loads by Subject Area

This is a breakdown of how course loads are determined for each major or program.

 

Subject Area High Intensity Medium Intensity Low Intensity Types of Courses Included
Agriculture ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 20 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 19-15 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 14-6 credit hours agriculture, animal sciences, earth systems, etc.
Business & Economics ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 40 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 39-13 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 12-9 credit hours accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, etc.
Communication ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 15 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 14-6 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 5-3 credit hours advertising, audiology, branding, public speaking, etc.
Electives ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 39 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 38-30 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 24-12 credit hours students choose where they would like to focus their study 
Foreign Language  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 17 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 16 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 15-8 credit hours french, latin, spanish, etc. 
History & Law  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 25 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 24-18 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 17-12 credit hours anthropology, civics, geography, history, law, etc.
Lab Hours or Field Work  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 20 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 19-14 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 13-7 credit hours labs, ensembles, observations, studios, etc.
Math  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 30 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 29-20 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 19-10 credit hours algebra, calculus, geometry, statistics, physics, etc.
Performing Art ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 9 or more credit hours     music ensemble, theatre performance, etc.
Reading & Literature  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 9 or more credit hours     literary study, American/British literature, Shakespeare, etc.
Science  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 45 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 44-27 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 26-12 credit hours astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, kinesiology, etc.
Social Studies  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 40 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 39-20 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 19-13 credit hours psychology, sociology, criminology, social sciences, etc.
Technology  ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 24 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 23-6 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 5-2 credit hours circuits, computing, programming, software languages, etc.
Visual Art ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 27 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 26-10 credit hours ⚫︎⚪︎⚪︎ 9-6 credit hours design, drawing, photography, etc.
Writing ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎ 15 or more credit hours ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎ 14-9 credit hours   creative writing, english composition, journalism, etc.