How do I know the Credit Hours for a specific course or Total Credit Hours?

While Credit Hours are not used at the University of Guelph external applications sometimes ask you to provide them.

Credits hours require a calculation using lecture hours and lab hours, both of which are listed in the header of a course listing in Section XII-Course Descriptions of the Undergraduate Calendar (see Current and Archived copies at The 3rd paragraph of the "Course Information" section in Section XII says:

"The figures in parentheses ( ) following the semester designation are a general guide to the lecture and laboratory contact hours per week, the first digit being the number of lecture hours and the second, the number of laboratory hours. The credit weight for each course appears in brackets [ ]. A credit weight of [0.50] indicates 10-12 student effort hours, including class time, on academic tasks associated with the course."

BIOL*1050 Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems F (3-2) [0.50] ... whereby (3-2) means that for the calendar year associated with this course listing BIOL*1500 had 3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours.

1. Course Credit Hours
Credit Hours for an individual course are calculated by adding together the lecture hours (LEC) plus one-half (0.5) of the laboratory hours (Lab).

2. Total Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours for your academic program are calculated by adding together the Credit Hours for each and every credit attempt listed on your transcript.

Updated 17 April 2018.