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Semester System

Courses of study at BYU–Hawaii are offered, and credit for satisfactory completion is granted, on a semester basis. Starting in 2009 the length of the class period moved from 50 minutes to one hour. Since then the semesters consist of 14 weeks with two semesters (Fall and Winter) and three six week terms (Spring, Summer, and First Term). Starting in 2011-12 academic year there were three, fourteen-week semesters (Fall, Winter, and Summer). Starting in the 2015-16 academic year, Summer semester has been renamed Spring semester.

Course Numbering System

Courses are numbered according to the following system:

Below 100 Pre-college level courses
100 and 200 Courses primarily for freshmen and sophomores
300 and 400 Courses primarily for juniors and seniors
500 Courses primarily for advanced seniors and candidates for the professional certificate/diploma

Credit-Hour Designations

One semester hour of credit represents a minimum of one hour of instruction per week in a semester or two hours of instruction per week in a term (e.g., a three-hour class will meet at least three hours per week).

Classification of Students

Students are classified for registration in degree-granting programs and for other academic purposes as follows:

Credit Hours Earned Classification
0—29 Freshman
30—59 Sophomore
60—89 Junior
90 and over Senior

Abbreviations and Symbols

The following abbreviations and symbols are used in the course listings:

  • All course # with an "H" - Honors Courses
  • All course # with an "R" - Repeatable Courses
  • All course # with an "L" - Lab Courses
  • All course # with an "A" - EIL Students Only

The following abbreviations are used following the credit hour designation on some courses to indicate when the course is offered:

  • F - Fall Semester
  • W- Winter Semester
  • S - Spring Semester

Course Abbreviations

See Course Listing

Standardized Building Abbreviations

See Campus Map