Part 3 - Core Requirements
  

2.7.1  The institution offers one or more degree programs based on at least 60 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the associate level; at least 120 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the baccalaureate level; or at least 30 semester credit hours or the equivalent at the post-baccalaureate, graduate, or professional level. If an institution uses a unit other than semester credit hours, it provides an explanation for the equivalency. The institution also provides a justification for all degrees that include fewer than the required number of semester credit hours or its equivalent unit. (Program Length)

Compliance
Partial Compliance
Non-Compliance

Narrative

Policy establishing the length of undergraduate programs has been developed by the Board of Regents, University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors and the University of New Orleans. Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.15 Definitions of Undergraduate Degrees and Undergraduate/Graduate Certificates establishes 120 credit hours as the minimum length for an undergraduate degree program. The governing board, the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, also has a specific policy on undergraduate program length. Board Rules Part Two, Chapter II Students, Section VIII Baccalaureate Degree Requirements establishes 120 credit hours as the minimum number of credit hours for an undergraduate degree program. The University of New Orleans Catalog [Page: 189] also specifies that 120 credit hours is the minimum number of credit hours required to satisfy the requirements of an undergraduate degree.

While some programs of study are comprised of 120 credits, a few programs of study require more than 120 credit hours, particularly in cases where standards associated with a particular accreditation body cannot be met within a 120 credit hour program of study. Table 1 identifies the number of credit hours required for each undergraduate program offered by the University. Links are provided to the catalog description of the program of study.

Table 1: Undergraduate Program Credit Hours

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Degree Credit Hours
B.S. Accounting 120
B.S. Business Administration 120
B.S. Finance 120
B.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 120
B.S. Management 120
B.S. Marketing 120
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Degree Credit Hours
B.S. Early Childhood Education 120
B.S. Elementary Education 120
B.S. Human Performance and Health Promotion - Exercise Physiology Concentration 120
B.S. Human Performance and Health Promotion - Health Promotion Concentration 120
B.S. Elementary Education and Mild Moderate Disabilities - Integrated to Merged Approach 126
B.S. Secondary Teaching - Biology 122
B.S. Secondary Teaching - Chemistry 122
B.S. Secondary Teaching - Earth Science 123
B.S. Secondary Teaching - English 120
B.S. Secondary Teaching - Mathematics 123
B.S. Secondary Teaching - Social Studies 126
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Degree Credit Hours
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 127
B.S. Electrical Engineering 122
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 126
B.S. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 128
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Degree Credit Hours
B.A. Anthropology 120
B.A. English 120
B.A. Film and Theatre - Film Arts Option 120
B.A. Film and Theatre - Theatre Arts Option 120
B.A. Film and Theatre - Writing for Production Option 120
B.A. Fine Arts - Art History 120
B.A. Fine Arts - Studio Arts 120
B.A. History 120
B.A. International Studies - International Business Option 120
B.A. Music - Music Studies Concentration 120
B.A. Music - Performance Concentration 126
B.A. Music - Jazz Studies Concentration 126
B.A. Music - Composition Concentration 126
B.A. Philosophy 120
B.A. Political Science 120
B.A. Romance Languages - French 120
B.A. Romance Languages - Spanish 120
B.A. Sociology 120
B.S. Urban Studies 120
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Degree Credit Hours
B.S. Biological Sciences 120
B.S. Chemistry - No Concentration 120
B.S. Chemistry - Biochemistry Concentration 120
B.S. Chemistry - Chemical Physics Concentration 120
B.S. Chemistry - Forensics Concentration 120
B.S. Chemistry - Materials Concentration 120
B.S. Chemistry - Medicinal Concentration 120
B.S. Computer Science - No Concentration 120
B.S. Computer Science - Information Assurance Concentration 120
B.S. Computer Science - Game Development Concentration 120
B.S. Computer Science - Bioinformatics Concentration 124
B.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences  120
B.S. Mathematics 120
B.S. Physics 120
B.S. Psychology 120
DIVISION OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Degree Credit Hours
Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies 120

 

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has adopted three policies related to the length of graduate programs of study: one for the master’s degrees, another for the specialist degree, and a third for the doctoral degree. Since UNO does not offer the specialist degree, only two policies are discussed.

Board Rule Part Two Chapter II Students Section XI Requirements for Master’s Degrees establishes 30 credit hours as the minimum length of a Master’s program of study. The University of New Orleans Catalog also establishes 30 credit hours as the minimum length of a Master’s degree.

Board Rule Part Two Chapter II Students Section XIII Requirements for a Doctoral Degree states that a doctoral program of study should consist of at least the equivalent of a three year program of study. The University of New Orleans Catalog [Page: 4] establishes 60 credit hours as the minimum length of study for the doctoral degree.

Table 2 identifies the number of credit hours required for each graduate program offered by the University. Links are provided to the catalog description of each program. 

Table 2: Graduate Program Credit Hours

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Degree Credit Hours
M.S. Accounting [Page: 3] 30
M.S. Tax Accounting [Page: 7] 30
M.B.A. Business Administration [Page: 12] 33
M.S. Financial Economics [Page: 14] 30
Ph.D. Financial Economics [Page: 16] 60
M.S. HealthCare Management [Page: 17] 33
M.S. Hospitality and Tourism - Thesis [Page: 20] 39
M.S. Hospitality and Tourism - Non-Thesis [Page: 20] 30
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Degree Credit Hours
M.Ed. Counselor Education [Page: 8] 60
Ph.D. Counselor Education [Page: 10] 114
M.A.T. Curriculum and Instruction [Page: 1] 36-39
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction [Page: 4] 36
Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction [Page: 5] 96
M.Ed. Educational Leadership [Page: 13] 36
Ph.D. Educational Administration [Page: 15] 93
M.A.T. Special Education [Page: 18] 36-39
M.Ed. Special Education [Page: 21] 36
Ph.D. Special Education [Page: 23] 81
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Degree Credit Hours
M.S. Engineering [Page: 2] 30-33
M.S. Engineering Management [Page: 3] 30-33
Ph.D. Engineering and Applied Science [Page: 4] 63
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Degree Credit Hours
M.A. Arts Administration [Page: 3] 45
M.A. English [Page: 5] 30-36
M.F.A. Creative Writing [Page: 7] 45
M.F.A. Film and Theatre - Film Arts [Page: 11] 42
M.F.A. Film and Theatre - Theatre Design [Page: 18] 42
M.F.A. Film and Theatre - Theatre Performance [Page: 14] 42
M.F.A. Fine Arts [Page: 21] 60
M.A. History [Page: 22] 30
M.M. Music [Page: 25] 33
M.A. Political Science [Page: 27] 33
Ph.D. Political Science [Page: 28] 60
M.P.A. Public Administration [Page: 30] 42
M.A. Romance Languages [Page: 34] 30-33
M.A. Sociology [Page: 36] 30-36
M.U.R.P. Urban and Regional Planning [Page: 5] 45
M.S. Urban Studies - Thesis  [Page: 2] 33-34
M.S. Urban Studies - Non Thesis [Page: 2]   36-37
Ph.D. Urban Studies [Page: 7] 72
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Degree Credit Hours
M.S. Applied Physics - Thesis [Page: 22] 30
M.S. Applied Physics - Non-Thesis [Page: 22] 33
M.S. Biological Sciences [Page: 6] 30
Ph.D. Integrative Biology [Page: 4] 60
M.S. Chemistry - Thesis [Page: 9] 30
M.S. Chemistry - Non-Thesis [Page: 9] 36
Ph.D. Chemistry [Page: 12] 60
M.S. Computer Science - Thesis [Page: 14] 30
M.S. Computer Science - Non-Thesis [Page: 14] 36
M.S. Earth and Environmental Sciences [Page: 18] 30
M.S. Mathematics [Page: 20] 36
M.S. Psychology [Page: 24] 40
Ph.D. Psychology [Page: 25]

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