Credits

The course unit is the measure of credit at The University of Chicago.  Each 100 unit course is equivalent to 3 1/3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours.  Courses of greater or lesser value such as 150 or 050 carry proportionately more or fewer semester or quarter hours of credit.

Conversion Chart

University of Chicago Units Semester Hours Quarter Hours
025 5/6 1 1/4
050 1 2/3 2 1/2
075 2 1/2 3 3/4
100 3 1/3 5
150 5 7 1/2
200 6 2/3 10
300 10 15

Other Equivalencies

Law Courses

Courses taken in the Law School may be displayed as credits (3 credits = 100 units) or as units, with values of greater or lesser than 3 credits carrying proportional credits/units.

Pre-1962

Prior to Oct. 1, 1962, one full credit was equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4 ½ hours for classes with course numbers below 200.  One full credit was equivalent to 3 1/3 semester hours or 5 quarter hours for classes with course numbers 200 or above.  Courses denoted as more or less than one full credit carried proportionately more or fewer semester or quarter hours of credit.