Hours Breakdown

Engaged Citizen Corps, how will you have the time?

You only have 168 hours in a week, and you might be asking yourself, how do I fit it all in? On average, first year students take 12-15 credit hours/semester (4-5 classes, one class is typically 3 credits).  For every credit hour it is anticipated that you will spend 1 hour in class and 2 hours outside of class on assignments & homework.  Assume you are taking 12 credits, or in other words 4 classes/semester, we anticipate you'll spend approxiately 36 hours week on academics (4 classes x 9 hours = 36 hours/week) between going to class and doing homework.

  • Sleeping 8 hrs/day x 7 days =  56 hrs/week
  • Personal (showers, hair, etc.) 1 hrs/day x 7 days = 7 hrs/week
  • Eating (including prep & clean-up) 2.5 hrs/day x 7 days = 17.5 hrs/week
  • Classes and Labs 12 hrs/week
  • Study Time 24 hrs/week
  • Travel to/from service site 4 hrs/week
  • Engaged Citizen Corps Service 8 hrs/week
  • Exercise 3 hrs/week

After accounting for the above activities you still have 36 hours left for other activities such as leisure time (TV/internet), hanging out with friends/family, errands/laundry, student clubs & organizations!

Fall

Jterm

Spring

FYS: The Common Good*

Information Literacy*
(online course)

Written Communication*

ECC Seminar (1 credit)

 

ECC Seminar (1 credit)

3-4 Exploratory / Major Courses

 

3-4 Exploratory / Major Courses

8-10/hrs week service

 

8-10/hrs week service 

For specifics on how Engaged Citizen Corps will work with your anticipated major please consult with your the department chair.

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