The Calendar Year
The 4-4 Calendar
Huntington University operates on a 4-4 calendar. This calendar consists of two 15-week semesters - fall and spring. The fall semester ends before Christmas, and the spring semester ends in late April or early May. Prior to the Fall 2022 semester, the University operated on the 4-1-4 calendar (since 1969), which consisted of two 15-week semesters and a three-week January Term.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours for bachelor programs or 64 credit hours for associate programs. Some bachelor programs or combinations of programs may require more than 120, and students are advised to plan carefully. During the fall and spring semesters, students normally take 15 semester hours. By taking 15 to 16 hours per semester, most students can complete course requirements for graduation within the four-year period.
Face-to-face and online courses are offered each summer in sessions that begin the end of April or the beginning of May. Since some courses end by mid June, it is possible to take a course and still have much of the summer for work or other opportunities.
Most summer courses are from the Core Curriculum program. A minimum enrollment of eight students is needed to ensure that a course may be taught.
Summer courses may be especially helpful to students wanting to accelerate their programs, take lighter loads during the semesters or pursue additional coursework in areas other than their major fields. Students who are home for the summer from other institutions may wish to take classes at Huntington University as transient students and transfer the credit to their home institutions.