The unit of credit used at Missouri State University-West Plains is the semester hour. Lecture courses meet one hour per week for 16 weeks (750 minutes) for one semester hour of credit. Laboratory and studio courses meet a minimum of two hours per week for 16 weeks (1500 minutes) for one semester hour of credit. Courses which include lecture and laboratory or studio meetings carry credit combining the above guidelines.
For course delivery methods not covered by this policy, Missouri State-West Plains follows the Missouri State University System policy (Op3.04-16 Credit Hours and Semester System) for determining credit hours.