What is the difference between quarter-system hour credits and semester-system hour credits?

The American Band College program at Sam Houston State University is on a semester-hour system.

Semester-system credit hours are two thirds of quarter-system hour credits. Three quarter hours is equal to two semester hours.


2 semester-system hours = 3 quarter-system hours
4 semester-system hours = 6 quarter-system hours
6 semester-system hours = 9 quarter-system hours
8 semester-system hours = 12 quarter-system hour
10 semester-system hours = 15 quarter-system hours
12 semester-system hours = 18 quarter-system hours

Candidates enrolled in the SHSU Master of Music degree program regularly take 10 semester credits per summer for 3 summers to meet the degree requirement total of 30 semester hours.


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