semester hour


: a unit of academic credit representing an hour of class (such as lecture class) or three hours of laboratory work each week for an academic semester

Examples of semester hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most common requirement is 150 semester hours and specific accounting and business-related courses. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 3 Mar. 2024 Certified public accountant aspirants require 150 semester hours of education and typically 100-150 hours of study per exam section. Certification Benefits: CFA® charterholders excel in financial analysis and investment strategy, opening doors to high-level finance roles. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 3 Mar. 2024 Educational Prerequisites Florida: Demands 150 semester hours, including 36 hours in advanced accounting and 39 in business, with a compulsory course on the Uniform Commercial Code. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 19 Feb. 2024 Educational Path: Becoming a CPA starts with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field, followed by 150 semester hours of specific college coursework, often including a master’s degree or additional undergraduate courses. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 To be eligible for the Dean's List, degree-seeking students must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 for a minimum of nine semester hours of academic credit taken at Georgia State during the fall or spring term with no incompletes for the semester. Becca Martin-Brown, Arkansas Online, 29 June 2023 All veterinary schools require between 45 and 90 semester hours of undergraduate credits for application. Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Apr. 2023 The Army provides up to $250 per semester hour, and the benefit maxes out at $4,000 for the fiscal year. NBC News, 9 June 2021 Recognition is awarded to full-time undergrads who earned at least a 3.4 GPA for not less than 12 semester hours of credit in the fall semester. cleveland, 14 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semester hour was in 1922

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“Semester hour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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