This page will answer:

  • How many hours do I need to graduate?
  • How many hours should I register for during Early Registration?
  • How many credit hours is the typical class?


Basics of College

  • Students will only be able to sign up for 12 hours during Early Registration. Students will finalize their schedules at Orientation.
  • To obtain a degree from UNCW, you will take a minimum of 124 credit hours, which includes General Education Requirements (University Studies), your major requirements, and electives or a minor.
  • Most classes are 3 credit hours and students typically take 14-16 hours per semester.


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