Course Information

Course Credits

All credits are issued as course credits. Each course credit is equivalent to four (4) semester hours. Each one-half course credit is equivalent to two (2) semester hours.

Course Numbers

Wabash courses are numbered according to the following scheme:

000 Courses not counting towards the major, minor, or distribution
100 Introductory Courses
200 Introductory and intermediate courses
300 Advanced courses
400 Departmental capstone courses

Schedule of Class Periods


8:00-8:50 a.m.
9:00-9:50 a.m.
10:00-10:50 a.m.
11:00-11:50 a.m.
1:10-2:00 p.m.
2:10-3:00 p.m.
3:10-4:00 p.m.


8:00-9:15 a.m.
9:45-11:00 a.m.
1:10-2:25 p.m.
2:40-3:55 p.m.

Normal Course Loads

The curriculum is limited to full credit and half-credit courses. The usual student course load is four, four and one-half, or five course credits per semester. Freshmen are advised to take no more than four credits in their first semester.

Students who wish to take six or more course credits in a semester must petition the Curriculum Appeals Committee for approval. Full time student status requires a minimum of three course credits. Courses taken on a credit/no credit basis (including internship courses), and physical education courses, do not count in determining full time status.

Freshmen wishing to drop to three course credits in a semester need the approval of both their advisors and the Dean of Students. If any student’s academic program drops below the minimum full-time load of three course credits, he is classified as a part-time student, and is subject to loss of financial aid (e.g. Wabash, State and Federal assistance).  He is also no longer eligible to participate in the Student Health Center Reimbursement Plan.