5-Week Format Programs
Earn your degree one course at a time with our new 5-week format programs.
Stay focused and earn your degree by taking one course at a time. As a student enrolled in a 5-week program, you'll finish one course every five weeks instead of finishing your courses at the end of the 16-week semester. Classes are offered one right after the other, so you can fit three courses into a traditional 16-week semester. This means that you can concentrate on one class at a time. No more overlapping course requirements! The 5-week format courses achieve the same learning outcomes as traditional semester length courses, just in a shorter period of time. As such, you'll need to work on your course every day to stay on track.
|5-week Format (3 courses per semester)||Traditional Semester Format (3 courses per semester)|
|Average Length of Class||5 weeks, approximately 23-26 days||16 weeks, approximately 75 days|
|Number of courses taken per Fall/Spring semester||3 courses||3 courses|
|Number of courses taken at any point during the semester||1 course||3 courses|
|Overlapping course requirements||None||Varies|
|When are Grades Posted||At the end of the 5 week part of term||At the end of the 16 week semester|
|Number of credits||Courses are typically 3 credits||Courses are typically 3 credits|
|Average class and study time per week||10-15 hours||10-12 hours|
Currently, UH Online offers two degrees in the 5-week format:
Sample Fall 2019 Schedule
|Course Dates||AA, Liberal Arts Sample 5-week course sequence||BSW Sample 5-week course sequence|
|First 5-weeks 8/26/19-9/27/19||English 100||Social Work 325|
|Second 5-weeks 9/30/19-11/1/19||Psychology 100||Social Work 360|
|Third 5-weeks 11/4/19-12/13/19||Hawaiian Studies 107||Social Work 302|
More programs will be launched in Fall 2020.