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150 hr rule in Texas...do other states have this?

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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,687 Senior Member
    edited June 2016
    @ucbalumnus, OK, less than a quarter is probably an exaggeration, but for instance, a history major at UIUC requires 36 credit-hours: http://www.history.illinois.edu/undergraduate/major/

    An astronomy major at UIUC requires less than a quarter of classes in astronomy (26 credit-hours) but does have math and physics requirements as well: http://www.astro.illinois.edu/academics/undergraduate/major/
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,687 Senior Member
    @GTAustin, re: expanding personally:

    Depends on whether you are paying for it or a state is. A state may have the not unreasonable view that personal expansion isn't a good use of taxpayer money.
  • 3scoutsmom3scoutsmom Registered User Posts: 5,208 Senior Member
    I'm glad the University of Oklahoma doesn't have a credit cap. Their National Merit scholarship is good for 5 years of full tuition waiver (including summers).
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 69,851 Senior Member
    edited June 2016
    OK, less than a quarter is probably an exaggeration, but for instance, a history major at UIUC requires 36 credit-hours: http://www.history.illinois.edu/undergraduate/major/

    An astronomy major at UIUC requires less than a quarter of classes in astronomy (26 credit-hours) but does have math and physics requirements as well: http://www.astro.illinois.edu/academics/undergraduate/major/

    36 credits is 30% of the degree.

    For astronomy, the total number of credits (including the math and physics) is 48-49, or 40% of the degree.
  • GTAustinGTAustin Registered User Posts: 925 Member
    @PurpleTitan , for once I am actually seeing some benefit for being a full freight taxpayer for 35 years. My residential road has not been paved in 20 yrs, 40% of every dollar I pay for local school taxes goes elsewhere and I have seen every manipulation possible of finances and marital status to reduce EFC. My DDs are going to graduate in 4 years, not the 5 that most people recommend by taking 18 hrs/semester vs 12. My DD took the hardest courses they could in HS so they could get some flexibility for courses in college. My family, for once, is actually on the receiving end for the tax dollars I have paid and I am grateful for that and I will continue to pay my taxes without complaint.
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