Question 1. How long does it take to earn

While this answer used to be four years, this was when most students attended their classes on-
campus. Now, students have some additional choices, including the online option. Depending on
how an individual university has this structured, an undergraduate student who takes at least 15
credit hours each semester can earn their degree in close to four years. However, most students
decide to take only the minimum 12 credit hours per semester. This makes their program run close
to five or even six years. Depending upon how flexible the university is with courses being offered
(and how long a term or semester runs), students can anticipate graduating in five years, on
average.