At university, courses are assigned a certain amount of “credit hours”. Most courses are 3 credits however they depend on how much time is spent in class each week. Therefore, some courses can be 1, 2, 4 or 5 credits. In order to graduate, students must complete a minimum number of credit hours that their degree programs require. In the US, most bachelor degree programmes do not ask students to write a final thesis, however is required for most Master’s programmes.