Course Numbering

Lower Division Courses

100-199 level courses are intended primarily for freshmen.  Upper division students may enroll in these courses.  Graduate students may enroll in these courses with their advisor’s approval, but they are not available for graduate credit. 

200-299 level courses are intended primarily for sophomores.  Certain classes are closed to freshmen who lack the designated prerequisites or whose majors are outside the unit offering the course.  This information is available in the Undergraduate Bulletin, or from the student’s academic advisor.   Upper division students may enroll in these courses.  Graduate students may enroll in these courses with their advisor’s approval, but they are not available for graduate credit. 

Upper Division Courses

300-399 level courses are intended primarily for juniors.  Prerequisites and other restrictions should be noted before registration.  Graduate students may enroll in these courses with their advisor’s approval, but they are not available for graduate credit. 

400-499 level courses are intended primarily for seniors and include capstone courses, study abroad, etc.  Prerequisites and other restrictions should be noted before registration.  Graduate students may enroll in these courses with their advisor’s approval, but they are not available for graduate credit.

If undergraduate and graduate courses need to be co-listed, then this can occur between 400- and 600-level courses.  Undergraduates may take 600-level courses with senior status and a minimum 3.25 GPA or above. 

Graduate Courses

600-699 level courses are intended for graduate students.  Undergraduate students may take these with senior status and a minimum 3.25 GPA or above, or in special cases as part of an accelerated bachelors-master’s program. 

700-799 are non-A-F letter graded courses for master’s students only.  Students receive “S” for Satisfactory, or “U” for Unsatisfactory. 

800-899 level courses are open only to graduate students. 

900-999 are non-A-F letter graded courses for doctoral students only.  Students receive “S” for Satisfactory, or “U” for Unsatisfactory. 

Reserved Numbers

298, 398, 498, 798, 998 – Internships

485, 685, 885 – Special Topics

488, 788, 988 – Comprehensive Examinations

490, 790, 990 – Independent Study

492, 792, 992 – Seminars

493, 793, 993 – Supervised Teaching

494, 794, 994 – Supervised Research

496, 796, 996 – Projects

497, 797, 997 – Theses/Dissertations

799 – Master’s theses continuation

991 – Qualifying Exams

995 – Preliminary Exams

999 – Doctoral dissertation continuation 

Course Prefixes

Prefixes will contain no more than four alpha characters.  Departments should consult with the University Registrar when establishing courses which will require a course prefix other than the departmental abbreviations. 

Course Suffixes

Assign suffixes for respective sections of:   D = Distance Learning, H = Honors, G = General Education, L = Labs; S = Service Learning, and other special courses.
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