Course Numbering

Course Number and Classification of Students

Each course bears a distinguishing number which identifies it within the department and indicates, broadly, its level. The number system is as follows:

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. 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.

Graduate Level Courses

600 - 699 courses are master's level courses open to all 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 courses are master's level courses open to all graduate students.

800 - 899 courses are doctoral level courses open to all gradute students.

900 - 999 courses are doctoral level courses open only to deoctoral students.

Students are classified on the basis of semester hours completed excluding remedial and deficiency courses. the following scale applies to all students regardless of enrollment date:

Classification

Semester Hours Completed

Freshman

0 - 29

Sophomore

30 - 59

Junior

60 - 89

Senior

90 or more

 

Revised 19-Sep-2014