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Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System


Instructional Area - Undergraduate | Instructional Area - Graduate | Course Numbering System | Course Punctuation

Each course is represented by four capital letters followed by a four-digit numeral (e.g., FINC 3311).

The letters form an abbreviation for the instructional area while the numeral is interpreted as follows:

First Digit: The first digit indicates academic level and provides information regarding restrictions as to undergraduate and/or graduate student enrollment:

1000 and 2000 series         --undergraduate lower division

3000 and 4000 series         -- undergraduate upper division (normally for undergraduate students but with
                                          advisor approval for graduate students).

6000 series                         -- graduate courses (for graduate students only except for undergraduates with
                                          an approved mixed load petition).

Second Digit : The second digit indicates the amount of credit awarded. For example, a course numbered 4331, carries three semester hours of credit.

Third and Fourth Digits: The third and fourth digits are used to distinguish between courses within an instructional area.