University of Houston-Victoria



Course Numbering System

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

The letters form an abbreviations for the instructional area while the number is interpreted as follows:


First Digit: The first digit indicates academice 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 those 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.