Undergraduate Course Numbers
|Precollegiate. These courses do not carry college-level credit and do not count toward the credit requirements for associate (60 credits) or baccalaureate (120 credits) degree programs.
|Freshman level. These courses are open to all students without restriction, if no other prerequisite is listed.
|Sophomore level. The basic prerequisite for these courses is “sophomore standing” which means that you have already earned 29 college credits. Also meet any other prerequisites that are listed.
|Junior level. The basic prerequisite for these courses is “junior standing” which means you have already earned 59 college credits. Also meet any other prerequisites that are listed.
|Senior level. The basic prerequisite for these courses is “senior standing” which means you have already earned 89 college credits. Also meet any other prerequisites that are listed.
If you register for any class when you do not have the required class standing and/or haven’t met the stated prerequisites, the department may, at its discretion in the first eight days of the semester, require you to drop that class. However, if you are permitted to continue, you must realize that you accept full responsibility for the grade you earn in that class.
Forty Credit Rule
To receive a bachelor’s degree, you must earn at least 40 credits in courses numbered 300-499.
Courses numbered 300/500-399/599 and 400/600-499/699 are offered at two levels. You may take them at the 300- or 400-level for undergraduate credit or at the 500- or 600-level for graduate credit. Realize that only graduate students may enroll for graduate credit. Courses numbered 700-999 are offered only at the graduate level.
You can register for some or certain sections of courses on a “Pass/Fail” basis. For information on which courses are offered pass-fail, go to the Office of the Registrar homepage and then click on “Class Search.” The link for Pass/Fail Grading is on the top of that page. See the section in the catalog titled Pass/Fail Grading for all the regulations pertaining to pass/fail grading.
The following abbreviations may appear in the course descriptions.
|Computer Information Systems
|Course is offered first semester
|Course is offered second semester
|Course is offered in summer session
|Course is offered in winterim session
|Course is offered in alternate years
|Course is offered Year 1
|Course is offered Year 2
|Course is offered Year 3
|Course is offered Year 4
Individual departments may have additional abbreviations.
These abbreviations appear at the end of course descriptions for courses that meet one or more of the General Education Program requirements.
|General Education Program
|First Year Seminar
Associate of Arts and Science (AAS) General Education Abbreviations
These abbreviations appear at the end of course descriptions for courses that meet one or more of the AAS General Education Breadth requirements. They are listed as “AAS: XXX” in course descriptions.
|Associate of Arts and Science
|Critical and Creative Thinking
|Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
|Individual, Social, and Environmental Responsibility
For a list of curriculum abbreviations, please go to the Office of the Registrar’s website.
For information on past General Degree Requirements, please refer to the 2011-13 Catalog.