Courses which may be repeated for credit no longer need to have zero as the third digit. [Senate action, March 23, 2005]
- Any changes to the number of times a course may be repeated or to the credit limits, as well as decisions to remove or add designations of repeatability, shall be submitted to the Senate Committee on Curricula as a course change.
[* see all-university course numbering for course numbering selected types of courses: Selected Topics, Experience Credit, Independent Study, International Courses, Honors Thesis, and School of Education Workshop courses]
The present system of numbering courses, approved by the Senate in October 1964, prescribes that all courses use three digits to indicate the course level, and a three-letter subject to indicate the department or college.
To implement the Senate’s directive, the following numbering guidelines may be used to indicate the level and type of course:
- 000-099 Remedial and noncredit courses
- 100-199 Freshman level courses
- 200-299 Sophomore level courses
- 300-499 Junior and Senior level courses
- 500-599 Joint Undergraduate and Graduate level courses
- All 500-level courses are defined as being joint undergraduate and graduate courses. Therefore, the course syllabus must provide a description of additional activities and grading policies for graduate students.
- 600-699 First year Graduate level courses
- 700-899 Second and third year Graduate level courses
- 900-999 Readings, research and individual study courses at the Doctoral level
- 998 Individualized study programs
- 997 Master’s Thesis
- 999 Dissertation
The first digit indicates level.
Depending on the department’s curriculum structure, the second digit may indicate area of study.
The third digit indicates type of course. For example:
- At the graduate level, the third digit 9 in the numbering series 600-899 indicates readings, research and individual study courses other than strictly doctoral level courses. Either master’s or doctoral candidates may take these courses. The series 900-999 is reserved solely for doctoral candidates, except for 997.
Individualized study programs will be numbered 998; Master’s Thesis 997; Dissertation 999.