Course Description Information

List of Course Prefixes

The following are the keys to the prefixes used with the course numbers:

Prefix Subject
ABA Applied Behavior Analysis
ACCT Accounting
BCOM Business Communications
BIOL Biology
BLAW Business Law
BUAD Business Administration
CAPS Creative Arts and Performance Studies
CETE Cyber Engineering Technology
CHEM Chemistry
CISA Computer Information Systems
CRIM Criminology and Criminal Justice
COMM Communication
CSCI Computer Science
CSEC Cyber Security
ECON Economics
EDAD Educational Administration
EDBL Bilingual Education
EDCG Counseling and Guidance
EDCI Curriculum and Instruction
EDEC Early Childhood
EDFR Education Field Residency
EDHL Health
EDHS Human Services
EDKN Kinesiology
EDRG Reading
EDSE Special Education
ENGL English
ENTC Engineering Technology
ESET Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
FESA Fire and Emergency Services Administration
FINC Finance
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GOVT Government
HCSA Healthcare Service Administration
HIST History
HONR Honors
MATH Mathematics
MBA Master of Business Administration
MGMT Management
MKTG Marketing
MSCI Military Science
MUSI Music
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
POLS Political Science
PSYC Psychology
QMBS Quantitative Methods and Business Statistics
SOCI Sociology
SPAN Spanish
SPCH Speech
SSCI Social Sciences
STEM Science/Tech/Engr/Math
UNIV University Student Success
WATR Water Resources Science and Technology
WGST Women's and Gender Studies

Course Numbering

Each course is represented by four capital letters followed by a four-digit numeral (e.g., ACCT 3301 Accounting for Non-Accnt Mjrs). 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 graduate student enrollment:

  • 5000 level courses: graduate courses.

Second Digit: The second digit generally 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.