Course Description Information

List of Course Prefixes

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

Prefix Subject
ACCT Accounting
ARTS Arts
BCOM Business Communications
BIOL Biology
BLAW Business Law
BUAD Business Administration
CETE Cyber Engineering Technology
CHEM Chemistry
CISA Computer Information Systems
COMJ Communication-Journalism
COMM Communication
CRIM Criminology and Criminal Justice
CSCI Computer Science
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
EDKN Kinesiology
EDRG Reading
EDSE Special Education
ENGL English
FESA Fire and Emergency Services
FINC Finance
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GOVT Government
HCSA Healthcare Administration
HIST History
MATH Mathematics
MGMT Management
MKTG Marketing
MSCI Military Science
MSPF Military Science-Physical Fitness
MUSI Music
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
POLS Political Science
PSYC Psychology
RTVF Radio, Television and Film
SOCI Sociology
SPAN Spanish
SPCH Speech
SSCI Social Sciences
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
UNIV University Requirements
WGST Women's and Gender Studies
WATR Water Resources Sciences and Technology

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 undergraduate and/or graduate student enrollment:

  • 1000 level courses: undergraduate lower division, usually considered a "freshman-level" course.
  • 2000 level courses: undergraduate lower division, usually considered a "sophomore-level" course.
  • 3000 level courses: undergraduate upper division, usually considered a "junior-level" course.
  • 4000 level courses: undergraduate upper division, usually considered a "senior-level" course.
  • 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.