Graduate Catalog

Course Numbers

Undergraduate and graduate courses offered in the University are numbered as follows:

Below 100 Non-degree courses
100-199 Primarily Freshman courses
200-299 Primarily Sophomore courses
300-499 Primarily Junior and Senior courses
500-599 Courses designed for both upper division undergraduates and graduate students
600-699 Dual-listed graduate level courses
700-799 Master's level graduate courses
800-899 Doctoral level graduate courses 

500-Level Courses

500-level classes are open to upper division undergraduate and graduate students. They may be listed as program requirements for undergraduate or graduate programs and may be applied as electives in undergraduate or graduate programs, with permission of the department. Graduate students in 500-level classes will be expected to complete graduate-level work.

600-Level (Dual-Listed) Courses

Dual-listed courses, listed in both undergraduate and graduate catalogs, are defined as graduate level courses that are open to advanced undergraduate enrollment. Dual-listed courses carry a 600-level number in both catalogs and have the same course descriptions. Requirements are identical for graduate and undergraduate students. Dual-listed courses may be included in graduate programs.

Cross-Listed Courses

Cross-listed courses are courses that are offered at two different degree levels or listed by two different programs or departments. Cross-listed courses are scheduled to meet together at the same time and location, are taught by the same faculty, and have the same number of credit hours for all versions. Only the course that the student registered for will appear on the transcript. There are several possibilities for cross-listed courses:

  1. Courses that are open to both undergraduate and graduate students are offered at the 500-or 600-level. While 500-level courses are open to both undergraduate (UG) and graduate students who enroll in separate sections and have different requirements, 600-level courses are graduate courses that are open to advanced undergraduate students and all students have the same expectations. Any new courses open to both undergraduate and graduate students should be offered as 500- or 600-level courses.
  2. A course may be cross-listed at two levels of graduate study: 700-level (master's) and 800-level (doctoral). Requirements may be different for students in the 700- and 800-level courses.
  3. A course may be cross-listed within a degree level (e.g., UG course cross-listed with UG course) between two or more programs or departments. Registration restrictions, grade type, credit hours, and prerequisites must be the same for all versions of cross-listed courses within a degree level. All prerequisites for cross-listed courses must be observed.
  4. An undergraduate or graduate course may be cross-listed with a PST prefixed course.The requirements for the PST section will be defined by the undergraduate or graduate section.