Key to Course Listings

Numbers Preceding Course Titles

The course prefix is a three-letter designator for an academic discipline, subject matter, and/or sub-category of knowledge. The first digit next to the abbreviation (course prefix) represents the level of the course: 1 for Freshman, 2 for Sophomore, 3 for Junior, 4 for Senior, 5 for the Fifth year in Engineering and Pharmacy, 6 for the Sixth year in Pharmacy, and 7 or 8 for the Graduate level. The next two digits represent the sequence number of the course.

Subject Abbreviations

ACC Accounting
ARA Arabic
ARC Architecture
ART Fine Arts
BCH Biochemistry
BIF Bioinformatics
BIO Biology
BUS Business
CHM Chemistry
CHN Chinese
CIE Civil Engineering
CLT Comparative Literature
COE Computer Engineering
COM Communication Arts
CSC Computer Science
CST Cultural Studies
DES Interior Design
ECO Economics
EDU Education
ELE Electrical Engineering
ENG English
ENV Environmental Science
ETH Ethics
FAS Fashion Design
FND Foundation Studies
FEM Family and Entrepreneurial Management
FIN Finance
GER German
GNE General Engineering
GRA Graphic Design
HEB Hebrew
HLT Health
HOM Hospitality Management
HST History
IAA Islamic Art & Architecture
IBS International Business
IMS Medicine
INA International Affairs
INE Industrial Engineering
INF Information Science
ITA Italian
ITM Information Technology Management
JSC Multimedia Journalism
LEG Legal Studies
LLM Business Law
LTN Latin
MEE Mechanical Engineering
MGT Management
MIG Migration Studies
MKT Marketing
MTH Mathematics
MUS Music
NUR Nursing
NUT Nutrition
OFM Office Management
OPM Operation & Production Management
PED Physical Education
PFA Performing Arts
PHA Pharmacy
PHL Philosophy
PHO Photography
PHY Physics
PJE Peace and Justice Education
PKG Packaging
POL Political Science
PRGR Pro-Green Technology
PSY Psychology
QBA Quantitative Business Analysis
SOC Sociology
SWO Social Work
WGS Women & Gender Studies


Numbers following course titles

Under “Course Descriptions,” most course titles are followed by a numbering system that provides further information, as follows: The first number indicates lecture and discussion hours given each week; the second number indicates laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates credit hours counted toward graduation upon completion of the course.

Example: BIO806 Research Methods II [1-6, 3 cr.]

The course above entails one hour of class discussion and six hours of laboratory work per week. Upon completion, the course adds three credits to the student’s record.

Last modified: September 26, 2017