001-099 Courses that carry no credit toward a degree or credential. Generally remedial or subcollegiate-level in content. 100-199 Lower Division, introductory courses that constitute the begin-ning of college work in a major or in general education and which require no previous college experience. Open to Upper Division students.
200-299 Lower Division courses of freshman and sophomore level. Open to Upper Division students. Constitute intermediate step between beginning and advanced work in a given field; general education courses thatrequire previous college experience; courses that develop advanced skills; courses with specific prerequisites.
300-399 Upper Division courses, normally taken by junior and senior students, which do not give credit toward a master’s degree. Sophomore stu-dents may enroll in 300-level courses, but freshmen may not without special permission. Advanced courses constructed upon Lower Division work; tradi-tional survey courses whose breadth tends to preclude depth; Upper Division prerequisites to specialized work in a major; general education courses for Upper Division students; core courses in professional education; the highest number for courses primarily concerned with development of skills.
400-499 Upper Division courses that may, with approval, give credit toward a master’s degree if taken as a post-graduate. Limited to more advanced courses, normally taken by senior and graduate students, which have content that requires a high degree of intellectual maturity on the part of the student. Should also meet one or more of the following specific cri-teria: a) have specific prerequisites at the 100-200 level; b) be supported by a substantial body of 100-300-level offerings from which a student could normally be expected to gain adequate background for the 400-level course; c) be restricted in scope, aiming at depth rather than breadth.
500-599 Courses intended primarily for graduate students that may be taken by advanced undergraduate students for baccalaureate credit. Content requires significant independent thinking on the part of the stu-dent and offers opportunity for research. Should also meet one or more of the following criteria: a) have specific prerequisites at the 400 level; b) be supported by a substantial body of 300-400-level offerings from which a student could normally be expected to gain adequate background for the 500-level course; c) be especially designed for a graduate curriculum (e.g., an introductory course to current topics in the field).
600-699 Courses limited to graduate students. Intended mainly for masters and credential programs; may be taken as part of a doctoral degree with approval.
700-799 Courses limited to graduate students. Intended mainly for doctoral programs; may be taken as part of a master’s degree with appropriate approval.
800-899 Courses specifically designed for professional groups seeking voca-tional improvement or career advancement. Credit for these courses does not apply toward degrees or credentials at this University.