In the 2024-2025 Catalog

Undergraduate Courses

Courses numbered 1–99 are basic skills courses and do not apply toward degree requirements. Courses numbered 100–299 are lower-division courses and are generally taken in the freshman and sophomore years. Many lower-division courses serve as prerequisites for other coursework, so students are urged to plan ahead to meet necessary prerequisites. Courses numbered 300–499 are upper-division courses, reflecting advanced levels of technical skills and disciplinary knowledge. Upper-division work is generally taken in the junior and senior years. Only the dean of a college, or an appointed designee, may waive corequisite and prerequisite requirements. The University reserves the right to administratively drop a student from a course in which prerequisite requirements have not been met.

Course numbers ending in 96 or 97 identify special sequential courses. Those ending in 98 provide students with a unique, collective program of learning activities supervised by a professor. Courses ending in 99 denote individual study between professor and student.

Numbers in parentheses, immediately following course titles and numbers, indicate lecture and laboratory hours that a class meets each week. For example, (3,3) signifies that the course consists of three lecture hours and three laboratory hours weekly. 

A limited number of courses are offered as hybrids, bearing the HYB course designator.  In hybrid courses, students and professors meet face-to-face, but some class sessions take place online. HYB courses have the same learning outcomes as regular courses and have comparable grading standards and assignments. HYB courses can present challenges to some students, however. For example, students enrolling in HYB courses should have excellent time management skills. For more information and to gauge whether or not to enroll in an HYB course, students should contact the corresponding instructor and/or department.

The following courses are not necessarily offered every term, nor are they offered at all campus locations.