Traditional Day Departments and Programs

Departments, Programs, and Courses of Instruction

Each department or program offering a field of major concentration has listed its requirements and recommendations under department listings in this catalog. Students will be held responsible for observing these directives to the satisfaction of the department or program which administers the major course of study.

The Registrar's Office published the Course Schedule each term on SpiritOnline. Students are required to review the Registration Schedules each term. Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every term or every year. Some courses are offered every other year. To determine when a course will be offered, please consult the Chair of your department. The University reserves the right to cancel courses for which there are insufficient enrollments.

Course Numbering System

Each course number normally designates a course for a single term.

Classification Type of Course
001-099 developmental courses, including courses for non-effective credit such as MA-001 Introductory Algebra
100-150 required core courses, including freshman and sophomore HP seminars which replace certain required core courses
151-199 other introductory level courses such as Drawing and Painting Workshops
200-499 upper-division courses which may have prerequisites determined by content or maturity of attitude
500-600 graduate courses
Special Course Designations, as follows:
295 Cooperative Education courses arranged by the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Centers
390-398 Research Projects, etc. (courses involving 1:1 student/faculty ratio)
490-499 Seminars for groups of students, including HP Junior and Senior elective seminars and departments internships
500-600 Accelerated Graduate Coures

Course Credits

Unless otherwise indicated in the description for each course, courses offered by the University are three-credit courses.


A prerequisite is a course or its equivalent that normally must be taken and passed before admission to a given course can be approved.

Subject Symbols

The following abbreviations are used throughout the catalog to indicate the various subjects:

Symbol Subject
AB Arabic
AC Accounting
AF Africana Studies
AR Art
AT Anthropology
BA Business Administration
BC Biochemistry
BI Biology
BL Business Law
BT Biotechnology
CH Chemistry
CJ Criminal Justice
CM Composition
CN Chinese
CS Computer Science
CU Communication
CY Cyber Security
DS Data Science
EA English Acquisition
EC Economics
ED Education
EE Elementary Education
EL English
ES Environmental Science
EX Exercise Science
EV Environmental Studies
FN Finance
FR French
GK Greek
GM German
GS Gender and Sexuality
HC Health Care (Science-based)
HE Health Education
HL Health Sciences
HP Honors Program
HS History
IS Information Science
IT Italian
JN Journalism
JP Japanese
LA Latin
LS Latin American & Latino Studies
LW Law
MA Mathematics
ML Modern Languages
NS Natural Science
NU Nursing
PC Physics
PE Physical Education
PL Philosophy
PO Political Science
PS Psychology
RD Reading
SE Secondary Education
SM Sports Management
SJ Social Justice
SO Sociology
SP Spanish
TH Theology
UR Urban Studies
YS Youth and Family Studies