The number by which a course is designated is intended to indicate the relative level of the course. A student will generally choose courses within their classification, but may elect courses of one rank above or below their classification upon the counsel of their advisor. The following numbering system should be useful to students in planning their respective programs:
Lower Division Courses:
- Freshman courses are numbered from 100 to 199.
- Sophomore courses are numbered from 200 to 299.
Upper Division Courses:
- Junior courses are numbered from 300 to 399.
- Senior courses are numbered from 400 to 499.
Courses numbered lower than 100, e.g., Math 090, LNSK 075, do not count toward degree programs or graduation credit hours.
A minimum of 40 semester credit hours of upper division credit is required for the bachelor's degree. Such 300/400 level courses are offered only by four-year colleges and universities.