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Terms to Know

Course Numbers

Courses are numbered to show both the collegiate level at which they are offered and the semester hour value of the course. The first digit shows the level and the second digit shows the credit hours. The last two digits are departmental designations. Example: SPAN 4301 means the course is given at the senior level and carries three hours of credit per semester. 

 

Courses

 

Level

 0000

Developmental - Lower Division

 1000

Freshman - Lower Division

 2000

Sophomore - Lower Division

 3000

Junior - Upper Division

 4000

Senior - Upper Division

 5000

Graduate (Students cannot receive credit in a 5000 level course if they already have credit for a comparable 4000 level course.) 

 6000

Graduate

 7000

Graduate

8000 Graduate

 

Section

Courses are divided into class sections. The section number directly follows the course number. Example: ENGL 1301.20 means the section number is 20.

Course Load

Course load definitions are as follows. Enrollment in more than the full-time hours allowed requires authorization by the appropriate Dean. Graduate students should refer course load questions to the Graduate Studies Office located at University Blvd Classroom Building 1.202. 

UNDERGRADUATE LOAD

Fall

Spring

May

Summer 1 or 2

Less Than Half

1 - 5

1 - 5

 

1 - 2

Half

6 - 8

6 - 8

 

3 - 4

Three Quarter

9 - 11

9 - 11

 

5

Full

12 - 18

12 - 18

 

6 - 8

Overload

19+

19+

5+

9+

 

GRADUATE LOAD

Fall

Spring

May

Summer 1 or 2

Less Than Half

1 - 4

1 - 4

 

1 - 2

Half

5 - 6

5 - 6

 

3

Three Quarter

7 - 8

7 - 8

 

4

Full

9

9

 

5 - 7

Overload

10+

10+

8+

8+

 
 
 

Course Load Maximus

For each regular semester an undergraduate student may enroll for no more than 18 semester credit hours. For each summer term an undergraduate student may enroll for no more than eight semester credit hours. Enrollment in more than 18 semester hours in a regular semester or eight in a single summer session requires authorization by the appropriate Dean. Graduate students should refer course load questions to the Graduate Studies Office located at University Blvd Classroom Building 1.202.

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