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General Course Information

Course Numbers
600-Level Course Policy for Undergraduate Students
Cognate Courses
Substitutions
Prerequisites
Correspondence Courses
Non-Degree Courses

Course Numbers

  • Courses numbered 300 through 599 are advanced undergraduate courses (see above on 300 and 400 level courses). A student who has been admitted to graduate studies and who takes courses numbered 500 and higher will receive graduate credit. Approval by the advisor is necessary to apply these and all credits on the student’s degree program.
  • Courses numbered 600-699 are graduate courses open only to students who have been admitted to the College of Graduate Studies, and to students in the Honors Program who present appropriate identification.
  • Courses numbered 700-799 are graduate courses open only to students who have been admitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
  • Courses numbered 800-899 are graduate courses open only to students who have been admitted to the College of Graduate Studies and who are at the post-master's level or are completing a full-time internship at the specialist's level.
  • Courses numbered 900-999 are graduate courses open only to doctoral students who are in the last years of their program.
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600-Level Course Policy for Undergraduate Students
Open only to students who have been admitted to the College of Graduate Studies, to students on the Honors Program who present appropriate approval, and to students who are approved by their advisor, course instructor, chairperson of the department offering the course and the College of Graduate Studies. In granting approval, the College of Graduate Studies will rely on the criteria for admission to the Honors Program.

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Cognate Courses
A cognate course is one outside of but related to the principal discipline.

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Substitutions
Course substitutions appropriate to the student’s program may be authorized by the advisor.

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Prerequisites
A student may register for a class only if he or she has met the prerequisites prescribed or the requirements stated in this Bulletin. Procedures for granting exception vary by graduate program. Students should check with their department chairperson or graduate program coordinator to determine waiver procedures for their program.

In general, only immediate prerequisites for courses are listed. Some courses listed as prerequisites may have their own prerequisites. You may need to plan more than one semester in advance when deciding which semester to take a particular course.

Students seeking to substitute prerequisite courses with equivalents or permission of instructor may do so only with departmental permission. Such substitutions are not automatic.

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Correspondence Courses
These carry undergraduate credit only and may not be applied toward the fulfillment of any graduate degree requirement.

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Non-Degree Courses
Courses numbered (DESIGNATOR) 589 - Professional Development (1-6) do not apply to degree requirements. These courses cover selected issues designed for professional development, in-service training to meet specific staff development needs in education, business/industry, allied health, technology, and other professional settings. They are not applicable to degree requirements.

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