Because curriculum development is a continuous process, there may have been course changes subsequent to the publishing of this catalog. Therefore, the College reserves the right to add, change, or delete curricular offerings and/or make curricular refinements. Some changes are necessitated by agencies that accredit the College or award certificates to students. Check with the appropriate academic discipline to learn of any recent changes.
As a service to students and those who advise students, the College provides information regarding the semester a course is expected to be offered. The information is included in the course description. Please note that course schedule information is subject to change without notification. Furthermore, the inclusion of information as to when courses are typically offered does not constitute a contract between the students and the College.
Course Numbering System
All courses carry four credits unless otherwise indicated. Prerequisites, if there are any, are listed at the end of each course description.
- For courses numbered below 100, credits do not apply toward graduation.
- 100/200-level courses are introductory and intermediate courses usually taken during the freshman and sophomore years.
- 300/400-level courses are upper division courses, usually taken by juniors and seniors.
- 500-level courses are graduate courses but are open to senior undergraduates with permission of the appropriate Divisional Dean.
- 600-level courses are graduate courses only; they are not open to undergraduates.
- Experimental courses are identified as 199 (basic), 399 (advanced), and 599 (graduate). They may be offered as variable credit (1-4 credits) with permission of the program’s faculty and the appropriate school dean. Experimental courses may not be repeated more than twice. If a topic is to be regularly offered, then it needs to proceed through the curriculum process and become a course listed in the catalog.