Course Numbering System for Semesters

Four Digits

1st Digit - This digit would be used to designate the course level. IE:

1XXX = indicates courses primarily for freshmen

2XXX = indicates courses primarily for sophomores

3XXX = indicates courses primarily for juniors

4XXX = indicates courses primarily for seniors and NOT available for  graduate students

5XXX = (1) indicates courses for professional students in Architecture and Veterinary Medicine; and (2) undergraduate courses taught in conjunction with graduate courses.

6XXX = graduate courses taught in conjunction with parallel undergraduate course

7XXX = graduate courses primarily for master's-level students

8XXX = graduate courses primarily for doctoral-level students

9XXX = indicates courses for professional programs (e.g.: Pharmacy)

2nd and 3rd Digits - These digits generally are available for departments, schools and colleges to assign to courses. However, the following range of numbers will be assigned by the Office of the Registrar for common University courses. IE:

X90X = Directed Studies; S/U credit only

X91X = Practicum

X92X = Internship

X93X = Number not assigned; may be used if departments need two types of Directed Studies or Special Problems or internships.  

X94X = Number not assigned to a Standard Definition

X95X = Seminar; used for undergraduate and graduate seminars

At the graduate level, this number is also reserved for the experience in which graduate students present the outcomes of their thesis work.  S/U grading is required by the Graduate School when the seminar is for this purpose.

X96X = Special Problems; Note that Special Problems replaces the term Readings

X97X = Special Topics

X98X = Undergraduate Research or Non-Thesis Research Project

X99X = Research, Thesis, Dissertation

NOTE: Particular titles for individual sections can be specified and will appear on the students' transcripts. Examples:

MATH 6960 01 Special Problems in Non-Standard Analysis

MATH 6970 02 Special Topics: Constructive Mathematics

ENGL 7970 04 Seminar in the Early Novel

ENGL 7970 05 Seminar in 20th Century Biography

4th Digit - This digit is reserved for use by the Office of the Provost:

XXX0 = Base Courses

XXX1 = Lab Supplement for Base Courses

XXX2 = Problem/Recitation Course

XXX3 = Graded A synchronous Distance Education Course (Undergraduate/ Professional) (See the Bulletin for policy.)

XXX4 = Extended A synchronous Distance Education (Undergraduate/ Professional) (See the Bulletin for policy.)

XXX5 = Off-campus consortial courses for Auburn Credit/Grade

XXX6 = Graduate Outreach

XXX7 = Honors Course

XXX8 = Honors Lab Course

XXX9 = Reserved for the Office of the Provost.


For more information: Additional Guidelines for Courses Numbered X9XX

For answers to questions about the UCC, call (4-4974) or e-mail Kevin Snyder.


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