Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog

Course Numbering System


Combined Course Numbering System

Course levels:

Undergraduate course numbers are generally 100 through 400-level.  Graduate course numbers are generally 500 and 600-level. Doctoral course numbers are generally 700-level.  Descriptions of course numbers are described below.

100-level:

 

These courses are broad surveys or an introduction to a discipline. They do not have prerequisites, unless it is a sequential course.

200-level:

 

These courses are introductions to, or principles of, areas of study within a discipline. They may or may not have prerequisites.

300-level:

 

These are advanced courses, providing depth of study in a specialized topic, or pre-practicums. They often have prerequisites or assume readiness for advanced level study.

400-level:

 

These are highly specialized undergraduate courses, capstone seminars, or capstone practicums. Prerequisites, a level of readiness, or advancement within the major may be required for this advanced level of work.

500-level:

 

These courses are generally introductory or entry-level graduate courses. Undergraduates ready for graduate-level work may take these courses for undergraduate credit. Undergraduates seeking graduate credit must petition to do so. The course may apply to only one degree.

600-level:

 

These courses are more advanced, in-depth and specialized graduate study associated with a profession or discipline. Undergraduates who qualify may petition to take these courses and must specify whether the credits will be undergraduate or graduate. The course may apply to only one degree.

700-level:

 

These courses are highly specialized doctoral study associated with a profession or discipline.