Undergraduate Policies

Course Descriptions

Each course offering is designated by a two-digit or 2-4 alpha designated prefix and a three-digit course number. The digit or alpha designated prefix identifies a college department and/or special area. The three-digit course number identifies the course level.

Each college department and/or special subject area has been assigned an identifying digit or alpha designation. View the list of subject areas  (http://www.uml.edu/Registrar/Policies-and-Procedures/master-schedule.aspx) on the Office of the Registrar's website.

Course Numbers 

A course number consists of the three digits that follow the course/department prefix (for example, 92.131). Courses numbered 001-099 are pre-freshman and special undergraduate courses and do not carry baccalaureate degree credit. Those numbered 100-299 are lower-division undergraduate courses and those numbered 300-499 are upper-division undergraduate courses. The 400 level courses are generally limited to juniors and seniors majoring in a field but are open, with permission, to other advanced undergraduates and to graduate students.

Directed studies courses and practicum experience courses are generally limited by departmental policy to students majoring in the area in which such courses are offered.

Courses numbered 500-599 are graduate courses open to upper division undergraduates with the consent of instructors and chairpersons. Courses numbered 600 and above are graduate courses open only to graduate students. 

Course Restrictions

Special course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and enrollment restrictions are indicated at the end of the course description. A course listed as a pre-requisite must have been completed and passed prior to taking the course for which the pre-requisite is specified.

A course listed as a co-requisite must be taken during the same semester as the course for which the co-requisite is specified. Subject to college or department policy to the contrary, exceptions may be granted by the designated department chair.

Courses that carry such notations as "open for majors only" and "sophomore status required" are restricted to the specified students. Courses that carry the notation "permission of instructor" require instructor's approval. Approved students will be given permission numbers to enroll through self-service.

Courses at the 100-300 levels that do not carry pre-requisite, co-requisite, and enrollment restrictions are open for election by all students unless general restrictions have been listed under the department or course area heading, or unless policy of the college or department in which the student is matriculated prohibits such registration.