Academic Advising
MSU Collage Image

 Course Numbering

 
Courses numbered below 100 are developmental courses. These courses carry credit which is counted in the student’s load. The grade earned is computed in the student’s GPA. However, credits earned do not count toward program or general education requirements, and they do not count toward the minimum hours required for graduation. Courses numbered as follows:
  • 100-199 Freshman courses
  • 200-299 Sophomore courses
  • 300-399 Junior courses
  • 400-499 Senior courses
  • 500-599 Senior/graduate courses
  • 600-699 Graduate courses
  • Generally, courses may be taken only one level above a student’s present classification except for 500-level courses which may be taken only by seniors and graduate students.
  • Courses may be taken at any level below a student’s present classification.
A course numbered 500 will be taught at the undergraduate level, and graduate students enrolled must meet additional course requirements to receive graduate credit for the course. A statement of these requirements will be provided with the course syllabus.