Graduate Bulletin

Course Numbering System

Graduate Bulletin


COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The numbering system for graduate courses and student’s eligibility for graduate credit has been determined as follows:

General Class-Level Designations

  • 400G-499G

    Courses in this category may also be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Graduate students may include up to 10 semester hours of these courses, designated by the letter “G” after the course number, toward a graduate degree. Additional work beyond that required of undergraduates will be expected. No retroactive graduate credit will be given for a course in which the student registered for undergraduate credit. Under no circumstances can a course taken for credit as an undergraduate be repeated for graduate credit.

  • 500-699

    Courses in this category are primarily for graduate students. Qualified seniors may be allowed to enroll in graduate courses by special permission.

Special Course Designations

  1. -90 Series: Special Project. Courses for individual students including special problems, special studies, and individual research (690 is for special project in lieu of thesis only).

  2. -91 Series: Seminar Courses. Courses in which the burden or research and preparation are on the students and class activity is discussion-oriented.

  3. -92 Series: Practicum Courses. Guided work experience supervised by a qualified professor or project director to whom the student reports at regular intervals.

  4. -93 Series: Workshops. Courses administered by a group of specialists and dealing with various applied aspects of a discipline.

  5. -94 Series or on a trial basis: Special Studies. Special-category courses usually designed to be offered only once (e.g., a course by a visiting expert, a course designed for a specific group of students).

  6. -95 Series: Thesis. Independent research culminating in a major research paper or project (e.g., master’s thesis).

  7. -96 Series: Creative Thesis (Art Program only). Independent creative work culminating in an original exhibition.

  8. -97 Series: Comprehensive Exam. This a zero-credit C/NC course for students in programs requiring comprehensive or nationally standardized exams or other capstone requirements.

  9. -98 Series: Internship. A training, residency or intern program in which the student works in a technical or professional area under the supervision of an expert in the field.

  10. -99 Series: Independent Reading. A course of directed reading in a designated field or topic.

  11. 800 Series: The 800 series of courses are post baccalaureate, professional development courses for teachers. Admission requirements are 1) proof of a bachelor’s degree and 2) proof of present employment as a teacher. No undergraduate may take an 800 course. Credit for an 800 course is not applicable to any master’s degree. These courses may not be cross-listed with any other course. They shall appear on a separate transcript labelled “FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.”

SPECIAL PROJECT COURSES

Students enrolling for 590 or 690 course credits must complete “Special Project” course forms available from the Professional & International Programs Office. Students must take the form to the faculty member offering the course. The faculty member will assist in completing the form and sign the form. After obtaining the other required signatures, the formal registration and payment of required fees for these courses shall take place. If the course is to be used for graduation requirements, grades must be submitted by the instructor on the required deadline. In addition, the required contact hours must also be met between the student and the instructor for academic credit. No more than nine credit hours of 590 and 690 course work can be accumulated toward graduate degree requirements. All other rules and regulations apply.

Students who have been accepted to graduate status may register for Special Project and Internship Courses through the ninth week of a regular semester or the third week of a finakpo’ (June–Aug.) term. Graduate students must register for all other courses during regularly scheduled registration periods or drop/add periods.

CONFERENCE COURSES

Conference courses are courses described in this Bulletin but not listed on the official semester or term class schedule. A graduate student may enroll and study privately with the professor if the advisor, instructor, graduate program chair, appropriate academic dean or director approve the justification for such enrollment. A conference course will not be approved if the course already appears on the regular schedule of classes.

Application forms for a conference course can be obtained from the Professional & International Program Office. Students must first have the forms approved by the instructor. After obtaining the required signatures, the formal registration and payment of required fees for these courses shall take place. If the course is to be used for graduation requirements, grades must be submitted by the instructor on the required deadline. In addition, the required contact hours must also be met between the student and the instructor for academic credit. All other rules and regulations apply.

COURSE ABBREVIATIONS

The University reserves the right to cancel scheduled courses due to low enrollment. All courses are subject to the availability of resources.

Subject Abbreviation School / College
Agriculture and Life Sciences AL CNAS
Anthropology AN CLASS
Business Administration BA SBPA
Biology BI CNAS
Chemistry CH CNAS
Education ED SOE
English EN CLASS
Geography GE CLASS
Health Sciences HS SNHS
History HI CLASS
Linguistics LN CLASS
Mathematics MA CNAS
Micronesian Studies MI CLASS
Natural Sciences NS CNAS
Philosophy PI CLASS
Psychology PY CLASS
Sociology SO CLASS
Women and Gender Studies WG CLASS