Course Numbering System

Courses numbered 99 or below do not count toward any degree program.

Courses numbered 100 to 299 are designed primarily for freshmen and sophomores, but students from other classes may be admitted for lower-division credit. Graduate students may not take these courses for graduate credit.

Courses numbered 300 to 499 are taught primarily for juniors and seniors. Freshmen and sophomores also may be admitted for upper-division credit if they satisfy the course prerequisites given in the Wichita State University Undergraduate Catalog. Graduate students may not take these courses for graduate credit.

Courses numbered 500 to 699 are aimed primarily at juniors and seniors, but graduate students may also receive graduate credit for these courses.

Courses numbered 700 to 799 are structured primarily for graduate students, but upper-division undergraduate students may be admitted if they meet course prerequisites. All students in these courses are expected to perform at the level of graduate students (Graduate I students — students who ordinarily have not accumulated more than 30 hours in a graduate program). Students receive graduate credit if the student was admitted to the Graduate School prior to enrollment; undergraduate students receive undergraduate credit unless the student was preapproved to earn graduate credit for that specific course under the senior rule policy, or was preapproved for graduate credit for that specific course following the student’s admission to a dual/accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program.

Courses numbered 800 to 999 are designed for graduate students only and no students may be admitted to these courses unless they have been admitted to the Graduate School. (See the section called Graduate Credit for Seniors for special conditions under which seniors may be admitted to graduate courses.)