Key to Abbreviations and Symbols


The number of hours of credit for each course is indicated in parentheses following the course title. The number of class meetings per week is normally the same as the number of credit hours. Two hours of laboratory work usually are required for 1 hour of credit. In courses involving meetings other than lectures, the following terms are used:

  • Classroom
  • Conference
  • Demonstration
  • Laboratory
  • Lecture
  • Practicum/Clinical1
  • Theory


The following abbreviations of academic departments and subject areas are used in references to courses offered by those departments.

ACCT Accounting
AE Aerospace Engineering
AGE Aging Studies
ANTH Anthropology
ARAB Arabic
ARTE Art Education
ARTF Art and Design Foundation
ARTG Graphic Design
ARTH Art History
ARTS Studio Arts
BADM General Business Administration
BIOL Biological Sciences
BLAW Business Law
BME Biomedical Engineering
CESP Counseling, Educational and School Psychology
CHEM Chemistry
CHIN Chinese
CI Curriculum and Instruction
CJ Criminal Justice
CLES Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology
COMM Communication
CS Computer Science
CSD Communication Sciences and Disorders
DANC Dance
DH Dental Hygiene
DS Decision Sciences
ECON Economics
EDUC Education
EE Electrical Engineering
EEPS Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences
EL Educational Leadership
EMBA Executive Master of Business Administration
ENGL English Language and Literature
ENGR General Engineering
ENGT Engineering Technology
ENTR Entrepreneurship
ETHS Ethnic Studies
FA Fine Arts — General
FIN Finance
FREN French
FS Forensic Science
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GERM German
GREK Greek
HA Health Administration
HIST History
HLS Homeland Security
HNRS Honors Program
HP Health Professions — General
HPS Human Performance Studies
HRM Human Resource Management
HS Health Sciences
IB International Business
ID Innovative Design
IME Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
ITAL Italian
JAPN Japanese
LASI Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary
LATN Latin
LING Linguistics
MART Media Arts
MATH Mathematics
MBA Master of Business Administration
MCLL Modern and Classical Languages and Literature
ME Mechanical Engineering
MGMT Management
MIS Management Information Systems
MKT Marketing
MLS Medical Laboratory Sciences
MUSA Applied Music
MUSC Musicology-Composition
MUSE Music Education
MUSP Music Performance
NURS Nursing
PA Physician Assistant
PADM Public Administration
PC Personal Computing
PHIL Philosophy
PHS Public Health Sciences
PHYS Physics
POLS Political Science
PSY Psychology
PT Physical Therapy
RE Real Estate and Land Use Economics
REL Religion
RUSS Russian
SCWK Social Work
SMGT Sports Management
SOC Sociology
SPAN Spanish
STAT Statistics
THEA Theatre
WOMS Women's Studies
WSUA WSU General: Liberal Arts and Sciences
WSUB WSU General: Business
WSUD WSU General: Education
WSUE WSU General: Engineering
WSUF WSU General: Fine Arts
WSUH WSU General: Health Professions
WSUN WSU General: Honors