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Course Information


Course Numbering

Course Codes

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Course Numbering

Courses numbered 001-099 are pre-freshman and special undergraduate courses, and do not carry bachelor’s degree credit. Those numbered 100-299 are lower-division undergraduate courses, and those numbered 300-399 are upper-division undergraduate courses. The 400-level courses are generally limited to juniors and seniors majoring in that field, but are open to other advanced undergraduates and graduate students with permission.

The 500-level courses are graduate courses for which a bachelor’s degree is usually a prerequisite, but qualified seniors and honors students are admitted with permission. These courses should make up the majority of course work for students working toward a master’s degree. Courses at the 600 level are advanced graduate courses. The 900-level courses are special types of graduate courses for which no degree credit is given. They include courses offered to remedy deficiencies as well as workshops, institutes, and courses offered one time only by visiting faculty.

Courses with two numbers—e.g., GER 113, 114—indicate a year’s sequence; generally, the first course is a prerequisite for the second and the two cannot be taken in reverse order without special permission. Parentheses after a course number enclose either the old course number or, in cases of multiple listings, the departments and numbers under which the course is also offered. The number in parentheses after the course name indicates the number of credits, and the information in parentheses after the course description tells the format and number of hours per week (e.g. “Lec. 3” means three hours of lecture). “Pre:” refers to a prerequisite. “S/U credit” signifies a course in which only grades of satisfactory or unsatisfactory are given. Courses that meet general education requirements are designated with a letter in parentheses indicating the appropriate group, as follows:

(A)space pictureFine Arts and Literature

(FC)space pictureForeign Language/Cross-Cultural Competence

(L)space pictureLetters

(EC)space pictureEnglish Communication (General)

(ECw)space pictureEnglish Communication (Written)

(MQ)space pictureMathematical and Quantitative Analysis

(N)space pictureNatural Sciences

(S)space pictureSocial Sciences

Courses that meet the general education diversity requirement are designated with a [D].


Course Codes

African and African-American Studies (AAF)

Animal and Veterinary Science (AVS)

Anthropology (APG)

Applied Mathematical Sciences (AMS)

Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (AFS)

Arabic (ARB)

Art (ART)

Art History (ARH)

Astronomy (AST)

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

Biochemistry (BCH)

Biological Sciences (BIO)

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS)

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Business (BUS)

Chemical Engineering (CHE)

Chemistry (CHM)

Chinese (CHN)

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVE)

Classics (CLA)

Communication Studies (COM)

Communicative Disorders (CMD)

Community Planning (CPL)

Community Service (CSV)

Comparative Literature Studies (CLS)

Computer Science (CSC)

Cross-Cultural Competence (CCC)

Economics (ECN)

Education (EDC)

Ph.D. in Education (EDP)

Special Education (EDS)

Electrical Engineering (ELE)

Engineering (EGR)

English (ENG)

English Language Studies (ELS)

Entomology (ENT)

Environmental Economics (EEC)

Environmental Sciences (EVS)

Film Media (FLM)

Fine Arts and Literature (FAL)

Forensic Science (FOS)

French (FRN)

Geography (GEG)

Geosciences (GEO)

German (GER)

Grand Challenges (GCH)

Greek (GRK)

Health Services Administration (HSA)

Hebrew (HBW)

History (HIS)

Honors Program (HPR)

Human Development and Family Studies (HDF)

Human Science and Services (HSS)

IME (see Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE))

Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE)

Internships and Experiential Education (ITR)

Italian (ITL)

Japanese (JPN)

Journalism (JOR)

Kinesiology (KIN)

Labor Relations and Human Resources (LRS)

Landscape Architecture (LAR)

Languages (LAN)

Latin (LAT)

Latin American Studies (LAS)

Letters (LET)

Library (LIB)

Library and Information Studies (LSC)

Linguistics (LIN)

Marine Affairs (MAF)

Master of Science in Accounting (MAC)

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)

Mathematics (MTH)

Mechanical Engineering (MCE)

Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

MTC See Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)

Microbiology (MIC)

Military Science and Leadership (MSL)

Music (MUS)

Natural Resources Science (NRS)

New England Studies (NES)

Nonviolence and Peace Studies (NVP)

Nursing (NUR)

Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFS)

Ocean Engineering (OCE)

Oceanography (OCG)

Pharmacy (PHC)

Pharmacy Practice (PHP)

Philosophy (PHL)

Physical Therapy (PHT)

Physics (PHY)

Plant Sciences (PLS)

Political Science (PSC)

Portuguese (POR)

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Psychology (PSY)

Public Relations (PRS)

Religious Studies (RLS)

Resource Development Education (RDE)

Russian (RUS)

Sociology (SOC)

Spanish (SPA)

Statistics (STA)

Sustainability (SUS)

Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design (TMD)

Thanatology (THN)

Theatre (THE)

University of Rhode Island Freshman Seminar (URI)

Women’s Studies (WMS)

Writing (WRT)

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