Courses of Instruction

Course Offerings

Not all courses are offered each year; the Registrar’s Office maintains a schedule of course offerings for each academic year. All course offerings are contingent on budgetary allocations, faculty resources, and enrollment figures, and unless otherwise indicated, are offered in accordance with student demand. Required courses are offered every year. Most courses are offered on a two-year cycle. Some courses listed are offered on varying schedules and are not necessarily offered each semester or each year. The College reserves the right to withdraw any course for which there is insufficient enrollment or because a qualified instructor is not available. Unless so noted, courses may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. Special course fees are listed alongside the course descriptions if applicable. 

Course Numbering

Courses numbered at the 100 or 200 level are traditionally introductory courses either in the Core or Program of Study. In addition, this level course is typical for electives with minimum prerequisite requirements open to all students.

Courses at the 300 level are intermediate-level programmatic courses typically requiring prerequisites. 

Courses at the 400 level are upper-level courses usually taken towards the end of the program of study. These courses are usually reserved for students in the program.

Courses at the 500 and 600 level are courses taught at the Graduate level and are primarily for students in a Master’s program. Undergraduate students may be permitted to take 500/600 level courses with approval from the Program Chair. 

Independent Scholarship – A student may take a regularly offered course listed in the catalog, during a semester when the course is not being offered by the College. The approved course is considered part of the student’s normal load and carries an additional per credit fee.

Independent Study – Students who desire to undertake study in an area not corresponding to a course regularly offered by the College may propose an independent study under the sponsorship of a faculty member. Independent studies have uniform course numbers (190 for lower-division studies, 390 for upper-division studies) and may carry 1-3 credits. A detailed explanation of work must be included with the application listing 45 hours of work for each proposed credit. The approved course is considered part of the student’s normal load and carries an additional per credit fee.

Internships – Internships are voluntary, normally done at the Junior or Senior level, and offer students opportunities for vocational development. Internships are considered a vital component of a students’ Experiential Learning engagement. The internship credit is normally considered part of the student’s academic program, but not a substitute for a specific required course within the program. Internships are given common course number, 490, under the various academic disciplines. They are considered electives of up to 3 credit hours and one semester in length. 45 hours of work is required to earn each credit.  No more than 6 credits are permitted in an academic program. Grades are issued by the faculty mentor on a pass/fail basis. Applications for student internships may be obtained from Vocational Planning. Students must complete the application for internship and be registered for the internship course before they begin the actual work related to the experience.