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Schedule of Classes & Course Catalog

Course Numbering System in Semesters

Undergraduate courses

  • Courses numbered 1000-1099 are undergraduate non-credit courses for orientation, remedial, or other non-college-level experiences. These courses are in addition to a program’s graduation requirements.
  • Courses numbered 1100-1999 are introductory, required or elective courses that may be prerequisite to other courses. They provide undergraduate credit, but do not count toward a major or field of specialization.
  • Courses numbered 2000-2999 are intermediate courses providing undergraduate credit and may be counted toward a major or field of specialization.
  • Courses numbered 3000-3999 are upper-level courses providing undergraduate credit that may be counted toward a major or field of specialization.
  • Courses numbered 4000-4999 are advanced undergraduate courses providing undergraduate credit that may be counted toward a major or field of specialization. Graduate students may enroll in and receive graduate credit for 4000-level courses outside their own graduate program.

Dual-level courses

  • Courses numbered 5000-5999 are offered for both graduate and undergraduate credit. They are advanced-level undergraduate courses providing undergraduate credit that may be counted toward a major or field of specialization, or are foundational course work and research for graduate and professional credit.

Graduate and professional courses

  • Courses numbered 6000-6999 are foundational graduate and professional courses and research providing graduate or professional credit.
  • Courses numbered 7000-7999 are intermediate graduate and professional courses and research providing graduate or professional credit.
  • Courses numbered 8000-8999 are advanced graduate and professional courses and research providing graduate or professional credit.

Course suffixes

  • H -- Honors course: a course offering more advanced, rigorous curriculum and enrichment experiences. Only students in University Honors and Scholars may enroll.
  • E -- Honors Embedded course: a non-honors course in which students can earn Honors credit by incorporating enhanced honors components.
  • T -- ATI course: a course that is part of an associate degree program (available at Ohio State ATI only) and fulfills the technical portion of the curriculum.
  • S -- Service Learning course: a course that uses experiential learning strategies and involves student participation in an organized service activity.

Special/consistent course designations

X189 Field experience and field work
X191 Internships
X193 Individual studies
X194 Group studies
X797 Study at a foreign institution
X798 Study tours
7796 or 8796 Curricular practical training
X998 Research
7999 Research for master's thesis
8998 Research for dissertation (pre-candidacy)
8999 Research for dissertation (post-candidacy)
X78Y Research principles and techniques
X88Y Interdepartmental seminars
X89Y Colloquia, workshops, and special topics seminars
2367 Second writing course (General Education)
2596, 3596, or 4596 Multi-disciplinary undergraduate seminar
3597 or 4597 Contemporary world/capstone course


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