Existing alphabetical subject-matter prefixes will be retained.
Standard numbers will be used across the curriculum for common course types (for example, independent study, senior seminar, dissertation research).

In the four digit model the first digit continues to denote the course level (first digit of 1 = first level undergraduate course, etc.)

University mandated course levels:
3 digit format 4 digit format Level description
000-999 0000-0899 Non-credit, non-degree or continuing education courses
0900-0999 Courses that will eventually be given credit (e.g. study abroad)
100-199 1000-1999 Lower-level, introductory undergraduate courses.  Generally, no prerequisites.  In 3 digit format are the courses numbered in the 100s
200-299 2000-2999 Lower-level, intermediate undergraduate courses.  May have prerequisites.  In 3 digit format are the courses numbered in the 200s
300-399 3000-3999 Upper-level, intermediate undergraduate courses.  More likely to have prerequisites or permissions.  In 3 digit format are the courses numbered in the 300s
400-499 4000-4999 Upper-level, advanced undergraduate courses.  Usually have prerequistes.  In 3 digit format  are the courses numbered in the 400s
500-599 5000-5999 Introductory level graduate and professional courses (including those co-enrolled with undergraduates)
600-699 6000-6999 First year master-level courses
700-799 7000-7999 Second year master-level courses
800-899 8000-8999 First year doctoral level courses
9000-9999 Second year doctoral courses


University mandated numbers:
Independent Study numbers ending in 991 at all levels
Research numbers ending in 998 or 999 at all levels
Internships numbers ending in 985 or 986 at all levels
Undergraduate Practicum numbers ending in 980 or 981 at all levels
Undergraduate Teaching/Learning Apprenticeships 4990
Undergraduate Capstone courses in majors 4970-4975
Experimental Courses Second digit of “7” (1700-1799, 2700-2799, 3700-3799, etc., undergraduate and graduate level)