Wilkes University

Course Numbering

Courses are designated by a course number code comprising two or three letters and three digits. The letter codes identify specific fields of study (e.g., ACC = Accounting; BIO = Biology; IM = Integrative Media; and THE = Theatre). The three-digit numeric codes identify the course level (first digit: 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5), subfields within a specific discipline, as defined by each department or program (second digit), and, when appropriate, the course sequencing or time of year when the course is offered (third digit). Course levels are denoted as follows:

1xx Introductory courses

2xx Intermediate courses

3xx Advanced undergraduate courses

4xx Advanced undergraduate courses and courses for graduate students

5xx Courses for graduate students only (except with special permission)