403.3 Curriculum: Course Numbering Procedure
Effective: May 15, 1980
Revised: April 2013
Review Date: April 2015
Responsible Party: Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Montana State Universityâ€”Northern shall employ the following procedures with respect to the numbering of courses.
000-099 Below college level work. Credit will not be allowed toward a degree and will transfer to another institution at the discretion of the other institution.
100-299 Lower Division (Freshman and Sophomore) courses.
300-499 Upper Division (Junior and Senior) courses.
500-599 Graduate Level Courses
191,291,391,491,591 Special Topics courses. A class organized and meeting on a regular basis for the study of some special topic of interest which is not available in the regular curriculum.
192,292,392,492,592 Independent Studies. Courses generally reserved for a major within a department and a specific study plan must be developed and approved before students may be registered in the course.
298 & 498 Cooperative Education Work Experience. Provides on-the-job learning experience in business, industrial and public or private agencies related to the student's major program of study. These on-the-job experiences must be supervised by qualified business, industrial or agency personnel and university staff.
1391 & 1591 Continuing education courses, at the undergraduate and graduate Levels.