Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
Courses for Graduate Credit
All courses numbered 500 through 700 carry graduate credit. As a matter of policy, no courses numbered lower than 500 carry graduate credit. Courses not approved for graduate credit cannot be taken and then added to a student's degree program for graduate credit. A graduate student who is enrolled in a graduate class open to undergraduates (400/500 courses) is required to do additional work of an individual nature to earn graduate credit for the course. The instructor is responsible for designating the type and amount of such work, but the graduate student must take the initiative in arranging for it within the first week of the term.
Graduate Courses for Undergraduates
Under certain circumstances, it is permissible for undergraduate students to register for graduate course work prior to having received the baccalaureate degree. An undergraduate student who wishes to take graduate courses for graduate credit must apply to the Graduate College for admission as an advanced undergraduate. This type of registration is extended only to currently matriculated students of the University who have completed 90 semester hours of undergraduate work with at least a 3.0 grade point average. The student must have the instructor's and the graduate coordinator's permission.
The classification of advanced undergraduate is not equivalent to admission to any particular graduate degree program. Courses taken for graduate credit by an undergraduate student cannot be used to satisfy a requirement for the undergraduate degree. The student who is approved for the classification of advanced undergraduate may not register for more than six semester hours of graduate course work in any one semester. An advanced undergraduate is eligible for a maximum of nine semester hours of graduate course work during his or her tenure at the University.
If an undergraduate student wants to take a graduate course for undergraduate credit as part of the baccalaureate program, the student must petition the dean designate of the Graduate College. The graduate course may be used as an elective only. It cannot be used as a substitute for any undergraduate course to satisfy a specific course requirement or a subject area distribution requirement of the undergraduate degree program.