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    Providence College
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Numbering


Providence College’s undergraduate course numbers generally fit into the following scheme:

100-level:
introductory or gateway courses to specific majors or programs of study; prerequisites may consist of other 100-level courses.

200-level:
intermediate-level courses; may have prerequisites of 100- or 200-level courses; more advanced than 100- level offerings.

300-level:
upper-division courses; may have prerequisites of 100-, 200-, or 300-level courses; more advanced than 100- or 200-level courses; may include internship, independent study, or tutorial courses.

379-level:
unique course number which indicates a proficiency attribute; students must refer to the specific proficiency attribute to know which requirement(s) the course satisfies.

400-level:
advanced upper-division courses; may have prerequisites of 100-, 200-, 300-, or 400-level courses; more advanced than 100-, 200-, or 300-level courses; may include internship, independent study, or tutorial courses. Internship, independent study, special topics, tutorial, and other non-standard courses have common course number ranges across the various academic disciplines.

479-level:
unique course number which indicates a proficiency attribute; students must refer to the specific proficiency attribute to know which requirement(s) the course satisfies.