Course Category Definitions

Departments/programs propose and justify the designation and CEP reviews and approves the list of courses that qualify for each category.

Category 1: a school‐wide core requirement for masters or doctoral programs

Category 2: a required course for students in one or more degree programs and/or fields of study within a degree program

Category 3: an essential course that is an option for fulfilling a requirement for one or more degree programs

Category 4: an elective course(i.e., this course would not fulfill a requirement for any degree program)