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Courses in the Schedule of Classes are arranged alphabetically and numerically by course designator or subject code. For example, ENG for English, MTH for mathematics.

Schedule of Classes Terms and Abbreviations

Avail = Remaining seats available

Baccalaureate / WIC Courses

All baccalaureate core classes in the Schedule of Classes have a mortarboard icon Baccalaureate Core Course after the title. The course description also contains the note "(Bacc Core Course)".
All writing intensive course classes (WIC) have a mortarboard and pencil icon WIC Core Course after the title. The course description also contains the note "(Writing Intensive Course)".


Ecampus - Distance Ed = An Ecampus course. Additional abbreviations may follow indicating a specific location or course level.
Oregon State - Cascades = OSU Cascades Campus in Bend, Oregon
Oregon State - Corvallis = Corvallis Campus
Newport/HMSC = Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon
EOU = OSU courses taught at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Oregon

Cap = Seating Capacity

Curr = Current Enrollment


Special instructions, textbooks required, etc.

Courses with Labs/Recitations/Studios

If a course lecture is "linked" to a noncredit lab or recitation or studio, you must register for all parts of the course. Web registration will not permit you to register for one part without the other. Likewise, you may not drop only one part of a "linked" course; if you do so, the other part will be dropped automatically. If you want to change one part of a multi-part course, you should drop the part and add a new part at the same time before processing your requested changes. Be sure to process the request after specifying the drop and the add.

Course Numbers

100/200 = Lower Division, Undergraduate
300/400 = Upper Division, Undergraduate
500 = Graduate, primarily Master’s
600 = Graduate, primarily Doctoral
700 = Professional, DVM, PharmD
800 = In-service courses for practicing professionals


The unique Course Reference Number identifying each class.

Cr = Credit

All credits listed in the Schedule of Classes refer to quarter credits.

If a course is taught for variable credits, for example 1–16 credits, Web registration will prompt you to enter the correct number of credits for which you want to enroll. If you need to change that number later, you may do so via the Web.


Days of the week and hours the class meets (see Meeting Time below), and start and end dates of classes.

End Date

Last day of classes before finals week.


A list of course fee codes, their description, and the fee amounts are listed in the online catalog under Registration Information at Other fees are described under Tuition and Fees and Payment in the online catalog at, and in the Registration Information Handbook under Tuition and Fees.


Name of instructor or staff. See faculty information at


See the campus map at for building abbreviations and locations. Or see the campus map at the back of the Registration Information Handbook.

Meeting Time

Days of the week are abbreviated as follows:

M = Monday
T = Tuesday
W = Wednesday,
R = Thursday
F = Friday
S = Saturday

TBA = To Be Announced

All times shown in this publication are on the basis of the 24-hour clock. Times past noon have 1200 added, e.g., 2 p.m. = 1400.


No-show-drop will appear in the Comments column. A student who is registered for such a course who attends no meetings of the course during the first five school days of the term will be dropped from the course by the instructor, unless the student has obtained prior permission for absence. See Academic Regulation 9b, at

P/N = Pass/No Credit

A class is graded A–F unless P/N appears, in which case Pass/No Credit grading applies.

All courses registered via the Web are given the A–F or P/N grade option as appropriate. Any change of the A–F option (to S/U) is done in-person at the Office of the Registrar after completing the Change of Grading Basis form. The deadline for these changes is the end of the 7th week of classes. See the Academic Calendars.


Prerequisites, corequisites, limitations to registration. See Restrictions below and Prerequisites at

Sec = Section

Section Title

Seminars, special topics, blanket courses and others may have course subject section titles.

Section Description

Description of what the topic covered.


Summer term sessions, e.g., 8-week session.

Start Date

First day of class.


Whether the section is open, closed, waitlisted or cancelled for registration.

TBA = To be announced.


Su 18 = Summer term 2018
F 18 = Fall term 2018
W 19 = Winter term 2019
Sp 19 = Spring term 2019


The method of instructional delivery. Examples:
Hybrid (a combination of online and classroom)


Number of weeks in the term or summer session.

WL Avail = Seats available on waitlist

WL Cap = Waitlist capacity

WC Curr = Students currently on waitlist

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Registration Restrictions


Prerequisites provide the background necessary for successful performance in a course. Students may attempt a course without having prerequisites if they have obtained the consent of the instructor to do so. If the instructor’s consent is not obtained, then students who have not fulfilled published prerequisites may be disenrolled from the course during the first week of classes.

Departmental Approval

Special approval is required for this course; the student requests an "override" from the department teaching the course, and then the student registers for the course.


+ indicates "only." For example, under class limitation +1 means only freshmen, – indicates "no." Under college limitation, –1,7 means no students from College of Agricultural Sciences or the College of Pharmacy may register.

AL=Alphabetic Sections (Alpha sections for WR 121)

WR 121 course sections have registration limitations determined by the first letter of the student’s last name. These are marked in the comments or restrictions column with the following codes:

  • AL+AG = Students whose last names range from A to G may register that term.
  • AL+HN = Students whose last names range from H to N may register that term.
  • AL+OZ = Students whose last names range from O to Z may register that term.

CL=Class Standing

1 = Freshman
2 = Sophomore
3 = Junior
4 = Senior
5 = Undergraduate nondegree
6 = Graduate nondegree
7 = Postbaccalaureate (undergraduate)
8 = Master’s candidate
9 = Doctoral candidate
G = Postbaccalaureate (graduate)
V = Professional

CO=College Codes

01 = Agricultural Sciences
02 = Business
03 = Education
04 = Pre-Engineering
05 = Forestry
07 = Pharmacy
08 = Science
09 = Graduate School
10 = Liberal Arts
11 = Defense Education (ROTC)
14 = University Exploratory Studies Program
15 = Veterinary Medicine
16 = Engineering
17 = Interdisciplinary Programs
18 = University Honors College
22 = Pre-Business Program
23 = Public Health and Human Sciences
24 = Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
EP = Intensive English Program


If a course is restricted to students pursuing specific degrees, it will list a code of DG + – under the Registration Restrictions column. Degrees listed may include HBA (Honors Bachelor of Art), HBFA (Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts) and HBS (Honors Bachelor of Science).


1 = Undergraduate
2 = Graduate students
3 = Postbaccalaureate students
4 = Nondegree and Credential
5 = Professional students

Major Restrictions/Major Code Descriptions

Some courses are restricted to students enrolled in particular majors. Numerical codes of the majors students are restricted to are noted in the Restrictions column in the online Schedule of Classes. Major restrictions and major code descriptions are listed in the online catalog under Search Class Listings at

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Course Numbering System

Throughout state universities in Oregon, courses follow this basic course numbering system:

000NC–099NC. Noncredit courses offered by INTO OSU.

0–99. Noncredit or credit courses of a remedial, terminal, or semiprofessional nature not applicable toward degree requirements.

100–299. Undergraduate, lower-division courses.

300–499. Undergraduate, upper-division courses.

500–599. Graduate courses offered primarily in support of a master’s degree but which are also available for doctoral level credit. Undergraduates of superior scholastic achievement may be admitted on approval of the instructor and department head, and they may apply to reserve these courses for later use on a graduate degree program.

600–699. Graduate courses offered principally in support of doctoral level instructional programs but also available for master’s program credit.

700–799. Professional or technical courses that may be applied toward a professional degree (such as DVM or PharmD) but not toward other graduate degrees (such as PhD).

800–899. In-service courses aimed at practicing professionals in the discipline. These courses may not be applied to graduate nor professional degree programs.

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