Some courses at OSU have equivalent versions with different subject prefixes or course numbers. Such courses are equivalent for degree clearance purposes, in other words, taking either version will meet the requirements for an academic program. Students may only take one of the versions for credit, not both.
Students will not earn credit for a course if they have previously taken its equivalent. Doing so is the same as repeating a course, see Academic Regulation 20, Repeated Courses.
Examples of equivalent courses include:
- Regular and Honors College versions of the same course.
- Crosslisted courses with the same title, course description, and course number (e.g., CS 372 and ECE 372).
- Transfer courses treated as equivalent to OSU courses.
- Courses that have been replaced by a new subject code (e.g., BA 434 replaced by FIN 434).
The Equivalent Courses List is in the Office of the Registrar's Website at http://registrar.oregonstate.edu/equivalent-courses.