Important Note

The information on this page pertains only to semester courses from fall 2003 through summer 2009. For courses from fall 2009 onward, see current course number system/leveling.

Every legacy semester course number at Northeastern University consists of three parts:

  • A two- or three-letter department code
  • A single-letter code, most commonly U to indicate an undergraduate course or G to indicate
    a graduate course
  • A three-digit number

For example, in the course number ECN U115, ECN is the department code (indicating the economics department), U indicates an
undergraduate course, and 115 is the three-digit number.

The single-letter code and three-digit number together indicate the course level.

Code and
Number
Level
U001–U099Basic/preparatory
Not for degree credit
U100–U299Introductory level
Normally without prereqs
U300–U499Intermediate level
U500–U699Advanced level
U700–U799Research, thesis, capstone
Normally repeatable for credit
U900–U999Special course work
Includes directed/independent study, special topics/problems/projects, seminar, workshop, practicum. Normally
repeatable for credit.
Code and
Number
Level
G001–G099Basic/preparatory
Not for degree credit
G100–G199Introductory graduate level
G200–G399Master’s- and doctoral-level course work
G400–G599Master’s-level internship and tutorial
Includes clinical practice, directed study, and readings
G600–G699Master’s-level research and thesis
G700–G799Doctoral-level course work
G800–G899Doctoral-level research and dissertation