Course Numbering System
The four-digit numbering system is based on the following criteria: The level of the courses is identified by the first digit as follows: freshman, 1; sophomore, 2; junior, 3; senior, 4; and graduate, 5-7. The semester credit hour is identified by the second digit. University and/or departmental codes are identified by the last two digits. Course titles in the academic programs section of this catalog are followed by two numbers in parentheses. The first number refers to the number of lecture contact hours per week; the second refers to the number of laboratory contact hours per week. For example, (3-2) indicates three contact hours of lecture and two contact hours of laboratory each week. Lecture contact hours are the hours per week students are required to spend in contact with faculty in a lecture setting, e.g., class, conference, seminar, individual instruction, private lesson, thesis or dissertation discussion, or independent study. Laboratory contact hours are the number of hours per week that students are required to spend in contact with faculty in an experiential situation, e.g., laboratory clinical, practicum, internship, or student teaching.
Texas Common Course Numbering System
The prefix and numbers in parentheses immediately after the Sul Ross course prefix and number represent the course equivalent in the Texas Common Course Numbering System.
Developmental Education Courses
Developmental courses (numbered 0100-0999; ED B100, ENG B100, MATH B100) are courses intended for students who lack the necessary skills for entering collegiate level courses. These courses are not considered in determining academic standing. Since these courses are pre-collegiate level, they shall not be used to satisfy any requirement for graduation. These courses are not used for computation of cumulative grade point average for graduation, determination of class standing, eligibility for the Dean’s List, or for eligibility for graduation with honors.
Non-Course Based Options (NCBO)
NCBO 0111 Tutoring (0-0). Developmental education students enrolled in a college-level course through differentiated placement receive tutoring support.
NCBO 0112 Academic Support (0-0). Developmental education students enrolled in a college-level course through differentiated placement receive academic support.