Course Renumbering

Numbers on BlackboardEffective with the 2019 Fall term, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Benedictine University will be renumbered from three-digits to four-digits. Subject codes will remain as a three-, four-, and six-letter system. Most of the new four-digit course numbers will be similar to the previous three-digit numbers. In some cases, they may be different due to academic departments resequencing their course numbers or course levels.

The goal of the re-numbering is to create a system that will more accurately reflect the course levels and allow for course sequencing and standardized numbers.

The 2019-2020 Course Catalog has been updated to reflect the course renumbering.

All coursework completed prior to Fall 2019

009-099 Development Course (Designated with the text “Developmental (No Earned Hours)”). Credit is not included in total cumulative hours earned.

100-199   Lower Division Undergraduate Courses

200-299 Upper Division Undergraduate Courses

300-399 Advanced Undergraduate Courses

 

400-499 Prerequisite Graduate Courses

500-599 Lower Level Graduate Courses

600-699 Upper Level Graduate Courses

 

700-799 Lower Level Doctoral Courses

800-899 Upper Level Doctoral Courses

 

All coursework starting 2019 Fall

0000-0999 Development Course (Designated with the text “Developmental (No Earned Hours)”). Credit is not included in total cumulative hours earned.

1000-1999   Introductory and Beginning Undergraduate Courses

2000-2999 Intermediate Undergraduate Courses

3000-3999 Advanced Intermediate Undergraduate Courses

4000-4999 Advanced Undergraduate Courses

 

5000-5999 Lower Level Graduate Courses

6000-6999 Upper Level Graduate Courses

 

7000-7999 Lower Level Doctoral Courses

8000-8999 Upper Level Doctoral Courses


Ways to Look Up Renumbered Courses

These tools are for reference purposes only. If you have questions, please double-check the 2019-2020 course catalog.

1. Renumbering Tool

Below is a resource to assist with identifying the course numbers.

In the Course Search field below, you may enter in the three- or four-letter
subject and the three-digit course number to find out the renumbered course,
i.e. WRIT 101. The course and any related courses will appear below the Clear Search button.

You may also enter in the three- or four-letter subject and four-digit course number
to find out the previous number of a course, i.e. WRIT 1101.

To search for another course, just click Clear Search and enter in the new information. 

Course Search:
Clear Search

2. Finding New Course Numbers in a PDF File

If you'd rather search for a specific class using the "Find" feature in your browser on either your phone or computer, please open a PDF version of the course listing.

"Find" feature in different browsers:

  • Chrome: click the three bullets in the upper right of the window and click on "Find" or click Ctrl + F on your computer. Type the three- to four-digit subject and number in the search box.
  • Mozilla Firefox: click on the three lines in the upper right of the window and click on "Find in This Page" or click CTRL + F on your computer. Type the three- to four-digit subject and number in the search box.
  • Internet Explorer: Click on the gear in the upper right; click on "File," and then on "Find on this page" or click Ctrl + F on your computer. Type the three- to four-digit subject and number in the search box.
  • Safari: click on the three lines on the left and type in the subject and number in the search box. On your computer, tap the action box at the bottom center and find the magnifying glass for Find on Page. Tap on the icon and in the search bar, type in the three- to four-digit subject and number.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why were all of the course numbers changed?

The goal of the re-numbering is to create a system that will more accurately reflect the course levels and allow for course sequencing and standardized numbers.

Where can I find a list of old course numbers and their new counterparts?

Please see the tool above. It does not have a log in and is easy to use.

How will the renumbering affect my plan of study for my degree?

These are the same courses--just different numbers. The renumbering will not affect your plan of study.

Will the new course numbers work with my checklist and audit?

Yes. Your course history is embedded in our course records.

Will my transcripts show the old or new numbering system?

If you took classes prior to the 2019 Fall term, your BenU transcript will show the previous numbering system. Any classes taken during the 2019 Fall term and beyond will show the new 4-digit numbering system.

BenU transcripts will contain an explanation of the change in the course numbering scheme on the back of the transcripts.

Will the Course Catalog show the 3-digit numbers of the 4-digit numbers?

The 2019-2020 Course Catalog will contain the 4-digit numbers.

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