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Sonoma State University


Course Numbering System

0-99 No academic credit/prebaccalaureate course.
100-299 Lower division.
300-499 Upper division/may be acceptable for graduate program. For more information, please see the Provisional Unclassified Graduate Status for Senior Students in the Degree Requirements section.
500-599 Graduate courses.

California Articulation Number (CAN) System

The California Articulation Number System is a cross-reference course identification system for many lower-division, transferable-major preparation courses commonly taught on college campuses. For specific information about SSU courses that qualify under CANS, see the CANS Web site.

Academic Department Abbreviations and Course Prefixes

AMCS American Multicultural Studies
ANTH Anthropology
ArtH and ArtS Art History and Art Studio
ASTR Astronomy
BIOL Biology
BUS Business Administration
CALS Chicano and Latino Studies
CHEM Chemistry
COMS Communication Studies
CS Computer Science
COUN Counseling
CJA Criminal Justice Administration
EDCT Education: Curriculum and Teaching
EDEC Education: Early Childhood Education
EDEL Education: Leadership
EDMS Education: Multiple Subject
EDRL Education: Reading and Language
EDSS Education: Single Subject
EDSP Education: Special Education
ECON Economics
EDUC Education
ENGL English
ENSP Environmental Studies and Planning
ES Engineering Science
FILM Film Studies
FR French
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GER German
GERN Gerontology
GLBL Global Studies
HD Human Development
HIST History
LIBS Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
KIN Kinesiology
LING Linguistics
MATH Mathematics
MSCES Computer and Engineering Science (M.S.)
MUS Music
NAMS Native American Studies
NURS Nursing
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
POLS Political Science
PORT Portuguese
PSY Psychology
SOCI Sociology
SPAN Spanish
ITDS Special Major/Interdisciplinary Studies
THAR Theatre Arts
UNIV University Courses
WGS Women's and Gender Studies