Course Prefixes

All classes are identified with a course prefix and a number, but not all course prefixes are obvious or intuitive. For example, the prefix for First Year Seminar is UCO, which stands for University College, and the prefix for First Year Writing is R C, which stands for Rhetoric and Composition. For this reason, below is a helpful list of the course prefixes used at Appalachian.

(You can find a comprensive list of Appalachian courses including prefixes and numbers in the Undergraduate Bulletin.  Use the course search to look up information about individual courses, including credit hours, semesters offered, if/how it counts in Gen Ed, course descriptions, and prerequisites. You can also find Gen Ed course descriptions in the Gen Ed Requirements section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.)

  • ACC - Accounting
  • ADM - Apparel Design and Merchandising
  • AMU - Applied Music
  • ANT - Anthropology
  • ARB - Arabic
  • ARH - Art History
  • ART - Art
  • AS - Appalachian Studies
  • AST - Astronomy
  • AT - Athletic Training
  • BIO - Biology
  • BUS - Business
  • CAS - College of Arts and Sciences
  • CHE - Chemistry
  • CHN - Chinese
  • CHS - College of Health Sciences
  • CI - Curriculum and Instruction
  • CIS - Computer Information Systems
  • CJ - Criminal Justice
  • COM - Communication
  • CS - Computer Science
  • CSD - Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • CTE - Career and Technical Education
  • DAN - Dance
  • ECO - Economics
  • ENG - English
  • ENT - Entrepreneurship
  • ENV - Environmental Science
  • ES - Exercise Science
  • FCS - Family and Child Studies
  • FER - Fermentation Science
  • FDN - Foundations of Education
  • FIN - Finance, Banking and Insurance
  • FRE - French
  • GES - Geological and Environmental Sciences
  • GER - German
  • GHY - Geography
  • GLS - Global Studies
  • GLY - Geology
  • GCM - Graphic Communications Management
  • GS - General Science
  • GWS - Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies
  • HCM - Health Care Management
  • HE - Higher Education
  • HIS - History
  • HON - Honors
  • HOS - Hospitality Management
  • HPC - Human Development and Psychological Counseling
  • HPE - Health and Physical Education
  • IDS - Interdisciplinary Studies
  • IND - Industrial Design
  • INT - Interior Design
  • ITC - Instructional Technology/Computers
  • JHP - Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
  • JPN - Japanese
  • LAT - Latin
  • LAW - Law
  • LIB - Library Science
  • LLC - Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • MAT - Mathematics
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • MGT - Management
  • MKT - Marketing
  • MSL - Military Science and Leadership
  • MUS - Music
  • NUR - Nursing
  • NUT - Nutrition
  • PA - Public Administration
  • PE - Physical Education
  • PH - Public Health
  • PHL - Philosophy
  • PHO - Commercial Photography
  • PHY - Physics
  • PLN - Community and Regional Planning
  • POR - Portuguese
  • PS - Political Science
  • PSY - Psychology
  • RC - Rhetoric and Composition
  • RE - Reading Education
  • REL - Religious Studies
  • RES - Research
  • RM - Recreation Management
  • RSN - Russian
  • SCM - Supply Chain Management
  • SD - Sustainable Development
  • SNH - Spanish
  • SOC - Sociology
  • SPE - Special Education
  • SSU - Somatic Sustainability
  • STT - Statistics
  • SW - Social Work
  • TEC - Technology
  • THR - Theatre
  • UCO - University College/First Year Seminar
  • US - University Studies
  • WRC - Watauga Residential College