How to Use the Undergraduate Catalog

The Catalog of the University of Michigan-Dearborn is a fundamental source of information concerning academic opportunities, policies, regulations, and procedures. It is each student's responsibility to become familiar with the information contained herein.

The catalog is divided into ten sections:

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, College of Business, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and College of Education, Health, and Human Services sections contain: specific regulations and procedures which may be unique to that academic unit; information regarding programs, degrees and courses offered; and a plan for electing courses to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements.

Key to Course Listings

The heading for each course listing contains the following information.

Discipline and Course Number

Courses are numbered in accordance with a University-wide numbering system:

Courses numbered 100 to 199 and 1000 to 1999 are introductory to a field or discipline. The courses exert a demand for only such depth of study commensurate with initial work at the college level.

Courses numbered 200 to 299 and 2000 to 2999 are considered intermediate and require student independence in the acquisition of material and mastery of techniques and methods above the introductory-level courses.

Courses numbered 300 to 499 or 3000 to 4999 are considered advanced and are usually confined to the program/major and require a working knowledge of facts, theory, and methods appropriate to the discipline.

Courses numbered 500 to 999 or 5000 to 9999 are intended for a graduate-level program study.

Course Title

The bold face course title follows the course number.

Credit Hours

Credit hours at the University of Michigan-Dearborn are based on semester hours. The number of credit hours for each course is listed below the title.


Prerequisites to the course normally appear below the title and credit hours, although they may sometimes be included in the course description. They should be completed before the course is elected.

Concurrent Courses

Courses listed in the prerequisite section with an asterisk (*) indicate those that may be taken concurrently with the course listed.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally