a.  In order to maintain a common system of classification of academic information for all state universities, course levels are to be identified by the first digit catalog course number as follows:

000 099 No credit courses.

100 299 Lower division, undergraduate.  Designed as freshman sophomore courses.

300 499 Upper division, undergraduate.  Designed as junior and senior courses.

500 699 Upper division, undergraduate.  Primarily for juniors and seniors, with enrollment of less than 50% master’s students.

700 799 Graduate and upper division.  For master’s students primarily; with enrollment of less than 50% undergraduate students.

800 899 Designed primarily for master’s students.

900 999 Designed primarily for doctoral students.

Master’s  = Courses and thesis for master’s students who will ordinarily have accumulated from 1 through 30 graduate hours and students enrolled in professional schools  (Law, Veterinary Medicine, M.D., Architecture, etc.).

Doctoral = Courses for specialists and doctoral students who will ordinarily have completed more than 30 hours of graduate work.

The dual listing of courses may be permitted on a limited basis with the written approval of the graduate dean of each institution.  A current list of such dually listed courses shall be maintained by each university.

b.  Course level shall be identified and reported as outlined in the KSPSD Reference Manual.

c.  Program category and subcategory as defined in the most recent edition of the manual Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) (National Center for Education Statistics) are to be identified by the last four or six digits of the course identifica¬tion, and college and department are to be identified by the first three digits, resulting in a seven or nine digit course identification number.

d.  Only the three digit course level and number portion need be used by students for regular course and catalog identification purposes.