4.64 – Course Prefixes

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 4 | Curriculum and Course Management

Responsible Executive: President

Responsible Administrator:

Last Updated: 09/08/2005



Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 6.45

A. Proposals for New Course Prefixes

Colleges or departments may propose new course prefixes through appropriate channels to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.  It is assumed that the prefix will convey desirable information.  New prefixes by the departments may be instituted only if they will be applied to at least 9 credits of course work.


B. Lower-Division Occupational Education Courses at the University’s Community Colleges

All courses taken toward fulfilling requirements for an associate degree and/or individual courses offered for credit at community colleges only will have an OE (Occupational Education) designation.  The third and fourth letters will designate the area in occupational education (e.g., WU, Water Utilities; MM, Mid-Management).