Catalog 2023-2024

Student Classification

A student’s classification as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior is based on his or her standing in terms of credit hours earned.

The minimum qualifications for each classification are as follows:

 Freshman  fewer than 28 credit hours
 Sophomore  28–59 credit hours
 Junior  60–89 credit hours
 Senior  90+ semester credit hours

Students with fewer than 60 credit hours may not take advanced courses — those with numbers of 300 or higher — without special permission from their faculty advisors. Courses at the 600 level are intended primarily for students admitted to a graduate program. They may only be taken by undergraduate students with special approval.