Stevens course numbers consist of an alphabetic discipline code, followed by a numeric course number, and terminated by an alphanumeric section code.

Discipline codes, from 1985-1986 academic year onwards

Discipline codes, from 1985-1986 academic year onwards
PrefixDisciplineCourse Number Range
BME Biomedical Engineering 100-999
BT Business and Technology 100-499
CE Civil Engineering 100-999
CH Chemistry and Chemical Biology 100-999
CHE Chemical Engineering 100-999
CM Construction Management 500-999
COMM Professional Communications 500-599
CPE Computer Engineering 100-999
CS Computer Science 100-999
D Dean's Office 100-999
DE Developmental English (ESL) 10-99
E Engineering Core 100-499
EE Electrical Engineering 100-999
EM Engineering Management 100-999
EMT Executive Management of Technology 500-999
EN Environmental Engineering 100-999
ES Enterprise Systems 500-999
FE Financial Engineering 100-999
H Honors Program 100-199
HAR Humanities (Art) 100-499
HHS Humanities (History/History of Science) 100-499
HLI Humanities (Literature) 100-499
HMU Humanities (Music) 100-499
HPL Humanities (Philosophy) 100-499
HSS Humanities (Social Science) 100-499
HUM Humanities (General Studies) 100-599
IPD Integrated Product Development 500-699
MA Mathematics 10-999
ME Mechanical Engineering 100-999
MGT Management 100-999
MIS Information Systems 500-999
MT Materials Science and Engineering 100-999
NANO Nanotechnology 500-999
NIS Networked Information Systems 500-999
OE Ocean Engineering 500-999
PAE Product Architecture and Engineering 500-699
PEP Physics and Engineering Physics 100-999
PME Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practices 500-699
QF Quantitative Finance 100-499
REG Registrar's Office 100-499
SDOE Systems Design & Operational Effectiveness 500-999
SME Service Management and Engineering 500-999
SOC Service Oriented Computing 500-999
SSW Systems-Centric Software Engineering 500-999
SYS Systems Engineering 500-999
TG Technogenesis 400-599
TM Telecommunications Management 500-999

Course numbering is nominally as follows

Course numbering
0-99 Pre-College/Non-College credit
100-199 Freshman
200-299 Sophomore
300-399 Junior
400-499 Senior
500-599 Entry-level graduate courses. Upper level undergraduates, in good standing, can enroll in 500 level courses, except for courses with MGT and TM prefixes, without special permission. MGT and TM prefixed courses require special permission.
600-799 Core level graduate courses. Upper level undergraduates, in good standing, can enroll in 600 level courses only with the permission of the instructor or advisor.
800-899 Special Problems graduate courses
900-999 Research Level graduate courses

Prior to September 1985, two digit course numbers were used to denote undergraduate level courses and three digit numbers were used to denote graduate level courses.

Section coding, generically, is as follows

Section coding
CodeNominal meaning
Single letter On-campus or open enrollment off-campus section
CA Course by Application
CE Course by Examination (Undergraduate Only)
WS, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5 or WP Web Campus (On-line course)
Double letter/digit starting with E Evening undergraduate section
Double letter starting with L On-campus undergraduate lab section
Double letter starting with R On-campus undergraduate recitation section
Other two letter sections Restricted enrollment on-campus or off-campus section

Grading Scale

Grading Scale
A 4.00 Excellent
A- 3.67  
B+ 3.33  
B 3.00 Good
B- 2.67  
C+ 2.33  
C 2.00 Fair
C- 1.67  
D+ 1.33  
D 1.00 Poor
F 0.00 Failure
P   Pass (P/F graded courses only)
ABS   Absent
INC   Incomplete
IP   In Progress (800 & 900 level courses only)
W   Withdrawn
WN    Withdrawn – Never Attended
WU   Withdrawn - Unofficially
NG   No Grade (Used by the Registrar when a grade is expected but not available)
S   Satisfactory (S/U graded courses only)
U   Unsatisfactory (S/U graded courses only)
EXC   Excused (PE Courses only)

The grades of “C-”, “D+” and “D” are applicable to undergraduate courses only. Instructors cannot assign a final course grade of “C-“, “D+” or “D” in graduate courses.

When a student retakes a course, the new grade replaces the old grade for purposes of calculating the GPA. However, the earlier attempt of the course remains on the transcript with the grade earned as well as a note indicating that the course was repeated.

Prior to 2009 Spring, +/- grading was not applicable to Graduate courses. Also, the grades of "D+" and "D" are not applicable to Graduate courses. Credit basis is Semester-Hours.

Pursuant to the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, transcript information shall not be released to a third party without the written authorization of the student.