Course Numbering System

This is content from the Catalog 2019–2020 back issue. Please visit the current catalog for current information.

The University of Hawaiʻi System course numbering system applies to all University of Hawai'i campuses. Portions relevant to UH Hilo are as follows:

  • 001–099: Developmental courses not applicable to baccalaureate or higher degree
  • 100–499: Courses which may be used to satisfy the requirements of a bachelor’s degree
  • 100–299: Initial or introductory courses (lower division)
  • 300–499: More advanced or specialized courses (upper division)
  • 501–599: Professional level courses
  • 600–699: Typically taken in first year of graduate study or first in sequence
  • 700–800: Advanced (doctoral) graduate courses