About Course Numbers
All courses at UMass Amherst are assigned a number which indicates the level of the course. These numbers begin with freshmen courses and continue through to the doctorate level.
Undergraduate Course Numbering System
Courses which do not earn graduation credit, but which do earn semester credit; grades in these courses are factored into the student's grade point average (such as courses needed to make up entrance deficiencies, scheduled tutorials, etc.).
- 100-199 - Freshman level
- 200-299 - Sophomore level
- 300-399 - Junior level
- 400-499 - Senior level
- 500-599 - Combined graduate/undergraduate level
For more information on course references and numbers visit the Guide to Undergraduate Programs website and select 'Academic Information'.