Key to Course Listings

Each course number consists of one or two letters denoting the offering university division or target population, as shown in the chart below,followed by four digits denoting the course number (e.g., ENGL GU4103).

For GS students, the most common course prefixes are GS, GU, and UN.

Code Description
AArchitecture, Planning, and Preservation
AFSchool of the Arts (SoA)-Film
ARSchool of the Arts (SoA)- open to all SOA (interdisciplinary)
AS School of the Arts (SoA)- Sound Arts
ATSchool of the Arts (SoA)- Theatre
AVSchool of the Arts (SoA)- Visual Arts
AWSchool of the Arts (SoA)- Writing
BCBarnard College
CCColumbia College students only
EEngineering and Applied Science
GRGraduate Students
GSGeneral Studies students only
GUUndergraduate and Graduate Students
HReid Hall Programs in Paris
IBerlin Consortium for German Studies
OCFor courses taught off the Columbia NYC campus and open to multiple student populations
PPublic Health
PSSchool of Professional Studies
UInternational and Public Affairs
UNUndergraduate Students
ZAmerican Language Program
0Course that cannot be credited toward any degree

In the four-digit course number, the first digit signifies the level of the course, as follows:

  • 1000s: Introductory undergraduate course
  • 2000s: Intermediate undergraduate course
  • 3000s and 4000s: Advanced undergraduate course
  • 5000-9000s: Graduate-level courses

Two consecutive numbers joined by a hyphen show that the course runs through both the fall and spring terms (e.g., HIST UN1091-1092).  

The courses offered by each department are arranged in ascending numerical order, with the number of points of academic credit following the title of the course.