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General Repeat Rules

NOTE: This is not a complete list of specific situations resulting in repeated or duplicate coursework. Please consult your personal degree audit, the specific course information in the academic catalog, and your advisor for additional information.
  • Upper-Level Coursework: A student in some cases may not take lower-level coursework for credit after completing similar upper-level coursework.  Students must check the individual course descriptions and/or departments for restrictions.
  • Cross-Listed Courses: A student may not take cross-listed courses and receive credit for both courses.
  • Special Topics Courses: A student in some cases may have limitations on the credits repeatable in specific special topics courses. See individual department listings and course descriptions for further information.
  • Honors and Regular Courses: A student may not take both an Honors course and the regular course equivalent and receive credit for both.
  • Please consult your personal degree audit, the specific course descriptions in this catalog, and your advisor for additional information.

Some additional limitations include, but are not limited to:

Physical Education/Theatre activities courses (e.g., yoga, dance, etc.)

  • Courses in basic physical education activity theory (100 level) may be taken for elective credit by any student, but no more than eight credit hours total (including PEAC/PEHD/THTR cross-listed dance/activity courses) may be applied toward a degree. More than eight credit hours will be coded as a repeat exclude (up to the maximum allowable hours) whether or not the student has previously taken that exact course.

Dance/Theatre

  • Students who have completed THTR 146 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for THTR 145.
  • Students who have completed DANC 235 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for THTR 135.
  • Students who have completed DANC 437 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for DANC 337, DANC 237, THTR 138 or THTR 137.
  • Students who have completed DANC 337 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for DANC 237, THTR 138 or THTR 137.
  • Students who have completed DANC 237 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for THTR 138 or 137.
  • Students who have completed THTR 138 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for THTR 137.
  • Students who have completed DANC 485 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for DANC 385, DANC 285, THTR 186, or THTR 185.
  • Students who have completed DANC 385 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for DANC 285, THTR 186, or THTR 185.
  • Students who have completed DANC 285 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for THTR 186 or THTR 185.
  • Students who have completed THTR 186 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for THTR 185.
  • In addition to the above limitations, only fourteen hours from technique classes at the 300 or below level are counted towards graduation. These courses are: THTR 135, THTR 137, THTR 138, THTR 145, THTR 146, THTR 185, THTR 186, DANC 235, DANC 237, DANC 285, DANC 337, DANC 385.

Languages

  • Having completed any 101 or 102 language course (i.e., SPAN, GRMN, or LATN), students may not take 150 for credit; conversely, students who complete 150 may not receive credit for 101 or 102. The same rule applies for the 201/202/250 sequence.
  • Having completed SPAN 313 or 314, students may not take SPAN 350 for credit; conversely, students who complete SPAN 350 may not receive credit for either 313 or 314.
  • For foreign language courses numbered 101-202 and Spanish 101-275:  Students who have completed a course within this range may not subsequently receive credit for a numerically lower numbered course within the same language.  For example, a student has successfully completed French 202.  This student may take FREN 101, but he or she will not earn credit for the course nor will the grade be included in the GPA.  The French 101 course will be coded as a repeat exclude (no credit/quality points).
  • For foreign language courses numbered above 202 or above Spanish 275:  Students who have completed a foreign language course above 202 or Spanish 275 may not subsequently receive credit for a course in the same language within the range of 101-202 or Spanish 101-275.  For example, a student who has credit for an upper-level course elects to take one of these lower-level courses in the same language, the student will not earn credit for the course nor will the grade be included in the GPA. The lower-level course will be coded as a repeat exclude (no credit/quality points).

Mathematics

  • Students who have completed MATH 105, 111, or 120 may not subsequently receive credit towards graduation for MATH 101 or 102.
  • Students who have completed MATH 120 may not subsequently receive credit for MATH 105 or MATH 111.

Business, Economics, Business Law, Accounting, International Business

  • Students who have completed ECON 200 or 201 may not subsequently receive credit for ECON 101.
  • Students with majors outside of the School of Business may receive a maximum of 30 business school credit hours.
  • Students who have completed, or are currently enrolled in, BLAW 205 or 306 may not subsequently receive credit for BLAW 106.
  • Business school majors who have completed, or are concurrently enrolled in, a 300- or 400-level business, international business, economics, or accounting course may not receive credit for MGMT 105.

Art History and Music

  • Only six credit hours from ARTH 290 and/or ARTH 340 (Selected Topics) may be applied towards the 36 credit hours for the art history major (majors only).
  • Students may only receive up to 12 credit hours for MUSC 399.
  • No more than 8 credit hours from any combination of ensembles or concert choir may be earned and applied towards graduation requirements.

Sciences and Psychology

  • Students who have completed CHEM 111 or 112 will not subsequently receive credit for CHEM 101. Students may not receive credit for both BIOL 101 and BIOL 111, or for both BIOL 102 and BIOL 112, or for both BIOL 111 and 112 and Honors Biology.
  • Students will not receive credit for both PHYS 105 and PHYS 456.
  • Students will not receive credit for both GEOL 101 and GEOL 103.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of Psychology Independent Study (PSYC 498) or Special Topics II (PSYC 410) may be applied toward the major requirements.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 240 may not be taken for credit if credit has been received for JWST 240.
  • PHIL 255 may not be taken for credit if credit has been received for RELS 255.