Course Planning

What classes are available?

Reference the course schedule to see what courses are being offered. If you do not see the course on the schedule, the course is not being offered this semester.

How many classes can I take?

Students ordinarily may take up to 19 (undergraduate) or 12 (graduate) credits per semester. If you'd like to take classes beyond that limit, consult the table below to confirm your eligibility, then email your advisor to make the request.

Undergraduate Students (Increase to 21 credits) Graduate Students (Increase to 15 credits)
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors; Seniors with more than one semester remaining
Minimum GPA: 3.0
M1 students (fewer than 9 credits completed)
Minimum GPA: 3.6
Graduating Seniors
No minimum GPA, but must be in good academic standing
M2 students and above
Minimum GPA: 3.4

How should I choose my classes?

There are a number of resources available to guide your course selection process. It is the student's responisibility to be aware of what courses are required for his or her program and what the prerequisites are. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please ask an advisor or peer advisor.

Utilize DegreeWorks's functions to assist you with planning for next semester.

Degree Audit Degree Planner GPA Calculator What If
Identify courses in your major/program Create an academic plan to help ensure a timely graduation Determine what grades you need to achieve your desired GPA Explore other majors/programs

You can access DegreeWorks online via Highlander Pipeline.

  1. Log into
  2. Select the "Student" tab
  3. Select "Banner Self Service"
  4. Select "Student"
  5. Select "DegreeWorks"

These charts, grids, or checklists can serve as guides for which courses to in what order. For the semester-by-semester breakdowns, adjust accordingly based on your placement exams, AP credits, and any transfer courses.

Undergraduate Graduate
Bioinformatics Sequence Chart Business and Information Systems Course Grid
Degree Flowchart
Business and Information Systems Sequence Chart Information Systems Course Grid
Degree Flowchart
Computer Science (BA) Sequence Chart (All other Master's programs should refer to DegreeWorks)
Computer Science (BS) Sequence Chart
Computing and Business Sequence Chart
Human Computer Interaction Sequence Chart
Information Technology Sequence Chart
Information Systems Sequence Chart
Web and Information Systems Sequence Chart    

The undergraduate and graduate catalogs contain a wealth of information about which courses to take as well as recommended electives.