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Course Abbreviations

  • A E - Architectural Engineering
  • A ED - Art Education
  • A S M - Agricultural Systems Management
  • A&A - Arts and Architecture
  • AAA S - African and African American Studies
  • AAS - Asian American Studi
  • ACCTG - Accounting
  • ACS - Acoustics
  • ADTED - Adult Education
  • AE T - Architectural Engineering Technology
  • AEE - Agricultural and Extension Education
  • AERSP - Aerospace Engineering
  • AF AM - Afr Amer Studies
  • AFR - African Studies
  • AG - Agriculture
  • AG BM - Agribusiness Management
  • AG SC - Agricultural Science
  • AGCOM - Agricultural Communications
  • AGECO - Agroecology
  • AGESS - Agroecosystems Science
  • AGRO - Agronomy
  • AIR - Air Force
  • AM ST - American Studies
  • AN SC - Animal Science
  • ANTH - Anthropology
  • APLNG - Applied Linguistics
  • ARAB - Arabic
  • ARCH - Architecture
  • ARMY - Army
  • ART - Art
  • ART H - Art History
  • ARTSA - Arts Administration
  • ASIA - Asian Studies
  • ASTRO - Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • AYFCE - Applied Youth, Family and Community Education
  • B A - Business Administration
  • B E - Biological Engineering
  • B LAW - Business Law
  • B M B - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • BB H - Biobehavioral Health
  • BE SC - Behavioral Sciences
  • BE T - Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • BI SC - Biological Science
  • BIIFM - Bioinformatics
  • BIOL - Biology
  • BIOTC - Biotechnology
  • BKLV - Berks-Lehigh Valley
  • BME - Biomedical Engineering
  • BMH - Bioethics and Medical Humanities
  • BRASS - Music - Brass
  • BRS - Biorenewable Systems
  • C & S - Curriculum and Supervision
  • C E - Civil Engineering
  • C I - Curriculum and Instruction
  • C LIT - Comparative Lit
  • CAMS - Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
  • CAP - First-Year Seminar
  • CAS - Communication Arts and Sciences
  • CC - Corporate Communication
  • CED - Community, Environment and Development
  • CEDEV - Community and Economic Development
  • CET - Civil Engineering Technology
  • CH E - Chemical Engineering
  • CHEM - Chemistry
  • CHNS - Chinese
  • CI ED - Comparative and International Education
  • CINSY - Computer Information Systems
  • CIVCM - Civic and Community Engagement
  • CMAS - Child Maltr & Advoc
  • CMLIT - Comparative Literature
  • CMPEH - Computer Engineering
  • CMPEN - Computer Engineering
  • CMPET - Computer Engineering Technology
  • CMPSC - Computer Science
  • CN ED - Counselor Education
  • CNPSY - Counseling Psychology
  • COMM - Communications
  • CRIM - Criminology
  • CRIMJ - Criminal Justice
  • CSA - College Student Affs
  • CSD - Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • CWC - Commonwealth College
  • D S M - Dietetic Food Systems Management
  • DANCE - Dance
  • DIGIT - Digit Media Arts Tec
  • DMD - Digital Multim Desig
  • DS - Data Sciences
  • E B F - Energy Bus & Finance
  • E C E - Early Childhood Education
  • E E - Electrical Engineering
  • E MCH - Engineering Mechanics
  • E R M - Environmental Resource Management
  • E SC - Engineering Science
  • EARTH - Earth Sciences
  • ECON - Economics
  • ED AB - Education Abroad
  • EDLDR - Educ Leadership Prog
  • EDMTH - Education Mathematics
  • EDPSY - Educational Psychology
  • EDSCI - Education Science
  • EDSGN - Engineering Design
  • EDTEC - Educational Technology
  • EDTHP - Educational Theory and Policy
  • EDUC - Education
  • EET - Electrical Engineering Technology
  • EG T - Engineering Graphics Technology
  • EGEE - Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • ELEDM - Elementary Education in Multicultural Settings
  • EM SC - Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • EME - Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • EMET - Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • ENGL - English
  • ENGR - Engineering
  • ENNEC - Energy, Environmental, and Mineral Economics
  • ENT - Entomology
  • ENTR - Entrepreneurship
  • ENVE - Environmental Engineering
  • ENVSC - Environmental Scienc
  • ENVSE - Environmental Systems Engineering
  • ENVST - Environmental Studies
  • ESL - English as a Second Language
  • ET - Engineering Technology
  • F SC - Fuel Science
  • FD SC - Food Science
  • FDSYS - Food Science And Pro
  • FIN - Finance
  • FINSV - Financial Services
  • FOR - Forestry
  • FORT - Forest Technology
  • FR - French
  • FRNSC - Forensic Science
  • GAME - Gaming
  • GD - Graphic Design
  • GEOG - Geography
  • GEOSC - Geosciences
  • GER - German
  • GLIS - Global And Intl Stud
  • GMISC - Fractional Transfer Credits
  • GREEK - Greek
  • H C M - Health Care Management
  • H P A - Health Policy and Administration
  • H&HD - Health and Human Development
  • H&SS - Humanities and Social Sciences
  • HD FS - Human Development and Family Studies
  • HEBR - Hebrew
  • HI ED - Higher Education
  • HINDI - Hindi
  • HIST - History
  • HL ED - Health Education
  • HLHED - Health Education
  • HLS - Homeland Security
  • HLTH - Health
  • HM - Hospitality Mgmt
  • HONOR - Honors
  • HORT - Horticulture
  • HRIM - Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
  • HUM - Humanities
  • I B - International Business
  • I E - Industrial Engineering
  • I HUM - Interdisciplinary Humanities
  • IBIOS - Integrative Biosc
  • IET - Industrial Engineering Technology
  • IN SC - Information Science
  • INART - Integrative Arts
  • INSYS - Instructional Systems
  • INTAG - International Agriculture
  • INTSP - Internship
  • INTST - International Studies
  • IST - Information Sciences And Technology
  • IT - Italian
  • J ST - Jewish Studies
  • JAPNS - Japanese
  • KEYBD - Music - Keyboard
  • KINES - Kinesiology
  • KOR - Korean
  • L A - Liberal Arts
  • L ST - Library Studies
  • LANG - Languages
  • LARCH - Landscape Architecture
  • LAS - Letters Arts And Sci
  • LATAM - Latin American Studies
  • LATIN - Latin
  • LAWSC - Law And Society
  • LDT - Learning Design&Tech
  • LER - Labor Studies and Employment Relations
  • LING - Linguistics
  • LL ED - Language and Literacy Education
  • LTNST - Latina and Latino Studies
  • M E - Mechanical Engineering
  • MAE T - Materials Engineering Technology
  • MATH - Mathematics
  • MATSE - Materials Science and Engineering
  • MCH T - Mechanical Technology
  • MEDVL - Medieval Studies
  • MET - Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • METEO - Meteorology
  • MGMT - Management
  • MICRB - Microbiology
  • MIN E - Mineral Engineering
  • MIS - Mangt Info Systems
  • MKTG - Marketing
  • MN PR - Mineral Processing
  • MNG - Mining
  • MNG T - Mining Technology
  • MTHED - Mathematics Education
  • MU ED - Music Education
  • MUSIC - Music
  • NAVSC - Navy
  • NMT - Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology
  • NUC E - Nuclear Engineering
  • NURS - Nursing
  • NUTR - Nutrition
  • O T - Occupational Therapy
  • OLEAD - Organiz Leadership
  • P ADM - Public Administration
  • P N G - Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • P T - Physical Therapy
  • PERCN - Music - Percussion
  • PHIL - Philosophy
  • PHOTO - Photography
  • PHP - Public Health Preparedness
  • PHYS - Physics
  • PL ET - Plastics Engineering Technology
  • PL SC - Political Science
  • PLANT - Plant
  • POL - Polish
  • PORT - Portuguese
  • PPEM - Plnt Path&Envi Micro
  • PSU - Penn State First-Year Seminar
  • PSYCH - Psychology
  • PUBPL - Public Policy
  • Q C - Quality Control
  • QMM - Quality and Manufacturing Management
  • QUANT - Quantification
  • R M - Risk Management
  • R SOC - Rural Sociology
  • RADSC - Radiological Sciences
  • REHAB - Rehabilitation
  • RHS - Rehabilitation and Human Services
  • RL ST - Religious Studies
  • ROM - Romanian
  • RPTM - Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
  • RTE - Ralrd Transp Enginer
  • RUS - Russian
  • S CR - Serbo-Croatian
  • S PSY - School Psychology
  • S T S - Science, Technology, and Society
  • SC - Science
  • SCIED - Science Education
  • SCM - Supply Chain Mgmt
  • SE&T - Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • SLAV - Slavic
  • SO SC - Social Science
  • SOC - Sociology
  • SODA - Social Data Analytics
  • SOILS - Soil Science
  • SPAN - Spanish
  • SPLED - Special Education
  • SRA - Security & Rsk Analy
  • SS ED - Social Studies Education
  • SSET - School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • STAT - Statistics
  • STRNG - Music - String
  • SUR - Surveying
  • SUST - Sustainability
  • SWA - Swahili
  • SWENG - Software Engineering
  • SYSEN - Systems Engineering
  • TELCM - Telecommunications
  • THEA - Theatre
  • TRDEV - Training and Development
  • TURF - Turfgrass
  • UKR - Ukrainian
  • VB SC - Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • VOICE - Music - Voice
  • W F S - Wildlife and Fisheries Science
  • W P - Wood Products
  • WF ED - Workforce Education and Development
  • WILDL - Wildlife
  • WL ED - World Languages Education
  • WMNST - Women's Studies
  • WWNDS - Music - Woodwinds