University of Arkansas System Adopts Common Course Numbering

Course numbers are changing starting in fall 2024 as part of a University of Arkansas System initiative to develop a comprehensive index of subject codes and course numbers for all system schools.  As part of this effort, all courses will move from a four-digit number to a five-digit number. Some subject codes will also change.

"Discussions about a common course index began over 10 years ago and became more serious when the decision was made to implement Workday Student," said Dave Dawson, senior associate vice provost for Enrollment Services and director of Workday Student. "Aligning the UA System institutions under a common course numbering schema supports transfer students by making equivalent courses at each school easier to identify," said Dawson.  

While course numbers will change for all UA System schools, each institution will primarily use UA course subjects and numbers, adding a digit in the fourth spot. In most cases, the fourth digit will be a "0," and honors courses will add an "H" in the fourth position. For example, MGMT 4103 will become MGMT 41003 and MGMT 4103H will become MGMT 410H3. The first digit will continue to indicate the course level (1=freshman, 2=sophomore, etc.), and the last digit will continue to represent the course credit hours.

More information on the new numbering system can found by visiting UAConnect Help online.

Information on the subject codes that are changing can be found here.

Courses are currently being scheduled for the fall 2024 term using the new common course numbering system. Students will register using the new course numbers beginning with advance registration on April 1, 2024.

A course number lookup tool is available to aide in comparing old and new course identifiers. Users can search by course numbers or title to find a comparison of current and future course codes and numbers. Additional information guides will be provided to the campus as the advanced registration period approaches.

Questions about Common Course Numbering or the Workday Student project can be sent to wstudent@uark.edu.

Contacts

Laura Anne Tilley-Stagni, change management lead for Workday Student
ERP Implementation
479-575-2466, latilley@uark.edu

Headlines

Stephen Lair Gifts Fulfill Education Dreams for Fay Jones School Students

U of A alumnus has established four scholarships that provide funds for students in undergraduate and graduate programs, totaling more than $1.25 million.

Walton College Professor to Be Awarded Outstanding Accounting Educator

The American Accounting Association's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award recognizes educators who have contributed significantly to accounting education or other accounting educators.

UA Power Group Faculty Ranked Among Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide

Yue Zhao, Alan Mantooth, Jingxian Wu, Juan Carlos Balda and Xiangbo Meng are named in a Stanford University report as being among the top researchers based on outcomes, citations and influence.

Razorbug Zipping Through Arkansas Countryside Delivering Diplomas to Online Students

The Razorbug is back on the road for the third Razorbug Diploma Tour, traveling scenic backroads in bucolic settings to deliver framed diplomas to U of A graduates who earned their degrees online.

Honors Arkansas Publishes Multi-Disciplinary Book on Human Privacy

The alliance of honors programs across the state, Honors Arkansas, has published a comprehensive discussion on human privacy inspired by an honors intersession course.

News Daily