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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University were renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to ART
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)
  • (MLS) changed to (CDS)
  • Some (JRN) courses changed to (PR)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

Link to Course Renumbering 3 to 4 Digit Conversions List

The online catalog management system (AcalogTM) provides both current and prospective members of the campus community with detailed information about Oakland University’s academic programs as well as a host of welcomed advantages. These virtual, fully interactive program guides offer greater accessibility, increased functionality and added convenience to anyone interested in quickly finding the academic program information they need.

The online catalog provides students with the most up-to-date information on their academic programs and offers advisers and faculty a number of tools to support their work with student and program planning. Visitors to this site can also take advantage of the “My Portfolio” management tool located at the bottom of the navigation menu to the left. With this function students have the ability to identify departments, programs, and courses they have interest in and store for viewing at a later time. Note: please speak with an adviser to ensure your information is relevant to your catalog year.

All data in this catalog reflect information as it was available at the publication date. Oakland University reserves the right to revise all announcements contained in this publication at its discretion and to make reasonable changes in requirements to improve or upgrade academic and nonacademic programs.

The academic requirements described in this catalog are in effect fall semester 2018 through summer semester 2025. Undergraduate students admitted to a degree-granting program may use provisions in this catalog to meet requirements within that time frame.

Oakland University is a legally autonomous state institution of higher learning. Legislation creating Oakland University as an independent institution, separate from Michigan State University, was established under Act No. 35, Public Acts of 1970. The university is governed by an eight member board of trustees appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Michigan Senate.

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