Course Numbering System

Courses are identified by a department abbreviation followed by a three- or four-digit course number. The department abbreviations are as follows:

Graduate Programs

Azusa Pacific Seminary 

GBBL Biblical Studies
GDMN Doctoral Ministry
GINS Integrative Studies
GMIN Ministry
GPHL Philosophy
GTHE Theology
GURS Urban Studies
TUL Transformational Urban Leadership

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

BIOT Biotechnology
ENGL English
STAT Statistics

College of the Arts

ART Fine Arts and Art History
CMUS Commercial Music
DSGN Design
GMUS Music
SCW Screenwriting

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

AT Athletic Training
CCSD College Counseling and Student Development
GLDR Global Leadership
HED Higher Education
LDRS Leadership
OPSY Organizational Psychology
PCLS Psychology: Child Life Specialist
PE Physical Education
PSYC Psychology
PPSY Clinical Psychology
PT Physical Therapy
SOCW Social Work

School of Business and Management

ACCT Accounting
BUSI Business Administration
ECON Economics
ENTR Entrepreneurship
FIN Finance
HROD Human Resources and Organizational Development
MGMT Management
MKTG Marketing
WEB Web and Information Technology

School of Education

ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis
EDCO Educational Counseling
EDL Educational Leadership
EDPY Educational Psychology
EDTC Educational Technology – Online
EDUC Education
SPED Special Education
TEG Gifted and Talented Education
TEP Teacher Education
TESP Teacher Education-Special Education

School of Nursing

GNRS Nursing
GSPH Public Health

Office of the Provost

GRAD Faculty Development

University Libraries

LIB Library and Information Services

Professional Programs

PRAT Athletic Training
PRBA Business
PRBI Biology
PRBL Biblical Studies
PRCH Chemistry
PRCI Cinematic Arts
PRCJ Criminal Justice
PRCO Communication Studies
PRCS Computer Science
PREC Economics
PREN English
PRGL Global Studies
PRHI History
PRHU Humanities
PRLD Leadership
PRLS Education – Liberal Studies
PRMA Mathematics
PRMI Ministry
PRMU Music
PRPE Physical Education
PRPH Philosophy
PRPO Political Science
PRPS Psychology
PRPY Physics
PRSP Spanish
PRSO Sociology
PRRS Religion
PRSW Social Work
RNRS Professional Nursing
PRTH Theology
PRTR Theater
PRWR Writing
UNRS Undergraduate Nursing

The following guide may be used when reference is made to any given course:

  • 100-299, lower-division professional
  • 300-499, upper-division professional
  • 500-599, master’s credit
  • 600-699, master’s credit (may also grant doctoral credit)
  • 700-799, doctoral credit
  • 800-899, graduate noncredit
  • 900-999, continuing education courses