Discipline: also known as academic subject (example: Biology is a discipline)

Double-Counting: meeting two requirements with one course

Elective: not all students meet minimum 120 units needed to graduate with General Education, American Institutions or Major courses; courses chosen by the student to reach minimum 120 units are called Electives; in Major, courses that can be chosen by student based on given list or numbering scheme (example: 6 units Upper-Division)

ELM: Entry Level Mathematics examination

EPT: English Placement Test

Faculty Advisor: Faculty members who advise students regarding Major requirements, course substitutions, internships, and graduate school

Full-Time: being enrolled in 12 units or more/semester

General Education (GE): 48-unit graduation requirement distributed across five categories or areas (A - E)

Graduation Requirement: requirement needing to be met in order to graduate (example: completing minimum of 120 units)

Laboratory/Activity: both linked with lecture courses, but are not the same thing

Lower-Division: courses numbered 100-299

Major (BA & BS): course of study leading to Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree or Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree

Minor:  optional secondary course of study averaging 18 units.

Part-Time: being enrolled in 6 units or less/semester

Permission Number: number required to register for certain courses; obtained through Faculty member teaching course

Prerequisite: requirement listed in course description that must be completed prior to enrolling in course

Program Chair: Faculty members in charge of one or more Majors

Section: courses listed in Schedule of Classes may have more than one day/time they are offered; thus, section numbers are used to differentiate between them

Transfer Credit: transfer course work earned through Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations, or college or university courses taken elsewhere

Undergraduate: student who is pursuing Baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)

Unit: credit received for passing a course; number of hours/week course meets

Upper-Division: courses numbered 300 and above

Waitlist: when registering for courses, the process of selecting option to be placed on waitlist for a course, so you may be added if/when another student drops it