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Course Numbering

West Coast University’s course numbering scheme essentially follows the logic of “Bloom’s Taxonomy” whereby lower order thinking skills required in foundation-laying courses is reflected at the beginning of an academic programs and denoted by course numbers start with “100”. Courses which are built upon the foundational sequence of courses require higher level thinking as expressed by the course learning outcomes and associated higher level numbering system. Such courses require application and analysis skills.

Graduate level programs utilize higher level course numbers reflective of the expectation that students largely engage in evaluative, integrative and synthesis reasoning and thinking skills.

Letter Codes         

ANAT

Anatomy

BUSI

Business Administration

CAPS
Capstone

CHEM

Chemistry

DEP
Developmental Pathway

DHYG

Dental Hygiene

ENGL

English

EPI

Epidemiology

FYS
First Year Seminar

HCA

Health Care Administration

HCM

Health Care Management

HSCI Health Science

HUM

Humanities

LDR Leadership

MATH

Mathematics

MICR

Microbiology

NURS

Nursing1

NUTR
Nutrition
OCC  Occupational Therapy2

PATH

Pathophysiology

PHAR
Pharmacy

PHIL

Philosophy

PHYS

Physiology

PSYC

Psychology

PT  Physical Therapy 

SOC

Sociology

SPCH

Oral Communication

 

1 NURS XXXL: Clinical courses which must be taken simultaneously with corresponding theory courses, unless the corresponding theory course has been successfully completed.

 

OCC XXXA(Theory) & OCC XXXB (Skills Lab): Skills Lab courses must be taken simultaneously with corresponding theory courses, unless the corresponding theory course has been successfully completed.

Numbering Definitions

100 - 199: Initial or Introductory Courses

200 - 299: Second-Year courses in a sequence of development in a field of study

300 - 499: Third-Year and Fourth-Year courses in a sequence of courses - Upper Division Bachelor's courses

500 - 799: Graduate-level courses

Please Note: Courses acceptable for general education credit, and core courses in a program are indicated in the program-specific information section. 

Online Courses

Several courses listed are offered to students in a fully online format. Courses available online are noted in their course descriptions.  Please see an Admissions Representative or the University Registrar for a current listing of courses offered online.

Blended Courses

Some courses in some programs are only available in blended format, which combines face-to-face and online classes. Courses that are blended are noted in their course descriptions.  Please see an Admissions Representative or the University Registrar for a listing and description of the blended format and courses.