The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    California State University Channel Islands
  Jan 22, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

Course Prefix and Numbering Index

Prefix List

Prefix   Type Prefix   Type
ACCT   Accounting FJS   Freedom and Justice Studies
ANTH   Anthropology GEND   Gender Studies
ARAB   Arabic GEOG   Geography
ART   Art GEOL   Geology
ASL   American Sign Language GLST   Global Studies
ASTR   Astronomy HIST   History
BINF   Bioinformatics HLTH   Health Science
BIOL   Biology IT   Information Technology
BME   Biomedical Engineering LIB   Library
BUS   Business LS   Liberal Studies
CHEM   Chemistry MATH   Mathematics
CHIN   Chinese MATHES   Mathematics Early Start
CHS   Chicana/o Studies MGT   Management
CLS   Clinical Laboratory Science MIS   Management Information Systems
COMM   Communication MKT   Marketing
COMP   Computer Science NRS   Nursing
ECON   Economics MPA   Masters Public Administration
ECS   Early Childhood Studies PA   Performing Arts
EDAP   Education - Accellerated Program PADA   Performing Arts – Dance
EDCI   Education - Curriculum and Instruction PAMU   Performing Arts – Music
EDML   Education - Multilingual PATH   Performing Arts – Theatre
EDMS   Education - Multiple Subject PHED   Physical Education
EDPL   Education - Principals Leadership PHIL   Philosophy
EDSS   Education - Single Subject PHSC   Physical Science
EDUC   Education PHYS   Physics
ENGL   English POLS   Political Science
ESRM   Environmental Science & Resource Management PSY   Psychology
ESW   English Early Start SOC   Sociology
FIN   Finance SPAN   Spanish
      SPED   Special Education
      UNIV   University

Course Numbering


  Pre-baccalaureate (no degree credit)
Lower – Division Courses
Upper – Division Courses
Interdisciplinary Courses – without prerequisites (including cross–listed courses)
Directed Studies Courses – variable topic credit courses
Interdisciplinary Courses – may have prerequisites or require permission from the instructor (including cross–listed courses)
Special Topics – variable topics/credit courses
Service Learning/Internship Courses – variable credits
Independent Research Courses – variable credits
Seminar Courses – variable credits
Directed Studies Courses – variable topics/credit courses
Senior Thesis Courses –variable topics/credit courses
Undergraduate Capstone Courses
Graduate and Teacher Credential Courses