New Subject Codes

Beginning the Fall Semester of 2009, several course subjects and their associated subject abbreviations changed.

Changes to courses will continue every Fall semester until all MUS (Montana University System) campuses have matching "common courses."

The new subject abbreviations only affect course subject names, course numbers, and course titles; the changes do not affect course content nor degree requirements.

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The following changes began Fall 2012:

  • Agricultural Business and Economics - AGEC courses will be AGBE
  • Aviation Flight Training - AST courses will be AVFT
  • Business: General - many MGMT courses and a few BUS and MKTG courses will be BGEN
  • Business: Management - many MGMT courses and a few BUS courses will be BMGT
  • Business: Management Information Systems - a few BUS and MKTG courses will be BMIS
  • Business: Marketing - most MKTG courses and a few BUS courses will be BMKT
  • Early Childhood Education - most HDCF courses will be EDEC
  • Film - many MTA courses will be FILM
  • Interior Design - DE courses will be IDSN
  • Photography - many MTA courses will be PHOT

The following changes began in Fall 2011:

  • Agricultural Education - AGED courses remain AGED but numbers and titles will change
  • Agricultural Sciences - some AG, LRES, and PSPP courses will be AGSC
  • Agricultural Technology - AGED 314 will be AGTE 355, Power System Operational Control
  • Animal Science - some ARNR courses will be ANSC
  • Anthropology - ANTH courses will be ANTY
  • Art - History - some ART courses will be ARTH
  • Art - Visual/Studio - some ART courses will be ARTZ
  • Civil Engineering - most CE courses will be ECIV
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering - most CHBE courses will be EBIO (Biological Engineering) or ECHM (Chemical Engineering)
  • Education - EDCI, EDEL, and EDSD courses will be EDU, and a very few will be MUSE
  • Electrical Engineering - EE courses will be EELE
  • Engineering Technology - Civil & Construction - most CET courses will be ETCC
  • Environmental Engineering - some BREN, ENVE, and CE courses will be EENV
  • Environmental Sciences - some LRES courses will be ENSC
  • Equine - some ARNR courses will be EQUH (Equine Horsemanship) or EQUS (Equine Science)
  • Finance - all FIN and a few BUS courses will be BFIN (Business Finance)
  • Fish & Wildlife - some ARNR and F&WL courses will be WILD (Fish & Wildlife Science & Management)
  • General Engineering Core - some I&ME, EM, ENGR, and ME courses will be EGEN
  • Horticulture - some PSPP courses will be HORT (Horticulture & Landscape Design)
  • Industrial Engineering - most I&ME will be EIND
  • Materials Engineering - some CHBE and ME courses will be EMAT
  • Mechanical Engineering Core - some ME and MET courses will be EMEC
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology - some ME and MET courses will be ETME
  • Native American Studies - NAS courses will be NASX
  • Natural Resources Science & Management - some ARNR, LRES, and VTMB courses will be NRSM
  • Nutrition and Sustainable Foods - HDFN courses will be NUTR (Nutrition) or SFBS (Sustainable Foods & Bioenergy Systems)

The following changes began in Fall 2010:

  • Biochemistry - BCHM is now BCH, and a very few are CHMY (Chemistry)
  • BIOL, LRES, MB, MBEH, PSPP, and VTMB - Most of these subject codes have changed to BIOB (General Biology), BIOE (Ecological Biology), BIOH (Human Biology), BIOO (Organismal Biology), and/or BIOM (Micro Biology)
  • Computer Science - Most CS courses are now CSCI (Computer Science/Programming), a few are SE (Software Engineering), and only CS 150 is now CAPP 120 (Computer Applications)
  • Health and Human Development - A few HHD courses are now DANC (Dance)
  • Media and Theatre Arts - Some MTA courses are now THTR (Theatre)
  • Music - MUS is now MUSE (Music-Education), MUSI (Music-General), or MUST (Music-Technology), as are a few Education courses
  • Nursing - N is now NRSG
  • Philosophy - PHIL is now PHL
  • Physics - Most PHYS courses are now PHSX, a few are ASTR (Astronomy)
  • Religious Studies - RELS is now RLST

The following changes began in Fall 2009:

  • Accounting - Some BUS and all ACCT courses are now ACTG
  • Chemistry - CHEM is now CHMY
  • Computer Science - Only CS 150 is now CAPP 120 (Computer Applications)
  • Earth Science - ESCI is now ERTH (Earth Systems), as are a few GEOG and GEOL
  • Economics - ECON is now ECNS
  • English - Most undergraduate ENGL courses are now WRIT (Writing) or LIT (Literature)
  • Geography - Most GEOG is now GPHY, a few are ERTH (Earth Systems)
  • Geology - Most GEOL is now GEO, a few are ERTH (Earth Systems)
  • History - HIST is now HSTA (American History) or HSTR (World History)
  • Modern Languages:
    MLA is now ARAB - Arabic
    MLF is now FRCH - French
    MLG in now GRMN - German
    MLJ is now JPNS - Japanese
    MLS is now SPNS - Spanish
  • Mathematics - MATH is now M
  • Political Science - POLS is now PSCI
  • Psychology - PSY is now PSYX
  • Sociology - SOC is now SOCI
  • Statistics - STAT remains STAT but some course numbers have changed