Policy Regarding Undergraduate/Graduate Core Courses

This policy is intended to establish guidelines by which graduate-level students can enroll in undergraduate courses and undergraduate-level students can enroll in graduate courses. It is not intended to replace any other policies or procedures regarding the taking of classes, tuition, and segregated fees.

Graduate Students Who Want to Enroll in Undergraduate-Level Courses:

  • Students must gain permission from instructor to enroll in the course.
  • Course tuition and fees are assessed based on the level of the course taken.
  • Undergraduate courses cannot fulfill a graduate degree course requirement.
  • Course data is annotated on the transcript by level of course.

Undergraduates Who Want to Enroll in Graduate-Level Courses:

  • Students must gain permission from instructor to enroll in the course.
  • Course tuition and fees are assessed based on the level of the course taken.
  • Graduate credits can satisfy undergraduate degree course requirements but cannot later be used toward a graduate degree course requirement.
  • Course data is annotated on the transcript by level of course.

Cross-Listed Courses

Graduate students may register without special permission for graduate-level courses specifically cross listed with an undergraduate level of a similar course.  Courses are numbered XXX-500 to XXX-595 and XXX-600 to XXX-695 and listed in the graduate section of the Schedule of Classes.

Graduate Assigned Study

Other undergraduate courses at the 300 and 400 level that are not cross listed, may be taken for graduate credit if they contribute to a coherent program of study. An assigned study card must be approved by the faculty instructor of the course and is submitted to Student Services for completion of enrollment.

Academic standards for graduate-level credit exceed standards for undergraduate credit. Increased standards may be in the form of additional academic work and/or an increase in grading standards. Students should be aware of the requisites required for cross-listed or approved courses.

Experimental Courses

From time to time, graduate faculty may offer courses in response to special demand, to address current issues, or to make use of special resources offered by visiting faculty. These are offered once on an experimental basis, and numbered 783X. These courses may later become regular course offerings. Courses offered with the 783X number may not be counted as part of the graduate core requirement.

Graduate Instructor-Approved Individualized Course Instruction

Universal Expectations

  • Regular semester add and drop deadlines apply to these enrollments.
  • Approved forms must be submitted in the semester the learning experiences are taking place; students will not be retroactively added to these learning experiences.
  • Faculty must file syllabi and include appropriate information such as student learning outcomes, time commitments for work, additional requirements for placement including, but not limited to, criminal background checks, medical testing (such as tuberculosis test) or other requirements outlined by a third party human resources department or site supervisor.
  • Courses cannot be used to replace existing courses.
  • For each credit earned there will be a weekly amount of hours worked in the learning experience as a minimum expectation. For each credit in the classroom, one hour of instruction plus two hours of outside work is expected with each course. Courses run for fifteen weeks in a given semester (14 weeks of instruction plus a finals week); thus the formula for a week’s work is 3 hours times 15 weeks equals 45 weekly hours.

Independent Study

  • Numbered XXX-798, Variable 1-3 credits.
  • Students prepare a statement of objectives and a list of readings and/or research projects that will fulfill learning outcomes, which faculty will approve.
  • Independent study courses cannot be elected on an audit or pass/no credit graded basis.
  • Independent studies may be taken only with a regular member of the UW-Green Bay faculty or academic staff member.

Internship

  • Numbered XXX-797, Variable 1-6 credits.
  • Students prepare a statement of internship setting and working arrangement with outside intern supervisor. Work performed will fulfill course learning outcomes and be approved by faculty member.
  • Students will have a site supervisor and faculty supervisor for work performed.
  • All parties, student, faculty member and site supervisor, should discuss and set expectations regarding hours worked and performance feedback before work begins.
  • All additional requirements for hire (if any) should be identified prior to enrollment and an outline of how these will be met should be explained to the student intern.

Special Topics

  • Numbered XXX-795, Variable 1-3 credits.
  • At times, professors or groups of professors may organize courses, seminars, colloquia, field trips, and so on, around some topic of interest or special need.
  • Special courses are not intended to become part of the regular curriculum.
  • Special courses cannot be counted as part of the graduate core requirement.