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Guidelines on Crosslisting Courses

All of the following criteria should be met for courses to be approved as crosslisted courses between two departments:

  • Both departments have faculty members actively involved in the planning of the content and scheduling of the course. Exceptions will be granted only if adequate justification is provided. Crosslisting should generally be reserved for courses taught alternately or co-taught by the crosslisting departments.
  • Both departments use the course as a requirement or an elective in their major or minor.
  • The crosslisting of the course is requested by, and approved by, both departments through the courses and curricula procedures applicable for the departments and colleges.
  • The crosslisted courses are identical in title, content, description, and where possible, course number.

Independent study and special topics cannot be crosslisted with regular courses. However, departments offering special topics may take advantage of an existing course in another department by using the title of that course as title for a specific section of their special topics course. The department must notify the Office of Admissions and Records of the title of the specific section of the special topics course using AdAstra. This does not constitute a crosslisting. 

Steps to Crosslist a Course

If Department A has a course which Department A and Department B agree to crosslist under both the Department A and Department B prefix, the departments should follow the steps below.

  • Review the University Courses and Curricula Committee (UCCC) Guidelines on Crosslisting Courses above. If the course meets the guidelines for crosslisting courses, proceed to next step.
  • Department B should submit the following items through its department and college courses and curricula committees and then to UCCC.
    • New or Changed Course Proposal Form (available on the Provost's Site). This will be a request for a new course with copies of course syllabus, library assessment form, Common Course Numbering form, and proposed catalog copy changes.
    • Always attach proposed catalog copy for the new course.
    • A memo from Department A to Department B agreeing to the crosslisting of the course.
    • A memo to the college and university courses and curricula committees justifying the crosslisting, addressing the criteria listed in the UCCC Guidelines on Crosslisting Courses.

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