2020-2021 CATALOG



The numerical listing of courses implies the following:

  • Courses numbered below 100 are developmental, courses in the 100 series are designed for freshmen.
  • 200 courses are for sophomores.
  • 300 and 400 courses are for juniors and seniors.
  • Numbers proceeded by an asterisk (*) indicate courses carrying undergraduate credit or graduate credit. Such courses are structured to ensure appropriate attention to both groups.
  • Courses numbered 500 to 599 are designed for graduate students. Seniors, however, may be admitted under certain conditions (see Admissions of Seniors to Part Time Graduate Study).
  • A freshman or sophomore cannot register for a course listed and offered for graduate or undergraduate credit, if a graduate student is enrolled in the course.

Courses numbered below 100 are developmental and are not acceptable for credit toward graduation. Some other courses numbered above 100 may not carry credit toward graduation; see course description.

The numerical listing after the course title gives the following information (ex. 3-3-0):

  • first number, semester credit hours;
  • second number, lecture hours per week;
  • third number, laboratory or other contact hours per week.


ACCT 205. Introduction to Financial Accounting. 3-3-0. (3 semester credit hours. 3 hours lecture per week. No laboratory.) (52.0301)

BIOL 204. General Microbiology Laboratory. 1-0-3. (1 semester credit hour. No lecture. 3 hours laboratory per week.) (26.0503)

CHEM 451. Research Problems. 2-1-3. (2 semester credit hours. 1 hour lecture per week. 3 hours laboratory per week.) (40.0599)

Courses offered only in specific semesters are identified by the following designations:

  • Su = Summer Semester
  • Sp = Spring Semester
  • Fa = Fall Semester
  • Su-only = Summer only; Sp-only = Spring only; Fa-only = Fall only
  • Fa-odd years only = Odd years of Fall semesters; Fa-even years only = Even years of Fall semesters; Sp-odd years only = Odd years of Spring semesters; Sp-even years only = Even years of Spring semesters.

If courses have no designation(s), they are generally offered each semester, but students should contact individual departments for variations.

Summer Session course offerings vary greatly. Students must consult with their Dean’s office for summer course offerings.

The university reserves the right to withdraw, modify, or add to the courses offered.

The four capital letters in parentheses represent the computerized abbreviation for that subject field; the abbreviation is often used on documents and course schedules. The numbers in parentheses represent the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Nicholls courses that appear on the Louisiana Master Course Articulation Matrix are identified by the Louisiana Common Course Number (LCCN) in brackets at the end of the course description. The LCCN identifier contains the abbreviations and numbers assigned to course description in the Louisiana Common Course Catalog.

An  “S” or “U” designation represents the following: An assigned “S” means satisfactory completion of course;   an assigned “U” means unsatisfactory completion of course.

Many courses are offered online; basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in Internet sections.


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