Understanding the codes

KU uses codes to designate how courses fulfill some graduation requirements. For example, the letter code H designates a course in the Humanities category. Please review the following list of codes before you access your school's transfer equivalency screen. For questions about how your transfer courses fit into a particular degree program at KU, contact the academic advisor for your major.

H Humanities
N Natural Sciences and Mathematics
S Social Sciences
U

Undesignated Elective Credit

DB

Database Management

HT Humanities, Historical Studies principal course, Core Goal GE 3H
HR Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion principal course, Core Goal GE 3H
HL Humanities, Literature, and the Arts principal course, Core Goal GE 3H
HLE Humanities, Literature, and the Arts principal course
HW Humanities, Non-Western Culture, Core Goal AE 4.2
HEW Humanities, Non-Western Culture , Core Goal AE 4.2
HE Humanities, Core Goal GE 3H
NB Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences principal course, Core Goal GE 3N
NBL Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences principal course, Lab Science, Core Goal GE 3N
NE Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences principal course, Core Goal GE 3N
NEL Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences principal course, Lab Science, Core Goal GE 3N
NM2 Mathematics, Core Goal GE 1.2
NM Mathematics, Core Goal GE 1.2
NP Natural Sciences, Physical Science principal course, Core Goal GE 3N
NPL Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences principal course, Lab Science, Core Goal GE 3N
NL Natural Sciences, Lab Science
PF Programming Fundamentals
UL Undesignated, Elective, Lab Science
SC Social Sciences, Culture and Society principal course, Core Goal GE 3S
SCW Social Sciences, Culture and Society, Non-Western, Core Goal GE 3S and AE 4.2
SF Social Sciences, Public Affairs principal course, Core Goal GE 3S
SI Social Sciences, Individual Behavior principal course, Core Goal GE 3S
SW Social Sciences, Non-Western Culture, Core Goal AE 4.2

The KU Core stretches across the undergraduate experience, yielding fundamental skills, building a broad background of knowledge, generating capacities and opportunities for blending and creating ideas, strengthening an appreciation of cultural and global diversity, and cultivating ethical integrity.

Goals of the KU Core define the ambitions that the faculty, administration, and staff of the University of Kansas have for its graduates. Each of our six educational goals has one or more distinct learning outcomes.

GE11 Goal 1 Outcome 1
GE12 Goal 1 Outcome 2
GE21 Goal 2 Outcome 1
GE22 Goal 2 Outcome 2
GE3H Goal 3 Arts & Humanities
GE3N Goal 3 Natural Sciences
GE3S Goal 3 Social Sciences
AE41 Goal 4 Outcome 1
AE42 Goal 4 Outcome 2
AE51 Goal 5 Outcome 1
AE52 Goal 5 Outcome 2
AE61 Goal 6 Outcome 1
AE62 Goal 6 Outcome 2