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Clemson University Graduate School

Graduate School Courses

View a complete list of courses offered at the University in the Course Catalog. (Choose “Graduate Catalog” from the drop-down box.) Check with your department to verify scheduled offerings.

Graduate Catalog

What Makes a Course Graduate-Level?

View a complete list of courses offered at the University in the Course Catalog. (Choose “Graduate Catalog” from the drop-down box.) Check with your department to verify scheduled offerings

3000- and 4000-level Courses

These courses are primarily for advanced undergraduates, but are offered also for graduate credit when they carry the corresponding 6000-level number. To receive graduate credit in these courses, students must do extra graduate-level work as determined by the department and are graded according to graduate standards.

7000-level Courses

Courses numbered 7000 or above are restricted to graduate students and certain qualified Clemson University seniors. The 7000-level courses are designed primarily for degrees that emphasize professional practice rather than research.

A secondary listing of a course in parentheses means that the course is cross-listed with another program.

Special Courses

These courses do not count toward a graduate degree, and no letter grades are given

GS 7990: Comprehensive Studies, 1–15 Credits (1–15 and 0)

Independent Studies in Preparation for Comprehensive Examinations: Credit hours to be determined by the department head or program chair. A letter grade is not given, but satisfactory completion is indicated by a grade of “Credit.”

GS 8000: Research Proposal Development Seminar, 1 Credit (1 and 0)

Principles and Techniques for the Preparation of Research Proposals: Graded on a credit/no credit basis. Does not count toward a graduate degree. Prerequisite: Second year or graduate standing in current major.

Course Prefixes

Course Prefix
Accounting ACCT
Agricultural Education AGED
Agricultural Mechanization & Business AGM
Animal & Veterinary Sciences AVS
Anthropology ANTH
Applied Economics APEC
Architecture ARCH
Art & Architectural History AAH
Astronomy ASTR
Athletic Leadership AL
Audio Technology AUDIO
Automotive Engineering AUE
Biochemistry BCHM
Bioengineering BIOE
Biology BIOL
Biomolecular Engineering BMOL
Biosystems Engineering BE
Chemical Engineering CHE
Chemistry CH
City & Regional Planning CRP
Civil Engineering CE
College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities CAAH
College of Engineering & Science CES
Communication Studies COMM
Computer Science CPSC
Construction Science & Management CSM
Crop & Soil Environmental Science CSEN
Digital Production Arts DPA
Early Childhood Education EDEC
Economics ECON
Education ED
Educational Counseling EDC
Educational Foundations EDF
Educational Leadership EDL
Electrical & Computer Engineering ECE
Elementary Education EDEL
Engineering & Science Education ESED
English ENGL
Entomology ENT
Environmental & Natural Resources ENR
Environmental Engineering & Science EES
Environmental Science & Policy ENSP
Environmental Toxicology ETOX
Executive Leadership & Entrepreneurship ELE
Experimental Statistics EXST
Family & Community Studies FCS
Finance FIN
Food Science FDSC
Food Technology FDTH
Forestry FOR
Forestry & Natural Resources FNR
French FR
Genetics GEN
Geography GEOG
Geology GEOL
German GER
Course Prefix
Graduate Studies GS
Graphic Communications GC
Health Care Genetics HCG
Health HLTH
Health, Education & Human Development HEHD
Historic Preservation HP
Historic Preservation (College of Charleston) HSPV
History HIST
Horticulture HORT
Human Centered Computing HCC
Human Resource Development HRD
Humanities HUM
Industrial Engineering IE
Integrated Pest Management IPM
Landscape Architecture LARCH
Language LANG
Literacy EDLT
Management MGT
Marketing MKT
Master of Business Administration MBA
Master of Health Administration M H A
Materials Science & Engineering MSE
Mathematical Sciences MTHS
Mechanical Engineering ME
Microbiology MICRO
Middle-Level Education EDML
Music MUSC
Nursing NURS
Nutrition NUTR
Packaging Science PKSC
Pan African Studies P A S
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management PRTM
Philosophy PHIL
Physics PHYS
Planning, Design & the Built Environment PDBE
Plant & Environmental Sciences PES
Plant Pathology PLPA
Policy Studies POST
Political Science POSC
Political Science (USC) POLI
Psychology PSYCH
Public Administration PADM
Real Estate Development RED
Religion REL
Rhetorics, Communication & Information Design RCID
Rural Sociology RS
Secondary Education EDSC
Sociology SOC
Spanish SPAN
Special Education EDSP
Systems Engineering SYSE
Theatre THEA
Vocational-Technical Education VTED
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology WFB
Women's Studies WS