Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

Course Offerings

The most current listing of courses can be found in the Graduate Announcements, located on the Registrar's home page. You can find this listing by clicking on the following link:



The list of courses offered under each program includes for each course the catalog number, title of course, credit in semester hours, class and laboratory hours per week and the description of the course. It is the responsibility of the student to check with his or her department for verification of the scheduled offerings.

Graduate credit can be earned only for courses numbered 6000 or above. Each 6000-level course carries a 4000-series undergraduate level course. The 4000/6000-series courses are taught concurrently in the same classroom setting.

Courses numbered in the 3000 and 4000 sequence are primarily for advanced undergraduates but are offered also for graduate credit when they carry the corresponding 6000-level number. Students who receive graduate credit in such courses must do extra work of an appropriate nature as determined by the department and are graded according to graduate standards. Courses numbered 7000 or above are restricted to graduate students and certain qualified Clemson University seniors.

The 7000-level courses are designed primarily for the degrees that emphasize professional practice rather than research.

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


These courses serve special needs for graduate students. They do not count toward a graduate degree, and no letter grades are given.

GS 799: Comprehensive Studies, 1-15 cr. (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 800: Research Proposal Development Seminar, 1 cr. (1 and 0)

Principles and techniques for the preparation of research proposals. Graded on a credit/no credit basis. Will not count toward a graduate degree. Prerequisite: Second year or graduate standing in current major.


This list of course offerings is arranged alphabetically and includes the course prefix used in the Clemson University Graduate School Announcements.

Accounting ACCT
Aerospace Studies A S
Agricultural Education AGED
Agricultural Mechanization AG M
Agriculture AGRIC
Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences AFLS
American Sign Language A S L
Animal & Veterinary Sciences AVS
Animal Physiology AN PH
Anthropology ANTH
Applied Economics AP EC
Arabic ARAB
Architecture ARCH
Art & Architectural History A A H
Astronomy ASTR
Athletic Leadership A L
Audio Technology AUDIO
Automotive Engineering AU E
Biochemistry BIOCH
Bioengineering BIO E
Biological Sciences BIOSC
Biology BIOL
Biomolecular Engineering BMOLE
Biosystems Engineering B E
Biosystems Technology B T
Block Courses BLOCK
Botany BOT
Business BUS
Calhoun Honors Seminar C H S
Cardiovascular Technology CVT
Career & Technology Education CTE
Career Center Internship Program CCINT
Ceramic & Materials Engineering C M E
Chemical Engineering CH E
Chemistry CH
Chinese CHIN
City & Regional Planning C R P
Civil Engineering C E
Clemson College CC
Clemson University CU
College Of Architecture, Arts & Humanities CAAH
College Of Engineering & Science CES
Communication Studies COMM
Community & Rural Development C R D
Computer Science CP SC
Construction Science & Management C S M
Cooperative Education CO-OP
Crop & Soil Environmental Science CSENV
Design Studies DSIGN
Digital Production Arts D P A
Early Childhood Education ED EC
East Asian Studies E A S
Economics ECON
Education ED
Educational Counseling ED C
Educational Foundations ED F
Educational Leadership ED L
Electrical & Computer Engineering E C E
Elementary Education ED EL
Engineering ENGR
Engineering Graphics E G
Engineering Mechanics E M
English ENGL
Entomology ENT
Environmental & Natural Resources E N R
Environmental Design & Planning EDP
Environmental Engineering & Science EE&S
Environmental Science & Policy EN SP
Environmental Toxicology ENTOX
Executive Leadership & Entrepreneurship E L E
Experimental Statistics EX ST
External Program EX PR
Family & Community Studies FCS
Finance FIN
Food Science FD SC
Food Technology FD TH
Forestry FOR
Forestry & Natural Resources F N R
French FR
Genetics GEN
Geography GEOG
Geology GEOL
German GER
Government & International Trade (USC) GINT
Graduate Studies G S
Graphic Communications G C
Great Works G W
Health Care Genetics HCG
Health Science HLTH
Health, Education & Human Development HEHD
Historic Preservation H P
History HIST
Honors HON
Horticulture HORT
Human Centered Computing H C C
Human Resource Development H R D
Humanities HUM
Industrial Engineering I E
Integrated Pest Management I P M
International Family & Community Studies IFCS
International Student Exchange Program ISEP
International Studies I S
International Visitor INT V
Italian ITAL
Japanese JAPN
Landscape Architecture LARCH
Language LANG
Language & International Health L&IH
Language & International Trade L&IT
Leisure Skills L S
Library LIB
Management MGT
Marketing MKT
Masters Of Business Administration M B A
Masters Of Health Administration M H A
Materials Science & Engineering MS&E
Mathematical Sciences MTHSC
Mechanical Engineering M E
Microbiology MICRO
Military Leadership M L
Nonprofit Leadership NPL
Nursing NURS
Nutrition NUTR
Packaging Science PKGSC
Pan African Studies P A S
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management PRTM
Performing Arts P A
Philosophy PHIL
Physical Science PH SC
Physics PHYS
Planning, Design & The Built Environment PDBE
Plant & Environmental Sciences PES
Plant Pathology PL PA
Plant Physiology PL PH
Policy Studies PO ST
Political Science PO SC
Political Science (usc) POLI
Polymer & Fiber Chemistry PFC
Portuguese PORT
Psychology PSYCH
Public Administration P ADM
Reading READ
Real Estate Development RED
Registered Nurse General Education RNGE
Religion REL
Rhetorics, Communication & Information Design RCID
Rural Sociology R S
Russian RUSS
Science & Technology In Society S T S
Secondary Education EDSEC
Sociology SOC
Soils & Sustainable Crop Systems SSCS
Spanish SPAN
Special Education ED SP
Study Abroad Program S A P
Systems Engineering SYS E
Technology & Human Resource Development THRD
Textiles TEXT
Theatre THEA
Transient Study Abroad Program TSAP
Transition To Teaching TTT
Vocational-technical Education VT ED
Wildlife & Fisheries Biology W F B
Women's Studies W S
Zoology ZOOL