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Programs Accepting Grades of CR by Major/Minor

  • All lower division and non-major courses (upper and lower division) are approved to accept CR grades, with one exception for Nursing (see table below)
  • All F grades, regardless of level, will be changed to NC automatically at the end of the semester
  • D range grades in courses fulfilling GE Area A1, A2, A3, B4 and major/minor requirements will be changed to NC automatically at the end of the semester 

To determine if your upper division major class this semester will accept a grade of CR, locate your major in the table below and view the list of eligible courses and/or notes. Click on these links to view classes in your minor or graduate program.  

List of Major Programs

Program Name  Eligible for Grade of CR
American Indian Studies All courses
Anthropology All courses
Art, Media, and Design  All courses
Biochemistry All courses
Biological Sciences All courses
Biotechnology All courses
Business Administration All courses
Chemistry All courses
Child and Adolescent Development All courses
Communication All courses
Computer Science All courses
Criminology and Justice Studies All courses
Economics All courses
Electrical Engineering All courses
Environmental Studies All courses
Ethnic Studies All courses
Global Studies All courses
History All courses
Human Development All courses
Kinesiology All courses
Liberal Studies All courses
Literature and Writing Studies All courses
Mathematics All courses
Media Studies All courses
Music All courses
Nursing No grades of CR accepted for courses with 
NURS pre-fix (including 200-level)
Physics (Applied) All courses
Political Science All courses
Psychological Sciences All courses
Social Sciences All courses
Sociology All courses
Software Engineering All courses
Spanish All courses
Speech-Language Pathology SLP 222 only (no other courses with SLP pre-fix approved)
Theatre All courses
Wildfire Science and the Urban Interface  All courses
Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies All courses
Visual and Performing Arts: Arts  & Technology Option All courses

List of Minor Programs 

Program Name  Eligible for Grade of CR
 American Indian Studies All courses
Anthropology All courses
Art History All courses
 Arts and Technology All courses
 Biological Sciences All courses
Border Studies All courses
Business Administration All courses
Chemistry All courses
Cognitive Science All courses
Communication All courses
Computer Science  All courses
Criminology and Justice Studies All courses
Critical Intercultural Communication All courses
Dance All courses
Economics All courses
Education Studies All courses
Electronics All courses
Ethnic Studies All courses
Film Studies All courses
French All courses
Geography All courses
German All courses
Global Business Management All courses
Global Studies All courses
History All courses
Linguistics All courses
Literature and Writing Studies All courses
Management Information Systems All courses
Management All courses
Marketing All courses
Mathematics All courses
Music All courses
Music Technology All courses
Philosophy All courses
Physics All courses
Political Science All courses
Psychological Science All courses
Quantitative Biology and Biostatistics All courses
Social Sciences All courses
Sociology All courses
Spanish All courses
Supply Chain Management All courses
Theatre All courses
Video/Film Production All courses
Visual and Performing Arts All courses
Visual Arts All courses
Women’s Studies All courses

List of Graduate Programs 

Program Name  Eligible for Grade of CR
Biological Sciences All courses
Biotechnology All courses
Business Administration All courses
Chemistry No courses in the Chemistry program
Computer Science No courses in the Computer Science program
Cybersecurity        All courses
Education No courses in the Education MA program
Educational Administration  All courses
History All courses
Kinesiology All courses
Literature and Writing Studies All courses
NOTE: LTWR 602 who wish to apply to teach GEW 102B should retain a letter 
grade mode since A- or better is a hard requirement of the job
Mathematics All courses
Nursing No courses in the Nursing program
Psychological Sciences All courses
Public Health All courses - full semester
All courses in the second 8-weeks of the semester
Courses in first 8-weeks of the semester are NOT eligible
Reading, Language, and Literacy EDRL 623 eligible for a grade of credit
EDRL 627 NOT eligible for a grade of credit
Social Work All courses
Sociological Practice All courses
Spanish All courses
Special Education All courses
Speech-Language Pathology No CR/NC grading in any course.
Last updated: 05/22/2020

Questions?

Please visit the Credit/No Credit Grading website for more information, the options available, and how to request the grade change.

Please keep in mind that you may request a change to your grading basis in MyCSUSM for lower division courses (100, 200 level) only. For upper division courses, please use the CR/NC Request Form. If you are trying to change your grade for a lower division course directly in MyCSUSM, but you're having difficulties doing it, please contact the Office of the Registrar by calling 760-750-4814 or sending an email to registrar@csusm.edu.

If you are unclear or need to discuss all of your grade options, please contact Academic Advising. Advisors are available to help you. You can email an Advisor or schedule a Virtual Advising appointment. Visit the Virtual Academic Advising website for more information.

 Contact Alejandra Sanchez if you have other questions or need more information regarding the list of programs eligible for a grade of credit listed on this website, or visit the FAQ webpage.