Subject Code

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Subject Code is the abbreviated description that identifies particular subjects.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Other Reports:
Data Custodian
Academic and Centralized Scheduling
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Table Name:PS_CLASS_TBL
Source Field Name:SUBJECT
Census Process:No
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"Academic Course"
Column Heading:"Subject Code"

The three to five-character standard abbreviation for a program or department must receive prior approval from the Scheduling Director four (4) weeks prior to the opening of the Course Consent cycle.

A department/program seeking a new course prefix must fill out a Course Subject Curriculum Form, submit it to their college for review/approval and have it forwarded to the Scheduling Office for inclusion in the next curriculum cycle. The new prefix will become effective the fall semester after the current Course Consent cycle. There must be a single specific department under which all courses bearing the designation will be administered. If appropriate, the department may be a college office.


Examples of Subject Codes include:

  • "CHHS" is the Subject Code for "Collaborative Health & Human Services"
  • "KIN" is the Subject Code for "Kinesiology"
  • "SW" is the Subject Code for "Social Work"

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