Lower-division biology, botany, microbiology, and zoology courses usually transfer as generic credit, without a specific University course number. The terms "FLAB" and "SLAB" identify freshman- and sophomore-level lecture and laboratory credit; "FRMN" and "SOPH," freshman- and sophomore-level lecture credit; and "LAB," lower-division laboratory credit. This generic credit is sufficient to fulfill a natural science requirement in most nontechnical degrees. For students in the Division of Biological Sciences, such credit is applicable toward degrees only with department approval. For students in other degree plans that require specific biology, botany, or zoology courses, such credit is applicable toward degrees only with the approval of the student's academic dean. BIOL 2401 (or 2301 and 2101) will transfer as ZOO 414K at the student's request if transferred in combination with BIOL 2402 (or 2302 and 2102).
 This is a modified course number with a lower credit value than is normally offered at the University. In many cases, such transfer credit may be counted toward degree requirements in place of the higher-value University course; however, such substitution is at the discretion of the student's academic dean.
 This is a course no longer offered at the University but still used in awarding transfer credit and still useful toward fulfillment of some degree requirements.
 Courses offered to fulfill the legislative requirement in government are not uniform in content and sequencing among schools. GOVT 2301 and 2302 transfer as GOV 310L and 312L; GOVT 2305 and 2306 transfer as generic credit. It is strongly recommended that students complete the required two-course sequence, either GOVT 2301 and 2302 or GOVT 2305 and 2306, at one institution.
 At most Texas community colleges, calculus-based physics
is offered in a two-semester sequence represented by the TCCN designations PHYS
2425 (or 2325 and 2125) and 2426 (or 2326 and 2126), which transfer as
indicated. However, a few community colleges add a third course, PHYS 2427. In
such cases, PHYS 2425 transfers to the University as PHY 301 and 101L; PHYS
2426 transfers as PHY 316 and 116L; and PHYS 2427 transfers either as PHY 315
and 115L or as generic physics credit. At Houston Community College, PHYS 2425
and 2426 carry only lecture credit and transfer to the University as four-hour
versions of PHY 303K and 303L; Houston Community College students must take
PHYS 2125 and 2126 to receive transfer credit for PHY 103M and 103N.