University of Glasgow Courses

You will take 3-6 classes per semester for a total of 15 credit hours. 

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.


Academic Year

120 SCOTCAT credits = 30 semester hour credits

Fall or Spring Semester

60 SCOTCAT credits = 15 semester hour credits

Most students take 3-6 classes per semester depending on their particular course combination.

Course Catalog

Course listings for study abroad students are available through University of Glasgow

  • Visit the Undergraduate Course Catalog.
  • In the Undergraduate Course Catalog, you can choose a School or subject area in the left-hand margin.
  • Within each School or subject area, you can view all of their offerings starting with Level 1 and progressing to Level 4 courses. While some Schools and subjects may display Level 5 courses, they are not available to study abroad students.
  • Each listing includes the number of credits, the level, a general description of the course content, and the term that the course is offered.
Semester 1 = Fall Semester
Semester 2 = Spring Semester
Full Year = Academic Year
Normal Year Taken
Level 1 = a First Year level course
Level 2 = a Sophomore/Junior level course
Levels 3 & 4 = Honors Level = a Junior/Senior level course

Course Restrictions

Admittance into Level 4/Honors- level classes is selective and at the discretion of Glasgow's departmental tutors upon review of students' official transcripts.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Taken at least 3 prior classes in that subject at your home university
  • Earned a grade of a B or above in each of those classes
  • Met any listed pre-requisites
  • Any class ending in a letter is not open to visiting students

Most departments will limit a qualified student to no more than one or two Level 4 courses per semester.

Level 5 courses (those with numbers starting at 5000- or greater) are postgraduate courses and are not available to study abroad students.

Fall Students: The Computing Science, Mathematics, and Statistics departments do not offer classes for the fall only. Assessment for courses in these subjects only takes place in May or June, so you will not be able to take these courses if you will only be in Glasgow for the fall semester.

Making Your Course Selections

Submit the online course registration form to the Arcadia University College of Global Studies through your Arcadia Passport.

List all course choices and alternates in order of preference. Your first choices may not be available due to timetabling, prerequisite or availability issues.

This form is used only to determine your eligibility for admission and for the pre-screening process at Glasgow.

Credit Transfer

You are responsible for:

  • Meeting with your academic advisor to discuss course selections.
  • Confirming that the courses you take abroad will transfer for credit at your home school.
  • Obtaining approval for approximately 8-10 classes per semester (including alternates).
  • Registering for a full academic load.

Important Notes

  • No specific course requests can be guaranteed by Arcadia or Glasgow.
  • Final course registration does not take place until you arrive at the University of Glasgow.