L&S Department ID/UDDS
A Department ID is the sequence of numbers that identifies a specific campus department, program, or entity. Historically, the Department ID was known as a "UDDS," which stands for "Unit, Division, Department, Subdepartment." This term is still in use in some resources, so we are including it in this glossary listing.
In more practical terms, a Department ID/UDDS is the unique combination of letters and numbers that identify the division, department, and possibly subdepartment, associated with a particular personnel, research, financial, or other activity or transaction.
EXAMPLE: The full Department ID for a particular Letters & Science Department would be written as : 48XXXX.
"48" stands for "College of Letters & Science"
"XXXX" are the four numbers that identify the specific department, program, project, or other administrative entity.
A list of Letters & Science Department ID/UDDS numbers can be found at:
Click on the link and you will be directed to the Accounting Services web site. Click on the Coding link on the left side of the screen. Click on the Organization/Dept ID. When the excel list opens click on A48 to find a list of all Letters & Science Departments and descriptions.
L&S Majors, Certificates, and Degrees
The official lists of majors, certificates, and degrees offered in Letters & Science are available on-line:
- The Guide provides a comprehensive list of undergraduate majors, special degree programs, certificates, and concentrations organized by the respective school or college that offers the academic program.
- The Guide also provides a comprehensive list of graduate degrees, minors, and certificates. The information is organized alphabetically for all university programs.
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