Prerequisites and Corequisites

Many courses are listed as having prerequisites, corequisites, or absolute corequisites. Faculty members are not permitted to waive prerequisites or corequisites on their own.

In most cases, the University's computer system (the DUCK) is programmed to block a student's registration for a course if he or she has not satisfied the prerequisite or corequisite requirements. However, this computer blocking is not perfect, and students are personally responsible for complying with the prerequisites or corequisites for a course even if they are not electronically blocked from registration. Students who register for courses for which they do not qualify are subject to removal from the course and are responsible for any problems that may result, including the loss of course credit and fees.