Can I take a course and its pre-requisite concurrently in one semester?
In most cases, you cannot take a course and its pre-requisite concurrently. This is especially true for required courses. To adequately prepare you for the more advanced electives, you will not be allowed to take any required courses, including BUAD200, 215, 306, 350, 351 and 403, with their pre-requisites concurrently. You should not waste your energy on this.
However, for some electives, instructors of more advanced courses have made some rare exceptions. Should you be willing to work harder and take the course and its pre-requisite concurrently, you need your instructor?s approval. You should first obtain the pre-requisite waiver form from the undergraduate advisement office located in BRI104, once you fill out the necessary information on the form, then you can proceed to obtain the instructor?s signature. Only the faculty member teaching the course for which the pre-requisite exists can give you permission to take that course. (Note that, to grant your request, your instructor might ask for additional documentation or proof from you). Once the instructor signs your pre-requisite waiver form, you have effectively received the permission to register for both courses simultaneously. Finally, you need to bring your signed pre-requisite waiver form back to BRI104 to complete your registration.
If the instructor is new and does not have an office with us yet, you should submit your pre-requisite waiver form to our Administrative Coordinator, Helen Pitts in BRI-308 and she will help you obtain the department chair?s signature (as a substitute for the new instructor's signature) so as to not delay your registration.