Note: Current course lists are subject to change depending on course availability.
Prerequisite courses are those that a student is required to complete prior to enrolling in another course.
Prerequisite courses are in place to ensure that a student enters a course with sufficient prior knowledge required to be successful in that course.
How do you meet a prerequisite?
You may meet a prerequisite by successfully completing the prerequisite course at USC or by successfully completing equivalent or comparable courses at another institution.
What is a co-requisite?
A co-requisite course is a course that you have to take at the same time as or before another course.
What is an anti-requisite?
If you have not studied at USC previously and are in the Study Abroad or Exchange Program, you will not be affected by anti-requisites.
An anti-requisite course is a USC course where there is sufficient overlap with the content of another USC course that a student is not permitted to undertake or receive credit for both courses.
Refer to the explanation of terms for definitions of other words commonly used at university.
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