The following terms may be used in the descriptions of courses and/or in programs of study.
- Prerequisite: A course that a student must pass prior to enrolling in a more advanced course.
- Corequisite: Course in which the student must be enrolled concurrently with another course.
- Recommended prerequisite: A course that is recommended (but not required) prior to enrolling in a more advanced course.
- Collateral: A required course outside the program of study.