Right Now This Term: Understanding Prerequisites
Make sure that you have the necessary prerequisites for your spring semester subjects. If you are blocked from taking a subject, it may be because you do not have the prereqs. Contrary to what some students may say, departments do enforce prerequisites. Prereqs form the basis for your understanding of new material. Trying to bypass them may mean that you do not master foundational material.
You must pass any subject prerequisites before you register for a subject that requires them. However, co-requisite subjects may be taken at the same time as the subject that requires them.
If you have any questions about pre-requisites for subjects, consult the department's Undergraduate Administrator for assistance.
- 8.02: You cannot take any version of 8.02 without having successfully earned credit for 8.01. The 8.01 prerequisite is firmly enforced by the Physics Department. Must have credit for 18.01.
- 18.03: 18.02 is a co-requisite for 18.03, so you can be registered for both 18.02 or 18.02A and 18.03 in the same term!
- 2.001: Prerequisites are 8.01 and 18.02; 18.03 is a co requisite.
- 5.60: Prerequisites are 5.111/112 or 3.091 and 18.02.
- 6.01: 8.02 is a co-requsite; you can take both classes in the same semester.
- 7.03: Requires 7.012, 7.013 or 7.014.
- 10.10: Prerequisites are 5.111/5.112 or 3.091, 8.01, and 18.01.
- 18.100B: Prerequisites are 18.02 and 18.03 or 18.034
If you plan to apply to medical school or to major in Chemistry (Course 5) or Chemical Engineering (Course 10), pay special attention to the scheduling of 5.12 and 5.13, the Organic Chemistry sequence. 5.13 is given only in the fall term and 5.12 is a prerequisite for it. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to take 5.12 this spring so that you can take 5.13 in the fall of your sophomore year.