Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 21

V21 N2 Pages 14-37

May 2023

Enforcement of Prerequisites in Computer Science

Teko Jan Bekkering
Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, OK USA

Patrick Harrington
Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, OK USA

Abstract: This paper describes the study of enforcement of prerequisites in the Computer Science program at a regional university in the Southwest. Prerequisites are a significant factor in programs of study in higher education. Allowing students to register in courses may assume that they have existing knowledge and skills. Some programs treat prerequisites as advisory, while others consider them mandatory. In the latter case, procedures usually exist to make exceptions in the form of registration overrides. The state of prerequisite enforcement at our university over the years, and some factors that may have influenced adherence to the prerequisite structure over the years, will be discussed at the conference.

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Recommended Citation: Bekkering, T., Harrington, P., (2023). Enforcement of Prerequisites in Computer Science. Information Systems Education Journal21(2) pp 14-37. ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2022