The upper-level curriculum reinforces skills learned in the first-year curriculum while permitting students to take courses in areas which interest them. Unless waived by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as determined in his or her sole discretion, full-time students must take all required courses during the academic terms and in the sequence as set forth below in the course charts for the Full-Time Program. Students may opt to take elective courses at any time that they are offered to their cohort, as space allows. It is recommended that flex-time students take all required courses during the academic terms and in the sequence also set forth below in the course charts for the Flex-Time Program. However, failure to follow the specific curriculum could delay graduation.