A cognate is a coherent set of courses in a discipline or interdisciplinary grouping aimed at enhancing career-oriented skills in high demand in the employment market. A cognate will typically consist of 12 or more credits with C- or better and a 2.00 grade-point average in courses in the cognate.
The cognates that are currently being offered:
Discovery Course Cluster lists were developed to help students explore their interests when looking for courses that satisfy Discovery requirements. These are targeted to all students, and not constraining or required but rather a resource for students and their advisors. We hope you find these lists helpful. Please let us know if you have suggestions for other topic areas of interest. Thank you!