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How to Choose an Elective

How to Choose a General Education or Free Elective:

Step 1

Determine whether you want to take a free elective or a general education elective.

A free elective is any course the university offers that a student is qualified to take and is not remedial in nature to engineering (example: pre-calc).

General Education electives must be non-technical. All Computer, Math, Engineering & Science related courses will NOT count as General Education electives.  For more information about general education electives visit the General Education Courses webpage

Step 2

Once you've decided whether you want a free or general education elective you can refer to the Term Master Schedule for information about the particular course.

Be sure to read the course requirements (especially the co- and pre-requisites). You can view the course requirements and course description by clicking on the blue CRN link and reading the section comments and the restrictions; restrictions are on the bottom line of the page description. 

Step 3

Register for the class. If you have questions about whether or not a class will count as a required elective, you should consult with your academic advisor.

Please note: Advisors cannot override students into closed sections. If you do not meet the course requirements, you cannot be registered for the course (course restrictions are occasionally inaccurate; contact your advisor if unsure).