How to Choose an Elective
How to Choose a General Education or Free Elective:
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.
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.
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).