May 18, 2022

Free / Unrestricted Electives

Meaningful Electives for COS Students

Courses that are not strictly required by your GEP or Major may be taken as “Free Electives”. Not all students will need Free/Unrestricted Electives, however, some may for a variety of reasons. Reasons you may take unrestricted electives:

  • Need more credits to reach 120 the unduplicated credits your degree requires.
  • Need more upper level (3000-4000 level) credits to meet your 42 upper level requirement.
  • Need credits to be full time and still working on prerequisites before you can take more major courses.
  • Need an online option over the summer.
  • Personal interest.
  • Balancing out a heavy schedule with something interesting.

The list of “meaningful electives” (gold button at right) are not the only options, but they are a brief list of suggestions. Not all courses may be offered all semesters, or in your prefered mode. Ask an advisor if you have questions about taking an elective.