You will review these options with your advisor in your one-on-one advising appointment to select which course might make sense for your schedule.
You may know exactly what you want to major in or you may be exploring options at this time. Some majors might require an early start in major courses or specific courses that should be considered during the first year. Otherwise, think of elective course as opportunities to explore your interest or expand or support a major or minor. Elective courses allow you to explore a wide variety of subjects and help you find a major, or better yet, discover a passion. This is what the liberal arts education is all about.
Elective course credits count toward the total number of credits you need for your degree.
You may also be interested to review more information about required courses generally, or our list of recommended first-year courses by major.