Elective courses provide students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, professional attitude, values, and beliefs beyond that provided by the core curriculum. Students should make every effort to learn from these elective courses to complement their professional education and enhance their careers. To ensure you are on track with requirements, current students may review their HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR).
For Independent Studies, please refer to the List of Elective Options and contact the SPPS faculty member directly. Credit hours vary from 1 to 6. When registering, it defaults to one credit so be sure to adjust this accordingly. Note: if you are seeking an independent study with an outside faculty member and wish for it to count toward your elective requirements, you must seek prior approval by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to be a teaching assistant (TA), students must apply. TA credits count as electives and students register for PHM 798 Supervised Teaching. There are about 85-90 TA's each year. If you are taking PHM 599, please register for 2 credits if you are in the Scholars Program and 1 credit if you are not. There is no limit on the number of elective credits you can earn as a TA (you can TA multiple times if you choose).
Students enrolled in a dual/collaborative degree program will satisfy their elective requirements with courses from the other school.