The number of elective courses which a student may choose varies from field to field, but there are two basic methods of earning elective credit.

1. Any scheduled academic course or independent study may be chosen as an elective, if prerequisites are satisfied; and

2. The preparation of a thesis in the specialization field may serve as an elective course. Interested students should contact their department chair to plan for this work. If the faculty committee judges the work acceptable, the student will earn hour credit with grade; hour credit, grade, and departmental honors will be granted if the work is of superior quality.