Each degree program requires a specified total number of credits. Credits not counted toward general education, or core/major requirements are electives. Students may freely choose their elective courses from among the courses offered at the College. However, students should keep in mind the liberal arts and sciences requirement; in some programs, it may be necessary to choose as electives only those courses that are designated as liberal arts and sciences courses in order to accumulate the required number of liberal arts and sciences credits to qualify for the degree. Several programs have particular courses or groups of courses that are recommended as electives. Students should consult their advisor when choosing elective courses.