Some students use electives to broaden their exposure to new areas of knowledge, others to increase their skills or knowledge in a particular field.
Scheduled electives offered by the School for Graduate Studies are listed during the registration period at www.esc.edu/GradStudents.
Individualized electives are designed by you and a faculty member and can be done in any area of the curriculum that fits your degree program requirements. Individualized electives are possible as long as your mentor can locate a faculty member to guide your study. If your academic advisor cannot find anyone with the appropriate background/educational level among our current faculty, he/she will attempt to find a person from outside the college. In cases where an outside professional with the appropriate background/educational level is identified, that person will work with you directly to determine what to study, how to study it and how to evaluate it. He or she will then guide your study during the term. Your academic advisor will be responsible for your registration and the processing of your evaluation.