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Electives are courses taken for the degree that are not needed for your distribution or major requirements. All SoC students must earn 42 credits to graduate. 18 of those are distribution requirements, and 12 to 13 are major requirements; this leaves students with between 11 and 12 electives. Elective courses can be taken inside or outside of SoC. Electives may also be applied towards additional majors, minors, or certificate programs. Students may also take additional courses beyond the 42 needed to graduate, there is not a maximum limit on the number of credits with which a student may graduate.