Electives are credits that you take in addition to all the general education, degree, and major requirements. These credits may be used toward a minor, certificate, or second major. The number of electives you take will vary depending on your major. If you have not decided on a major, you should use your electives to explore areas of potential interest to help you chose a major. PSU does not require a specific number of electives for graduation. You may need to take courses in addition to those meeting the general education, degree, and major requirements in order to complete the total credits needed for a baccalaureate degree.