Courses that do not fulfill a general education requirement or ones major requirements. The number of electives a student has will depend upon the major chosen. Also see "Gen Eds".
A student's study plan is usually made up of units that they are required to study and units that they can choose. These non-compulsory units are called electives and students can choose these units from across all the discipline areas that are available at the university during that semester/trimester. View the Schedule of Units
Every major at Clemson requires specific courses. In addition, every major requires that you take 10 credits of your own choice. Any course that's not specifically required by your curriculum can satisfy Elective credit. You may take more than 10 credits if you wish. Speak with a GE advisor for details.