Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

Eastern Illinois University says, "General Education at Eastern Illinois University offers students an intellectual foundation for their academic, professional, and personal lives. The General Education program is aligned with the University’s mission to help students “refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.” General Education refers to the part of the university’s education common to all students. It is typically grounded in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and arts, and provides a platform for fostering proficiencies that span all fields of study while probing contemporary problems and enduring questions." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.eiu.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:5,957
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:34%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$11,580 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$13,740 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Foundational Courses in Writing & Critical Reading" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by a course with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Eastern Illinois University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/26/2017


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