Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

Western Illinois University says, "General Education is the component of the undergraduate curriculum devoted to those areas of knowledge, methods of inquiry, and ideas that the University and scholarly community believe are common to well-educated persons. General Education provides a foundation for future learning." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.wiu.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:9,645
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:32%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$12,889 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,291 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Humanities and Fine Arts" requirement may be fulfilled with courses that are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may choose between studying a foreign language or a foreign culture.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the History component of the "Humanities and Fine Arts" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not U.S. history or government surveys.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Western 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: 06/07/2016


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