Governors State University

University Park, IL

Governors State University says "The purpose of General Education at Governors State University is to prepare students to participate in a dynamic and diverse world. It provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge, facilitates social responsibility, and provides the practical and intellectual skills needed by capable citizens." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:3,326
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:N/A
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$11,746 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$21,136 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 language study is only an option in the "Humanities and Fine Arts" requirement.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Science" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Governors State 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

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/11/2018


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