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Colleges / Principia College

Principia College

Elsah, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

Principia College Academics

Principia College requires at least 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Principia College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Principia College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Principia College does not offer classes during the summer.

NOTE: Around 84% of students who start college at Principia College finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

Principia College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available X
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Principia College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At Principia College?

Principia College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Principia College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Principia College

When choosing a major, Principia College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Principia College.

Student Designed Majors

Principia College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

Principia College does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at Principia College

Principia College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Principia College

Does Principia College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

❌ Principia College does not offer services for students with disabilities.

Does Principia College Have An Online Program?

❌ Principia College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Principia College Give AP Credit?

✅ Principia College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Principia College Have An Honors Program?

❌ Principia College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does Principia College Require Internships?

❌ Principia College does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Additional Information About Principia College

Principia College Library

The main library on campus is the Marshall Brooks Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Principia College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Principia College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Minnesota and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

•Education with University of Missouri, St. Louis


Does Principia College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Principia College does not have any ROTC programs.

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