Elmhurst University requires at least 32 courses to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Elmhurst University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Elmhurst University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 68% of students who start college at Elmhurst University complete all the credits required within six years.
Elmhurst University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Elmhurst University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Elmhurst University 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 are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Elmhurst University.
Reminder: Check with Elmhurst University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Elmhurst University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Elmhurst University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Elmhurst University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Elmhurst University
Elmhurst University 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Elmhurst University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Elmhurst University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Elmhurst University 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.
✅ Elmhurst University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Elmhurst University.
🟨 Elmhurst University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Buehler Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
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.
Elmhurst University offers these dual degree programs:
•Health Sciences: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; National University of Health Sciences; Northwestern Health Sciences University; Roosevelt University; Rush University;University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Elmhurst University 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.
Elmhurst University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Elmhurst University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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