Governors State University requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Governors State University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Governors State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Governors State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
Governors State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Governors State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Governors State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Governors State University.
Reminder: Check with Governors State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Governors State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Governors State University.
Student Designed Majors
Governors State University 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.
Governors State University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Governors State University
Governors State 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 looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Governors State University offers 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.
✅ Governors State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Governors State 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.
❌ Governors State University does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Governors State University.
🟨 Governors State 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 Governors State University 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.
Governors State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
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 Governors State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Governors State University has 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 Governors State University include:
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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