Southern Illinois University Edwardsville requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 49% of students who start college at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville complete all the credits required within six years.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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 do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Student Designed Majors
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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.
✅ Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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.
✅ Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
❌ Students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Lovejoy 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.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
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 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 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 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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