Undergraduate Graduation Requirements
The university and the college acknowledge the transferability of the statewide Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum. In addition, certain courses required to meet specific collegial degree requirements may be recognized as transferable from two-year and other colleges under the IAI.
To determine the transferability of specific courses, students should consult their transfer advisor, the College of Business and Public Administration Academic Advising Office, or IAI iTransfer.
In addition to university degree requirements, the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) has the following collegial degree requirements for its bachelor's degree programs:
- All students must have a signed study plan completed in the CBPA Academic Advising Office during the first trimester of enrollment in the degree program.
- Students must take and pass a proficiency examination in intermediate algebra. This examination is required in addition to the university required proficiency tests. The university policy requires that students attempt the test prior to registering for a second term. No math courses are to be attempted until after proficiency has been demonstrated. Those students who are unsuccessful in passing the intermediate algebra examination may re-test once. Students who do not pass the second attempt will be required to enroll in a specified math course. The math proficiency requirement must be satisfied (by testing or by course completion)before enrollment beyond 21 hours. Since this requirement can impact on an individual's enrollment and financial aid plans, it is necessary to address the requirement immediately.
- A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in course work at Governors State University.
- Only credits earned with a grade of "C" or better in transfer course work can be applied toward degree requirements.
- The total number of credits applied toward degree requirements earned in independent studies, internships, and practica cannot exceed six hours, unless approved by the dean.
- A student who has enrolled in the same course three times without receiving a passing grade must receive permission from the dean to register for that class a fourth time.
- College of Business and Public Administration students must complete each of their concentration courses (or accounting core/selectives) with a grade of "C" or better to be eligible for graduation.
- All electives which may be applied to a degree must be approved by the dean or designee.
- A maximum of six credit-hours of graduate course work earned in the last trimester of an undergraduate program, and prior to official acceptance in the graduate program, may be applied toward graduate requirements, with permission of the division chairperson and the dean.
- Students in business degree programs may be required to take a standardized assessment test in business during the final trimester of their program.