Degrees offered at Governors State University:
Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, Certificates, and Undergraduate Minors.
Please select the degree below to see a listing of programs at that level.
Bachelor's Degree Programs
If you are beginning your college career as a freshman or even want to launch a new career, welcome to GSU. If you have finished your first two years at another university or your associate's degree, GSU is also for you.
Accounting, Bachelor of Science
Anthropology and Sociology, Bachelor of Arts
Art, Bachelor of Fine Art
Biology, Bachelor of Science
Biology, Bachelor of Science Teacher Education Concentration
Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts
Business and Applied Science, Bachelor of Arts
Chemistry, Bachelor of Science
Chemistry Teacher Education, Bachelor of Science
Communication, Bachelor of Arts
Communication Disorders, Bachelor of Health Science
Community Health, Bachelor of Health Science
Computer Science, Bachelor of Science
Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts
Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Arts
Economics, Bachelor of Arts
Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts
English, Bachelor of Arts
English Teacher Education, Bachelor of Arts
Gender and Sexuality Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Health Administration Program, Bachelors
Health Informatics Program, Bachelor of Science
History, Bachelor of Arts
Information Technology, Bachelor of Science
Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Manufacturing Management, Bachelor of Arts
Mathematics, Bachelor of Arts
Mathematics Teacher Education, Bachelor of Arts
Media Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Political Science, Bachelor of Arts
Psychology, Bachelor of Arts
RN to BSN Completion Program
Social Sciences Teacher Education, Bachelor of Arts
Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work
Theatre and Performance Studies, Bachelor of Arts
Master's Degree Programs
Each of our four colleges offers master's degrees for students building on their bachelor's degree or for professionals advancing in their fields.
Accounting, Master of Science
Addictions Studies, Master of Health Science
Art, Master of Fine Arts
Biology, Master of Science
Business Administration, Master of Business Adminstration
Business Analytics, Master of Science
Chemistry, Masters of Science
Communication, Media and Performance, Master of Arts
Communication Disorders, Master of Health Science
Computer Science, Master of Science
Counseling, Master of Arts
Criminal Justice, Master of Arts
Early Childhood Education, Master of Arts
Educational Administration, Principal Leadership Master of Arts
English, Master of Arts
Health Administration, Master of Health Administration
Health Informatics, Master of Science
Human Resource Management, Master of Science
Independent Film and Digital Imaging, Master of Fine Arts
Information Technology, Master of Science
Mathematics, Master of Science
Multicategorical Special Education, Master of Arts
Nursing, Master of Science
Occupational Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy
Political and Social Justice Studies, Master of Arts
Psychology, Master of Arts
Public Administration, Master of Public Administration
Social Work, Masters of Social Work
Supply Chain Management, Masters of Business Administration (Online)
NOTE: Fill out the Undergraduate Application when applying for the following certificate programs.
Biology Education, Certificate
Chemistry Education, Certificate
Computer Programming, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Early Childhood Education, Post BA Certificate
English Education, Certificate
Mathematics Education, Certificate
Social Sciences Education, Certificate
NOTE: Fill out the Graduate Application when applying for the following certificate programs.
Addictions Screening, Assessment, and Referral
Bilingual-English as a Second Language Education, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate
Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Post Master's Certificate
Data Analytics, Certificate
Digital Forensics, Certificate
Family Nurse Practitioner
General Management, Graduate Certificate (100% Online)
Marriage and Family Counselor, Post Master's Certificate
Mindfulness in the Helping Professions, Certificate
Online Teaching and Learning, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Reading Teacher Endorsement Certificate
Restorative Justice, Graduate Certificate
Teacher Leadership, Graduate Certificate
School Counseling, Post Master's Certificate
Special Education Endorsements
For more information, head to GSU Online.Addiction Studies, Master of Health ScienceAnthropology and Sociology, Bachelor of Arts
Business and Applied Science, Bachelor of ArtsCriminal Justice, Bachelor of ArtsGeneral Management, Graduate CertificateInterdisciplinary Leadership, Doctor of EducationInterdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of ArtsNursing, Bachelor of ScienceSupply Chain Management, Master of Business ArtsTeaching, Certificate
One of the big ideas that has taken root at GSU is our Dual Degree Program. GSU and area community colleges have formed a great partnership to serve your academic goals.
No matter what your education goals, GSU has degree and certificate programs that will help you get there.
Find the degree program that excites your interests and ignites your passion at Governors State University. GSU is proud to offer a wide range of programs for every step in your journey. Explore our bachelor's degree programs, master’s degree programs, doctoral programs and more to find the right course to set a course for your future.
Select the level of education you wish to pursue to explore your options. Select each area of expertise that appeals to you and see how you can apply online to get started on your way to a college degree. Request more information about any major or program at GSU to see where you fit in our welcoming community.
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Navigate your career path with a degree program related to an industry that excites you and is in demand. Explore the fastest-growing salaries in popular industries to find an in-demand career. Here is a sample of industries that are expected to have the fastest growing salaries in the coming years:
- Outpatient care centers
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Other industries are expecting to add more jobs in the near future. If you’re looking for an industry with steady growth and a strong hiring market, consider one of these growing industries:
- Leisure and hospitality
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- Health care
The leisure and hospitality industry has added a significant number of jobs in the recreation, arts, and entertainment areas. These jobs offer you a chance to shine with your performance skills, artistic ambition, or recreational passions.
Professional and business services that are growing include computer systems designs, technical consulting services, and engineering services. Consider a Bachelor of Science in computer science or other related programs to gain the skills necessary to compete in this growing industry.
Health care is an industry that includes a range of essential services and frontline workers. You can train to work in a hospital, outpatient care center, or as part of ambulatory care service. These in-demand jobs are critical to supporting communities across the nation. Consider a GSU program that prepares you for this field, such as a Bachelor of Health Science degree in community health.
Take a leading role in the growing construction industry with a degree in manufacturing management. At GSU, our programs can prepare you to lead teams in many official capacities. Regardless of your background, you can learn the skills and connect with the professionals that can help you create safe, efficient construction sites.
These are just a few industries that are expected to grow in the future. Because no one can truly predict the future, it’s up to you to hone your skills, find your passions, and select a program that will equip you with the resources you need to become successful. Explore new passions or build on previous experiences to prepare yourself for a thriving career in any form. Industries are constantly changing, and career paths may feel unknown, but a degree from GSU can prepare you to participate in multiple fields and find ways to give back to your community.
Highest Sought After Degrees
If you’re unsure of the industry you wish to enter, or if you’re searching for the best program at GSU to connect you with your chosen profession, explore these highly sought after degrees. Whether you choose a bachelor’s or master's degree, here are some promising majors for tomorrow’s professional world:
Each of these programs trains you for a critical role in these growing industries. Look to the future and prepare yourself for participation in a field of knowledge and career path that isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon.
Explore the entire list of majors and course catalog to see how you can enjoy a college career focusing on your passions. Explore our complete list of bachelor’s degrees, minors, and certifications to create an education plan that fits your career goals or personal interests.
At Governors State University, you’ll join a diverse and passionate student population in learning and training for future careers and participation in the larger world. Your choice of a college major helps set the tone for your classes and extracurricular activities. Find out how our academics and campus life combine on 750 acres of beautiful prairie just 40 miles south of Chicago.
Each major at GSU offers specialized courses from trained faculty. Our small class sizes give you a private college experience at a public university. From faculty mentorship to our tight-knit student community, you’ll find many ways to connect with passionate individuals in your field and related career paths.
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