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Chicago State University

General Requirements

Admission to the program is contingent upon good academic standing. The program will not accept transfer courses with a grade of D or below. A grade of C is required in all major courses. Completion of 120 credit hours: 6 hours in composition; 6 hours in a foreign language; 3 hours in mathematics; 39 other credit hours in general education (consisting of sequences and electives in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, depending upon the concentration chosen); 30 credit hours of core requirements; 18 credit hours in a concentration in one of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics, mainly at the Junior and Senior levels; and 30 credit hours of university electives.

Embedded in your courses, often within the General Education courses, are critical thinking, a science with a lab, a fine arts course, and a diversity course. The Liberal Studies program also addresses most of those requirements in the core areas of the major, but the General Education embedded requirements should ideally be met within General Education courses.