Adult General Education Core

The general education curriculum for adult degree students served by the Office of Graduate and Continuing Adult Education provides a broad foundation in the arts and sciences and fosters the development of competency in reading, writing, communication, critical thinking and inquiry, and ethical reflection. The liberally educated person possesses skills for effective communication, insight into human nature and culture, scientific understanding, philosophical inquiry and understanding of religious traditions. The following general education requirements complement undergraduate degrees throughout the University.

Adult General Education Core (48 credit hours)

Foundation Seminar I:

Foundation Seminar II:

Foundation Seminar III: Symbolic Language
Select one course from list below (3):

Foundation Seminar IV: Mathematics

Natural Science

Includes HISHU course options:

Social Sciences


Religious Studies

Philosophy or Religious Studies

Interdisciplinary Seminar


Transfer Students

Transfer students who have completed the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI/GECC) requirements (37-41 hours) must complete the following mission-based courses at SXU in order to fulfill their general education requirements: