The core curriculum for the School for Continuing and Professional Studies provides a broad foundation in the Arts and Sciences. The liberally educated person must be aware of the need for communication with other people, insight into human nature, scientific understanding, philosophical reflection and religious appreciation.
Most adult learners, depending on the choice of their major area of specialization, are required to take the following courses in general education. Students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum should take the coursework listed below.
|Foundation Seminar I
|Foundation Seminar II
FOSEM 150/COMM 101
|Foundation Seminar III (select one course)
FOSEM 201 Music
FOSEM 202 Art or Film
FOSEM 203 Mass Communication
FOSEM 205 Business Communication
|Foundation Seminar IV
FOSEM 200 or
applicable college level math required in major
1 life science and 1 physical science
|History/Humanities (choose one option)
Must be from two different disciplines
3 hours of Either Philosophy (except PHIL 150) OR Religious Studies
|FOSEM 100 - Adult College Seminar (For non-traditional students with 30 credits or less)||(1)|
|ACSU-101 Adult Student Orientation (ASO)||(0)|
Illinois Articulation Agreement (IAI) Transfer Policy
Saint Xavier University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).
- Students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take three further mission based courses in order to complete their general education requirements:
- Philosophy 150: The Examined Life (3)
- One religious studies course (3)
- Interdisciplinary Seminar (3)
These courses must be taken at Saint Xavier University.
- Students who have completed all but 9 credit hours of the IAI/GECC can complete this program at Saint Xavier University. They must then take the three mission based courses noted above (Philosophy 150, one Religious Studies course, and Interdisciplinary Seminar).
For a full discussion of general education transfer policies, see transfer policies.