Adult General Education Core
The liberally educated person should possess skills for effective communication with other people, insight into human nature and culture, scientific understanding, philosophical inquiry, and understanding of religious traditions. Therefore, the core curriculum for Degree Completion Programs 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.
Most adult learners, depending on 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 see the modification in the IAI section below.
|Transfer Student Orientation|
|ACSU 101: Adult Student Orientation (ASO)||(0)|
|ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing||(3)|
|COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals||(3)|
|PHIL 150: The Examined Life||(3)|
|1 Life Science||(3)|
|1 Physical Science||(3)|
|1 Social Science||(3)|
|1 History or Social Science||(3)|
|1 Religious Studies||(3)|
|1 Art, Humanities, Music, or Literature||(3)|
|1 Art, Humanities, Music, Literature, Religious Studies, or Philosophy||(3)|
Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Transfer Policy
Saint Xavier University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Students have the opportunity to qualify for SXU's IAI/GECC Articulation Agreement as long as the majority of the general education core has been met prior to transferring. Any remaining General Education courses may be taken from Saint Xavier University. All other transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basin in terms of SXU General Education requirements.
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 two further Mission Based courses in order to complete their general education requirements:
|Philosophy 150: The Examined Life||(3)|
|One religious studies course||(3)|
These courses must be taken at Saint Xavier University.
Students may take online, hybrid and in-class instruction during the day, evening and/or Saturdays to accommodate the busy lifestyle of adult students. Classes are offered fall, spring and summer sessions.