State Universities in Illinois —At a Glance

Summary of Minimum High School Course Requirements for Admission of Freshmen to Illinois Public Universities

SEMESTER Total English Social Studies Mathematics Science Electives and Other Requirements
Chicago State + 15 41 38 310 318 2 years of foreign language, music, vocational education or art.
Eastern Illinois 15 41 35 310 315 2 years of academic or vocational electives.
Governors State xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of one foreign language or fine arts; and 2 years of electives.
Northeastern Illinois xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of foreign language (FL),or 2 years of fine arts (FA) or a
combination of 1 year FA/FL and 1 year of vocational education.
Western Illinois + xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of foreign language, music, vocational education, art, theatre, film,
religion, philosophy, speech or journalism
Illinois State xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of one foreign language or fine arts; and 2 years of electives,
Northern Illinois xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 units (one must be foreign language, art, or music); Up to three units of
the required fifteen units may be distributed throughout any of the five
categories of course work. Vocational education may satisfy up to three
of the units.
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of electives in foreign language, art, fine arts, music or vocational
education; if a foreign language is taken, it must include two semesters of
the same language.
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years chosen from foreign language, music, the visual arts, theatre,
dance and/or vocational education.
University of Illinois
Chicago
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of foreign language; 1 year of an elective.
University of Illinois
Springfield
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of one foreign language or 2 years of fine arts, selected from art,
music, dance and theatre are required.
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 2 years of one foreign language are required; and 2 years (flexible
academic units) from any of the five subject categories. Approved art,
music, or vocational education courses may be counted in the flexible
academic units category.
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