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General Education Program

Adult General Education Core

The core curriculum for Continuing and Adult Education provides a broad foundation in the Arts and Sciences. The liberally educated person should 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 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.

Course Credits
Foundation Seminar I
ENGL 120

(3)

Foundation Seminar II
FOSEM 150/COMM 101

(3)

Foundation Seminar III (select one course)
FOSEM-201 - Music
FOSEM 202 - Art or Film 

FOSEM 203 - Mass Communication

FOSEM 205 - Business Communication

(3)

 Foundation Seminar IV

FOSEM 200 or applicable college level math required in major

 (3)

Natural Science
1 life science and 1 physical science

(6)

History/Humanities (choose one option)

Option 1 - HISHU - 9 credits

Option 2 - Humanities - 3 credits and History - 6 credits

Option 3 - History 3 credits and Humanities - 6 credits

(9) 

Social Sciences
Must be from two different disciplines

(9)

Philosophy 150

(3)

Religious Studies

(3)

Philosophy/Religious Studies
3 hours of either Philosophy (except PHIL 150) OR Religious Studies

(3)

Interdisciplinary Seminar

(3)

FOSEM 100 - Adult College Seminar (for non-traditional students with 30 credits or less) 

(1)

ACSU-101 - Adult Student Orientation (ASO)

(0)

Total 

(48/49) 

Illinois Articulation Initiative (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 then must take the three Mission Based courses noted above (Philosophy 150, one religious studies course, and Interdisciplinary Seminar).

Flexible Scheduling

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.