Fall 2014 General Education Requirements
The General Education (GenEd) requirements describe the core courses all students must take in order to graduate. They are an important component of students' education at the University of Illinois. Besides specializing in a major and training for a career, students should become familiar with some of the many rapidly changing disciplines. Through these requirements, Illinois undergraduates:
General Education Course Lists by Category
|Abbreviation||General Education Category|
|CW||Cultural Studies: Western/Comparative Culture(s)|
|HUM||Humanities & the Arts|
|NAT||Natural Sciences & Technology|
|CNW||Cultural Studies: Non-Western/U.S. Minority Culture(s)|
|SBS||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
General Education Language Requirement
Effective for all entering freshmen in Fall 2000 or later, the following language requirement must be completed for graduation.
This requirement may be satisfied by:
If you enter UIUC without three years of language other than English in high school, you must take a language placement test to determine the courses in which you should enroll.
Students in the Sciences and Letters Curriculum of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and the College of Business (BUS) are expected to gain language knowledge equivalent to the completion of the fourth semester of college study in a language. The LAS and BUS Language requirement may be met in any of the following ways:
Students enrolled in the LAS Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Specialized Curricula are exempt from the four semester LAS Language requirement and must instead adhere to the Campus requirement of three semesters or equivalent. Please contact your adviser if you have any further questions.
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