University Admission Requirements

University Total English Social Studies Mathematics Science Electives and Other Requirements
Chicago State University 15 4 3 3 3 2 years of foreign language, music, vocational education or art
Eastern Illinois University 15 4 3 3 3 2 years of academic or vocational electives
Illinois State University 15 4 2 3 2 2 years one foreign language or fine arts; and 2 years of electives, including course work in any two of the four categories (math, social studies, science, foreign language or fine arts) and courses in vocational education or computer programming.)
Northeastern Illinois University 15 4 3 3 3 2 years of foreign language, fine arts, or one vocational education
Northern Illinois University 15 4 3 3 3 2 units (one must be foreign language, art, or music); 3 units of the required 15 units may be distributed by deducting no more than one unit from the categories of social studies, sciences, and electives and completing those 3 units in any of the 5 categories of coursework.
Southern Illinois University –  Carbondale 15 or 16 4 3 3 or 4 3 2 years of elective 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 15 4 3 3 3 2 years chosen from foreign language, music, the visual arts theater, dance and/or vocational education.
University of Illinois –
Urbana-Champaign
15 or 15.5 4 2 3 or 3.5 2 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.
University of Illinois – Chicago 16 4 3 3 3 2 years foreign language; 1 year of an elective
University of Illinois – Springfield 15 4 3 3 3 2 years of one foreign language are required.
Western Illinois University 15 4 3 3 3 2 years foreign language, music, vocational education, art, theater, film, religion, philosophy, speech or journalism

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