Founded in 1969, Governors State University (GSU) is the only public university in Chicago’s south suburban area. GSU is an upper-division university that offers undergraduate courses at the junior and senior levels, which makes it a popular choice for students who have transferred from community colleges. The university also offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. The school is divided into four colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Business and Public Administration, and the College of Health and Human Services.
Students can choose from many bachelor’s, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. The university also offers over 20 certificate programs. The most popular majors include: Business Administration and Management; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Criminal Justice; Elementary Education and Teaching; and Psychology.
All of the university’s programs have earned appropriate professional accreditation (if such accreditation exists), and are recognized by their respective professions. The university itself is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Eighty-five percent of the faculty members at this school hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their discipline, and most of the classes have fewer than 30 students.
The university also offers flexible class schedules with evening, weekends, online, and media courses.The online program is flexible and affordable. The online learning program is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools