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Governors State University


The history of Governors State University dates back to 1969. The university is renowned for its excellent quality of learning and suitable class times. Nestled in University Park, Illinois, the 750 acre (3.0 kmē) campus of GSU is just 30 miles away from the attractions of Chicago, Illinois. Commuter rail and major expressways make this Illinois higher learning institution easily accessible. Students at GSU are awarded with 22 baccalaureate degrees, 27 graduate degrees, and 22 certificate programs as well. Governors State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. GSU is comprised of the following academic units:

  • College of Education
  • of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Health and Human Services

    GSU Course Details:

    Governors State University is in the favorite list of the students due to its flexible course design. Courses offered on weekends, evenings, online. Computer science and engineering, therapy and counseling, medical administration and family and social work are the major courses at GSU. Other bachelor's degree programs at Governors State University include :

    Family And Social Work

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

    Liberal Arts

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Social Sciences, General

    Art Studies

  • Art/Art Studies, General

    Business And Management

  • Accounting
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Mathematics, General


  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

    Medical Adminstration

  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management


  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Ecology

    Computer Science And Engineering

  • Computer Science

    Education And Teaching

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Reading Teacher Education

    Security And Law Enforcement

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

    Therapy And Counseling

  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

    Medical Support And Technology

  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

    Nursing And Emergency Medicine

  • Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

    Nutrition And Exercise Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist

    GSU Admission Procedures:

    Governors State University does not offer open door admission facility to the students. Completed admission form, application fee and all the credentials are to be presented with the application form. SAT and ACT scores are also important. Transfer students are also welcomed at Governors State University.

    Accommodation Facilities:

    Campus housing facilities are not available at Governors State University, IL. But plenty of accommodations are available off campus where the students can put up a stay. At GSU, the students are provided with myriad of stunning facilities like personal counseling services, career services, tutoring services and the online writing center. Over 40 clubs and organizations are functioning in the campus of this Illinois University.

    Contact Details:
    Governors State University
    One University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60466-0975
    Telephone number: (708) 534-5000