May 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Governance

Board of Trustees

Kevin Brookins
John Brudnak
Pedro Cevallos-Candau
Lisa Harrell
Angela Hickey
James Kvedaras
Anibal Taboas

2019-2020 Student Trustee - Lester Van Moody

Officers of the University

Elaine P. Maimon, President
Elizabeth Cada, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
W. Paul Bylaska, Vice President for Administration and Finance
Sarah Boekman, Interim General Counsel
William Davis, Vice President for Development
Aurelio Valente, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management


Information in this catalog is subject to change and does not constitute a contract or warranty that the university will continue indefinitely to offer the program in which a student is enrolled. The university expressly reserves the right to change, phase out, or discontinue any policy or program. Such changes take precedence over catalog statements.

This catalog is for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students should keep the catalog for referral throughout their academic career. Students who first enroll at Governors State University during the 2019-2020 academic year must fulfill the requirements stated in this catalog and its updates, as applicable, or they may elect to substitute the requirements in any subsequent catalog published while they are enrolled in the university. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one catalog only, rather than choosing a portion from one catalog and the remainder from another.

The catalog is posted on the GSU website at


Affirmative Action Statement

Governors State University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university which administers its educational and employment programs in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, citizenship, unfavorable discharge from military service, or veteran status.

Governors State does not discriminate against students for observing religious holidays and will reasonably accommodate the religious observance of individual students regarding admission, class attendance, and the scheduling of examinations and academic work requirements. Students seeking such accommodation should contact the Diversity Officer in the Human Resources Department for assistance.

The general university phone number is 708.534.5000. The GSU website address is


Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Health Science

Bachelor of Health Administration

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Social Work

Master of Science

Master of Arts

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Public Administration

Master of Arts and Master of Public Administration

Master of Health Science

Master of Health Administration

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Social Work

Master of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Education

Specialist Degree


Graduate Certificate