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2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entrepreneurship, B.A.


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Effective Spring 2017 - The Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship is not accepting any new students. Students interested in Entrepreneurship may wish to pursue the concentration in Entrepreneurship in the Business Administration, B.A.  or the Entrepreneurship Minor  which can be taken while pursuing any major.

Current students, please refer to the FAQ web page linked here to learn about the “teach out” process. Please meet with your Academic Advisor regarding your current Study Plan.


The Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship degree from the College of Business  is a capstone program to the many varied academic and applied programs offered at community colleges. The degree prepares and/or assists the student with the formation of a new business venture within the context of other academic - or applied competencies. It is ideal for arts and sciences, applied sciences, health and human services, or education program graduates interested in transferring their knowledge, skill and ability to self-employment.

Admission Requirements

Completion of 60 or more hours from a regionally accredited institution of, higher education. Students can transfer up to 27 credit hours of specialized or technical course work.

Degree Requirements


Students must meet all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Students must meet the collegial degree requirements listed at the beginning of this section.

General Education Requirements (37-38 Hours)


  • Communications (9 credit hours)

    • Two courses in written communication (6)
    • One course in oral communication (3)

    Mathematics (3 credit hours)

    • MATH - 2100 Elementary Statistics (3) 

    Physical and Life Sciences (7 - 8 credit hours), including at least one laboratory course

    • One course from Life Sciences (3-4)
    • One course from Physical Sciences (3-4)

    Humanities (9 credit hours)

    • At least one course from humanities and at least one course from fine arts

    Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

  • One additional Social and Behavioral Science Course (3)

Specialized or Technical Core Requirements (27 Hours)


Transfer from AA, AS, or AAS programs at community college.

Electives (7-8 Hours)


Take 7-8 credit-hours of 3000 or 4000 level courses.

Total - 120 Hours


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