About the Catalog

This Catalog contains information about Greenville University that is current at the time it is printed. It is a guide for students who enter the College for the first time during the 2017-2018 academic year. It should help them in their planning across their years at Greenville University. Students should regularly consult the Catalog as they prepare to register for courses and as they choose and plan how they will complete their degree requirements.

The provisions and requirements stated in the Greenville University Catalog do not constitute a contract between the student and Greenville University. Programs occasionally change, courses are added or deleted from the curriculum, and policies are altered. Students who interrupt their education by a period of more than four years who then return to Greenville University normally must comply with the provisions and requirements in place upon their return. If professional licensor requirements change during the time students are absent from the University, they must meet the requirements in place upon their return, even if they have been absent for less than four years. The University Registrar will make every effort to match those courses already completed with new requirements. However, when equivalent courses are not found, students may be required to take additional coursework in order to complete a degree. A returning student may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs to explore alternatives to meet the current degree requirements. The University reserves the right to cancel any announced course, change the instructor, mode, or time it will be offered. The University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time within the student's terms of residence. No such change, however, will be applied retroactively so as to extend the time normally required for completion of the student's program.

Using the Catalog

The Catalog is divided into two major sections. The first includes an introduction to Greenville University. This introduction details our purpose, educational and theological foundations, and other information helpful for anyone wanting to learn about our orientation to education.

The second section gives details on the Undergraduate Programs. The traditional program is a four-year undergraduate program in which students can seek to major in more than 50 academic disciplines. Also included is information on Greenville University’s three Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs. The University offers five undergraduate degree completion programs for adults who have completed at least two years of college. All students who complete the requirements of the adult degree completion program earn a bachelor’s degree. In 2005, the University began offering an Off-Campus Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP) through Kaskaskia College, Lewis & Clark Community Colleges, Southwestern Illinois College, Lincoln Land Community College, Lake Land Community College, and Lincoln Christian University. Students earn their associates degree at their community college then “transfer” to Greenville University to earn their bachelor of science degree (in elementary education) while still taking classes at their community college or university location.

The University also offers graduate programs. Information on the graduate programs can be found in Greenville University’s Graduate Catalog.