The integrative-learning component (ILC) of the GEP involves three courses that are chosen by the major departments for students in the major. ILCs must be College of Arts and Sciences courses that are offered outside of a student’s major department. The purpose of the ILC requirement is to foster integration of the major with general education.

  • Students with a double major are required to complete the ILCs for the primary major only.
  • Students who change their major after completing the ILC requirement for their original major are not required to complete the ILCs that are specified by the new major. This means that if a student has completed one ILC course for the old major then he or she only needs to complete two ILC courses for the new major to meet the GEP requirement. If a student has completed two ILC courses for the old major then he or she only needs to complete one ILC course for the new major to meet the GEP requirement.
  • Students who have completed their ILC requirements before changing majors may need to complete additional courses if those courses are considered essential to the new major. These courses would be additional requirements of the new major and not GEP ILC requirements.
  • Students must complete the ILC requirements listed in the catalog for the year they entered SJU.