Students must be admitted to the program before they may declare the major. To declare, they must have a 3.0 GPA, have completed or be completing 42 hours of college-level coursework and have been approved for admission by the program. To be considered for admission, students must submit the following information to the program: a 200 word self statement, a one-page resumé, transcripts and an application for admission form.
Application forms may be downloaded from the program's website.
Application deadline is February 20 for the following fall declaration.
In addition to meeting all program requirements, students must also satisfactorily complete a culminating project in SPPA 499: Senior Assignment Seminar. Second-degree students within the program must also register for and attend SPPA 499: Senior Assignment Seminar.
Bachelor of Arts requires completion of eight courses in fine and performing arts or humanities, including two semesters of the same foreign language. Bachelor of Science requires completion of eight lecture courses in life, physical or social science, including two with labs (EL). Check the Course Equivalency Guides (CEG) at siue.edu/transfer for approved courses.
Furthermore, students involved in the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program, with faculty approval, may use their research project to satisfy exit requirements in the senior assignment.