The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    Eastern Illinois University
  Feb 19, 2018
2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2007-2008 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

May 2007

Our 108th year of service

Mission Statement

Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.

EIU at a Glance


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


President: Dr. William L. Perry
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Blair M. Lord
Vice President for Business Affairs: Mr. Jeffrey L. Cooley
Vice President for External Relations: Dr. Jill F. Nilsen
Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Daniel P. Nadler

Athletics NCAA Division I
Board of Trustees

Appointed Members:
Mr. Roger L. Kratochvil, Mt. Olive; Ms. Julie Nimmons, Litchfield; Mr. William O’Rourke, Springfield; Dr. Robert D. Webb, Mattoon; Mr. Leo Welch, O’Fallon; Mr. Donald Yost, Charleston

Student Member: Ms. Amanda Raz, Harwood Heights

Officers  : Dr. Robert D. Webb, Chairperson; Mr. Roger L. Kratochvil, Vice Chairperson; Mr. Leo Welch, Secretary; Mr. William O’Rourke, Member Pro tem; Ms. Judy Gorrell, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Jeffrey L. Cooley, Treasurer
Class Size 22 (average)
Cost Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine ranked EIU among the top 100 public colleges and universities “where students can graduate with a high-caliber education but without a mortgage-size debt.”
Degrees Offered Bachelor’s, master’s and specialist’s
Enrollment 12,349
Student-Faculty Ratio 16:1
Location 600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL

This catalog is presented to enable prospective students and others to learn about Eastern Illinois University. It includes information concerning admission, enrollment, fees, housing, policies, and program and course offerings for Academic Year 2006-07. However, its provisions are not to be regarded as irrevocable contractual commitments between the University and the student. The University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement contained in this publication at any time within the student’s term of residence.