May 26, 2020  
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

2020-2021 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Published May 2020 (our 121st year!)


Our 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


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


President: Dr. David M. Glassman
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Jay Gatrell 
Vice President for Business Affairs (Interim): Mr. Paul McCann
Vice President for University Advancement: Dr. Kenneth Wetstein
Vice President for Student Affairs (Interim): Ms. Lynette Drake

Athletics   NCAA Division I
Board of Trustees   Appointed Members:

Ms. Barb Baurer, Minier, IL; Mr. Joseph Dively, Charleston, IL; Dr. Audrey Edwards, Charleston, IL; Mr. Christopher Hicks, Homewood, IL; Ms. Joyce Madigan, Charleston, IL; Mr. Martin Ruhaak, Chicago, IL; Mr. Phillip B. Thompson, Lebanon, IL

Student Member: Ms. Kathleen Conlin, Moweaqua, IL (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2020)

Officers: Ms. Barb Baurer, Chairperson; Ms. Joyce Madigan, Vice Chairperson; Mr. Chris Hicks, Secretary; Mr. Phillip Thompson, Member Pro tem; Ms. Judy Gorrell, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Paul McCann, Treasurer

Class Size   14
Degrees Offered   Bachelor’s, master’s, professional science master’s, and specialist’s
Enrollment   4,649
Faculty-Student Ratio   1:14
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 2019-20. 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.