Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

2024-2025 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Published May 2024 (our 125th 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; Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation


President: Dr. Jay Gatrell
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Ryan C. Hendrickson
Vice President for Business Affairs: Mr. Matt Bierman
Vice President for Enrollment Management: Mr. Joshua Norman
Vice President for Student Affairs: Dr. Anne Flaherty
Vice President for University Advancement: Ms. Mindy Spencer

Athletics   NCAA Division I
Board of Trustees   Appointed Members:

Ms. Barb Baurer, Minier, IL; Mr. Joseph Dively, Charleston, IL; Dr. Audrey Edwards, Mattoon, IL; Ms. Julie Everett, Effingham, IL; Mr. Christopher Hicks, Homewood, IL; Ms. Joyce Madigan, Charleston, IL

Student Member: Ms. Ameenah Morris, Chicago, IL 

Officers: Mr. Christopher Hicks, Chairperson; Ms. Jule Everett, Vice Chairperson; Dr. Audrey Edwards, Secretary; Ms. Barb Baurer, Member Pro tem; Ms. Cindy Hutchison, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Michael Hutchinson, Treasurer

Class Size   14
Degrees Offered   Bachelor’s, master’s, professional science master’s, and specialist’s
Enrollment   6849 (Including High School Dual Credit Students)
4402 (Excluding High School Dual Credit Students)
Faculty-Student Ratio   1:15
Location   600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL
Website   www.eiu.edu

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 2024-25. 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 rules, policies, curricula, courses, provisions or requirements contained in this publication at any time within the student’s term of residence.