May 09, 2021  
2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2008-2009 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

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.

Eastern Illinois University / 600 Lincoln Avenue / Charleston, IL 61920 / (217) 581-5000

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: Mr. Levi Bulgar, Mt. Prospect

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   20 (average)
College Portrait
Degrees Offered   Bachelor’s, master’s and specialist’s
Enrollment   12,179
Faculty-Student Ratio   15:1

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 2008-09. 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.