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2009-2010 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2009-2010 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

May 2009

110th Year

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: Dr. William Weber
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. Eric Wilber, Monticello

Officers: Mr. William O’Rourke, Chairperson; Mr. Leo Welch, Vice Chairperson; Dr. Robert D. Webb, Secretary; Mr. Roger L. Kratochvil, Pro Tem; Ms. Judy Gorrell, Assistant Secretary; Mr. Paul McCann, 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   12,040
Faculty-Student Ratio   16:1
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 2009-10. 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.