Mary Anne Hanner, Dean Godson Obia, Associate Dean Amy Lynch, Assistant to the Dean
The College of Sciences offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in mathematics, the natural sciences and the social sciences. Students gain knowledge, skills and values that enable them to become productive and responsible citizens with a capacity for reasoned judgment and effective communication. Guided by a faculty known for its commitment to teaching, students are offered outstanding educational opportunities through the disciplines represented in the College of Sciences. The College contributes to the sciences through research and scholarly activities, and is committed to academic, professional and community service.
The College of Sciences provides programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in five majors, one of which is offered with a teacher certification option. The College provides programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in eight majors. The B.S. in Science with Teacher Certification major offers specializations in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics. The College of Sciences departments of Geology/Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology/ Anthropology offer designations in the Social Science Teaching major. International studies options are available in economics and political science. Physics offers options in applied physics, astronomy, computational physics and radiation physics and Biological Sciences offers an environmental biology option. Cooperative Bachelor of Science degrees are provided in engineering, physics with engineering physics option and clinical laboratory science. In addition to interdisciplinary minors in anthropology, Asian studies, broadcast meteorology, criminology, and pre-law, the College also offers minors in ten disciplines. The College has Honors Programs in biological sciences, chemistry, communication disorders and sciences, economics, geography, geology, mathematics, physics, political science, psychology and sociology.
At the graduate level, the College offers four programs which lead to the Master of Arts degree and four programs which lead to the Master of Science degree, including a Master of Sciences degree for Natural Science teachers. The College also offers a Specialist Degree in school psychology and participates in the interdisciplinary program in gerontology. See the EIU Graduate Catalog for further information about graduate programs.