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2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Sciences

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Harold Ornes, Dean
Vacant, Associate Dean
Vacant, Assistant to the Dean - Student Academic Services
Angie Rhoads, Assistant to the Dean - Administrative Services
Mark Johnson, Assistant to the Dean - Academic Technology Services
Jong Kim, Technology Support Specialist
Sherri Arnholt, Academic Advisor
Felicia Magee, Office Manager


The College of Sciences’ vision is to be a 1st Choice for students seeking Baccalaureate and Masters’ degrees in the Sciences.

The College of Sciences has approximately 2,300 students pursuing Baccalaureate degrees and 200 students pursuing Masters degrees. The faculty members are recognized experts in fields like Anatomy, Astronomy, Audiology, Autism, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Economics, Fisheries, Genetics, Geology, Geography, GIS, Herpetology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Sociology, Sustainability, Water Pollution, Wildlife Ecology, and Zoology.

General Mission

The College of Sciences’ mission is to provide undergraduates and graduate students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that enable them to go anywhere in the world as active, productive citizens.


The College of Sciences’ philosophy is that students are best served by learning environments which are appropriately sized, well-planned, well-executed, and continuously improved upon.

Goals, Objectives, and Assessments

The College of Sciences’ teaching and learning model includes a goal of working one-on-one with students in research and service projects. The college objectives include providing opportunities for students to learn and practice good Writing, Critical Thinking, Speaking, and Global Citizenship. The college assesses the achievement of its goals and objectives through on-going and systematic processes such as the examination and revision of curriculum and course materials and the evaluation of student learning as indicated on local and national tests and other outcomes such as presentations, competitions, employment, and acceptance into graduate or professional programs.

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