Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC)

Carbondale, IL

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Economics
Animal Sciences
General Plant Sciences

Arts & Humanities

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
Foreign Languages and Literatures
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Other Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Information Science/Studies
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Other Hospitality Administration/Management

Communication & Media

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Other Communication and Media Studies
Other Journalism
Radio and Television


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Other Civil Engineering
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Apparel and Textiles
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Funeral and Mortuary Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Communication Disorders
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Other Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physician Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
International/Global Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Systems Science and Theory

Legal Professions

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
American / US Law, Legal Studies and Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD, SJD)
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Life Science

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Botany/Plant Biology
General Zoology/Animal Biology
Molecular Biochemistry
Molecular Physiology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Associates Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration

Skilled Trades

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Avionics, Aviation Maintenance Technology / Technician

Social Sciences

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Educational Psychology
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Automotive Engineering Technology
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician


Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

Transportation Careers

Major Associates Bachelors Masters
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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SIUC Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

100% of students gave Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 3 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

I learned a lot from my Anthropology courses. Most of my professors traveled to different countries and were able to share there experiences. I was fortunate to study abroad in Egypt and Kenya it was great!

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Academics Rating

Academics is one of the best part about this school. Despite what you may think SIUC is a highly regarded for it's programs and offers a lot of opportunity inside the classroom. The professors are top notch and class sizes are usually pretty small when getting into your major studies.

SIUC Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.40
Retention Rate 61%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August, January, and June.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, nursing

Class Sizes at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 53%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 4%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 41%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 53%
50 - 100 Students 4%
20 - 49 Students 41%
100+ Students 1%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 77
  • Asian: 11
  • African American: 6
  • Latino: 3
  • Unknown and Other: 2
Caucasian 77
Asian 11
African American 6
Latino 3
Unknown and Other 2

Faculty at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Total Faculty 1,575
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 15
Full-Time Professors 4,778
Male Faculty 906
Part-Time Professors 378
Women Faculty 669

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