Western Illinois University, Macomb (WIU)

Macomb, IL

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Construction Management
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing/Marketing Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio and Television


Major Bachelors Masters
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Bachelors Masters
Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Disorders
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Museology/Museum Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
General Zoology/Animal Biology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Other Chemistry

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
Other Geography
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Community Organization and Advocacy
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences

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WIU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.70
Retention Rate 68%
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, August, September, December, January, February, March, April, and May.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • External Degree Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: agriculture, architecture, chemical engineering, and forestry

Class Sizes at Western Illinois University, Macomb

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 40%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 4%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 56%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 40%
50 - 100 Students 4%
20 - 49 Students 56%
100+ Students 1%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 80
  • Asian: 8
  • African American: 5
  • Unknown and Other: 5
  • Latino: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 80
Asian 8
African American 5
Unknown and Other 5
Latino 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Western Illinois University, Macomb

Total Faculty 737
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 15
Full-Time Professors 1,917
Male Faculty 409
Part-Time Professors 120
Women Faculty 328

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