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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Review

Carbondale, IL, Lincoln Drive
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A-
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 17,292 students and offering 220 degrees in Carbondale, IL.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Education and Liberal Arts
900 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
3
0
Communication Sciences and Disorders
34
29
Creative Writing
9
Curriculum and Instruction
29
7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
36
Educational Leadership and Administration
0
10
Elementary Education and Teaching
39
English Language and Literature
41
6
8
Foreign Languages and Literatures
4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
3
French Language and Literature
1
German Language and Literature
5
Health Teacher Education
12
0
4
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
14
Liberal Arts
57
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
6
0
0
Rhetoric and Composition
33
3
6
Russian Language and Literature
0
Spanish Language and Literature
7
Special Education and Teaching
26
2
0
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
30
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
0
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
11
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
30
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
340
50
0
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Engineering
691 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architecture
54
47
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician
75
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
9
Civil Engineering
48
18
Computer Engineering
10
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/technicians
39
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
34
89
13
Engineering
6
Engineering Technology
13
Industrial Technology/technician
107
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
29
Mechanical Engineering
68
16
Mining and Mineral Engineering
7
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Human and Social Sciences
619 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
3
Anthropology
26
6
4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
Educational Psychology
20
4
History
46
5
3
International/global Studies
4
Linguistics
5
22
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
22
Philosophy
9
5
8
Political Science
42
0
2
Psychology
123
15
18
Public Administration
33
Social Sciences
1
Social Work
103
71
Sociology
6
4
1
Women's Studies
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Healthcare
617 recent grads, 5 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Athletic Training/trainer
0
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
16
Dental Hygiene/hygienist
30
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician
0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
0
9
Gerontology
4
Health/health Care Administration/management
141
Health Unit Manager/ward Supervisor
1
Histologic Technology/histotechnologist
0
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
43
32
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
38
49
21
0
Medicine
69
Nutrition Sciences
31
Pharmacology
1
2
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant
27
Physician Assistant
0
29
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
21
30
6
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
0
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Legal and Law
477 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
6
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
37
American/u.s. Law/legal Studies/jurisprudence
6
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
142
Law Enforcement Administration
0
0
Criminology
121
2
Fire Services Administration
42
8
Law
99
Legal Assistant/paralegal
14
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Business
427 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
53
37
Business Administration and Management
23
124
4
Business/managerial Economics
4
Economics
10
3
8
Finance
32
Management Science
75
Marketing/marketing Management
54
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Mathematics and Science
318 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology
59
5
Botany
11
3
4
Chemistry
15
2
9
Geography
12
8
0
Geology/earth Science
20
12
0
0
Mathematics
18
4
7
Microbiology
6
Molecular Biochemistry
13
12
Molecular Physiology
2
0
1
Physics
9
8
1
Physiology
9
Systems Science and Theory
10
0
Zoology
42
9
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Agriculture
219 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Economics
30
7
Agriculture
32
5
Animal Sciences
42
0
Applied Horticulture/horticultural Business Services
5
Forestry
47
8
Natural Resources Management and Policy
7
Plant Sciences
22
1
Soil Science and Agronomy
13
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
198 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
54
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
9
5
Dramatic/theatre Arts and Stagecraft
5
Fine Arts
68
13
Interior Design
10
Music
19
15
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Computer Technology
175 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
25
83
2
Information Science/studies
65
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Communication and Media
163 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Communication and Media Studies
16
Design and Visual Communications
0
Journalism
62
0
0
0
Mass Communication
9
5
Radio and Television
71
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Trades and Careers
76 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles
23
Avionics Maintenance Technology/technician
41
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
0
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
13
Hospitality
58 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Management
25
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
24
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
Architecture
Business Administration and Management
Fire Services Administration
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
Health/health Care Administration/management
Health Unit Manager/ward Supervisor
Information Science/studies
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
Medical Radiologic Technology/science - Radiation Therapist
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Specialized institution accreditations:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1977

Not sure what they provide today, I graduated 38 years ago before all of the technology advances.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cinema, Class of 1990

None that I know of.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
bs—journalism, Class of 1998

A 30,000 circulation daily newspaper presented all the real world stress, pressure-cooker environment found at the newspapers.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Engineering, Class of 1980

Alumni, Speciality class on resume, interviewing techniques, compensation, job search, placement services

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Food and Nutrition and Dietetics, Class of 2010

None but my career required an internship.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA English Education, Minor in Speech Communication, Class of 2011

Student teaching, professors who have connections to real world schools/classrooms, etc

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Zoology, Class of 1980

I don't know what they currently have but I know they let me adjust my major to allow for the changing landscape in my field even back in the 70's

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Advanced Technical Studies, Class of 1991

The chair of the department referred me directly to someone that hired me.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Care Management, Class of 2005

Internships, Residencies, Labs, Workshops, Real world group assignments, and presentations.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Communications -IMC specialization, Class of 2002

Great prep for entering the business world.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 2008

Externships, other than that, I don't feel like much was offered at the time.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1977

The school was very diversified and located in a somewhat rural area, not a big city.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cinema, Class of 1990

It was good, overall. Once I knew my way around, it was a good environment.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
bs—journalism, Class of 1998

state university, popular with foreign students because of its diversity and handicapped accessible. Outstanding Communications Dept and School of Law

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA English Education, Minor in Speech Communication, Class of 2011

Diverse, welcoming culture of acceptance

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS Geoscience, Class of 2003

Laid back. Most are aviation or theater majors.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Care Management, Class of 2005

Very Diverse, people from all over come to study here.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Germanic languages and literature, Class of 1992

Typical college, with an above average percentage of military personnel

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1977

The facilities were pretty good when I attended, not sure what they are like today.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cinema, Class of 1990

We didn't have computer labs back then. I don't know about now. The dorm was awful and so was the food.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
bs—journalism, Class of 1998

Labs are all top notch, but your choices of residence ranges from tower apartment to lakeside dorms and everything in between. Multicultural population. Food is excellent!

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Engineering, Class of 1980

state of the art compared to industry

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BA English Education, Minor in Speech Communication, Class of 2011

Some very updated, some less than desirable

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Rehab Counseling, Class of 1996

I know they have been updating the campus

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Care Management, Class of 2005

Classrooms are very personal and enclosed, while the lecture halls are very large and spacious. The dorms are clean neat, and a little small only good if you get along with your roommate. The dining halls are also spacious and large, plenty room and options for seating. There are several different computer labs, and they too are enough for plenty students to come in and work on assignments.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 2008

They are updated and new.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Aviation Mgmt., Class of 1998

Computer's weren't that big back then,Lived off-Camus,Clean Classroom's, Great Prof's

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 17 Reviews
Alumni
Accounting, Class of 1977

Sporting events were great when I attended, and the night life on Illinois Avenue was great. Not sure what it is like today since the sports programs are not very good, and the city has destroyed Illinois Avenue

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Cinema, Class of 1990

Back then, anyway, there were many clubs and activities. I was in a sailing club and a film and video committee.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Industrial Engineering, Class of 1980

class designed for active duty military

Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.S. Zoology, Class of 1980

At the time it was the downtown - don't know what it is now.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Health Care Management, Class of 2005

The fraternities and sororities are very popular on campus. There are also the career driven groups which I was a part of that represents themselves through volunteer work, campus events, and bake sales.

Rated January 2016
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