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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Academics

Southern Illinois University Carbondale requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 47% of students who started college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale complete all the credits required within six years.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at Southern Illinois University Carbondale?

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

When choosing a major, Southern Illinois University Carbondale students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Southern Illinois University Carbondale below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Southern Illinois University Carbondale does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does Southern Illinois University Carbondale Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Southern Illinois University Carbondale Offer Online Classes?

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Southern Illinois University Carbondale Offer AP Credit?

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Southern Illinois University Carbondale Have An Honors Program?

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Southern Illinois University Carbondale Require Internships?

Southern Illinois University Carbondale does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Southern Illinois University Carbondale include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agricultural Economics
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
Animal Sciences, General
Plant Sciences, General
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Forestry, General
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Journalism, Other
Radio and Television
Information Technology
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Engineering Technology, General
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Botany/Plant Biology
Microbiology, General
Zoology/Animal Biology
Physiology, General
Molecular Physiology
Mathematics, General
Systems Science and Theory
Nutrition Sciences
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Educational Psychology
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Services Administration
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences, General
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Athletic Training/Trainer
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
History, General

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