Carbondale, IL

School Details

Founded in 1869 as the state’s second teachers college—with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143—Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University System. Diversity is an integral part of our legacy, dating to the inaugural class of 143 that included two African American students. Today, minority students make up 29 percent of our total enrollment, and SIU Carbondale continues to rank among the nation’s top colleges and universities in the number of degrees awarded to students in ethnic and racial minority groups. 

SIU Carbondale is a comprehensive university awarding degrees from the associate’s to the doctoral level from the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • College of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
  • College of Science
  • Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • University College

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in University Studies Bachelor of Science in Journalism Certificate in Journalism & Mass Communication


Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business & Administration Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Administration Master of Accountancy Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration / Analytics for Managers Master of Science in Strategic Analytics Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Analytics for Managers

Computer Science & IT

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Applied Data Analytics Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Cybersecurity Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Data Management Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Network & System Administration Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Web & Mobile App Development

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice Master of Public Safety & Homeland Security Administration


Master of Science in Education / Workforce Education & Development


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Applied Engineering Bachelor of Science in Technical Resource Management Master of Science in Quality Engineering & Management


Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management Master of Health Administration Master of Health Informatics Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences

Math & Science

Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technologies