2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog
Western Illinois University’s undergraduate academic programs are offered through four colleges, each of which includes several academic departments. Information about the colleges is given in the Colleges section of this catalog. Most departments offer one or more undergraduate programs of study leading to the baccalaureate degree. Information about departments and degree program requirements is given in the Academic Departments, Programs, and Courses section.
The chart below provides page references for information in this catalog about major and minor programs of study available at the undergraduate level. The chart shows whether a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Business (B.B.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (B.L.A.S.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), or Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) is offered. Fields of study for which “Option or Concentration” is indicated lead to degrees through the completion of option or concentration requirements in a broader field of study. For example, students majoring in Zoology earn a B.S. in Biology by completing the Zoology option requirements in the Biology degree program. The chart also shows the fields of study that are available for Teacher Education and as academic minors and undergraduate certificates at the University. “GradTrac” is indicated for the disciplines that are included in the GradTrac program. Information about GradTrac is given in the GradTrac section. “Integrated Degree” is indicated for the disciplines for which an integrated baccalaureate and master’s degree program is offered. For more information about integrated degree programs, please see the Integrated Baccalaureate and Master’s Degree Programs section, the respective academic department, and the WIU Graduate Catalog.
Information about WIU’s Teacher Education requirements appears in the Teacher Education section. Information about interdisciplinary minors appears in the Interdisciplinary Studies Minors and Courses section.
In addition to the programs of study listed on the chart, pre-professional programs are offered at the University in the following fields:
- Chemical Engineering
- Veterinary Medicine
Dual programs are available in Clinical Laboratory Science and Engineering in cooperation with approved schools of medical technology and the University of Illinois. Students can complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences while working toward a professional degree or certificate. An additional dual program is available in Doctor of Chiropractic with Palmer College of Chiropractic. Students can complete requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies while working toward a professional degree or certificate. For more information, please see the Pre-Professional and Dual Programs section.