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Points of Pride

Paul Garris With a $390,000 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Distinguished Neurobiology Professor Paul Garris is working to create a “smart device” that he hopes will stifle the rewarding properties of abused drugs.
flowers School of Biological Sciences students have access to an entomology collection containing 24,000 specimens used by scientists around the world. The department has a collection of more than 6,000 birds and mammals and a greenhouse with a teaching collection of more than 660 species of flowering plants.

Student in a chemistry lab The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest producers of chemistry teachers in Illinois, and 80 percent of students are involved in research with faculty, internships, or student-teaching.
GLT microphone In 2015 WGLT Public Radio was recognized with two national Edward R Murrow awards, three regional Murrows, the Kaleidoscope Award for reporting cultural diversity, Illinois State's Commitment to Diversity Award, and seven Illinois Associated Press awards, including Outstanding News Operation.
Students The Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic, part of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is one of the largest in the Midwest, with more than 12,000 patient visits per year.
Books The Department of English was the first in the nation to establish a doctoral program in English studies.
student at wind farm The Center for Renewable Energy, directed by Economics Professor David Loomis, has led the Illinois Wind Working Group for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America initiative since 2006.
students The Department of Geography-Geology has the second oldest geography program in the country and had John Wesley-Powell as an early professor of geology in the 1860s. In 2016 the geography program was one of only two programs in the nation that were recognized with an Award for Program Excellence by the American Association of Geographers.
Social Sciences Teacher The Department of History is the largest producer of history-social sciences teachers in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation. In addition, the department co-hosts an annual History-Social Sciences Symposium attended by approximately 200 educators from across the state.
global engagement initiative Teacher education students from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures who work at the Unity Community Center comprise one of 11 programs nationally recognized in its first year by the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages’ (ACTFL) Global Engagement Initiative.
Actuarial major The actuarial program in the Department of Mathematics is designated by the Society of Actuaries as a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE)—the first CAE in the state of Illinois. In 2016 Illinois State was only four institutions in the world to be honored with the Casualty Actuarial Society University Award. Our graduates enjoy nearly a perfect placement record with starting salaries of about $60,000.
CAS professor The Department of Philosophy hosts its Undergraduate Philosophy Conference every year, giving Illinois State students the opportunity to present papers to others in the field.
solar car and team Department of Physics students and faculty play a leading role on Illinois State's solar car team. The team is a repeat top finisher in the American Solar Challenge cross-country race.
students at mock trial The Model United Nations and Mock Trial teams, based at the Department of Politics and Government, have received national recognition. Students received the Distinguished Delegation Award in 2014 and 2015 and an Honorable Mention Award in 2016 at the MUN National Competition in New York City. The Mock Trial team has advanced to the American Mock Trial Association's national championship rounds seven consecutive years..
Student works at Autism Center Students learn from full-time faculty who frequently publish in top-rated journals in diverse areas of psychology. Each year, Department of Psychology faculty supervise more than 200 students working on research projects.
students The School of Social Work and Center for Adoption Studies host the annual African American Advisory Council Institute, bringing together national experts to share strategies for strengthening vulnerable families and helping youths in foster care.


School of Biological Sciences

Department of Chemistry

School of Communication

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Audiology, Director of - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

  • Speech-Language Pathology, M.A., M.S. - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology; Illinois State Board of Education, State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

Department of English

Department of Geography-Geology

Department of History

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Department of Mathematics

Department of Physics

Department of Politics and Government

Department of Psychology

  • School Psychology, Ph.D. - American Psychological Association; National Association of School Psychologists; Illinois State Board of Education, State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

  • School Psychology, S.S.P. - National Association of School Psychologists; Illinois State Board of Education, State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board

School of Social Work

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