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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

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Southern Illinois Normal University was chartered as a teacher's college in 1869, and opened its doors in Carbondale, Illinois, in 1874. Originally comprised of just twelve academic departments, the school now offers more than 170 academic degree programs, as well as professional programs in business, law and medicine. It became Southern Illinois University at Carbondale during the presidency of Delyte W. Morris, 1948-1970.

The main campus in Carbondale covers 1,133 acres. SIU also has a campus in Edwardsville, a School of Medicine in Springfiled, a School of Dental Medicine in Alton, and a Center in East St. Louis. Total enrollment at the Carbondale campus is approximately 21,000, with about 16,500 of those students enrolled in undergraduate programs. It has a faculty of approximately 1,550.

Academic programs offered at SIUC include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Physical Sciences; Personal and Culinary Services (including Funeral Services and Mortuary Science); Health and Clinical Services; Parks, Recreation, and Fitness; History; Social Sciences; Philosophy and Religion; School of Visual and Performing Arts; Public Administration and Service; Communications and Journalism; Education; Computer Science; Security and Protective Services; Mathematics; Business, Management and Marketing; Psychology; English Language and Literature; Foreign Language and Literature.

The Southern Illinois Salukis are part of the NCAA, and compete in all sports covered by that body.

Notable SIUC alumni include: actor/comedian Jim Belushi, actor Dennis Franz, Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones, and actor Richard Roundtree.

Southern Illinois Uniersity Carbondale's official website is

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