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WIU-Quad Cities Undergraduate Majors

WIU-Quad Cities offers undergraduate degree programs that prepare students academically for life and work after college. This variety of course format options within degree programs gives students convenient access to the classes they need to stay on track, and a schedule that balances with work, family, social, and other life commitments. Courses are offered on campus, online, and in hybrid format. Talk with an academic advisor to learn more about building a course schedule that leads you toward your academic and professional goals.

Course Format Options:  On Campus  |  Hybrid  |   |  Live Stream  |  Online  |  Transfer Courses

 

Accountancy (Online and On Campus)

Accountancy

WIU Accountancy alumni have careers as consultants, managerial accountants, auditors, tax specialists, financial planners, forensic accountants, controllers, financial analysts, and chief financial officers. The Accountancy degree provides an excellent background for graduate studies in law, accounting, and business.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Ashley Wilkinson
(309)762-5787
AL-Wilkinson2@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Anthropology (Online)

Anthropology

Anthropology is a field that seeks to understand people from earliest times to the present. Anthropology can lead to opportunities in government, private business, community organizations, education, health organizations, research institutions and the media. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of anthropologists is projected to grow 19% through 2022.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Sharon L. Hunter
(309)298-1232
SL-Hunter2@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Western Illinois University’s Bilingual/English as a Second Language Education program prepares students to meet Illinois requirements for certification as bilingual teachers. Students are trained in a standards-based program designed to prepare them to teach children in the 21st century.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kim Moreno
(309)762-6678
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Communication

Communication

The communication major provides students with a better understanding of human communication processes. Communication prepares students for a diverse spectrum of careers, including, advertising, management, public relations, personnel, human services, education, training and a host of other careers that require effective communication skills and/or a working knowledge of communication processes.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kim Moreno
(309)762-6678
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Economics (Online)

Economics

The potential financial rewards and diverse career opportunities provided by either the Bachelor of Business (B.B.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics are among the greatest offered by any program. The B.B. in Economics is focused on banking, financial institutions, or as a business analyst. The B.A. in Economics is appropriate for any career path, and recommended for students interested in government or law.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Contact Information:
Dr. Tara Feld
(309)298-1153
TN-Feld@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Elementary Education

Elementary Education

Students combine a foundation of general studies with major courses and clinical experiences with children as they complete the elementary education curriculum. A Bachelor of Science in education with a major in elementary education leads to Illinois teacher licensure in grades first through sixth grade (self-contained classrooms).

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kim Moreno
(309)762-6678
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Engineering

Engineering

The 120-semester hour engineering bachelor's degree is delivered primarily at Moline campus, with the freshman and sophomore years also offered in Macomb. The program offers a multidisciplinary program where students can focus in civil, computer-electrical, manufacturing-quality and materials engineering and engineering management.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Alex Wenger
(309)762-5787
AL-Wenger@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Engineering (Mechanical)

Mechanical Engineering

Nationally, 20 percent of all engineers are mechanical engineers, but can and do work in virtually all areas of human design and manufacturing. Students enjoy opportunities for practical, hands-on, educational engineering experiences through Western’s links to businesses, manufacturers, industry and the Quad City Manufacturing Lab.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Alex Wenger
(309)762-5787
AL-Wenger@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology program, accredited by the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), provides an up-to-date and challenging program in response to continuously changing and sophisticated technology and an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Alex Wenger
(309) 762-5787
AL-Wenger@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

English

English

People educated and trained to read critically and write clearly are in demand everywhere in an increasingly demanding job market. WIU English majors choose from a variety of occupations after graduation, including careers in writing, editing, public relations, publishing, and more.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kenny Wheeler
(309)762-7095
KW-Wheeler@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Fire Protection Services (Online)

Fire Protection Services

The job of the firefighter remains one of the most rewarding in the field of public service. The WIU Fire Protection Services Program prepares students to meet challenges facing firefighters and fire service administrators in the delivery public safety services. The Fire Administration program is delivered online and designed for working firefighters seeking promotion to senior leadership positions.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kim Moreno
(309)762-6678
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Fire Fighters - National Fire Academy Curriculum (Online)

Fire Fighters - National Fire Academy Curriculum (Online)

WIU participates in the National Fire Academy’s (NFA) Fire and Emergency Services for Higher Education curriculum, which includes 13 fire-related, upper division courses designed by the NFA. Members of the fire service may choose to take one or any number of these courses, or earn a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university while staying on job and enhancing their professional growth.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kim Moreno
(309)762-6678
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

General Studies

General Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) degree program provides students with the opportunity to earn a degree that is affordable, flexible, and fully online. A personalized program of study is designed by the student in consultation with a BGS advisor. Graduates have jobs in a variety of business, industrial, government, and human services organizations.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kenny Wheeler
(309)762-7095
KW-Wheeler@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) improves the fit between individuals and organizations. HRM systems work in concert to improve employee performance, retention, satisfaction, and more.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Ashley Wilkinson
(309)762-5787
AL-Wilkinson2@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Information Systems

Information Systems

The demand for IS specialists grows every year. WIU information systems graduates will be well prepared for a variety of career opportunities in many types of commercial, industrial, government, research and educational organization.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Alex Wenger
(309)762-5787
AL-Wenger@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

Law Enforcement & Justice Administration

LEJA graduates find successful careers in professions such as municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement; Department of National Resources positions; crime scene investigations; homeland security; corrections; juvenile service occupations; probation; parole; court services; private security; and the fire services.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kim Moreno
(309)762-6678
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a multidisciplinary degree that embodies the spirit of a liberal arts education, emphasizing comparative critical thinking, communication, and a broad range of methodologies and applied skills.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kenny Wheeler
(309)762-7095
KW-Wheeler@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Management

Management

Management involves helping people work together and use resources to accomplish the goals and objectives of an organization. It is essential to the success of any organization, whether in business, government, or the not-for-profit sector.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Ashley Wilkinson
(309)762-5787
AL-Wilkinson2@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Marketing

Marketing

A degree in marketing is very desirable, offering challenging opportunities, career flexibility, and financial rewards. Career opportunities in marketing are varied and are available in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Ashley Wilkinson
(309)762-5787
AL-Wilkinson2@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Nursing RN to BSN (Online)

Nursing: Online RN to BSN

RN-BSN Completion Program is for students licensed to practice nursing as registered nurses (RNs). Students may request enrollment in Western Illinois University during their initial nursing education or may seek enrollment following their initial nursing program.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Theodore Schultz
(309)298 2571
T-Schultz@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

Whether your interests are in working with children, teens, adults or seniors; with outdoor adventure, cultural arts, sports or events; or in hospital/clinical settings, theme parks, tourism or the military, recreation and leisure services offers a range of challenging, meaningful, and highly rewarding job opportunities.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Kim Moreno
(309)762-6678
KM-Moreno@wiu.edu

Department Website


 

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Companies around the world are looking for SCM graduates, and WIU is one of the few colleges or universities in the world that offers this degree. Jobs available within the SCM field include buyer, procurement officer, commodity manager, demand planner, warehouse operations, distribution manager, freight broker, inventory manager, operations manager, order fulfillment, project manager, and more.

Program Details

Contact Information

Information Sheet PDF File
Advisor: Ashley Wilkinson
(309)762-5787
AL-Wilkinson2@wiu.edu

Department Website

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Course Format Options Explained

On Campus

On Campus courses are offered in state-of-the-art classrooms at the Quad Cities campus in Moline, Illinois.

Hybrid

Hybrid courses blend online flexibility with the On Campus class experience.

Live Stream

Live Stream - on campus courses with an option for students to attend class from a distance via live streaming technology (i.e. Zoom). Students attend Live Stream courses via their computer or mobile device during the regular class meeting time(s).

Online

Learn from home, work, or anywhere in the world with any internet connection. For a complete list and information about online classes and degrees, visit: http://www.wiu.edu/online_learning/

Transfer Courses

Transfer course credits may be accepted from another college or university of recognized standing. Talk with your advisor about how transfer courses might fit into your degree plan.

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Accountancy  |  Anthropology (Online)  |  Bilingual/Bicultural Education  |  Communication  |  Economics (Online)  |  Elementary Education  |  Engineering  |  Engineering (Mechanical)  |  Engineering Technology  |  English  |  Fire Protection Services (Online)  |  Fire Fighters - National Fire Academy Curriculum (Online)  |  General Studies  |  Human Resource Management  |  Information Systems  |  Law Enforcement & Justice Administration  |  Liberal Arts & Sciences  |  Management  |  Marketing  |  Nursing RN to BSN (Online)  |  Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration  |  Supply Chain Management