Eligible Majors

First-time, full-time freshmen who are regularly admitted and ready to declare an eligible major may participate in EIU4. Also, undeclared students able to declare a major by May 1 of their freshman year are eligible for EIU4. However, those students who are unable to complete ΒΌ of their course requirements in one academic year because of deficiencies in high school course work or ACT scores are not eligible for EIU4.

All majors are eligible for EIU4, except: All teacher education programs, all Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, athletic training, environmental biology, clinical laboratory science, and the engineering and nursing cooperatives.  

EIU4 Majors

 

Accounting

(Math ACT score of 17 or higher required*)

 

Africana Studies

 
 

Applied Engineering and Technology

 
 

Art

(B.A. only)

 

Biological Sciences

(Math ACT score of 27 or higher required)

 

Chemistry

(Math ACT score of 27 or higher required)

 

Communication Disorders and Sciences

 
 

Communication Studies

 
 

Economics

(Math ACT score of 17 or higher required)

 

English

 
 

Family and Consumer Sciences

 
 

Finance

(Math ACT score of 17 or higher required*)

 

Foreign Languages

 
 

Geography

 

 

Geology

 

 

Health Studies

 
 

History

 
 

Journalism

 
 

Kinesiology and Sports Studies

 
 

Management

(Math ACT score of 17 or higher required*)

 

Management Information Systems

(Math ACT score of 17 or higher required*)

 

Marketing

(Math ACT score of 17 or higher required*)

 

Mathematics

(Math ACT score of 27 or higher required)

 

Mathematics and Computer Science

(Math ACT score of 27 or higher required)

 

Music

 
 

Philosophy

 
 

Physics

(Math ACT score of 27 or higher required)

 

Political Science

 
 

Pre-Professional Programs

(Math ACT score of 27 or higher required)

 

Psychology

 
 

Recreation Administration

 
 

Sociology

 
 

Theatre

 

Math Placement (*):

* Students in these majors with Math ACT scores of 17, 18, or 19 should be enrolled in MAT 1270 their first semester to be eligible for EIU4.

Notes:

  1. Students must be enrolled in at least 14 hours their first semester (13 of which must apply toward graduation) to be eligible for the four-year guarantee.

  2. Students who declare an ineligible major and later switch to an eligible major during their freshman year must apply to the program during their freshman year if they wish the university to consider them for the four-year guarantee. Students in ineligible majors who switch to an eligible major after their freshman year will not be considered retroactively for EIU4.

  3. Students who have a second major or minor(s) that requires 121 total hours or more to complete will not be eligible for the four-year guarantee.

  4. Students who change majors and/or add minors may become ineligible if it is determined by the EIU4 Coordinator that they cannot finish their degree in the time remaining within the four years.

  5. Students who fail to complete the EIU4 Student Responsibilities will become ineligible for the four-year guarantee.