The University Center at Triton College
Eastern Illinois University

EIU'S Mission
Eastern Illinois University is a public comprehensive university that offers superior, accessible undergraduate and graduate education. Students learn the methods and results of free and rigorous inquiry in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, guided by a faculty known for its excellence in teaching, researching, creative activity and service. The University community is committed to diversity and inclusion and fosters opportunities for student-faculty scholarship and applied learning experiences within a student-centered campus culture. Throughout their education, students refine their abilities to reason and to communicate clearly so as to become responsible citizens and leaders.

Programs Offered at Triton College
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies: Our program, which results in a BA in General Studies, is specifically designed to meet the educational goals of mature adults in a format and structure compatible with adult responsibilities. We are exceptionally well-suited to serve the education needs of adults who cannot access university coursework in a traditional manner. The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Degree Program is committed to helping you turn your educational dreams into reality!

Why should you choose our program?
   • We offer an accommodating schedule, with a variety of ways to take courses.
   • Working adults are not required to come to campus and take their courses.
   • We offer online courses and weekend and evening courses in a face-to-face format.

Students have access to an advisor via e-mail, telephone, fax or personal appointments.

Students have the option to develop a portfolio for the assessment of college-level knowledge earned outside the traditional classroom.

Students have the option of earning up to two minors.

Students have the option of earning up to two minors.

Students can apply for financial aid and/or veterans benefits.

About EIU
Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships.

Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs taught by an experienced and caring faculty. In addition to reasonable tuition, fees, and room and board rates, Eastern offers a textbook rental system, saving the average student hundreds of dollars per semester.

Student graduation and retention rates are well above state and national averages, and that success continues after students earn their degrees - year after year, Eastern ranks high in job placement, alumni satisfaction and employer satisfaction.

We know you have goals, and we'd like to help you accomplish them. Let our staff help you as you continue your educational pursuit.

Don't let your dreams slip away! Now is the time to take that next step! Apply Now!

Eastern Illinois University:  

Triton Campus:
708.456-0300, ext. 3673

Bachelor's Degree Programs:
 •  Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Jackie Janesku (Academic Advisor) • • 217.549.3347
Help Desk• 217.581.4357
BGS Degree Program • 217.581.5618