The Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, fondly known as the SIU Carbondale, is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois that was founded in 1869. It is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar and it offers over 200 bachelors and graduate degree programs. The SIUC counts with ten colleges including College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Applied Sciences & Arts, College of Business, College of Education & Human Services, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, College of Science, School of Law, School of Medicine. The most popular majors at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale include Education, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields and Social Sciences. The University is categorized as a High Research Activity University in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.