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At the Heart of a Great University

With 18 departments and spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest of NIU's six undergraduate colleges. By the nature of our mission, we touch virtually every new student to the university, regardless of their major, through the wide array of general education courses housed within our departments. We provide the solid liberal arts foundation that students can build upon. Your future career success begins here!


NIU junior Julia Boyle earns national recognition

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Julia Boyle is a winner, and that’s not up for debate.

The NIU junior represented Illinois in the 2015 Interstate Oratory Contest and placed fifth in the nation.

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  • Lizy Garcia isn’t waiting for a degree to start working: the sophomore majoring in community leadership and civic engagement has been at it for years. Read more.
  • Documentary features work of NIU biologist Karen Samonds. The fieldwork of an NIU professor will be showcased in a documentary slated to air later this year on the Discovery ChannelRead more
  • NIU student Lizzy Mack has gained some celebrity status in Canada. Read more.
  • Antarctic adventure: For NIU student researchers, upcoming expedition is opportunity of a lifetime. See more.


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