Undergraduate Programs

The Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy fosters interdisciplinary research, education, and community engagement to promote understanding of the environment and the development of creative and effective solutions to environmental and sustainability issues. 


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Number of Undergraduate Majors: Over 100 and growing!

Undergraduate Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Degree Emphases: Biodiversity and Environmental Restoration, Energy Studies, Environmental Policy, Human Experience, Non-Governmental Organizations, Water

Special Academic Opportunities: Internships, Research

Going Green on Campus!: Zipcars, Borrow a Bike Program, Sustainable & Renewable Energy, Outdoor Adventures



The Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy integrates perspectives and methods from the 
natural sciencessocial scienceshumanitiestechnology, and engineering.


Contact Dr. Melissa Lenczewski at 815-753-6563 or lenczewski@niu.edu for more information.