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Environmental Studies

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The Environmental Studies degree at NIU prepares our students to meet environmental challenges on a local, regional, and/or global level. As a student in our program, you will analyze solutions to energy demands; assess the impact of environmental, climatic, and energy challenges facing society; and learn how to promote sustainability and the new policies surrounding it.

Students interested in studying the environment may choose from four options:

The environmental studies program offers six areas of emphasis: biodiversity and environmental restoration, energy studies, environmental policy, human experience, non-governmental organizations, and water. You can customize your course of study to reflect your specific interests.

Contact Us

Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy/ENVS
325 Montgomery Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
ENVS@niu.edu
815-753-6563