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Undergraduate Programs


Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate program leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in geology and environmental geosciences, and gives students the choice of specializing in one of three emphases: Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Earth Science Education. Requirements for all emphases include an introductory geoscience class and 16 hours of 300-level, core courses. Additional program and emphasis requirements can be found in the NIU Undergraduate Catalog.

Understanding each program emphasis

How to Choose an emphasis (PDF file)

Career Opportunities in Geoscience (tri-fold PDF file)

Suggested undergrad course sequences

Catalog Program Descriptions