Undergraduate Programs

Transfer Student Resources

To ensure timely completion of your degree requirements, we strongly encourage transfer students to complete as many allied science requirements as possible before enrolling at NIU. Those requirements may include Chemistry, Math, Physics or Biology, and are listed in detail under “Requirements Outside Department” in the detailed program description that appears in the NIU undergraduate catalog. Note that the specific requirements will depend on which of our three departmental emphases you choose to study.

Although students can easily switch between emphases at an early stage in their academic career, this will be more difficult as you progress through the program. Students are consequently encouraged to communicate with an undergraduate academic adviser as early as possible.

To be certain that the courses you’re taking at your Community College will easily transfer to NIU, please consult the NIU Community College Articulation Tables.

Transfer Student Information

Transfer Student Guide

Understanding each program emphasis

How to Choose an emphasis (PDF file)

Career Opportunities in Geoscience (tri-fold PDF file)