Academic Life

Majors & Minors

NIU offers 63 undergraduate majors. Find one that's right for you.

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Students in the honors program take their education a step further by designing individualized programs of study, learning from NIU's top teaching faculty, and exploring their interests in-depth.

Learn more about the University Honors Program >

Hands-On Learning

NIU students have the opportunity to develop their research skills through the university's unique undergraduate research programs.

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Outstanding Faculty

Highly acclaimed faculty teach, mentor, and do research with undergraduate students like you!

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Off-Campus Programs

NIU offers courses near you, in the evenings, on weekends and online.

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Academic Programs

Many of NIU's academic programs are nationally accredited for meeting the highest standards of academic quality and rigor, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs.

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