General Education

As you work toward your bachelor’s degree at NIU, you’ll complete general education requirements in addition to your major requirements. General education courses will give you a solid foundation for your future studies and career.

You’ll complete 33 credit hours of general education courses in Foundational Studies and Knowledge Domains. You can “double count” up to six credit hours approved for both your major and general education.

If you are a current NIU student with questions about general education requirements, please contact your academic advisor. For prospective students with questions about NIU’s general education program, please email or call 815-753-0446.

NIU faculty and staff members can find information about general education assessment and adding or removing courses from Knowledge Domains in Forms and Resources.

Contact Us

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Ian Gawron
Catalog Editor/Curriculum Coordinator
Williston Hall 300
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