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Academics

You’re looking for your next step. We’re ready to help you figure it out. With our wide range of academic programs and the ability to customize your studies, we have the resources you need and the flexibility you want.

Learn about our programs


Undergraduate

We have more than 100 undergraduate programs. Come find your perfect fit.


Graduate

Advance your skills and your career with our more than 80 graduate programs.


Law

Choose NIU Law for a high-quality, affordable legal education close to Chicago.


Online

Your education, your schedule: study at your own pace with NIU Online.

Choices, Choices, Choices

Our 42 schools and departments within seven colleges provide you with amazing learning opportunities. Whether you know what direction you are headed or you need some time to decide, you are on the right path at NIU.


Colleges and Departments    Find an Academic Advisor

Enhance Your Experience


Honors

Enrich your learning with specialized courses, mentoring opportunities and more.


Engaged Learning

Build your skills in and out of the classroom with research and service-learning projects.


Go Global

Transform your education – and your worldview – with a study abroad program.


Custom Courses

Follow your own path: customize your general education courses with NIU PLUS.

A Smooth Start

Whether you’re new to college or continuing your studies, we offer resources and support to help you ease into life at NIU. 


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