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Academics

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Learning is action at NIU.

No matter what you study, one thing doesn't change; our focus on your goals remains our top priority.

Undergraduate Programs

We provide an engaged learning environment that will prepare you for success in a diverse and global society. Earning an NIU degree will help you learn to collaborate, think critically and communicate effectively.


Graduate Programs

You can advance your education and your career with a post-secondary degree from NIU. Our Graduate School offers more than 110 areas of study for master's, doctoral and other advanced degrees. The Carnegie Foundation categorizes NIU among “doctoral universities: higher research activity.” Important factors that contribute to the classification are research and development expenditures and the number of doctoral-level degrees granted by our institution.

Online Programs

A quality degree delivered wherever you are. An NIU Online degree offers you the flexibility to live your life while advancing your education. You're even eligible for financial aid and can take advantage of student support programs just like on-campus students.


Law Program

As the only public law school in the greater Chicago area, the NIU College of Law was founded on a core belief that a high quality, challenging legal education should not be cost prohibitive.



Colleges and Departments

NIU is home to seven degree-granting colleges and 39 academic departments.


Find an advisor

College and departmental advisors are here to assist you. The Academic Advising Center advises all students who are undecided or have no college affiliation.