Undergraduate Programs


Anthropologists are adventurers. We trek around the world through time and space to understand who we are as humans.

Degree Programs

Biological Sciences

Biology is a diverse and rapidly expanding field of study that addresses issues relevant to health, agriculture, industry, and the environment.

Degree Programs

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Virtually everything we do involves chemistry in some way or another.  From the clothes we wear to the detergent we wash them in, chemistry has improved our health, our lives and even our environment. More>

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In many professions, the need for communication skills has never been more critical. Employers consistently cite communication skills as the major requirement for success in professional careers. 

Communication Studies Degree Programs

Journalism Degree Programs

Computer Science

NIU’s Department of Computer Science has provided students access to the breadth and depth of computer science for over thirty years.

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Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

The Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment utilizes the natural links between geology, geography and atmospheric sciences.

Degree Programs


Economics is an interesting and rewarding field of study of how individuals, businesses and governments allocate scarce resources.

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With an emphasis on communication and the written word, English majors learn to research, analyze and interpret information.

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Environmental Studies

Degree Programs

General Studies

Degree Programs


For students interested in a strong liberal arts education, history represents a fascinating, flexible major that permits study of the broadest possible range of human experience.

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Mathematical Sciences

One of the oldest and most fundamental sciences known to humankind is still a basic tool for understanding the world and solving the planet’s economic, scientific, engineering, physics and business problems.

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Nonprofit and NGO Studies

Degree Programs


A degree in philosophy provides excellent preparation for graduate study in law, medicine, or business, and for a wide variety of careers in education, business, government, industry, information technology, non-profit organizations, and social service.

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Physics research has fundamentally changed our world. Advances in technology, such as transistors, lasers and microwaves, all resulted from physics research. More>

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Political Science

Political science is the systematic study of politics and its connection to human life as a whole. Students who elect this major examine, among other things, the relationships between law and political institutions, economic and political power, and culture and political identity.

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The science of psychology is a rapidly evolving field that influences all aspects of society. More>

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Statistics and Actuarial Science

Degree Programs


Sociology is a fascinating and diverse field of study, examining the dynamics of social life, social change, and the underlying factors that drive and shape human behavior.

Degree Programs

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Learning a foreign language opens worlds that are closed to most people. Being able to converse, write, or read in a foreign language makes you more marketable in this global economy.

Degree Major Programs

Degree Minor Programs

Interdisciplinary Major

Interdisciplinary Minors

Contract Major

Interdisciplinary Certificates

Interdisciplinary Concentration

Pre-Professional Studies

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