If you're attending a community college or another institution, we want to help make it easy for you to finish your degree in environmental studies at NIU. By taking these steps, you can set yourself up for success in our program.
There are certain courses you should take before you transfer, depending on if you want to get a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The B.S. requires you to take more math and science, while the B.A. requires you to take a foreign language.
Both degrees are excellent preparation for beginning a career or graduate program, so it depends on what skills you want to develop:
The emphasis in biodiversity and environmental restoration is available for the B.S. only.
Try to complete as many B.A. or B.S. course requirements as possible at your current institution.
For the B.S. degree, we recommend taking your college's equivalent of the following NIU courses, as appropriate for you:
For the B.A. degree, we recommend taking your chosen foreign language courses and the equivalent of these NIU courses, as appropriate:
To learn what the equivalent courses are at your college, use NIU's Transfer Course Equivalencies and Major Guides or browse through the Illinois community college articulation tables for the environmental studies program.
You can take the core environmental studies courses required for the degree in any orderafter taking either ENVS 200 or ENVS 301. As you pursue your chosen degree emphasis, you'll have the ability to take elective courses from outside the department that both align with your interests and meet degree requirements.