Esports Academic Programs

Esports Industry Professions Minor

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in the College of Education is pleased to offer a minor in Esports Industry Professions. Designed for students of all majors, this minor prepares you for a job in the esports industry.

Registration for esports courses is now open. Download the 2-page degree sheet or take a look at the requirements and course descriptions in the NIU Course Catalog for more detail. Contact Joe Curran at with questions or to declare the minor.

Check out the CheckpointXP on Campus podcast, where Norris and Jacob discuss the NIU Esports Academic Minor and the follow up podcast where NIU's Dr. Steve Howell is interviewed about what to expect with an esports class.