Introducing Six New Degree Programs

At NIU, our focus is always on your future. When you match your interests to one of our majors, you’re putting yourself on the path to a great job and your best life after graduation.

Our newest academic programs span the latest offerings in science and math, engineering and technology, and sports and health. Consider pursuing one of these hot new degrees.

  • 1

    College of Education

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    Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

    Studying Sport Management will prepare you to work behind the scenes in a variety of settings — from professional franchises to college athletics, parks and recreation, and other sports- and events-related roles.

    One of only a few undergraduate-level programs in Illinois, the degree complements our one-of-a-kind minor in Sport Sales, and connects you to a Chicago-area network of sports organizations.

  • 2

    College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

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    Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering

    There’s an increasing demand for biomedical engineers, but programs in this evolving field are rare in our region. Your career could see you creating everything from medical equipment to health care software.

    You’ll learn how to combine engineering principles with biology and chemistry to help patients with new technologies — and maybe even save lives.

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    College of Engineering and Engineering Technology


    Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering

    Do you dream of being the architect behind the world’s next generation of smart machines? We blend the principles of electrical, computer, mechanical and control engineering to give mechatronics majors a range of techy job prospects.

    You could be a product developer or professional researcher in countless fields, including robotics, manufacturing, aerospace and defense.

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    College of Health and Human Sciences


    Minor in Addiction Studies

    If you major in Rehabilitation and Disability Services or Health Sciences, consider adding this new minor. Designed to meet the growing need for professionals who serve those battling substance abuse and other addictions, the program will help you get started on meeting the requirements for a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential.

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    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


    Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

    What does an actuary do? These business professionals analyze the financial consequences of risk — from setting insurance rates to leading corporate planning, and even predicting the impacts of natural disasters.

    Think math-meets-communications — and numerous employment opportunities in the corporate world right out of college. Our Actuarial Science program will even help prepare you to take the exams needed for certification and advancement in your career.

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    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


    Bachelor of Science in Statistics

    Bet you didn’t know that statistician is ranked as the No. 1 job in business by U.S. News & World Report. These expert number-crunchers are needed wherever there is data to be analyzed and interpreted.

    You could have your pick of occupations in the realms of genetics, information technology, insurance, marketing and more.


What Will You Be? Bring your future into focus and explore all the academic programs at NIU.

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