Degrees & Courses


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offers three degrees and one certificate program at regional locations:


Regional courses typically meet on evenings, weekends, or online to serve returning adult students at convenient times and locations. Visiting students from other colleges, non-degree students, and undeclared students, as well as NIU students from any program are welcome in regional Liberal Arts and Sciences courses.


Help non-traditional students earn a degree through our Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) program by teaching a night, weekend, or online course. Our courses are offered at NIU-Rockford, NIU-Hoffman Estates, NIU-Naperville and at community colleges throughout Northern Illinois. If you are interested in expanding your horizons as well as those of our B.G.S. students:

  1. Fill out the Course Proposal and Preference Form and send it to your department chair for approval.
  2. Approved classes will be forwarded to us for scheduling.
  3. When scheduling is complete, we'll notify you and forward a contract for your signature.
  4. Please note that hiring is subject to course enrollment minima.

We look forward to working with you!