- Museum Studies
Campus Museums, Galleries and Collections
- Blackwell History of Education Museum and Research Collection: This collection of books and artifacts representing the history of American education is affiliated with the College of Education.
- Center for Burma Studies: Exhibits from the Burma Art Collection are displayed regularly in various campus museums.
- Historic Scenic Collection: The School of Theatre and Dance administrates this collection of opera scenic materials.
- Jack Olson Gallery: Complemented by an extensive visiting artists and scholars lecture series, the Olson Gallery and nearby Gallery 214 serve as a cultural center for the visual arts that serves the campus community and the region.
- NIU Art Museum: The dual roles of the NIU Art Museum are to contribute to the university's educational curriculum and to provide opportunities for art education and cultural enrichment throughout the community.
- Pick Museum of Anthropology: Located in Cole Hall with rotating exhibitions.
- Rare Books and Special Collections: Located in Founder's Memorial Library, the Rare Books and Special Collections handles and preserves unique books and materials that are not found on the general shelves due to their rarity, source, or condition.
- Regional History Center: Also located in Founder's Memorial Library, The Center's mission is to acquire, preserve and make available to the public the most significant historical records of the northern Illinois region.