Academic and Research Resources

If you want to start an environmental career or take a class to learn more about environmental causes, we have many opportunities for you at NIU. You can pursue environmental education and incorporate hands-on learning through majors, minors, certificates and academic pathways.

Still don't see what you are looking for? Talk with your academic advisor about an independent study project tailored to your environmental interests.


Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability

The Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability (NICCS) is an organization that focuses on promoting sustainable practices in local communities. NICCS provides education, training, and technical assistance to individuals and organizations interested in sustainable development. Through its programs, NICCS aims to foster collaboration among community members, local governments and businesses to promote sustainable economic, social and environmental practices. NICCS also conducts research on sustainability issues and works to integrate sustainability principles into decision-making processes at all levels of society.

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