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Northern Illinois University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

De Kalb, IL

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
803
Part-Time Faculty
252
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
62%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,679,750
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1500
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Accounting Science, Master of Accountancy

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Dance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Geology
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Psychology--General
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Theater

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Audiology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Geology
  • History
  • Law
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology--General

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