Northern Illinois University, Dekalb (NIU)

Dekalb, IL

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Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
German Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Operations Management and Supervision

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching


Major Bachelors Masters
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Technology
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Apparel and Textiles
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Health and Physical Education
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Disorders
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Nursing Research and Science
Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Geology/Earth Science

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Educational Psychology
Political Science and Government

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Public Administration


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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NIU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.60
Retention Rate 70%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Research Universities (high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry

Class Sizes at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 44%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 44%
  • 100+ Students: 3%
Fewer than 20 Students 44%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 44%
100+ Students 3%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 76
  • Unknown and Other: 13
  • Asian: 6
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 76
Unknown and Other 13
Asian 6
Latino 3
African American 3

Faculty at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb

Total Faculty 1,236
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 16
Full-Time Professors 3,414
Male Faculty 641
Part-Time Professors 382
Women Faculty 595

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