The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic backbone of the university. Regardless of the area of study, students who major in the liberal arts leave college with strong communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills. A degree in the liberal arts trains you to communicate well and cultivates your ability to approach and solve problems from a variety of perspectives. These are skills that employers value.
We believe in the power of connections. While at NIU, you will be guided by world-class faculty members who are actively involved with their students’ academic experience. Through connections with faculty, staff, fellow students and alumni, numerous opportunities for involvement in student organizations, research projects, community service, internships and international experiences will come into focus.
You have plans for the future. We’ll help you get there.