Skip navigation

At the Heart of a Great University

With 18 departments and spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest of NIU's six undergraduate colleges. By the nature of our mission, we touch virtually every new student to the university, regardless of their major, through the wide array of general education courses housed within our departments. We provide the solid liberal arts foundation that students can build upon. Your future career success begins here!


Karen Samonds

NIU biology professor Karen Samonds has spent more than two decades piecing together a mystery.

Samonds’ field research aims to shed light on the origin and evolutionary history of Madagascar’s modern fauna – and to close a gap in the fossil record.

Fred MarkowitzProfessor Fred Markowitz was featured in WalletHub’s recent article about 2016's best and worst cities for Illinois families.  


Contact Us

General Information
(Not Advising)

Phone 815-753-7953
Zulauf Hall 312

Add/Drop Class, Enroll, Transfer, Withdraw, etc.

Phone 815-753-0114
Zulauf Hall 201

Facebook  YouTube

Bilingual Icon