AcademicsPLUS Pathways

Customize your general education with a pathway. You'll get a head start in your area of interest, and the transcript notation you earn will display your specialized study to employers and graduate schools.

Creativity, Innovation and Change

With courses in art, sociology, engineering and more, this pathway is designed for deep thinkers who want to re-envision the world's systems and their place in them.

Global Connections

Technology has made it easier than ever to connect with people across the world. This pathway will prepare you to succeed in a global economy and community.

Health and Wellness

If you're pursuing a health-related major, this pathway is perfect for you. It will benefit anyone who cares about their personal well-being and health in society.

Learning

We're surrounded by information every day. If you're into education or psychology, you'll enjoy exploring information-processing styles and problem-solving approaches.

Origins and Influences

Fascinated by history or science? This pathway will give you insight into today's society by examining the development of human cultures and the Earth's evolution.

Social Justice and Diversity

If you want to make a difference in the world, choose this pathway to increase your understanding of other people's perspectives and learn how to effect social change.

Sustainability

Ideal for environmental studies-related majors, this pathway will interest anyone who cares about creating a viable future for our society and our planet.

Pathway courses can help you strengthen your major or explore different fields of study. They can be used to fulfill some of your Knowledge Domain requirements. You'll need to complete additional general education requirements in Foundational Studies and the Knowledge Domains.

Contact Us

Associate Professor Ed Klonoski
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Curriculum
815-753-7037
eklonoski@niu.edu
Donna Smith
Catalog Editor, Curriculum Coordinator
Williston 321
815-753-0126
dsmith@niu.edu