Northeastern Illinois University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Northeastern Illinois University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Northeastern Illinois University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Northeastern Illinois University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
Northeastern Illinois University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Northeastern Illinois University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Northeastern Illinois University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Northeastern Illinois University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Northeastern Illinois University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Northeastern Illinois University.
Student Designed Majors
Northeastern Illinois University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Northeastern Illinois University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Northeastern Illinois University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Northeastern Illinois University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Northeastern Illinois University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Northeastern Illinois University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Northeastern Illinois University.
❌ Northeastern Illinois University studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Ronald Williams Library and there are 3 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Northeastern Illinois University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Northeastern Illinois University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Northeastern Illinois University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Northeastern Illinois University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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