Northern Illinois University requires a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Around 48% of students who started college at Northern Illinois University finish the requirements for graduation within six years. Northern Illinois University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
Northern 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 lanuage requirement , but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
When choosing a major, Northern Illinois University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Northern Illinois University below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Northern Illinois University does not require a senior project for all students.
Northern Illinois University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability 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.
Northern Illinois University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
Northern 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.
Northern Illinois University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.
Northern Illinois University does not require an internship for all students Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
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