Participating Universities

Northern Illinois University


Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of more than 25,000.

The university is composed of seven degree-granting colleges that together offer 54 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate programs, including 10 Ph.D. programs, doctoral degrees in education and the Juris Doctorate.

Off-campus courses, degrees and certificates are taught by NIU faculty with the same curricula as on campus.  If your schedule demands evening, weekend, online, or accelerated schedules, NIU has graduate and undergraduate programs for you in Rockford, Naperville, Hoffman Estates, Lake County, and online.  For information about opportunities in the northern Illinois region, call (815-753-8788)  or email Credit Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Programs Offered at University Center


Online Programs & Courses

In addition to the programs Northern offers through the University Center, they offer the following online programs & courses:

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science:  (Emphasis in Politics)
Bachelor of General Studies:  Health and Human Sciences
Bachelor of General Studies:  Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Applied Management: Instructional Technology, Training & Evaluation
Bachelor of Science for RNs
Bachelor of Science in Technology: Applied Manufacturing Technology
Bachelor of Science in Technology: Aviation Management Technology

Graduate Programs

Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Art Education
Master of Science in Industrial Management
Master of Science in Industrial Management
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Education: School Business Management
Master of Science in Education: Instructional Technology

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificates in:
Geographic Information Systems
Visual & Performing Arts: individual courses
Geographic Information Systems

Certificate in Graduate Study in:
Eating Disorders & Obesity Certificate
Geographic Information Systems
Public Health
Library Information Science
Technology Specialist

Post-Master’s Certificates in:
Family Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Education


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