Participating Universities

Northern Illinois University


Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with an abiding focus on our students’ success. From STEM fields to the arts and quite a bit in between, you can choose from over 100 courses of study.

At NIU, you can build an educational experience that is all your own, based on who you are today and who you want to become tomorrow. We offer you resources that only a large university can – but like a small college, you’ll receive personal attention and guidance to help you along the way.

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, we have graduate and undergraduate programs for you in Rockford, Naperville, Hoffman Estates, Lake County, and online.  We’re dedicated to helping you achieve success because your future is our focus.

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 Through University Center


Online Programs & Courses

In addition to the programs we offer through the University Center, we offer the following online programs & courses:

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science:  (Emphasis in Politics)
Bachelor of General Studies
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs
Bachelor of Science in Technology: Applied Manufacturing Technology
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Technology, with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology

Graduate Programs

Master of Public Administration:  Local Government Management
Master of Public Health
Master of Science in Art Education
Master of Science in Data Analytics
Master of Science in Digital Marketing
Master of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering:  Engineering Management
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Certificates:
Geographic Information Systems

Certificates of Graduate Study:
Data Science for Business
Eating Disorders & Obesity
Geographic Information Analysis
Public Health
Public Health Management
Trauma-Informed Counseling
Nursing Education



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