Northern Illinois University Majors and Programs

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Current Majors and Programs

Computer Science (BS)

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  • This program provides you instruction in various languages (e.g., C++, Java, IBM Assembler, PHP, JavaScript, C#, and Perl), software engineering, security, databases, development environments such as .NET and operating systems.
  • This degree will prepare you for software development careers in virtually any industry.
  • Job prospects increase if you have experience with a variety of programming languages or have gained experience through internships.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of Associate in Science or Arts
  • CSC 121 and 122
  • MTH 134, 220 OR MTH 200, 201, 220
Marketing (BS)

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  • This is a nationally ranked business program, built with a contemporary and innovative marketing curriculum.
  • This flexible program includes both face-to-face and online courses.
  • Personalized one-on-one advising with an NIU marketing advisor takes place at Harper's campus.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of Associate in Arts or Science 
  • ENG 102
  • ACC 101, 102, 213
  • MTH 134, 225
  • CIS 101
  • PSY 101
  • ECO 211, 212
Psychology (BA or BS)

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  • This flexible program includes both face-to-face and online courses.
  • This program provides a strong knowledge base in psychological theory and research that can lead to exciting careers in industrial, organizational, clinical, school, developmental, social or cognitive psychology, as well as behavioral neuroscience.
  • Consider combining this degree with a marketing minor to expand your career options.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of Associate in Arts or Science
  • PSY 101
  • MTH 165
  • Foreign Language (up to 4th level required for graduation - for BA only)


NIU Contact

Brenda Powell
Regional Admissions Counselor
Northern Illinois University


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Last Updated: 1/4/23