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At the Heart of a Great University

With 18 departments and spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest of NIU's six undergraduate colleges. By the nature of our mission, we touch virtually every new student to the university, regardless of their major, through the wide array of general education courses housed within our departments.

Regardless of the area of study, a liberal arts foundation provides students with strong communication, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, cultural competence, creativity and collaboration skills. These are skills that employers value. Your future career success begins here!

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Northern Illinois University researchers David Hennigsen and Mary Lynn Miller Henningsen, professors in communication, surveyed 234 study participants, whose jobs included team decision-making, about their perceptions of the personal dynamics within groups. The researchers found a significant and positive correlation between bullying and whining.

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