At the Heart of a Great University

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!

Welcome from Acting Dean Judy Ledgerwood

Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences! With 18 departments, five interdisciplinary academic centers and three research centers, we are the largest and most diverse of NIU’s colleges. We are unique in the fact that we touch almost every student in the University though general education courses, majors, minors or certificates. We provide students with degrees as well as a solid foundation in the liberal arts. >more


NIU Professor Reed Scherer co-authored a paper in the journal Nature, with nine other scientists, about the history of the West Antarctic ice sheet and the affect it has on sea-level rise.


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Zulauf Hall 312

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