Come learn with us! The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors and minors and master’s degrees in over 60 fields of intellectual inquiry, scientific research, creative expression, and social engagement.

Incorporating diverse ideas, the College enriches your learning environment by offering you abundant opportunities for intellectual discovery. Through scientific, social, and cultural awareness, you can develop your own view of the world. You'll get to work with and learn from professors who are outstanding in their fields and passionate about teaching. We support student-faculty research, peer-led team learning, internships, and community-based fieldwork.

Confronting Climate Change, Transforming Cultures: A College of Arts and Sciences Theme Semester, Spring 2020

Climate change has been rapidly altering our environment and, in doing so, has necessarily altered how we must think about nearly every other issue and aspect in our world, including health, racial and gender inequality, politics, economy, immigration, environmental justice, and more. We are pressed to address climate change scientifically and think about it in historical and sociological terms, in terms of the psychology of denial, as well as through art, culture, and language. 

For the Spring 2020 semester, the College of Arts and Sciences has created the Confronting Climate Change, Transforming Cultures curriculum, which brings together several courses from across our programs and disciplines. This suite of courses aims to tackle many of these issues, dimensions, and challenges from a diverse range of perspectives and disciplinary lenses. 

In addition to courses, the College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor a series of university and public events to engage the broader community in much needed discussion and action to positively impact Northeastern, the Albany Park community, and the greater Chicagoland area. 

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Student Spotlight

Double major Ashlei Ross named Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

Northeastern Illinois University has selected Social Work and Inner City Studies major Ashlei Ross as its 2018 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate. Every fall semester, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois honors one graduating senior from each university in the state who demonstrates leadership and service contributions on campus and beyond, academic success, and extracurricular achievements. Read more.