Admission to the major is limited to students holding an A.A.S. degree in a discipline directly related to one of the program emphases. All majors must meet NIU’s requirements for general education (29-41 hours), complete a minimum of 40 hours of course work at the 300-400 level, and earn a minimum of 30 hours at NIU. Up to 30 hours of proficiency credit can be applied toward the 120-credit-hour university graduation requirements with the approval of the department adviser and chair. The completion of a culminating experience (e.g., senior seminar, capstone course or project, or internship, etc.) is required for all majors.