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Bachelor's Degree Programs

Now is the time to start — or finish — your bachelor’s degree in professional fields like education, business and management, health and human services, and social and behavioral sciences. National Louis University has been educating first-time college students and working adults like you for more than 130 years. Our classes meet on your schedule in convenient locations throughout Chicago, in Tampa, Florida, as well as online. At NLU:

Academic learning and practical experience will sharpen your critical thinking skills and prepare you for the real world of employment.

You’ll learn to think big, just like Elizabeth Harrison did. While her ideas about education were ahead of her time when she founded National Louis University in 1886, they have since been embraced through proven research.

What will your great idea be? Choose a field of study and start your NLU journey.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degrees in Business and Management

Bachelor’s Degrees in Communication

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

Bachelor’s Degrees in Education

Health and Human Services Bachelor’s Degrees

Social and Behavioral Sciences Bachelor’s Degrees

Advantages of NLU

Here are the top reasons why NLU is the best place to start or finish your Bachelor of Arts (B.A) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree :

  • Flexibility – NLU specializes in teaching working adults with busy lives and complicated schedules. That’s why we offer our career-focused degree programs in seven locations, with daytime, evening, weekend or online classes.
  • Credit – It is easy to transfer credit from previous college courses, and many programs award credit for professional or life experience in related fields.
  • Class size – With 20 or fewer students per class, you will know your professors and they will know you.
  • Community – NLU is one of the most diverse learning communities in the Midwest, drawing from every ethnicity, religion and neighborhood. You will learn from both your professors and your peers.
  • Service – Whether it’s the service you get as a student or that helping spirit in communities, NLU puts people first.

How to Apply

Start your journey at NLU today. You can Apply Today or complete a Request More Information form to get in touch with an enrollment specialist.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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