Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16


Location: The Bank of Kentucky Center 133

Telephone: 859-572-5193

Fax: 859-572-6089

Email Address:

Web Address:

Director: Ken Bothof

Other Key Personnel:

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business and Finance: Dan McIver

Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations: Kurt Moeller

Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator: Leslie Fields

Associate Athletic Director for Operations and Event Management: Chris Hafling

Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and Risk Management: Molly Hutson

Sports Information / Media Relations Director: Bryan McEldowney

Head Men's Baseball Coach: Todd Asalon

Head Men's Basketball Coach: John Brannen

Head Women's Basketball Coach: Dawn Plitzuweit

Head Men's & Women's Cross Country and Track and Field Coach: Steve Kruse

Head Men's & Women's Golf Coach: Daryl Landrum

Head Men's Soccer Coach: John Basalyga

Head Women's Soccer Coach: Bob Sheehan

Head Women's Softball Coach: Kathy Stewart

Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach: Brian Nester

Head Women's Volleyball Coach: Liz Hart

The intercollegiate athletics program provides a natural extension of secondary school programs, offering skilled student-athletes the opportunity to continue their educational and athletics experiences beyond high school. Membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I and the Atlantic Sun Conference and adherence to the governing philosophies and regulations of these bodies provide a framework for implementing the mission of the department. The strategic initiative is to position intercollegiate athletics to compete at the highest level of NCAA Division I and in the Atlantic Sun Conference and to successfully complete the four-year reclassification period.

NKU sponsors intercollegiate competition in 17 varsity sports, eight for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track & field, soccer, and tennis) and nine for women (basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball). In addition, the department has a student-athletic training program, co-ed cheerleading team, dance team and a pep band. It also offers numerous student employment opportunities.

Athletics facilities include the NKU Soccer Complex, the Bill Aker Baseball Complex at Friendship Field, the Joyce E. Yeager Tennis Complex, the Frank Ignatius Grein Softball Field, Regents Hall, and The Bank of Kentucky Center. The BB&T Arena includes a 9,400-seat arena, the Thomas J. Kearns Student-Athlete Academic Center, film viewing/study rooms, and a strength and conditioning area for NKU’s 300 student-athletes.

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

Employment and Earnings of Kentucky College Graduates

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration


Emeritus Faculty


Kentucky Residency