Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Program Offerings

The table that follows shows the undergraduate programs available at NKU. Here’s how to read the table:

  1. The bachelor column shows the majors and the degree (or degrees) associated with each major: BS = Bachelor of Science; BA = Bachelor of Arts; BFA = Bachelor of Fine Arts; BM = Bachelor of Music; BSN = Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and BSW = Bachelor of Social Work.
  2. The certificate column lists "PB" for a postbaccalaureate certificate and "U" for an undergraduate certificate.
  3. The other columns indicate by "AD" if one can earn an associate degree; "M" if one can earn a minor; and "TC" if one can obtain teacher certification in the listed discipline.
  4. In addition, three superscript codes are used:

    * means students with an interest in majoring in one of these fields will be placed in a pre-major status.

    P means the program is available through PACE, a special program for adult learners; these programs are also available through a traditional delivery model.

    O means the program is available online; most of these programs are also available through a traditional delivery model.

Discipline

Associate

Bachelor

Minor

Teaching Certification

Certificate

Accounting

 

BS*

M

 

 

(General) Accounting

 

 

 

 

PB

Ancient Civilizations

 

 

M

 

 

Anthropology

 

BA

 

 

 

Archaeology

 

 

M

 

 

Art

 

BA/BFA

M

TC

 

Art History

 

 

M

 

 

Asian Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Astronomy

 

 

M

 

 

Athletic Training

 

BS

 

 

 

Biological Sciences

 

BA/BS

M

TC

 

Black Studies

 

 

M

 

 

(Pre)-Business Studies

ADp

 

 

 

 

Business Administration

 

BS*P

M

 

 

Business Informatics

 

BS*OP

MO

 

UO

Celtic Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Ceramics and Sculpture Arts

 

 

M

 

 

Chemistry

 

BA/BS

M

TC

 

Chinese Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Cinema Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Civic Engagement

 

 

 

 

U

Communication Studies

 

BAO

MO

 

 

Computer Aided Design/Drafting

 

 

 

 

U

Computer Forensics

 

 

M

 

 

Computer Information Technology

 

BSP

M

 

U

Computer Science

 

BS

M

 

 

Construction Management

 

BSO

M

 

 

Construction Technology

AD

 

 

 

 

Counseling and Human Services

 

 

M

 

 

Creative Writing

 

 

M

 

 

Criminal Justice

 

BAO

MO

 

 

Criminalistics

 

 

M

 

 

Cybersecurity

 

 

 

 

UO

Data Science

 

BS

 

 

 

(Interdisciplinary) Early Childhood Education

 

BA

 

TC

 

Earth/Space Science

 

 

 

TC

 

Economics

 

BS*

M

 

 

(Applied) Economics and Public Policy

 

 

 

 

PB

Electronic Media and Broadcasting

 

BA

M

 

 

Electronics Engineering Technology

 

BS

 

 

 

Electronics Technology

 

 

M

 

 

Elementary Education

 

BA*

 

TC

 

English

 

BA

M

TC

 

Entrepreneurship

 

BS*

M

 

PBo

Environmental Science

 

BS

 

 

 

Environmental Studies

 

 

M

 

 

European Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Evolutionary Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Exercise Science

 

BS

 

 

 

Finance

 

BS*

M

 

PB

French

 

BA

M

TC

 

Geographic Information Systems

 

 

 

 

U

Geography

 

BA

M

 

 

Geology

 

BA/BS

M

 

 

German

 

BA

M

TC

 

Graphic Design

 

BA/BFA

 

 

 

Health Education

 

 

M

TC

 

Health Informatics

 

 

M

 

 

Health Science

 

BSO

 

 

 

History

 

BAO*

MO

 

 

Honors

 

 

M

 

 

Human Resource Management

 

BS*

 

 

 

Human Services and Addiction

 

BSP

M

 

 

Industrial Technology

 

 

M

 

 

Information Security

 

 

M

 

 

Information Systems Development

 

 

 

 

PB

Information Systems Management

 

 

 

 

PB

Integrative Studies

ADP

BAOP

 

 

 

International Studies

 

BA

M

 

 

Japanese Language and Culture

 

 

M

 

 

Journalism

 

BA

M

 

 

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Library Informatics

 

BSO

 

 

 

Management

 

BS*

MO

 

 

Marketing

 

BS*

M

 

 

Marketing Research

 

 

 

 

PB

Mathematics

 

BS

M

TC

 

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology

 

BS

 

 

 

Media Informatics

 

BA

M

 

 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Middle Eastern & North African Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Middle Grades Education

 

BA*

 

TC

 

Military History

 

 

M

 

 

Music

 

BA/BM*

M

TC

 

Native American Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Neuroscience

 

 

M

 

 

Nursing

 

BSN*O

 

 

 

Organizational Leadership

 

BAPO

M

 

UO

Philosophy

 

BA

M

 

 

(Applied) Philosophy

 

 

M

 

 

Physical Education

 

BA*

M

TC

 

Physics

 

BA/BS

M

TC

 

Piano Pedagogy

 

 

 

 

U

Political Science

 

BA

MO

 

 

Popular Culture

 

 

M

 

 

Pre-Law

 

 

M

 

 

Professional Writing

 

 

M

 

 

Psychological Science

 

BA/BS

M

 

 

Public Service

 

 

M

 

 

Public Relations

 

BA

 

 

 

Radiologic Science

 

BS

 

 

 

Religious Studies

 

 

MO

 

 

Respiratory Care

 

BS

 

 

 

Social Justice

 

 

M

 

 

Social Studies

 

 

 

TC

 

Social Work

 

BSW

 

 

 

Sociology

 

BS

M

 

 

Software Development

 

 

 

 

U

Spanish

 

BA

M

TC

 

Special Education

 

BA

 

TC

 

Sports Business

 

BS*

 

 

PB

Sports Medicine

 

 

M

 

 

Stage Management

 

BFA

 

 

 

Statistics

 

BS

 

 

 

(Applied) Statistics

 

 

M

 

 

Sub-Saharan African Studies

 

 

M

 

 

Technological Leadership and Innovation

 

 

 

 

U

(Advanced) Technology

 

 

M

 

 

Theatre

 

BA/BFA

M

 

 

Women’s and Gender Studies

 

 

MO

 

 

Theatre in World Cultures

 

BA

 

 

 

NOTE: Separate applications are required for athletic training, health science, nursing, radiologic technology, and respiratory care. Please contact the appropriate program director for a selective admission application.

Catalog Contents

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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

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index