Interdisciplinary programs cross departmental boundaries and expose students to the perspectives of different disciplines. NKU offers four interdisciplinary majors: environmental science, integrative studies, international studies, and neuroscience. NKU offers 21 interdisciplinary minors: ancient civilizations, Asian studies, black studies, Celtic studies, Chinese studies, cinema studies, environmental studies, European studies, evolutionary studies, honors, international studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, medieval and Renaissance studies, Middle Eastern and North African studies, Native American studies, neuroscience, popular culture studies, religious studies, social justice studies, Sub-Saharan African studies, and women’s and gender studies. The university offers one interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate in geographic information systems.
NKU offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs that provide students and faculty with the opportunity to explore and develop subject areas and methods of inquiry otherwise not available within traditional disciplines of the university. Because these tend to be innovative programs, they may undergo curricular change more often than traditional programs. As a result, students are strongly encouraged to work with the program director or an advisor to remain current on program requirements, options, and opportunities.