Jan 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrative Studies, B.A.

Location: Founders Hall 365E
Telephone: 859-572-1450
Fax: 859-572-6185
Email Address: ist@nku.edu
Web Address: http://ist.nku.edu
Program Director: Rudy Garns
Other Key Personnel:

Undergraduate Advisor: Amanda Laskowski

Thinking about the program: The integrative studies program provides an opportunity for students to pursue an individualized education with both depth of knowledge and breadth of understanding and application. With the help of advisors, students design their own course of study from across the curriculum and integrate what they learn in a capstone project to find coherence, meaning and value in a personal area of interest.

The B.A. in Integrative Studies requires students to complete minors or focused areas of coursework in three different academic programs. The requirements for a minor in any discipline are listed in the relevant department’s pages in this catalog. A focus is defined as 12 credit hours at the 300/400/500 level, in any disciplinary or interdisciplinary program. The three areas of study must include at least one from the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition the program requires the introductory experience, IST 185 , and the two capstone experiences, IST 397  and IST 497 . The program is available in both traditional and fully-online formats.

Special graduation requirements:

  • This program does not require a secondary major/minor/focus beyond the three used to complete the degree requirements.
  • No course can count in more than one area of focus or minor.
  • No grade of lower than C- will be accepted for any course in an area of focus or minor.

Selection of Foci/Minors (36+ credits)

Select 3 focus areas or minors from any disciplinary or interdisciplinary program.