Mar 04, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrative Studies, A.A.


Location: Founders Hall 365E (Program Director), UC 210 (Advising)
Telephone: 859-572-1450 (Program Director), 859-572-5494 (Advising)
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 and Jasmine Hardy

Thinking about the program: The Associate of Arts in Integrative Studies (AAIS) is designed for students who need a college credential that will serve for career advancement, or who want to prepare for continuing toward a Baccalaureate degree. The program promotes intellectual breadth and depth and emphsizes integrative thinking.

Special graduation requirements:

  • At least six hours must be taken from NKU after declaring the program.
  • No course can be used twice in the AAIS program (except IST 185, which fulfills both the Core and General Education requirement).
  • This degree cannot be counted as a major, minor, or focus in an NKU Baccalaureate program.
  • A minimum of 60 hours excluding developmental courses.

Two-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Two-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Two-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures page.

Integrative Studies Core (6 credits)


Students must complete the following two courses. A grade of C- or higher is required for a Core course to count toward the program.

Depth (6 credits)


Students must choose at least 6 hours at the 300-level or above. Courses can be selected from the same or different disciplines.

General Education (31 credits)


Students must complete 31+ hours of general education to comply with the KY transfer policy. This includes IST 185 , which satisfies the Individual and Society category, and courses from the following groups:

  • Communication Written I – 3 hours
  • Communication Written II – 3 hours
  • Oral – 3 hours
  • Quantitative Reasoning – 3 hours
  • Natural Science – 4 hours (include lab)
  • Cultural Pluralism – 3 hours
  • Cultural and Creativity – 6 hours
  • Global Viewpoints – 3 hours

Refer to the “General Education” section of the catalog to determine which courses satisfy these areas.

Breadth (20 credits)


Students must fulfill the remaining program requirements with any 20 or more hours of additional electives.