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Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies Online

Complete Coursework: Varies Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $441 per credit hour

Overview


Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies Online

Emphasizing both breadth and depth, the Integrative Studies program is designed for those students whose academic and professional interests span a range of disciplinary topics, perspectives, and skills. In this flexible online bachelor’s degree program, you will integrate three distinct areas of study to meet your academic and career needs.

The Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies is ideal for students who want to move beyond narrow traditional programs. It is perfect for students who have earned credits from previous study that can be transferred to NKU. Courses can be combined to form three integrated areas of interest to individualize the degree to what you want and what you need.

Enjoy the freedom to prepare for a variety of career options and various graduate programs. Design the program that best suits you. For example, consider combining...

  • Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice online courses if you are interested in a career in social work, counseling, psychology, or public service.
  • Organizational Leadership, Marketing, and Psychology online courses for careers in advertising, marketing, public relations, or communications
  • previous credits in information technology with online courses from an English focus and the BS in Library Informatics for careers in technical writing, learning resources manager, operations management, metadata analyst, or library software manager.

There are many possibilities to create a personalized degree plan available in the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies and you should consult with your academic advisor to formulate a plan that makes best use of your previous studies and meets your career goal interests.

Courses

In order to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies online, students must complete nine credit hours of required core courses, three areas of study from available focus areas or minors covering a minimum of 36 credit hours, up to 38 credit hours of free electives, and 37 general education credit hours to reach the 120 hours required for a degree.

To see the full list of our B.A. in Integrative Studies online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies online degree program must submit the following: minimum 2.0 GPA; score of 18 on ACT or SAT (prior to March 2016), 430 subscores (math and writing), 450 score (critical reading) or 23.5 (math) and 25 (reading, writing, and language). If student has two or more deficiencies, they are encouraged to retake an ACT or SAT so an additional review of file may be completed.

To learn more about B.A. in Integrative Studies online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies online degree program can vary depending on transfer credits. Tuition is $441 per hour and includes all required fees. The application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course.

To learn more about B.A. in Integrative Studies online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies online degree program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the B.A. in Integrative Studies online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies online, students must complete nine credit hours of required core courses, three areas of study from available focus areas or minors covering a minimum of 36 credit hours, up to 38 credit hours or fewer of free electives to reach a minimum of 120 hours. Some of these courses may have to be at the 300-level or above to reach the required 45 hours of upper division coursework required for graduation.Students should consult with their academic advisor to design their individual degree plan and to answer any questions about required and elective courses.

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Students must take complete credit hours of required core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An orientation to interdisciplinary thinking, this course is designed to encourage students to become self-aware holistic consumers of knowledge and to see the interdependent aspects of all academic disciplines. Students will be guided through an exploration of what the academe has to offer and encouraged to consider how those opportunities match with their personalities, interests, and ambitions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course we develop skills for research and literacy across disciplinary fields and apply strategies for creating an informed research proposal.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The capstone course for undergraduate majors in Integrative Studies. A final project and portfolio serve as the culmination of the Integrative Studies program.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in three areas of study from focus areas or minors. These courses may be fulfilled through previously completed transfer credits and/or by combining areas of study from available online courses offered at NKU. Students will design their individualized degree plan in consultation with an advisor. Available online areas of focus or minors include:

Minors:

  • Business (28 credits)
  • Criminal Justice (21 credits)
  • Health Science (18 credits)
  • History (21 credits)
  • Library Informatics (21 credits)
  • Management (21 credits)
  • Marketing (18 credits)
  • Organizational Leadership (18 credits)
  • Psychological Sciences (24 credits)
  • Sociology (18 credits)
  • Women and Gender Studies (18 credits)

Areas of Focus (12 credit hours 300-level or above in the same program) are available in the online, 7 week format in the following areas:

  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Library Informatics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Women and Gender Studies

Students take 38 credit hours or fewer of free electives to reach 120 total credit hours for graduation.

Students must take 37 credit hours of general education courses, selected from the following categories. Note, some general education courses may be part of the major/minor/focus requirements. If so, those courses may be used to count for both general education and the major/minor/focus.

  • General Education Courses:
    • Communication; Written (3)
    • Communication; Written II (3)
    • Communication; Oral (3)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Mathematics and Statistics (3)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Natural Sciences with lab (4)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Natural Sciences without lab (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Cultural Pluralism (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Individual and Society (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Individual and Society (3)
  • Culture and Creativity (3)
  • Culture and Creativity (3)
  • Global Viewpoints (3)
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Admissions


It's time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies online program, along with information on required documentation.

Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies Online Requirements

Applicants for the B.A. in Integrative Studies online program are evaluated on a holistic basis.

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Adult learners who are 21 years and older may submit ACCUPLACER or COMPASS scores to be considered for admissions.
  • Required ACT scores for undergraduate admission: 18 (English, math, reading). Required SAT scores for undergraduate admission: (prior to March 2016) 430 (math and writing subscores), 450 (critical reading), or (March 2016 forward) 23.5 (math), and 25 (reading, writing, and language).

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Admissions
Lucas Administrative Center
400 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


Tuition for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies online is $441 per credit hour. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition is subject to change at any time.

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Calendar


For the B.A. in Integrative Studies Online

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Spring 2 March 12, 2018 February 26, 2018 March 5, 2018 March 7, 2018 March 11, 2018 April 27, 2018
Summer 1 May 7, 2018 April 23, 2018 April 30, 2018 May 2, 2018 May 7, 2018 June 22, 2018
Summer 2 June 25, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 25, 2018 August 10, 2018
Fall 1 August 20, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 13, 2018 August 15, 2018 August 20, 2018 October 5, 2018
Fall 2 October 17, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 17, 2018 December 7, 2018
Spring 1 January 14, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 7, 2019 January 9, 2019 January 15, 2019 March 1, 2019
Spring 2 March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 19, 2019 May 3, 2019
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