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Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies Online

This innovative online bachelor's program is designed to help you finish your degree by transferring previous credits and allowing you to customize your program according to your passions and professional goals.

10/07/21 Next Application Due Date
10/20/21 Start Classes
Tuition now $350 per credit hour with Path to Success Scholarship*

Program Overview

$452 Per Credit Hour
Varies Program Duration
120 Credit Hours

Pursue your passion with the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies from NKU. This 100% online program adapts to your academic needs and helps you complete your degree faster than traditional programs. You can make the most of your previous credit hours and combine courses in different areas of study to create a program plan that fits your interests and career ambitions.

Discover Professional Pathways for Your Integrative Studies Degree

Maximize the credit hours you already have and align your studies with the future you want. By selecting your preferred areas of study, you will gain relevant skills and knowledge that collectively give you an advantage in a rapidly changing workforce.

Leadership & Management Pathway [+]

Gain the critical and creative-thinking skills you need to effectively manage people, teams, and organizations in various leadership roles.

A sample plan of study could include:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Communication Studies
  • Psychology

Potential careers:

  • Business Analyst
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Operations Management

Liberal Arts Pathway [+]

Enhance your strengths in communication, creative thinking, and collaboration to prepare for a broad range of professional opportunities.

A sample plan of study could include:

  • History
  • English
  • Psychology

Potential careers:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate
  • Writer and Author

Healthcare Administration Pathway [+]

Pursue your passion for helping others and learn the fundamentals of planning, directing, coordinating, and communicating in the growing health services field.

A sample plan of study could include:

  • Health Science
  • Health Communication
  • Organizational Leadership

Potential careers:

  • Community Health Manager
  • Medical Services Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Writing & Communication Pathway [+]

Become a clear, effective, and persuasive communicator with the soft skills employers seek for a successful future in a wide variety of fields.

A sample plan of study could include:

  • English
  • Marketing
  • Communication Studies

Potential careers:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Publishing: Copy Editor, Copywriter

Learn more about professional pathways

SACSCOC

Northern Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NKU.

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Tuition

The B.A. in Integrative Studies online program tuition is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. NKU offers the same rate to in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may be available to eligible students.

Tuition breakdown:

$452 Per Credit Hour
Varies Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour* University Fee Per Credit Hour** Total Per Credit Hour**
Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies $452 $16 $464
With Path to Success Scholarship and Locked-In Tuition* $350 $16 $366

*The Path to Success Scholarship with Tuition Lock is available to first-time NKU online students only and is comprised of a per-credit-hour savings of $102, for a $350 per-credit-hour tuition rate, total cost per credit hour of $366 including fee. The Scholarship cannot be combined with any other offer and is not available for existing students or the RN to BSN online program. Students who step out of the program for more than a year, thus requiring a new application, will no longer receive the $350 tuition lock and will receive, instead, the current price of the program at time of new enrollment.

**Does not include $960 in total program fees that will be divided and assessed by credit hour based on the number of hours taken.

 

Design Your Own Degree

Bring your experience and tailor our program to fit your needs.

Calendar

The B.A. in Integrative Studies is delivered in a flexible online format with 7-week courses that start six times a year. View the full calendar to see other upcoming dates. Find the best start for you, then submit your application, registration, documents, and tuition by the corresponding deadlines.

Now Enrolling:

10/07/21 Apply By
10/20/21 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Last Class Day
Summer 1 05/10/2021 04/28/2021 05/03/2021 05/06/2021 05/10/2021 06/25/2021
Summer 2 06/28/2021 06/16/2021 06/21/2021 06/24/2021 06/28/2021 08/13/2021
Fall 1 08/23/2021 08/11/2021 08/16/2021 08/19/2021 08/23/2021 10/08/2021
Fall 2 10/20/2021 10/07/2021 10/12/2021 10/15/2021 10/20/2021 12/10/2021
Nathan Sanders

“The biggest selling points were, I could graduate in a reasonable amount of time, and NKU is extremely affordable. With integrative studies, I could combine all of the things I was interested in to work in a field that catered to my interests.”

– Nathan Sanders, B.A. in Integrative Studies online student

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Northern Kentucky University?

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your B.A. in Integrative Studies degree online. Please reach out to one of our enrollment specialists for help with any questions you may have. Requirements for admission to this program include:

Official transcripts from each college attended
2.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
Online application fee waived for active/veteran military

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B.A. in Integrative Studies Online Admission Requirements

Applicants for the B.A. in Integrative Studies online program are evaluated on a holistic basis and must meet the following requirements:

Transfer Admission

Transfer applicants are students who have graduated from high school and have previously attempted coursework for credit (other than college credits taken while in high school) at another accredited college or university.

Students with a minimum 2.0 GPA from an accredited institution and 24 or more transferable credit hours must submit the following:

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived. Simply submit the online application without payment of the application fee. The fee will be waived when your credentials are verified. No further action is required..
  • Official transcripts from each college attended and, if applicable, transcripts from accredited Federal Bureau of Prisons or Police Academy program

Students with a minimum 2.0 GPA and fewer than 24 transferable credit hoursare evaluated based on the freshman admission standards and must supply the following:

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived. Simply submit the online application without payment of the application fee. The fee will be waived when your credentials are verified. No further action is required.
  • Official transcripts from each college attended and, if applicable, transcripts from accredited Federal Bureau of Prisons or Police Academy program
  • Final and official high school transcript or GED scores
  • New transfer students who apply to the University with fewer than 24 college credit hours earned and a 2.75 and greater unweighted high school GPA will be offered admissions regardless of ACT/SAT scores. Please note: Nursing and respiratory care programs require ACT/SAT scores.
  • New transfer students with a 2.7499 unweighted high school GPA and less will be required to submit ACT or SAT test scores:
    • Required ACT scores:
      18 (English, math, reading)
    • Required SAT scores:
      Prior to March 2016: 430 (math, writing); 450 (critical reading)
      March 2016 to present: 480 (evidence-based reading and writing); 470 (math)

Freshman Applicants

A freshman applicant is a prospective student who has not attempted coursework at an accredited college or university (other than college credit earned while in high school or during the summer immediately following high school graduation).

Students who are 21 years or older and have never attended college (other than college credits taken while in high school) must supply:

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alumni or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived. Simply submit the online application without payment of the application fee. The fee will be waived when your credentials are verified. No further action is required.
  • Official high school transcripts or GED scores

Students who are under 21 years old and have never attended college (other than college credits taken while in high school) must supply:

  • An online application form
  • A $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcripts or GED scores
  • Freshmen applicants must have at least a 2.0 unweighted high school GPA to be considered for admissions.
    • Freshman applicants with a 2.75 and greater unweighted high school GPA will be offered admissions regardless of ACT/SAT scores. Please note: Nursing and respiratory care programs require ACT/SAT scores.
    • Freshman applicants with a 2.7499 unweighted high school GPA and less will be required to submit ACT or SAT exam scores:
      • Required ACT scores:
        18 (English, math, reading)
      • Required SAT scores:
        Prior to March 2016: 430 (math, writing); 450 (critical reading)March 2016 to present: 480 (evidence-based reading and writing); 470 (math)

NKUWrite (English and reading) and ALEKS (math) scores are encouraged for placement. Some courses may require placement testing depending on transfer credit or ACT scores. Our Testing Services office can help you schedule these tests.

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

Northern Kentucky University
Office of Admissions
Lucas Administrative Center
400 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099

[email protected]

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

Courses

For the B.A. in Integrative Studies online, you must complete 9 credit hours of required core courses; at least 36 credit hours covering areas of study; and 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.

Consult with your academic advisor to devise an individual degree plan and to get answers to questions about required and elective courses.

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Students must complete the following 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. You will design your 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)
  • Management (21 credits)
  • Marketing (18 credits)
  • Organizational leadership (18 credits)
  • Psychology (24 credits)
  • Sociology (18 credits)
  • Women and gender studies (18 credits)

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

  • Criminal justice
  • English
  • Health science
  • History
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational leadership
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women and gender studies

You must take up to 38 credit hours of electives in order to reach the bachelor's degree minimum of 120 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 credits)
    • Communication; Written II (3 credits)
    • Communication; Oral (3 credits)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry
  • Mathematics and Statistics (3 credits)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry
  • Natural Sciences with lab (4 credits)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry
  • Natural Sciences without lab (3 credits)
    • Self and Society
  • Cultural Pluralism (3 credits)
    • Self and Society
  • Individual and Society (3 credits)
    • Self and Society
  • Individual and Society (3 credits)
  • Culture and Creativity (3 credits)
  • Culture and Creativity (3 credits)
  • Global Viewpoints (3 credits)
 

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