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Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies Online

Complete Coursework: Varies Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $437 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 online courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

Undergraduate admission is required for all NKU bachelor's programs. To apply, create an account (using an email and password) and follow the on-screen instructions. Any and all transcripts from colleges attended will need to be sent directly to the university. Please reach out to one of our enrollment specialists for assistance with any step in the admission process.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies online degree program can vary depending on transfer credits. Tuition is $437 per credit hour, not including 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 the tuition for this program, 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 this program, 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.

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 regionally accredited college or university.

Students who have a GPA of at least a 2.00 from a regionally accredited institution and who have 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 on your end.
  • Official transcripts from each college attended.

Students with a GPA of at least 2.00 and fewer than 24 transferable credit hours are 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 on your end.
  • Official transcripts from each college attended.
  • Final and official high school transcript or GED scores.
  • ACT or SAT or COMPASS/Accuplacer test scores.

Freshman Applicants

A freshman applicant is a prospective student who has not attempted coursework at a regionally 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 on your end.
  • Official high school transcripts or GED scores.
  • COMPASS/Accuplacer scores (our placement office can help you schedule these tests)

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.
  • Required ACT scores for undergraduate admission: 18 (English, math, reading), or 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).

Some courses may require additional placement testing depending on transfer credit or ACT scores.

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

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

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

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour* Per Course*
Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies $437 $1,311

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

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
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 14, 2019 January 9, 2019 March 1, 2019
Spring 2 March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 May 3, 2019
Summer 1 May 13, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 8, 2019 May 8, 2019 June 28, 2019
Summer 2 July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 August 16, 2019
Fall 1 August 19, 2019 August 5, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 14, 2019 August 20, 2019 October 4, 2019
Fall 2 October 16, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 11, 2019 October 17, 2019 December 6, 2019
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