Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Studies Track Online

Develop career-relevant expertise through this innovative online bachelor’s program that allows you customize your degree by choosing three unique areas of academic focus.

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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online integrative studies B.A. program

Advance your professional acumen in essential areas like communication and critical thinking with the online Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Studies Track. This uniquely flexible program empowers you to tailor your degree to three distinct areas of academic focus. Explore 100% online coursework in subjects ranging from literature to the social sciences as you progress quickly toward earning your degree.

Discover Professional Pathways for Your Interdisciplinary Studies Degree

Combine three professional pathways to increase your depth of knowledge and prepare for rewarding careers that align with your varied interests. The online integrative studies B.A. program features a capstone project that integrates all three pathways into a coherent, career-focused learning experience. Follow the link below to explore our pathway options.

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Tuition $275 per credit hour*
Transfer Credits Up to 90
Credit Hours 120
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Tuition

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The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Studies Track 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. For additional information, visit the Financial Aid section on our FAQ page.

Tuition Breakdown:

$275 Per Credit Hour*

Calendar

View the upcoming dates and deadlines for our online degree

The B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Studies Track is delivered in a convenient 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.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24

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Admissions

Find out what it takes to be admitted to the online integrative studies B.A.

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

Admission Requirements:

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

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Studies Track Online Admission Requirements

Applicants for the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Studies Track 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 alum 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

Students with a minimum 2.0 GPA 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 alum 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
  • 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 alum 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]

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Nathan Sanders - NKU Testimonial
“The biggest selling points were, I could graduate in a reasonable amount of time, and NKU is extremely affordable. With interdisciplinary 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 Interdisciplinary Studies online student

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Courses

Discover the curriculum for the B.A.I.S. – Integrative Studies program

For the B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies – Integrative Studies Track 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.

Students must take complete credit hours of required core courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks 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 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 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)

These 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
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)
    • 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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