Our classrooms prepare you for a profession and connect you to your community – and the world beyond. With dedicated faculty, engaging courses and a campus alive with learning opportunities, we engage and partner with your passion for knowledge to create something powerful. Discover new ways to impact the world with your curiosity. Explore our six colleges and one school below, and visit the Office of Academic Affairs to read more about NKU’s commitment to academic innovation.




Online micro-credentials can demonstrate your mastery of relevant workplace skills, abilities and competencies, which is professionally invaluable not only to you, but also to your employer.


our colleges


Undergraduate Catalog

The university's catalog is a list of all of the classes, programs and policies  required of degree-seeking students.

Graduate Catalog

Pursue your education further. The Graduate Catalog is the official listing of the policies governing graduate education at Northern Kentucky University.

Majors by College




Graduate Programs BY COLLEGE






Honors Program

The mission of the NKU Honors Program is to deliver innovative, interdisciplinary seminars to curious, motivated, high-achieving students from all colleges in the University.

The vision of the NKU Honors Program is to prepare students to be engaged citizens in a changing global society by delivering courses that emphasize cross-disciplinary reasoning, the exchange of ideas, trans-disciplinary application, and project creation and management. [Learn More]





Our mission is to send students not on trips, but on academically rigorous, culturally immersive programs that offer the opportunity for personal growth, academic achievement, and a competitive edge in our increasingly global society.


We aim to help students find not only affordable programs, but scholarship opportunities to help fund their study. With programs in places from South Africa to Northern Europe and from Central America to the Far East, students at NKU can literally go anywhere from here.

So, where in the world is your classroom?




Looking to earn college credit while in high school?

The School-Based Scholars program offers eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college classes for dual-credit at a reduced rate compared to NKU’s tuition.

Classes are offered at select high schools, NKU’s Campus, Online, and/or NKU’s Grant County Center.
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Resources + Support

For every other academic resource needed, from catalogs and tutors to writing labs and disability services, look here. You can also find tips on:

Northern Kentucky University's Learning PLUS offers academic tutoring, a writing and math center and help in supplemental instruction.