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The College of Arts and Sciences is not only the largest of the six colleges at NKU, but we also offer the most diverse collection of degree programs and the widest array of general education courses. Students will discover something of interest in our classes and leave better prepared to solve problems, create, discover, communicate, and influence their communities and the world around them.
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STEM

STEM Like a Girl

At Northern Kentucky University, there are approximately 200 female students and faculty members working hard to break the STEM ceiling. We spoke with a few about their research and experiences as women in STEM.

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Dr. Scott Nutter

Rocket Man

Astrophysicist Scott Nutter launches cosmic ray research beyond the campus lab and the edge of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Marty Boyer

The Show Must Go On

Alumnus Marty Boyer (‘99) isn’t trying to get his name on a theater marquee, but the work he does for local productions is very much a star turn. Which is how he likes it—he wants to craft the main story from behind the scenes.

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Outside In

Outside In

A new mural inspired by a hidden trail at NKU captures the interconnectedness of nature with everyday life.

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Celebration of Student Research & Creativity

Celebration of Student Research & Creativity

Celebration is all about showcasing the work of our students—through posters and oral presentations or interactive demonstrations, performances, or exhibits.

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Academic Accreditation

Academic Accreditation

A quality assurance process for our programs. Peace of mind for your future.

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Connect with us on Social Media

Connect with us on Social Media

Want to know what's happening right now? Follow us for the latest events and announcements.

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Education Abroad

Education Abroad

Learning should not be confined to the classroom.  Take advantage of off-campus programs that will expand and enhance your college experience.

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SOTA Events

SOTA Events

Stage lights, gallery nights and music that delights...  

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Out of This World

Out of This World

Have an extraterrestrrial experience at the Haile Digital Planetarium.

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Building Bright Futures

Building Bright Futures

We are more than a University. We are a life experience. A community of thinkers and doers who fuel the flame of curiosity.

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Unmatched Facilities

The College of Arts & Sciences boasts facilities unlike any other in the region. Whether you want to take in a play in one of our 5 performance spaces in the School of The Arts, view the stars in the new Schneider Observatory or the Haile Digital Planetarium or immerse yourself in culture in our Anthropology Museum you will find something to ignite your passion for learning.

 

Arts and Science

News & Events

News & Events

  • Fall 2018 Honors List
    Northern Kentucky University and the College of Arts & Sciences would like to recognize and thank all students who have achieved an outstanding grade point average for the Fall 2018 semester.
  • Arts & Sciences introduces Neuroscience Major
    Northern Kentucky University’s transdisciplinary neuroscience major will allow students to study and choose from three different tracks that will give them experiential learning, opportunities for research and possible internships.

From NKU Magazine


  • Lost Henry

    Lost Henry

    Let’s hit “REWIND” for a second. The sound: sustained guitar chords, nasally vocals, an occasional scream ripping through everything.


  • NACU Serves the Underserved

    NACU Serves the Underserved

    Northern Kentucky University's Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) is a program, co-funded by NKU and external partners, that places experienced nurses in communities comprised of underserved populations. Because lack of access to quality health care is common to low-income areas, community members often don't understand how to use the health-care system and either forego important care or visit the ER by default. NACU, in partnership with local clinics, makes health care services and education accessible to these underserved groups.


  • Art in the Age of Social Media

    Art in the Age of Social Media

    Any time one of us responds to a social media post, the action creates a potential dopamine release in the brain of the poster, a short-term feedback loop not dissimilar to the pleasure felt when biting into a piece of cheesecake or completing a brisk run.


  • The Real McCoy

    The Real McCoy

    Actress and musician Annalyse McCoy can say she’s been a lot of things in her time on earth, from rooftop landscaper in New York City to international performer.

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As NKU’s biggest college, financial support allows us to provide a world-class education to current students. Your gift can encourage students to get involved in research or help support our vibrant arts and theatre programs.

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