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Put passion to work

An education from NKU’s College of Arts and Sciences is sure to energize your passions, ignite your curiosity and inspire a lasting, rewarding career. You’ll learn skills that can be applied to any career, regardless of discipline:

  • Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world
  • Intellectual and practical skills
  • Personal and social responsibility
  • Integrative and applied learning

Explore our 100+ academic programs, including minors and microcredentials.

Future Employment Opportunities

Our graduates are employed at highly-rated companies in our region and beyond in a wide variety of jobs.

Graduates have recently found careers with:

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Microsoft
  • Siemens Industry
  • City of Covington
  • Medpace
  • Simon and Schuster publishing
  • Franklin Templeton Investments

Our students have job titles such as:

  • Urban Forester
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Game Designer
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Quality Engineer
  • Field Geophysicist

Explore Your Options

Internships, co-ops, research and creative experiences are provided and encouraged at NKU. Career exploration courses are a part of the curriculum, and our faculty, staff and career services team are here to guide you along the way.

Students in the Spotlight

Justin Gibson

Justin Gibson

Graduating Year: 2015

Education: BS Biological Sciences, Cellular/Molecular/Genetics Track

Career: Research Scientist

“My time at NKU served as a critical inflection point on the path of my career trajectory. In particular, the opportunity to get involved in undergraduate research early and maintain this involvement throughout my tenure at NKU. It was during this time that I first started developing my critical thinking skills and understanding the role that research plays in our daily lives and ways that it can be used to help others.”

What they do: Principal scientific research at Genentech in South San Francisco, CA

Necessary job skills: Scientific thinking, teamwork, creative problem solving

Career path: Undergraduate researcher while at NKU, obtained PhD in biomedical sciences, now principal scientific researcher

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.