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 Launch your future

Have a passion you want to pursue? Or are you still looking? Either way, with over 100 diverse programs for the right- and left-brained alike, NKU’s College of Arts & Sciences is where you belong. Here, you’ll learn in the classroom and out. And get the tools, skills and expertise you need to find, land, advance and thrive in a career that inspires and motivates you.

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Beyond The Classroom

Your experience with the College of Arts & Sciences will go beyond classroom lectures and midnight papers. It’s an opportunity to find your passion through experiences that will help you succeed personally and academically. At COAS, you will acquire the knowledge, master the skills and gain the confidence to fulfill your future.

It's In The Numbers


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Students Participating in Research

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Over $400,000

In Scholarships Awarded Annually

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Ariel Porter

Ariel Porter

“I am in my fourth year of medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Northern Kentucky University campus. NKU provided …

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Kristin Spellman

Kristin Spellman

“My advice for people that want to participate in the 3+3 are two things. (1) Decide early on that you want to participate in the 3+3 and …

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Evan Otte

Evan Otte

“I currently work in the emergency department and the anesthesia department for two local hospital systems. The knowledge of foreign language, particularly…

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Maddie Hughes

Maddie Hughes

“The most helpful classes that I took in college that have aided me in my career advancement are: Research Methods and Statistical Analysis …

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