History & Geography


Understanding People and Places

The History and Geography Department at NKU provides essential fields of study that help students better understand the world around them, their places in it, and how to make it a better place for all.

History provides an insight into significant events that shaped society and had a lasting impact on the human condition. While some some students become professional historians, history provides a solid foundation for careers in government, law education, business and more.

Geography is a social science dealing with the impact people have on the world's environment. It's a liberal arts degree that can open the door to several careers including park management, urban planning, meteorology and medicine.   

Black Studies and Women's and Gender Studies offer more specific understandings of the world and its inhabitants, especially focused on social justice and forces of change.

We invite you to explore our Web site to find out more. If you still have questions, please contact William Landon, our department chair.