Associate's Degree

The Associate of Arts in Integrative Studies (AAIS) is a flexible two-year degree ideal for students who are looking for academic accreditation either to advance their employment opportunities or as a stepping-stone toward a four-year degree.

What is Required?

Students seeking the Associate of Arts degree in Integrative Studies must complete all NKU graduation requirements including:

  • General education requirements, as outlined in the student's catalog
  • A minimum of 60 credit hours
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA overall

For more information please contact us.

Integrative Studies Program
Dr. Rudy Garns, Director
SL 410, 572-1450



In addition, the Integrative Studies degree requires that students concentrate 15 hours of program courses in one of the following areas:

  • Humanities
  • Fine Arts
  • Social / Behavioral Sciences
  • Natural Sciences / Mathematics

The fifteen hours of course work must be from at least two different disciplines within the chosen area. At least 6 credit hours of the 15 must be at the 300 level or above.

Some restrictions apply:

  • For entrance into the AAIS program, a student cannot have completed more than 48 credit hours.
  • Only classes with a grade of "C" or better will count toward the program and students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.00 or better.
  • This degree cannot be counted as a minor or focus.

The associate and bachelor's programs for integrative studies are available as traditional daytime classes and in an evening, nontraditional format for adult learners through PACE. The associate's program for integrative studies can also be completed through the NKU Grant County Center in Williamstown.

Contact one of our three undergraduate advisors and get started on designing your program today.