Physics & Geology

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We welcome you to explore the opportunities available in the Department of Physics and Geology at Northern Kentucky University.

The Department of Physics and Geology houses the disciplines of Astronomy, Geology, and Physics as well as applied programs in Pre-Engineering and Engineering Technology.

Physics & Pre-Engineering

The NKU Physics program is a vibrant community of faculty and staff whose main objective is to prepare our students for a variety of careers in the field and related areas.


Geologists are caretakers of the Earth's resources and environment. They work to understand how natural processes affect or daily lives. Our program offers B.S. & B.A. degrees as well as research opportunities & internships.

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology is the study and application of concepts from mathematics and natural sciences used in the implementation and extension of existing or emerging technologies.