Students can declare a major or acquire a minor in international studies through the Department of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership.
Both the interational studies major and minor give students an opportunity to take courses from four international fields. Electives are divided into options to meet each student's interests and career plans.
In some of the options, students are urged to consider studying abroad during their time at NKU.
Special Admission Requirements
To declare a major in political science, criminal justice, or international studies, students – including transfer students – must have earned a GPA of at least 2.50 in all prior college work. First semester students who wish to declare a major in one of the above programs must have an ACT composite score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 990.
International Studies Major
The international studies program will be of interest to students planning a career in government, non-profit organizations, or the private sector. This program also prepares students wishing to pursue graduate work in international studies.
Contact the International Studies Program Coordinator, Dr. Ed Kwon for questions about the International Studies program.
Students are encouraged to complete study abroad courses toward the International Studies major or minor. Topics courses and independent study credits may fulfill secondary course requirements at the discretion of the International Studies Coordinator.
Assistance With Study Abroad
International Studies Minor
With the global marketplace, there is more call for individuals with knowledge of the world. This minor benefits those who plan careers in international business, law, journalism, government, politics, and Foreign Service.
See the catalog for more specific requirements.