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General Education


The General Education Program at Northern Kentucky University guides students to become independent learners, innovative thinkers, and responsible citizens. The program gives students a foundation of values, knowledge, and skills that will empower them to discover their personal potential, communicate effectively, work in diverse communities, and solve problems in a global society. Courses in the program will invite students to expand the life-long practice of asking questions, seeking new points of view, applying principles of reason, adjusting ideas in relation to new situations, and taking reflective action.

Northern Kentucky University’s general education program is designed to ensure breadth in a student's foundational intellectual experience, while at the same time complement all the university’s majors and degree programs.

If you need further information about our General Education program, please contact Emily Detmer-Goebel at or