General Education



Beginning the Journey to Define the Distinctive NKU Graduate who:

Thinks Critically

Communicates Effectively

Reasons Scientifically

Frames Philosophically

Expresses Artistically


Understand, value and embrace the multicultural tapestry that is the foundation of excellence in the United States

... and

Engage in and contribute to an increasingly global society with reason and compassion

Welcome to the Office of General Education and the QEP.  We are the home of Foundation of Knowledge, Northern Kentucky University’s General Education Program.  Foundation of Knowledge is designed as an essential part of the degree.  Integrated with the major, it helps prepare students for life and work after graduation.  Foundation of Knowledge is designed around a set of student learning outcomes.  These learning outcomes define the knowledge, skills and values the NKU faculty believe are essential for the success of 21st Century college graduates.