NKU Introduces New Minor in Artificial Intelligence for Fall 2024

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is set to add an Artificial Intelligence Minor to its academic programs starting in the fall of 2024. This initiative makes NKU the first in Kentucky and the surrounding area to offer such a program. The decision to introduce the minor comes in response to the growing influence of artificial intelligence in diverse professional sectors, including healthcare, business, and media. The Wall Street Journal highlighted in March 2024 the added value that AI expertise brings to a multitude of career paths.

Dr. Kevin Kirby, Dean of NKU’s College of Informatics, emphasized the shift of AI from a specialized area of computer science to a critical component of modern communication and job performance. The minor is designed to complement a variety of majors, providing students with a competitive ‘AI edge’ in their future careers. The curriculum will cover foundational topics in computing and machine learning, as well as the societal, ethical, and legal aspects of AI, through a combination of courses from the College of Informatics and other NKU colleges.

NKU, recognized for its value and student-centered approach by The Wall Street Journal, serves over 15,000 students and is dedicated to fostering graduates who contribute positively to the economy and society. For more details on NKU’s AI minor and other offerings, interested individuals can visit the university’s website.