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Ogden College of Science & Engineering

Storm chasing students make their way across Texas and the southern Great Plains.  Concrete canoe team finishes first overall in Ohio Valley Student Conference.  Steel bridge team advances to national competition.  Hardin Planetarium received a renovation over the summer.  Graes growing on WKU farm.  WKU Fall 2015 graduates now attending UK Medical school - class of 2019.  Construction underway on the new science building, Ogden College Hall.  The office of international programs presents the international year of South Korea during academic year 2016-2017

Meteorology and geography professor Josh Durkee is supervising a group of seven students this spring as they travel through Texas and the southern Great Plains.

For the second year in a row WKU finished first overall in the concrete canoe competition at the 2016 Ohio Valley Student Conference in Cincinnati, OH.

Steel bridge team advances to national competition after winning first overall at the Ohio Valley Regional Conference.

Hardin Planetarium received a needed renovation over the summer.

Grapes growing on WKU farm.

WKU Alumni pictured graduated in the Fall of 2015 and were admitted to UK Med - Class of 2019.

L to R: Austin Webb, Jon Hendrie, Charles Coomer, Tyler Scaff, Kodie (Stone) Riddle, Breanne Vergonet, and Brandon Farmer.

Construction underway on the new science building, Ogden College Hall.

The Office of International Programs presents the International Year of South Korea 2016-2017

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         Empowering.  Connecting.  Serving. 


Mission Statement

The mission of Ogden College of Science and Engineering is to empower individuals to become leaders through academic achievement, global connections and engagement in research, education and service.

Vision Statement

Ogden College of Science and Engineering is a community of creative and critical thinkers achieving local to global impact. 


About Us

                                                                       Quick Facts

Total Ogden Enrollment 3,400 (67% male, 27% minority, 92% undergraduate)
Total Ogden Full-time Faculty 194 (68% male, 22% minority)
Largest department by majors count Architectural & Manufacturing Sciences
Largest department by faculty count Mathematics
Most popular majors Agriculture, Biology, Computer Information Technology, Engineering
Newest Department Psychological Science

                                                      * from the 2016 WKU Fact Book


Ogden College is located on the campus of an earlier educational institution established in Bowling Green in 1877 as a provision in the will of Major Robert W. Ogden.  The original Ogden College closed, and its properties were leased to WKU in 1928.  The name Ogden reappeared when the Ogden College of Science and Technology was established within Western Kentucky University in 1965.  In 2015, Ogden College (now called Ogden College of Science and Engineering) will celebrate its fiftieth year.

Ogden College of Science and Engineering encompasses the applied and basic sciences, offering a broad range of degree programs in agriculture, architectural design, biology, chemistry, computer information technology, computer science, construction management, engineering, geography, geology, architectural design, manufacturing sciences, mathematics, meteorology, physics and astronomy, and psychological sciences.  In collaboration with the College of Education, Ogden offers the SKyTeach Program for those interested in teaching science and math at middle or high school levels. 

Ogden College of Science and Engineering is recognized by the high quality and success of its students and graduates that result from personal attention to student professional development through engagement with faculty in projects that expand on classroom instruction.  Our students are putting knowledge into practice in critical areas like food sciences, cancer research, energy storage, water resources, homeland security, materials, and environmental protection.  Our work today will impact the future in ways we cannot yet imagine.

Through research with faculty, conference attendance, community outreach, study abroad, and internships with local companies, Ogden College students make connections that enhance their WKU experiences.  We are proud of our programs, our faculty, our students, and our impact on the region and connection to the world.  Now is a time of great opportunity for Ogden College and its students.

Those interested in more detailed information regarding programs offered by departments of the College should follow the links listed under departments or email the dean of Ogden College of Science and Engineering directly. 


What's going on in Ogden College?  A lot!


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