The Ogden College of Science & Engineering (OCSE) encompasses the applied and basic sciences, offering a broad range of degree programs through our eight Academic Units.
- School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)
- Geography & Geology
- Physics & Astronomy
- Psychological Sciences
The mission of OCSE is to empower individuals to become leaders through academic achievement, global connections, and engagement in research, education, and service. We are recognized by the high quality and success of our students and graduates which results from personal attention to student professional development through engagement with faculty in projects that expand on classroom instruction.
Ogden College is located on the site of an earlier educational institution established in 1877 as a provision in the will of Major Robert W. Ogden. In 1928, the original Ogden College closed and its properties were leased to WKU. The Ogden name reappeared in 1965 when the Ogden College of Science and Technology was established within Western Kentucky University.
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Quick Facts about Ogden College of Science & Engineering:
|Females comprise 33% of the OCSE student population||Minority and International Students represent 27% of the OCSE student body.|
|Of the 3,857 OCSE students, 85% are enrolled full-time.||The majority, 92%, of OCSE students are undergraduates.|
|OCSE had a 9% increase in student enrollments from Fall 2011 to Fall 2015. Additionally, OCSE saw an increase of 8% in credentials awarded over five years.||Of the 194 OCSE full-time faculty members, 32.5% are female and 22% are minorities.|
|Of the 194 OCSE full-time faculty members, 83.5% have the highest level of education
available in their field, 32.5% are female, and 22% are minorities.
The Mathematics Department has the largest number of faculty members (31)
|* from the 2016 WKU Fact Book|
Ogden College Outreach Information
Women In Science & Engineering Faculty Group
Sydnie Gordon, a junior from Taylorsville, KY, studies Biology at WKU with a minor in Chemistry and Pre-Med concentration. In her program, Sydnie is getting hands-on experience in an innovative research project that connects to her plans for the future.
WKU faculty and graduate students from the Center for Human GeoEnvironmental Studies recently conducted research on the karst landscape in Vietnam.
The International Year of Bosnia and Herzegovina will bring a diverse schedule of events to WKU campuses and the surrounding communities for the 2017-2018 year.
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