Western Kentucky University

Undergraduate Admissions

Admission Requirements For Undergraduate


Public Health

  • Students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours, including COMM 145, PH 100, PSY 100, BIOL 131 and CHEM 109, with an over-all GPA of 2.3,qualify for admission into the program. 

  • Equivalents of these courses from other accredited institutions will be accepted, but the minimum GPA requirement must be met.

  • Students whose grade point average falls below 2.3 for two successive semesters will be dropped from the program.

  • Students who receive a grade below a "C" in two or more courses required in a major or minor will be dropped from the program. A student may be reinstated in the program when the overall grade point average is elevated to at least 2.3 and all courses in which a grade of less than "C" has been earned have been repeated and a grade of "C" or better was earned. Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 before enrolling in the internship. Grades below "C" in major or minor courses will not be counted toward meeting graduation requirements. 

Health Care Administration

  • Students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours including the courses required for seeking admission status and admitted status of a specific program, with an overall GPA of 2.5, qualify for admission into the program.

  • Students whose GPA falls below 2.5 for two successive semesters will be dropped from the program.

  • Students who receive a grade below a "C" in two or more courses required in the major will be dropped from the program. A student may be reinstated in the program when the overall GPA is elevated to at least 2.5 and all courses in which a grade less than "C" was earned have been repeated and a grade of "C" or better is earned.

  • Students must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 before enrolling in the internship.

  • Grades below "C" in major or minor courses will not be counted toward meeting graduation requirements.

  • Requirements for Seeking Admission (Ref # 559P): 24 hrs including MATH 116 (or higher) and PH 100 with overall GPA of 2.0 or better.

  • Requirements for Admission (Ref # 559): 30 hrs including above courses plus BIOL 131, COMM 145/161 and ECON 202 with overall GPA of 2.5 or better

Environmental Health Science

  • Students who have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours, including the courses required for seeking admission status, with an overall GPA of 2.3

Long-Term Care Certificate:

  • The long-term care administration certificate (reference number 1717) requires 15 semester hours, and in conjunction with a bachelor’s degree, prepares students for careers in both long-term care administration and other adult care services.

  • It follows a cohort model with students being enrolled every Fall term.

  • This certificate requires the following courses: HCA 345, 353, 355, GERO 100  and PH 443.

 Last Modified 7/23/13