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Academic Areas of Interest

WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized  academic programs  such as  Journalism and BroadcastingEducationEngineeringBusiness and our award winning speech and debate team. More than 18,000 students grace our campuses in Bowling Green,  GlasgowOwensboro  and the Elizabethtown area. Learn about our academic areas of interest.





Majors & Programs | Colleges & Departments | Graduate School | Libraries




WKU is home to five academic colleges along with our Mahurin Honors College. Academic colleges include the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Ogden College of Science & Engineering, Potter College of Arts & Letters, Gordon Ford College of Business, and the College of Health and Human Services.

Within these college, WKU offers more than 170 choices for undergraduate areas of study through majors, minors, associate degree programs, certificate programs, pre-professional study and areas of concentration within majors plus more than 125 graduate programs.

Our graduate programs provide outstanding learning experiences and are focused on the successes of our students, both during their graduate studies and thereafter as alumni.

With many programs to choose from, students can learn on any of our regional locations. Classes are offered in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown.





Colonnade Programs

The Colonnade Program is the general education program at WKU. Colonnade courses are an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum that both complement and support the student's preparation in their specific field.  These courses are required of all majors.

Online learning

Where learning fits your life. WKU offers many graduate and undergraduate programs, several certificates and endorsements and more than 1,000 online courses each year!


Academic Calendar

Visit this page to see the academic calendars for the current school year, including dates for final exams, Summer Sessions and Winter Term.

Programs of Study

Visit Topnet to view the Schedule of Classes available for different terms. Search by course, instructor, time of day, and campus. 





Regional Campuses | Honors College | Scholar Development | Research | Study Abroad



WKU Libraries offer quiet study spaces, group collaboration, limitless resources, and librarians and staff to help students discover their own success. Expand your thinking using the resources at the Margie Helm & Raymond Cravens Libraries, Beulah Winchel Education Library, Library Special Collections, WKU Archives, and Glasgow Learning Commons. Plus, in 2021, the University will open the WKU Commons at Helm Library.

 The Mahurin Honors College at WKU is a leader in honors education for academically talented, creative, and high-achieving students. They foster excellence in all forms of expression through research and experiential learning, critical thinking, active citizenship, and international engagement. At the same time, the Office of Scholar Development helps students apply for nationally competitive scholarships by assisting students in finding opportunities to be engaged in their chosen fields beyond the classroom and aiding them in the process of finding the right programs, making important contacts, developing strong proposals, and revising numerous drafts.

The Office of Research & Creative Activity provides support for the research, service, creative, and scholarly endeavors of our faculty, staff, and students. The staff partners with the university community to increase external support for these activities, while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.

The Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) serves the WKU community by engaging students, faculty, and staff in diverse, educational, and cultural experiences through faculty-led, exchange, consortia, and other study abroad opportunities.





College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • Counseling and Student Affairs
  • School of Leadership and Professional Studies
  • Military Science
  • Psychology
  • School of Professional Studies
  • School of Teacher Education 

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College of Health and Human Services
  • Applied Human Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
  • School of Nursing and Allied Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Social Work

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Gordon Ford College of Business
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • MBA

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Ogden College of Science & Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychological Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Potter College of Arts & Letter
  • Art & Design
  • Communication
  • English
  • Folk Studies & Anthropology
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology & Criminology
  • Theatre & Dance
  • School of Media

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Honors College
  • Office of Scholar Development

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 Last Modified 5/31/23