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Internationally Acclaimed, Student-and-Learning-Centered Academic Programs

WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business and our award-winning speech and debate team. More than 21,000 students grace our campuses in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown. Each semester students travel to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England while other students circumnavigate the globe with the Semester at Sea program.  With over 170 undergraduate programs of study and over 70 graduate programs you can definitely find what you are looking for at WKU!

WKU’s Undergraduate Majors

WKU’s Graduate Programs

WKU Employment by the Numbers

The Advantages of an Education in the U.S.

The U.S. Education system is one of the most diverse in the world.  Students can choose from a wide variety of degree programs.  Students are able to take general courses in the first two years rather than just focusing on their program of study.  This allows them to become more well-rounded and broaden their knowledge of other fields.  US universities are also highly regarded around the globe.  Candidates with US diplomas generally have a better chance to be employed in their field of study.

WKU, in particular, places a premium on student learning.  WKU is committed to ensuring value in a holistic learning experience through high standards for student achievement and conduct, a strong faculty, technological innovation, personalized attention, broad access, and public accountability for actions and outcomes. WKU also encourages out-of-the-classroom and study abroad experiences which enhance learning, promote diversity, and contribute to the success of students.

WKU Honors College

High achieving students can join the WKU Honors College. The Honors College is designed to function as a small, highly selective college while providing you with the resources and opportunities as a large, robust university.  Some advantages include: 

    • Small, more challenging classes
    • Close collaboration with faculty
    • Independent study and research
    • A community of accomplished students

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