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What do you want to study?

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 18,000 students grace our campuses. 

Are you a first year student? Check out our International Pathway to Academic Success.

  • IPAS courses are credit-bearing and count toward your degree at WKU. In your first year, you’ll take courses such as Introduction to College Writing, Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication, and Introduction to Leadership Studies (which are all Colonnade courses), as well as a few courses within your major. 
  • Workshops and weekly tutoring sessions are designed to help you navigate student resources 
  • A variety of IPAS events will introduce you to new friends on the Hill and help you explore the region surrounding WKU! 




There are five academic colleges along with the Mahurin Honors College:


  • Counseling and Student Affairs
  • Educational Administration Leadership and Research
  • Military Science
  • Psychology
  • School of Professional Studies
  • School of Teacher Education 


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


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • MBA


  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography and Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychological Sciences
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


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


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



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.


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.


Interested in learning more about your options? Ask below!







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 Last Modified 8/11/22