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Ogden College of Science and Engineering is a community of creative and critical thinkers achieving local and global impact. The mission of Ogden College of Science and Engineering is to empower individuals to become leaders through academic achievement, global connections, and engagement in research, education, and service.

Meet Your Dean

OCSE Dean David Brown

Welcome to the Ogden College of Science and Engineering.

Whether you are looking to apply to graduate school, medical school, or go straight into your career, the hands-on applied learning education and experience that you will receive in Ogden College of Science and Engineering at Western Kentucky University will help prepare you for this journey. Our award-winning and devoted faculty and staff continually prove their commitment to a student-centered, applied research experience in both teaching and scholarship in a multitude of ways.

You will be encouraged to get involved in research laboratories, honors fraternities, international and study away programs, or social clubs housed within each of the college's eight academic units to ensure that you feel involved and at home on The Hill.  These opportunities will enhance your academic experience and prepare you for your future goals while also providing a foundation and passion for lifelong learning.

Please use this site to explore the wide variety of programs we offer. If you have further questions, I invite you to direct them to a specific department or generally to us in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering at ocse@wku.edu. Of course, I also encourage you to visit campus and witness first-hand the many advantages of a Western Kentucky University education.


David N. Brown, Ph.D.
Dean, Ogden College of Science and Engineering

Meet Your Dean's Office Staff

Get to know the individuals who work behind the scenes at Ogden College of Science & Engineering.

Dean's Office Staff  

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

Ogden College of Science and Engineering affirms its commitment to the WKU Mission by preparing students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  It also confirms its commitment to support faculty and staff from under-represented groups.

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Ogden College Site

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.

Ogden College Hall on WKU's Campus

Ogden College Hall (OCH) opened its doors to students in January of 2018. The remarkably innovative building was designed through a partnership with RossTarrant Architects. OCH won the Shaw Design People's Choice Award for beautifully and intelligently integrating a "Science on Display" theme throughout the space.




We Look Forward to Connecting With You

ocse@wku.edu  |  270.745.4449


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