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Online Classes

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Online Classes

WKU is committed to delivering learning opportunities that fit your life! We achieve this through the delivery of flexible courses, degree programs and student support services for prospective and current online learners.Online courses are delivered via the internet using Blackboard LMS. The difference lies in the calendar!

  • Web classes are semester-based, online classes that follow the same schedule as face-to-face courses - they have specific start and end dates with terms beginning in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. The campus location is listed as "web" in Topnet. Most web classes do not require any face-to-face meetings. However, the professor may require as many as two and still list the class as a web class. If any meetings are required, they will be listed in the "blue notes" just below the class section in the schedule of classes. If this is a concern for you, please contact WKU Online prior to registration at or 888-4WKUWEB 
  • On Demand classes provide students the opportunity to earn college credit when and where it is convenient for them.  The campus location is listed as "On Demand" in Topnet. There are more than 100 undergraduate and graduate flex-paced courses available completely online. Students have the option to accelerate course completion by finishing in as little as 7 weeks or take advantage of an extended time frame. Visit 

Upcoming Web Class Schedules

  • Spring 2018 (Second bi-term courses are still available)
  • Summer 2018 (Tentative Schedule) (Priority registration begins March 19-23)
  • WKU On Demand (start any day of the year)

Click here to search by subject (select your "campus location" to narrow results).

Contact WKU Online
Phone: (270)745-5173
Click here for to see a full list online degree programs


Available for face-to-face (F2F) classes?

In addition to WKU Online and WKU On Demand, the University has four campus locations dedicated to the delivery of F2F courses and degree programs - Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown-Fort Knox - allowing you the freedom to choose what works best for you!

WKU Bowling Green
Undergrad Admissions:
Explore Undergrad Degrees Here


WKU Graduate School: (270) 745-2446
Explore Graduate Degrees Here

WKU Glasgow
Phone:(270) 659-6900


WKU Owensboro
Phone: (270) 684-9797


WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
Phone (Elizabethtown): (270) 745-5895
Phone (Fort Knox): (270) 351-1192

Web Classes (Past & Present)

Many students find it helpful to review information related to past online class offerings. The links below will take you to web classes offered each semester for the past two years, as well as current and upcoming offerings when they become available.

2018 2017 2016
Winter 2018 Winter 2017 Winter 2016
 Spring 2018 Spring 2017 Spring 2016
Summer 2018  Summer 2017 Summer 2016
Fall 2019  Fall 2017 Fall 2016


Colonnade Program (General Education)

The Colonnade Program (formerly general education) is a set of classes designed for all students seeking a bachelor's degree at WKU. The curriculum was created with an aim to develop understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of multiple "ways of knowing," including artistic, literary, philosophical, historical, and scientific. WKU provides an online pathway for completion of general education/colonnade curriculum. Please work with your advisor or refer to the guides below to identify online options:

Online & On Demand Colonnade Classes 

All approved courses are listed below:

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 Last Modified 2/21/18