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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 learn.online@wku.edu 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 wku.edu/online. 

Upcoming Web Class Schedules:

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

Contact WKU Online
Phone: (270) 745-5173
Email:  learn.online@wku.edu

Click here to see a full list of online degree programs.

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

In addition to WKU Online and 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: (270) 745-2551
Explore Undergrad Degrees Here

WKU Graduate School:
(270) 745-2446
Explore Graduate Degrees Here
Email: admission@wku.edu

WKU Glasgow 

Phone: (270) 861-6900
Email: glasgow@wku.edu
Web: wku.edu/glasgow

WKU Owensboro
Phone: (270) 684-9797
Email: owensboro@wku.edu
Web: wku.edu/owensboro

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
Phone (Elizabethtown): (270) 706-8870
Email: gail.ledford@wku.edu
Phone (Fort Knox): (270) 351-1192
Email: melissa.ballinger@wku.edu
Web: wku.edu/etown-ftknox

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.

2021 2020 2019
Winter 2021 Winter 2020 Winter 2019
Spring 2021 Spring 2020 Spring 2019
Summer 2021 Summer 2020 Summer 2019
Fall 2021 Fall 2020 Fall 2019 

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:



Information about accreditation can be found through the Office of the Provost.

Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 6/9/21