The Colonnade Program (formerly general education) is a set of classes designed for all students seeking a bachelor's degree at WKU. Associate degree programs also require completion of some Colonnade courses. 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 support staff in WKU Online or click here to identify online options.
GenEd Classes (students entering prior to Fall 2014)
Colonnade Program (students entering Fall 2014 or after)
Earning Colonnade Credit Online
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