WKU Owensboro News
WKU Regional Campuses Prepare for Fall Registration
- Author: Susan Esters & Rachel Daugherty
- Author: Monday, April 1st, 2019
Western Kentucky University 2019 fall registration begins on April 1 and academic advisors are meeting with students across the region to prepare. Fall semester begins on August 26 and courses will be offered at our regional campus locations, as well as on main campus in Bowling Green.
WKU’s regional campuses are located in Owensboro, Elizabethtown-Fort Knox and Glasgow and are designed to bring WKU to these communities through a variety of educational opportunities.
According to Associate Vice President of Extended Learning & Outreach at WKU Dr. Beth Laves, “Each regional campus community is different, and student interest in degree programs vary within each regional campus as well.”
At WKU in Owensboro, the most common degree programs are Social Work, Paralegal Studies, Psychology, Management, Health Sciences and Teacher Education. At WKU in Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Sociology/Criminology, Psychology/Psychological Science, Social Work, Health Sciences, Management, Paralegal Studies and Teacher Education are the most popular. WKU in Glasgow’s top programs are Health Sciences, Management, Paralegal Studies, Psychological Science/Psychology and Elementary Education. Additional programs are also available.
“WKU is committed to providing students with academic programs that fit the workforce demands of their region,” said Laves. “We encourage students to pursue a degree in a field that will create career opportunities where they live.”
WKU in Owensboro will be hosting an open house on April 18th from 4 – 6 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience what WKU has to offer by taking a campus tour, gathering information about degree programs available at WKU in Owensboro, and meeting with WKU advisors.
WKU academic advisors at the regional campuses play a key role in helping adult learners. They work with students to select the degree and courses that fit their goals. They also visit nearby KCTCS campuses to provide information to students who want to continue their education after receiving their associate degree.
Erin Bloss is an advisor at WKU in Owensboro. She said that the regional campus advisors have a unique opportunity to help students map out a schedule that fits their individual needs.
“Our students need options that can fit their busy schedule and their goals,” said Bloss. “It’s very fulfilling to help students develop a plan that works for them. They can complete their degree without having to put other important areas of their lives on hold.”
WKU has increased the variety of course delivery formats to provide more flexibility. While continuing to offer courses with instructors on-site, each of the regional campuses work together to provide additional course options including IVS (real-time video streaming between campus locations), online (web-based courses that can be accessed from anywhere) and hybrid courses which combine in-person, IVS and online formats. Online degree options are also a convenient option for adult learners who may not be able to attend classes on campus at a specific time.
WKU recognizes the unique needs of our regional campus students and will continue to realign the regional campus structure to better serve these students.
For information about WKU regional campuses, visit wku.edu/regionalcampuses and select the campus you are interested in.