Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is an undergraduate and post-graduate institution of higher education locate on a 200-acre campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was founded in 1906 and has a student body of approximately 21,000, which includes 19,600 undergraduate students and 3,000 graduate students. Western Kentucky University is administered by a staff 2,200 and has an academic staff of 770. In addition to its main campus in Bowling Green, WKU has regional campuses in Owensboro, Glasgow and Elizabethtown-Fort Knox.

Western Kentucky University is composed of six undergraduate academic colleges and offers associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in various fields of study and academic disciplines. Degrees awarded at WKU at the undergraduate level include the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Bachelor of Social Work. At the graduate level, degrees awarded include the Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Accountancy, Master of Public Adminstration (MPA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Education (MAe), Master of Health Administration, Doctor of Nursing, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Social Work and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Western Kentucky is well known for having one of the top forensics teams in the nation. It's student forensics team has won the National Forensic Association (NFA) and American Forensic Association (AFA) national championships almost every time it has entered the competition. Western Kentucy University is a highly ranked college. It was ranked No.10 among public master's universities by Forbes magazine.

Western Kentucky University is one of the top ranked universities in the United States in the category of distance learning degrees. Through WKU Online non-traditional students and working adults can earn a bachelor's or master's degree entirely online. Online bachelor's degree programs are offered in a variety of disciplines, including criminology, health care administration, sociology, computer technology, family studies, nursing and more. Online master's degrees are offered in business, health adminstration, higher education, elementary education, special education, history, criminology, biology and instructional design, to name just a few. Students also have the option of earning an online graduate certificate or endorsement online in various fields of study. For non-degree seeking students, WKU offers a plethora of individual classes and courses that can be completed remotely via the Internet.

General Information

Phone Number: (270) 745-0111
Address: 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 17,000+ undergrad, 3,000+ grad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate, Batchelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition $ 7,257
Out-of-State Tuition $ 17,856
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 19 to 1
Website Address: www.wku.edu

Majors and Degrees

Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Agricultural Production
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Molecular Genetics
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial Studies
Executive Assistant Executive Secretary
Financial Planning and Services
Hospitality Administration Management
International Business Trade Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing Marketing Management
Organizational Leadership
Communication and Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
Mass Media Studies
Organizational Communication
Public Relations
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Information Technology
Adult and Continuing Education
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Home Economics Teacher Education
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
School Counseling and Guidance Services
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education (multiple Levels)
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad Cadd
Construction Engineering Technology Technician
Engineering Industrial Management
Industrial Technology Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Technician
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature Letters
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
Folklore Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles
Child Care Provider Assistant
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (asl)
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology Audiologist and Speech-language Pathology Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science Medical Technology Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Dental Hygiene Hygienist
Emergency Medical Technology Technician (emt Paramedic)
Environmental Health
Health Health Care Administration Management
Health Information Medical Records Technology Technician
Health Services Allied Health Health Sciences
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Public Health
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Library Science
Library and Information Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Cultural Studies Critical Theory and Analysis
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sports Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences
Geology Earth Science
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences
Applied Economics
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Social Sciences

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