Western Kentucky University



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Overview

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a publically-funded university in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA. It was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back a quarter-century earlier. WKU's Journalism and Photojournalism programs rank among the best in the country. Western Kentucky University's forensics (speech and debate) team is consistently ranked as one of the best teams in the country. The team has won the American Forensic Association (AFA) and National Forensic Association (NFA) national championships multiple times since 2003. WKU is also home to the largest American master's degree program in folklore; it is contained within the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology .In the rankings of "America's Best Colleges 2009," WKU is No. 10 among public master's universities in the South, up from No. 12 in the 2008 rankings. According to Forbes 2009 rankings of America's top 600 colleges, Western Kentucky University is ranked No. 434, making it the second highest ranked public college in the state of Kentucky.WKU has a student body of over 21,000 students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Location & Facilities

The main campus sits atop the highest point in south-central Kentucky, a hill with a commanding view of the Barren River valley. The campus flows from the top of College Heights, also known as The Hill, down its north, south and west faces. WKU also operates satellite campuses in Bowling Green (WKU South Campus Academic Wing) and regionally in Glasgow, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox and Owensboro. Its main campus is in the midst of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of construction and renovation. Since 1997, dormitories have been renovated, new academic and athletic buildings have been finished, with more construction under way. The university also has placed a premium on creating a park-like atmosphere, with parking lots on the interior of the 200-acre (0.81 km2) campus replaced with green spaces, trees and central landscaping known as Centennial Mall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College

WKU is divided into the following undergraduate colleges:

  • The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • The Gordon Ford College of Business
  • Ogden College of Science And Engineering
  • Potter College of Arts and Letters
  • University College
  • College of Health and Human Services

An academic range of eighty majors and seventy minors are offered, toward the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Social Work

WKU also offers fifteen associate degree programs and five certificate programs.
The Graduate School is now the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, which offers:

  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Nursing
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy


Courses Offered

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Level

Name of the program

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Accounting

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Advertising

3

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Anthropology

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Broadcasting

5

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Business and Marketing Education

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Business Economics

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Business Informatics

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Communication Disorders

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Corporate and Organizational Communications

10

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Criminology Systems

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Dance

12

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Dental Hygiene

13

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Design Merchandising

14

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Economics

15

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Elementary Education

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Entrepreneurship

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Environmental Health Science

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Exercise Science

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Family and Consumer Sciences

20

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Finance

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Health Care Administration

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History

23

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International Business

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International Affairs

25

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Marketing

26

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Mass Communications

27

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Nursing

28

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Photojournalism

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Political Science

30

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Psychology

31

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Public Health

32

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Sports Management

33

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Systems Management

34

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Art Education

35

MS

Elementary Education

36

MS

MA in Leadership

37

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Applied Economics

38

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Leadership Dynamics

39

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Agriculture

40

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Biology

41

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Chemistry

42

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Communication Disorders

43

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Computer Sciences

44

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Geo Science

45

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Homeland Security

46

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Business Administration

47

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Public Administration

48

MS

Health Administration

49

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Public Health

50

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Nursing

51

MS

Social Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scholarships

Western Kentucky University offers a variety of scholarships to qualifying students including Merit Scholarships, Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), Departmental Scholarships and Alumni Grants. Scholarships are available to Freshmen, returning students and transfer students from community or junior colleges. Some scholarships from WKU are renewable each academic year while others are awarded one time only. To apply for a scholarship, students must meet eligibility requirements and submit the appropriate application and documentation (if specified) by set deadlines. Deadlines may vary by scholarship programs; please, note the deadline dates on each application.

Student Financial Assistance
317 Potter Hall
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11018
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1018
Phone: 270-745-2755, option 3
Fax: 270-745-6586
Email: scholarships@wku.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Intake

Jan / May / Aug are the three intakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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