Western Kentucky University (WKU)

Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University

Most Popular Majors

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Agricultural Production Operations
Agriculture

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
American Sign Language (ASL)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Dance
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History
Music Performance
Other Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Other Music
Religion/Religious Studies
Spanish Language and Literature

Business

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Accounting
Business Administration and Management
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Finance
Financial Planning and Services
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Organizational Leadership and Team Building

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Advertising
Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Journalism
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Organizational Communication
Photojournalism
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Education

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Early Childhood Education
Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Other Educational Administration and Supervision
Other Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Other Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Engineering

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Architectural Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Adult Development and Aging
Apparel and Textiles
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sports Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Disorders
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Environmental Health
Family Practice Nurse / Nursing
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Other Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Ethnography, Semiotics and Cultural Studies Critical Theory And Analysis

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Library Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biotechnology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Physical Sciences
Physics

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Anthropology
Applied Economics
Asian Studies/Civilization
Counseling Psychology
Criminology
Economics
Folklore Studies
Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (GIS)
Geography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Psychology
School Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician

Technology

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer and Information Sciences
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Technology

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WKU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

83% of students gave Western Kentucky University 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

Classes are both large and small, depending on the field, and whether they are specialized or general education classes. The professors are friendly, approachable, and most importantly, well qualified. I am carrying a full case load, and the entire staff at this college is always willing to help me accomplish my goals. Their psychology department is wonderful!


Former Student - Last Attended 2010

Academics Rating

The classrooms are croweded and people don't go to learn they just run their mouths and professors let em. The work amount they put on you is ridiculous and some professors go overboard with tests. They make you feel like you are taking the GRE. WKU SUCKS AND IS THE WORST UNIVERSITY!!!!!!!


WKU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.60
Retention Rate 71%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held throughout the year.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Sea Semester

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Other: advertising, broadcasting, communications, counseling, journalism, mass communications

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Theology
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Other: podiatry

Class Sizes at Western Kentucky University

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 43%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 5%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 51%
  • 100+ Students: 1%
Fewer than 20 Students 43%
50 - 100 Students 5%
20 - 49 Students 51%
100+ Students 1%


Faculty at Western Kentucky University

Total Faculty 1,120
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 19
Full-Time Professors 750
Male Faculty 561
Part-Time Professors 370
Women Faculty 559

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