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COLLEGE PROFILE

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
Summer SessionOffered
General Catalog/Bulletin

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Majors
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agriculture, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Architectural Technology/Technician
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
  • Dance, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Health
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, Other
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sports Studies
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
Most Popular DisciplinesBusiness/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education, Liberal arts/general studies
Combined Liberal Arts/
Professional Degree Programs
Physics, applied sciences, engineering/physics, astronomy, engineering, applied science
Special ProgramsAccelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Student-designed major, Teacher certification, Cooperative education program, Internships, Semester at sea
Study AbroadOffered
Online DegreesSome online degree programs

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
ComputerNot required
Foreign LanguageRequired
Math/ScienceRequired for all students

FACULTY AND INSTRUCTION

Full-Time Faculty776
Part-Time Faculty409
Full-Time Faculty with
Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab
Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

International BaccalaureateAccepted
Advanced Placement (AP) ExaminationsAccepted for placement and credit
Sophomore StandingNot available

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

Libraries
Library Available on CampusYes
Holdings2,019,542
Computing
Computer OwnershipStudents not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus364
Internet/E-mail AccessNot reported

ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Remedial InstructionOffered
TutoringAvailable
Services for Learning
Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically
Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL EDUCATION

Master's Degrees Offered
Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health
Master's Programs of Study
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs
  • Writing
Doctoral Degrees Offered
Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctoral Programs of Study
  • Adult Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Physical Therapy
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.58 3.71 587 573 24
Low 2.60 2.70 510 530 15
High 4.00 4.00 650 600 30
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