Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Western Kentucky University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

1009 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
64
26
 
 
Advertising
 
32
 
 
 
Applied Economics
 
 
0
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
10
174
46
0
 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
 
 
 
13
 
Business/Managerial Economics
 
10
 
 
 
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
16
8
6
 
Economics, General
 
29
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
 
11
 
 
 
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
0
 
 
 
 
Finance, General
 
52
 
 
 
Financial Planning and Services
 
 
 
20
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
11
 
International Business/Trade/Commerce
 
17
 
 
 
Management Science
 
28
 
77
 
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
 
90
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
13
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
19
 
2
 
Organizational Leadership
 
59
108
68
 
Real Estate
 
 
 
0
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

997 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
3
7
 
Adult Development and Aging
 
 
 
2
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
0
 
Arabic Language and Literature
 
17
 
 
 
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
4
 
 
 
Art Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Business Teacher Education
 
0
 
 
 
Child Care Provider/Assistant
 
 
 
18
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
13
 
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
14
5
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
36
 
 
 
Community College Education
 
 
 
0
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
0
0
 
Creative Writing
 
 
12
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
5
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
3
5
3
 
 
Education, General
 
 
4
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
 
1
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
3
 
 
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
 
 
0
 
 
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
12
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
 
 
 
1
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
3
4
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
99
11
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
43
10
 
 
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
 
8
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
28
 
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
5
 
 
 
General Studies
70
239
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
2
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
9
11
 
 
Learning Sciences
 
 
0
0
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
 
0
 
Music Teacher Education
 
 
11
 
 
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
 
15
13
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
6
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
21
 
 
Spanish Language and Literature
 
28
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
33
17
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
35
7
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
 
20
 
Sports Studies
 
38
 
 
 
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
 
36
 
 
 
Teaching English or French As a Second or Foreign Language, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Technical Teacher Education
5
 
 
 
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
2
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

964 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
142
 
 
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
 
3
 
 
 
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
 
40
 
 
 
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
6
28
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
 
 
18
 
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
0
 
 
 
 
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing
 
 
 
0
 
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
8
 
Gerontology
 
 
 
1
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
 
19
 
Health Communication
 
 
 
1
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
13
 
 
 
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
3
 
 
 
 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
 
 
 
0
 
Health Services Administration
 
 
 
2
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
78
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
54
19
 
 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
68
 
 
 
Medical Informatics
 
 
 
14
 
Nursing Administration
 
 
 
0
 
Nursing Education
 
 
 
0
 
Nursing Practice
 
 
 
 
24
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
 
 
 
12
 
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
62
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
8
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
 
 
10
 
Public Health, General
 
 
17
1
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
105
190
16
 
 
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
 
 
 
2
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

651 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
21
 
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
3
 
 
 
Canadian Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Chinese Language and Literature
 
13
 
 
 
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
 
 
 
1
 
Community Organization and Advocacy
 
 
9
 
 
Counseling Psychology
 
 
22
 
 
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
 
 
 
0
 
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
 
11
 
 
 
Deaf Studies
 
 
 
1
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
4
 
0
 
Family and Community Services
 
 
6
 
 
Folklore Studies
 
 
5
 
 
History, General
 
39
4
 
 
Housing and Human Environments, General
 
0
 
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
40
 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
24
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
6
 
0
 
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
 
 
 
0
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
38
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
0
8
 
Psychology, General
 
149
14
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
9
0
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
14
2
0
 
School Psychology
 
 
9
 
5
Social Sciences, General
 
14
 
 
 
Social Work
 
73
49
 
 
Sociology
 
46
4
 
 
Sustainability Studies
 
 
 
1
 
Women's Studies
 
 
 
7
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

275 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
16
 
 
 
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
 
5
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
102
15
1
 
Biotechnology
 
0
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
28
9
 
 
Environmental Health
 
1
6
4
 
Geography
 
8
10
 
 
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
 
 
 
15
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
5
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
20
13
 
 
Meteorology
 
7
 
 
 
Molecular Genetics
 
0
 
 
 
Physical Sciences
 
4
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
5
 
 
 
Statistics, Other
 
 
 
1
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

266 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural Technology/Technician
 
26
 
 
 
Biotechnology
 
0
 
 
 
Civil Engineering, General
 
37
 
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
40
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
17
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
0
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
1
 
14
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
13
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
20
 
48
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
50
 
 
 

160 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
 
46
 
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
30
66
18
 

140 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Broadcast Journalism
 
47
 
 
 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
 
 
 
6
 
Journalism
 
17
 
 
 
Mass Communication/Media Studies
 
0
 
 
 
Photojournalism
 
12
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
 
 
0
 
Public Relations/Image Management
 
35
 
0
 
Radio and Television
 
23
 
 
 

121 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Production Operations, General
4
 
 
 
 
Agriculture, General
 
94
20
 
 
Food Science
 
 
 
0
 
Food Technology and Processing
 
 
 
3
 

118 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance, General
 
9
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
11
 
 
 
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
 
8
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
 
56
 
 
 
Interior Design
 
 
 
0
 
Music Performance, General
 
20
 
 
 
Music, Other
 
14
 
 
 

113 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
32
7
0
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
0
 
Computer Support Specialist
 
 
 
0
 
Information Science/Studies
 
 
 
2
 
Information Technology
 
47
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
25
 
 
 

42 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
 
40
 
 
 
Quality Control Technology/Technician
 
 
 
2
 

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Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
 
 
 
Adult Development and Aging
 
 
 
 
Applied Behavior Analysis
 
 
 
 
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
 
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Child Care Provider/Assistant
 
 
 
 
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
 
 
 
 
Community College Education
 
 
 
 
Community Organization and Advocacy
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
 
 
 
 
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
 
 
Criminology
 
 
 
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
 
 
 
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
 
 
 
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
 
 
 
 
Dietetics/Dietitian
 
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
 
 
 
 
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
 
 
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
Educational/Instructional Technology
 
 
 
Elementary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
 
 
 
 
Engineering/Industrial Management
 
 
 
 
Environmental Health
 
 
 
Family and Community Services
 
 
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Food Technology and Processing
 
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
 
 
 
 
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Health Communication
 
 
 
 
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
 
 
 
 
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
History, General
 
 
 
 
Industrial Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Information Technology
 
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Library and Information Science
 
 
 
 
Management Information Systems, General
 
 
 
 
Management Science
 
 
 
 
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
 
 
 
Mathematics Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
 
 
 
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
 
 
 
 
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
 
 
 
 
Organizational Communication, General
 
 
 
 
Organizational Leadership
 
 
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
 
 
 
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
 
 
 
 
Public Health Education and Promotion
 
 
 
 
Public Health, General
 
 
 
 
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
 
 
 
 
Quality Control Technology/Technician
 
 
 
 
Reading Teacher Education
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
 
 
Sociology
 
 
 
Special Education and Teaching, General
 
 
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
 
 
 
 
Sustainability Studies
 
 
 
 
Women's Studies
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Dental Hygiene (DH)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels (School of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels (School of Nursing)
  • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels (School of Nursing)
Council on Education for Public Health
  • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4 Based on 4 Reviews
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A Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.25 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BS, MA, Class of 1980

    Middle class, 20% diversity, as much interested in sports as academics.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 2002

    All different cultures and languages spoke @ WKU

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

3.75 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BS, MA, Class of 1980

    Fair. Most attention given to sports facilities.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 2001

    Labs and classrooms are up to date on technology and computer labs. Dining and dorms could use improvement.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Elementary Education, Class of 2002

    Various computer labs, many nice updated dorms, lots of new updated classrooms, one dining hall

    4 Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

3.5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • Alumni
    BS, MA, Class of 1980

    Little that's unique. Sports and Greeks still primarly.

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Nursing, Class of 2012

    Didn't participate, but I knew they were out there.

    4 Rated January 2016

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