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Online Bachelor Degree Programs

Earning a bachelor's degree at WKU essentially requires three to four pieces: Colonnade (general education),  a major program of study, a minor (if required by program) and/or electives. These items come together for 120 credit hours. In addition to meeting Colonnade, major and/or minor requirements, the 120 credits must also meet criteria specified by degree certification. You may also choose to add an area of specialization to any degree program. The information provided here will walk you through the basic requirements of each area, but you should also work closely with your advisor to plan your program of study.  

Degree Program/Major *Online Availability Minor Required?

Criminology

100% Online

Yes

Computer Information Technology

100% Online
and 2+2
Optional
Dental Hygiene 2+2

Optional

Family & Consumer Sciences,
Child Studies

100% Online

Yes

Family & Consumer Sciences,
Family Studies

100% Online

Yes

Health Care Administration

100% Online

Optional

Health Information Management

2+2

Optional

Interdisciplinary Studies

100% Online

Optional

Management, Business Administration

2+2

Optional

Manufacturing Engineering Technology
(Competency Based Program)

2+2

No

Organizational Leadership

100% Online

Optional

RN to BSN

2+2

Optional

Sociology

100% Online

Yes

Technology Management

2+2

Optional

 

Additional degrees are available face-to-face or by taking a combination of online and face-to-face classes at WKU's four campus locations. 

 

Bowling Green Campus

Phone: (270) 745-2551

Email: admission@wku.edu

Web: www.wku.edu/admission

All Majors/Minors: wku.edu/majors/

 

Glasgow Regional Center

Phone: (270) 659-6900

Email: glasgow@wku.edu

Web: www.wku.edu/glasgow

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Regional Center

Phone: (Elizabethtown): (270) 706-8870

Phone (Fort Knox):: (270) 351-1192

Email (Fort Knox): etown-ftknox@wku.edu

Web: www.wku.edu/etown-ftknox

 

Owensboro Regional Center

Phone: (270) 684-9797

Email: owensboro@wku.edu

Web: www.wku.edu/owensboro

Colonnade Program 

Required for all degree seeking students


The Colonnade Program (formerly general education) is a set of classes designed for all students seeking a bachelor's degree at WKU. The curriculum was created with an aim to develop understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of multiple "ways of knowing," including artistic, literary, philosophical, historical, and scientific. WKU provides an online pathway for completion of general education/colonnade curriculum. Please work with your advisor or support staff in WKU Online or click here to identify online options


Earning Colonnade Credit Online

*Understanding Online Degree Availability

WKU provides three pathways to earning a bachelor's degree online (or predominantly online): 100% online degrees, 2+2 Bachelor Completion Degrees and Flex Degrees.

Understanding the difference is critical in the decision making process.

Online availability is noted for each program in the list on the right.

100% Online Degrees require no prior hours earned and may be completed entirely online.

2+2 Bachelor Completion Degrees are designed for students who have an associate degree from an accredited college or university or similar preparation. This classification assumes successful completion of necessary lower level courses with minimal exception.The degrees noted as 2+2 degrees may be completed entirely online if the student meets the defined criteria.

Transfer and former WKU students with previous hours earned may have additional options. Please contact our office to learn more!

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 Last Modified 11/28/16