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Academic Areas of Interest


Academic Affairs

Visit the Office of the Provost, learn about policies, programs, initiatives and more.


Academic Calendar

Visit this page to see the Academic Calendars for the current school year, including dates for final exams, Summer Sessions and Winter Term.


Colleges & Departments

Learn more about colleges and departments at WKU.

Colonnade Program (General Education)

The Colonnade Program is the new General Education program at WKU as of Fall 2014. These general education courses are an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum that both complement and support the student's preparation in their specific field.  These courses are required of all majors at WKU.


Distance Learning

Where learning fits your life. WKU offers many graduate and undergraduate programs, several certificates and endorsements and more than 1,000 online courses each year!

The Graduate School

Our more than 80 graduate programs provide outstanding learning experiences and are focused on the successes of our students, both during their graduate studies and thereafter as alumni.

Kentucky Museum

The Kentucky Museum, located in the Historic Kentucky Building, houses history, arts & culture, with an outstanding quilt and textile collection, extensive archeological and ethnic holdings, also fine and decorative arts. Permanent exhibits include the life of local celebrity, Duncan Hines; a look at the Civil War from a local perspective; a decorative arts gallery ranging from an Egyptian sarcophagus to 1970s macramé; plus a gallery of regional quilts.


WKU Libraries offers a one-stop search to find research materials, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects, with results across nearly all library collections in a relevant-ranked list similar to a Google search.  Inter-library Loan is available to all students and faculty for resources not found locally.

Office of Scholar Development

The Office of Scholar Development (OSD) supports WKU students throughout the process of finding and applying for nationally competitive scholarships, research opportunities, internships, and a variety of post-graduation opportunities.


WKU is committed to reaching out beyond the "the hill" to reach many audiences such as business and industry, adult learners, military, distance learning students, community organizations, and high school students who want to earn college credit.

Programs of Study

WKU offers more than 170 choices for undergraduate areas of study through majors, minors, associate degree programs, certificate programs, pre-professional study and areas of concentration within majors. WKU also offers more than 80 graduate programs. Find the program that's right for you.

Regional Campuses

WKU serves more than 5,000 students at three regional campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown/Fort Knox. Visit the regional campus websites to learn more.


Learn more about how to obtain external funds from the Office of Sponsored Programs, the WKU Scholar, a semiannual publication that focuses on scholarship and research, The Student Research Council, which encourages scholarly activities and coordinates the annual WKU Student Research Conference, Institutional Research, the Center for Research and Development, WKU Libraries and more.

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