In Fall 2014, WKU implemented a new general education model called the Colonnade Program. The Colonnade Program is now the core academic program at WKU. These general education requirements are an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum that both complement and support the student's preparation in their specific field.
WKU requires that all undergraduate degree-seeking students successfully complete a general education curriculum that represents a substantial component of each degree program (15 hours for associates degrees and 39 hours for baccalaureate degrees).
Courses in the Colonnade Program teach students to think critically, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Through these courses, students are encouraged to explore the connections among different areas of study in order to understand their roles as students and citizens. In short, the Colonnade Program is intended to promote intellectual curiosity and to instill a love of learning.
Pertinent information about the program and requirements follows:
- Colonnade Requirements (PDF)
- Course Listing (PDF)
- Course Codes (PDF)
- Colonnade Worksheet (PDF)
- Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
- Language Requirement
- STAMP Assessment Overview
- Frequently Asked Questions
All students should meet regularly with their Academic Advisor to ensure they are maximizing their experience with general education courses.
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