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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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undergraduate minors 

We strongly encourage students to complement their major by earning a minor. This strengthens their educational experience and makes them more marketable for jobs. Our program offers five minors:

Community Recreation

Minor in Community Recreation
Reference Number: 346
Minimum Hours for Minor: 24

Students must complete the following courses: REC 200, 302, 306, 328, 420, and 493. In addition, students must complete 6 hours of electives from the following list: REC 220, 222, 326, 332, 422, 424, 426, 428, 430, 482.

Contact: Dr. Ron Ramsing

Facility and Event Management 

Minor in Facility and Event Management
Reference Number: 367
Minimum Hours for Minor: 21

The facility and event management minor provides students with practical knowledge and skills for the effective management of facilities and events. Students must complete the following courses: REC 306, REC 404 or SPM 404, REC 426, SPM 450, REC 493, and six hours of advisor approved electives.

Contact: Dr. Raymond Poff

Nonprofit Administration

Minor in Nonprofit Administration
Reference Number:422
Minimum Hours for Minor:21-24

The minor in nonprofit administration prepares students for careers in, and service to, the nonprofit sector. Students take courses from several departments and programs of study to gain needed nonprofit competencies and experiences.

This minor consists of 21-24 hours including the following required courses: REC 220, (MGT 333 or PS 440), (ACCT 200 or REC 402 or SPM 402), REC 460, and REC 496 (150-300 hours of internship experience for 3-6 credit hours).

Students are required to take 6 hours of electives chosen from the following list or other courses as approved by the program coordinator:

ACCT 420, BA 110, HMD 271, 375, COMM 240, 345, 348, 349, 362, 460, 463, ECON 202, ENG 301, 306, 307, 415, FIN 330, GERO 100, 495, ICSR 300, 301, LEAD 200, 325, 330, 395, MGT 210, 311, MKT 220, PERF 423, PHIL 320, 323, RELS 323, PS 250, 338, 440, PSY/PSYS 220, 321, 350, 422, 442, REC 302, 306, 328, 404, 424, SOCL 100, 210, 240, 300, 360, 362, 375, 410, SPM 200, 452, SWRK 101, 205, 330, 344, 379.

No more than 15 hours from any prefix may be us
ed to fulfill the minor requirements. Some courses have

Please visit for more information.

Contact: Dr. Tricia Jordan

Outdoor Leadership

Minor in Outdoor Leadership
Reference Number: 426
Minimum Hours for Minor: 24

The outdoor leadership minor consists of 24 hours designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to become outdoor professionals and to lead groups responsibly in the backcountry. The following courses are required for the minor: REC 330, 332, 335, 337, 435, 437.

In addition, students must choose six hours
of electives from: REC 235, 424, 430, 434, 439, 482, or 493. 

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Contact: Dr. Tammie Stenger-Ramsey


Minor in Tourism
Reference Number: 445
Minimum Hours for Minor: 21

The minor in tourism is an interdisciplinary program between the academic units of Family and Consumer Sciences and Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport. Students must complete the following courses: HMD 271, MKT 220, REC 420, and (REC 490 or FACS 313).

Students must complete a minimum of 9 hours from a list of restricted electives in HMD/FACS and Recreation Administration.

Requirements (12 hours) HMD 271, MKT 220, REC 420, (REC 490 or FACS 313)
Restricted Electives (9 hours) REC 302, REC 322, REC / SPM 404, HMD 171, 373, 375

Contact: Dr. Raymond Poff












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