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WKU Majors and Minors


WKU offers undergraduate degree programs including baccalaureate majors, minors, and certificate levels. Click on the academic area that interests you for more information.

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  • WKU offers courses at four convenient locations, at our main campus in Bowling Green, or at our three Regional Campuses, including Glasgow, Elizabethtown-Ft. Knox, and Owensboro.

 

Academic Undergraduate Program Major Minor Certificate Pre‑Prof ◊ Degree JUMP*
Accounting Yes No No No BS Yes
Advanced Professionalism No No Yes No No No
Advertising Yes No No No BA No
Aerospace Studies No Yes No No No No
African American Studies No Yes No No No No
Aging Specialist No No Yes No No No
Agriculture Technology and Management No No No No AS No
Agriculture Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Agriculture (Agribusiness) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Agricultural Mechanization) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Agricultural Education) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Agronomy - Plant) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Agronomy - Soil) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Animal Science - Beef) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Animal Science - Swine) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Dairy Science) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (General Agriculture) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Horse Science) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Horticulture) Yes No No No BS No
Agriculture (Turf and Golf Course Management) Yes No No No BS No
American Sign Language Studies No Yes No No No No
Anthropology No Yes No No No No
Anthropology (Archeology) Yes No No No BA No
Anthropology (Biological Anthropology) Yes No No No BA No
Anthropology (Cultural Resource Management) Yes No No No BA No
Anthropology (Cultural Anthropology) Yes No No No BA No
Applied Data Analytics No No Yes No No No
Applied Statistics No Yes No No No No
Arabic Yes Yes No No BA No
Arabic (for Journalism) Yes No No No BA No
Arabic (for Business) Yes No No No BA No
Arabic (for International Service) Yes No No No BA No
Architectural Science Yes No No No BS Yes
Art History Yes Yes No No BA No
Asian Religions and Cultures Yes No No No BA No
Asian Studies No Yes No No No No
Astronomy No Yes No No No No
Athletic Coaching No Yes No No No No
Automation No No Yes No No No
Biochemistry Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Biology Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Biophysics No Yes No No No No
Brewing and Distilling Arts & Sciences No No Yes No No No
Broadcasting No Yes No No No No
Broadcasting (News and Sports Reporting) Yes No No No BA No
Broadcasting (Operations and Management) Yes No No No BA No
Broadcasting (Video Production) Yes No No No BA No
Business (Business Management) No No No No AA No
Business (Business Management Preparation) No No No No AA No
Business (Leadership) No No No No AA No
Business (Real Estate) No No No No AA No
Business (Management Information Systems) No No No No AA No
Business (Office Management and Supervision) No No No No AA No
Business (Real Estate) No No No No AA No
Business Administration No Yes No No No No
Business and Marketing Education Yes No No No BS No
Business Data Analytics Yes No No No BS Yes
Business Economics Yes No No No BS Yes
Canadian Studies No No Yes No No No
Chemistry Yes Yes No No No Yes
Chemistry (ACS Certified) Yes No No No BS No
Chemistry (Foundations Chemistry) Yes No No No BS No
Chemistry (Teacher Education) Yes No No No BS No
Chinese Yes Yes No No BA No
Citizenship and Social Justice No Yes No No No No
Civil Engineering Yes No No No BS No
Classical Studies No Yes No No No No
Clinical and Community Behavioral Health No Yes No No No No
CNSS 4011 No No Yes No No No
Communication Disorders Yes No No No BS No
Communication Studies Yes Yes No No BA Yes
Community Recreation No Yes No No No No
Computer Animation No Yes No No BA No
Computer Information Systems No Yes No No No No
Computer Information Technology Yes No No No BS Yes
Computer Literacy No No Yes No No No
Computer Science Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Computer Science (Specialty Option) No No No No BS No
Computer Science (Systems/Scientific Applications) Yes No No No BS No
Construction Management No Yes No No No Yes
Corporate and Organizational Communication Yes No No No BA Yes
Criminology Yes Yes No No BA No
Dance Yes Yes No No BA No
Data Analysis Using SAS No No Yes No No No
Dental Hygiene Yes No No No BS, AS No
Digital Advertising No Yes No No No No
Diversity and Community Studies Yes No No No BA No
Early Childhood Education No No No No AA No
Earth Science Yes Yes No No BA No
Economics Yes Yes No No BA Yes
Electrical Engineering Yes Yes No No BS No
Elementary Education Yes No No No BS No
English No Yes No No BA No
English (Creative Writing) Yes Yes No No BA No
English (Literature) Yes Yes No No BA No
English (Professional Writing) Yes Yes No No BA No
English for Secondary Teachers Yes No No No BA No
Entrepreneurship Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Environmental Health Yes Yes Yes No BS No
Environmental Studies & Sustainability No Yes No No No No
Exercise Science Yes No No No BS Yes
Facility and Event Management No Yes No No No No
Family and Consumer Sciences No Yes No No No No
Family and Consumer Sciences (Child Studies) Yes Yes No No BS No
Family and Consumer Sciences (Education) Yes No No No BS No
Family and Consumer Sciences (Family Studies) Yes Yes No No BS No
Family Home Visiting No Yes Yes No No No
Film Yes No No No BA No
Film Studies No Yes No No No No
Finance No Yes No No No Yes
Finance (Financial Planning) Yes No Yes No BS No
Finance (Financial Management) Yes No Yes No BS No
Floodplain Management No Yes No No No No
Floristry No Yes No No No No
Folklore No Yes No No No No
Food Processing and Technology No No Yes No No No
Food Science No No Yes No No No
French Yes Yes No No BA No
Gender & Women's Studies No Yes No No No No
Geographic Information Science/Systems Yes Yes Yes No BS Yes
Geography No Yes No No No No
Geography and Environmental Studies (Environment and Sustainability) Yes No No No BS Yes
Geography and Environmental Studies (Geography) Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Geography and Environmental Studies (Climate Systems) Yes No No No BS Yes
Geography and Environmental Studies (Karst and Water Resources) Yes No No No BS Yes
Geography and Environmental Studies (Tourism and Development) Yes No No No BS Yes
Geology Yes Yes No No BS Yes
German Yes Yes No No BA No
Gerontology No Yes No No No No
Global Health Service No Yes No No No No
Graphic Design (for Advertising Majors) No Yes No No BA No
Health Care Administration Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Health Education and Health Promotion No Yes Yes No No No
Health Informatics No No Yes No No No
Health Information Management Yes No No No AS/BS Yes
Health Sciences (Health Services Leadership & Management) Yes No No No BS Yes
Health Sciences (Health and Social Welfare) Yes No No No BS Yes
Health Sciences (Allied Health) Yes No No No BS Yes
History Yes Yes No No BA No
Honors (Self-Designated Studies) Yes Yes No No BA/BS No
Hospitality Management and Dietetics (Food, Nutrition, and Wellness) Yes No No No BS No
Hospitality Management and Dietetics (Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) Yes No No No BS No
Hospitality Management and Dietetics (Nutrition and Dietetics) Yes No No No BS No
iMedia No No Yes No No No
Industrial Education (Techology Education) Yes No No No BS No
Industrial Sciences No Yes No No No No
Information Systems No No Yes No No No
Interactive Training Design No No Yes No No No
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Non-Teacher Certification) Yes No No No BS No
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Teacher Certification) Yes No No No BS No
Interdisciplinary Patient Navigator No No Yes No No No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Arts) Yes No No No AIS/BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Business) Yes No No No AIS/BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Education) No No No No AIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Health) No No No No AIS/BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities) Yes No No No AIS/BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Military Studies) Yes No No No BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Organization and Communication of Ideas) No No No No AIS/BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Science) Yes Yes No No AIS/BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Social and Behavioral Studies) Yes No No No AIS/BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Social Justice/Equity Studies) No No No No AIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) Yes No No No BIS No
Interdisciplinary Studies (Technology) No No No No AIS/BIS No
Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising (Fashion Merchandising) Yes Yes No No BS No
Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising (Interior Design) Yes Yes No No BS No
International Affairs Yes No No No BA Yes
International Business Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Journalism Yes No No No BA No
Journalism Writing No Yes No No No No
Kentucky Studies No No Yes No No No
Land Surveying No No Yes No No No
Latin American Studies No Yes No No No No
Legal Studies No Yes No No No No
Long-Term Care Administration No No Yes No No No
Management (Business Administration) Yes No No No BS Yes
Management (Human Resources/Personnel Management) Yes No No No BS Yes
Manufacturing and Logistics No No Yes No No No
Manufacturing Process and Technology No No Yes No No No
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Yes No No No BS Yes
Marketing No Yes No No No Yes
Marketing (Sales) Yes No No No BS Yes
Marketing (Social Media) Yes No No No BS Yes
Marketing (Strategic Marketing) Yes No No No BS Yes
Mathematical Economics Yes No No No BS Yes
Mathematical Economics (Actuarial Science) Yes No No No BS No
Mathematics (Fundamentals of Analysis and Discrete Math) Yes No No No BA No
Mathematics (Fundamentals of Applied Math) Yes No No No BA No
Mathematics (Fundamentals of Math Studies) Yes No No No BA No
Mathematics (Non-Teacher Certifiable) Yes Yes No No BA Yes
Mathematics (Teacher Education) Yes No No No BA No
Mechanical Engineering Yes No No No BS No
Medical Laboratory Science Yes No No No BS Yes
Meeting, Convention, and Exposition Planning No Yes No No No No
Meteorology Yes No No No BS Yes
Middle East Studies No No Yes No No No
Middle Grades Mathematics Yes No No No BS No
Middle Level Education Language Arts Single Area Certification Yes No No No BS No
Middle Level Education Social Studies/Language Arts Dual Certification Yes No No No BS No
Middle Level Education Social Studies Single Area Certification Yes No No No BS No
Middle School Science Yes No No No BS No
Military Leadership Yes No No No BS No
Military Science No Yes No No No No
Molecular Biotechnology Yes No No No BS No
Music Yes Yes No No BM/BA No
Music (Extended) Yes No No No /BA No
Music (Instrumental Performance) Yes No No No BM No
Music (Music Education - Instrumental P-12) Yes No No No BM No
Music (Music Education - Integrated P-12) Yes No No No BM No
Music (Music Education - Vocal P-12) Yes No No No BM No
Music (Vocal Performance) Yes No No No BM No
Neuroscience No Yes No No No No
Nonprofit Administration No Yes No No No No
Nursing Yes No No No ASN/BSN No
Nursing (RN to BSN) Yes No No No BSN No
Nutrition No Yes No No No No
Nutritional and Food Chemistry No Yes No No No No
Occupational Safety & Health No Yes Yes No No No
Organizational Leadership Yes Yes Yes No BS Yes
Outdoor Experience Leadership No Yes No No No No
Paralegal Studies Yes No No No BA No
Performing Arts (Acting) Yes No No No BFA No
Performing Arts (Directing) Yes No No No BFA No
Performing Arts (Music Theatre) Yes Yes No No BFA No
Performing Arts (Theatre Design and Technology) Yes No No No BFA No
Arts Administration No Yes No No No No
Philosophy Yes Yes No No BA No
Photojournalism Yes Yes No No BA No
Physical Education No Yes No No No No
Physical Education (Movement Studies) Yes No No No BS No
Physical Education (Teacher Studies) Yes No No No BS No
Physics Yes Yes No No BS No
Physics (Physics Education) Yes No No No BS No
Political Communication No No Yes No No No
Political Science Yes Yes No No BA Yes
Popular Culture Studies Yes No No No BA No
Pre-Chiropractic No No No Yes No No
Pre-Dentistry No No No Yes No No
Pre-Forestry No No No Yes No No
Pre-Law No No No Yes No No
Pre-Medicine No No No Yes No No
Pre-Occupational Therapy No No No Yes No No
Pre-Optometry No No No Yes No No
Pre-Pharmacy No No No Yes No No
Pre-Physical Therapy No No No Yes No No
Pre-Physician Assistant No No No Yes No No
Pre-Podiatric Medicine No No No Yes No No
Pre-Theology No No No Yes No No
Pre-Veterinary Medicine No No No Yes No No
Psychological Science Yes Yes No No BS Yes
Psychological Science (Applied Psychological Science) Yes No No No BS Yes
Psychological Science (Biobehavioral Psychology) Yes No No No BS Yes
Psychological Science (Clinical Psychological Science) Yes No No No BS Yes
Psychological Science (Cognitive Psychology) Yes No No No BS Yes
Psychological Science (Quantitative Psychology) Yes No No No BS Yes
Psychological Science (Developmental Science) Yes No No No BS Yes
Psychological Science (Social Psychology) Yes No No No BS Yes
Psychology Yes Yes No No BA No
Psychology (Forensic Psychology) Yes No No No BA Yes
Psychology (Sport Psychology) Yes No No No BA Yes
Public Health Yes No Yes No BS Yes
Public Relations Yes No No No BA No
Real Estate No No Yes No No No
Recreation Administration (Commercial and Recreation Tourism) Yes No No No BS Yes
Recreation Administration (Facility and Event Management) Yes No No No BS Yes
Recreation Administration (Nonprofit Administration) Yes No No No BS Yes
Recreation Administration (Outdoor Recreation) Yes No No No BS Yes
Recreation Administration (Recreation and Sports Services) Yes No No No BS Yes
Religious Studies Yes Yes No No BA No
Russian & East European Studies No Yes No No No No
Sales No Yes No No No No
Science and Mathematics Education Yes No No No BS No
Sexuality Studies No Yes No No No No
Six Sigma and Quality No No Yes No No No
Social Studies Yes No No No BA No
Social Work Yes Yes No No BSW No
Sociology No Yes No No BA Yes
Sociology (Community, Environment, and Development) Yes No No No BA No
Sociology (Family, Gender, and Sexuality) Yes No No No BA No
Sociology (Inequality and Social Change) Yes No No No BA No
Sociology (Research Methods) Yes No No No BA No
Southern Studies No Yes No No No No
Spanish Yes Yes No No BA No
Special Education: Learning & Behavioral Disorders and Elementary Education Yes No No No BS No
Sport Management Yes No No No BS Yes
Systems Engineering No Yes No No No No
Workforce Administration (Administrative Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Agricultural Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Criminology Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Digital Media Technologies) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Fire/Rescue Administration) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Geographic Information Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Government Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Healthcare Informatics) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Human Resource Development) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Industrial/Manufacturing Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Information Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Law Enforcement Administration) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Leadership) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Military Systems) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Occupational Safety and Health) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Technical Sales) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Technical Training) Yes No No No BS No
Workforce Administration (Technical Writing) Yes No No No BS No
Teaching English as a Second Language No Yes No No No No
Technology Management Yes No No No BS Yes
Theatre Yes Yes No No BA No
Tourism (Department of Family and Consumer Sciences) No Yes No No No No
Tourism (School of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport) No Yes No No No No
Visual Arts Yes No No No BFA No
Visual Arts (Studio Concentration) Yes No No No BFA No
Visual Arts (Graphic Design) Yes Yes No No BFA No
Visual Studies (Art Education) Yes No No No BA No
Visual Studies (Studio Art) Yes Yes No No BA No
Water Resources No Yes No No No No
Worksite Health Promotion No Yes Yes No No No

 

* - JUMP = Joint Undergraduate-Master's Program. Qualified students may complete work on undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously. Please contact the academic department for more information.

** Programs listed as "BA" may be listed as "A.B." in the undergraduate course catalog.

◊ Pre-Professional programs are advising concentrations only.  WKU does not award degrees or certificates in pre-professional programs.


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