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Online Bachelor Degree Programs

Earning a bachelor's degree at WKU essentially requires three to four pieces: General Education/Colonnade,  a major program of study, a minor (some bachelor degrees do not require minors) and/or electives. These items come together for 120 credit hours. In addition to meeting general education, major and/or minor requirements, the 120 credits must also meet certain requirements as specified through degree certification. Additionally, students may choose to add an area of specialization to any of the programs listed below. 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

90% Online (requires
one F2F class)

Yes

Family & Consumer Sciences,
Child Studies

100% Online

Yes

Family & Consumer Sciences,
Family Studies

100% Online

Yes

Health Science, Environmental Health

2+2 or Flex

Optional

Interdisciplinary Studies

100% Online

No

Organizational Leadership

100% Online

Yes

Sociology

100% Online

Yes

Computer Information Technology

100% Online
and 2+2

Optional

Dental Hygiene

2+2

Optional

Management, Business Administration

2+2

Optional

RN to BSN

2+2

No

Systems Management

2+2 or Flex

Optional

Technology Management

2+2

Optional

Additional Programs are available at regional campus locations in Glasgow, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox. Please refer to the contact information below:

Glasgow Regional Center

Phone: (270) 659-6900

Email: glasgow@wku.edu

Web: www.wku.edu/glasgow

Owensboro Regional Campus

Phone: (270) 684-9797

Email: owensboro@wku.edu

Web: www.wku.edu/owensboro

Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox Regional Center

Phone: (Elizabethtown): (270) 745-5895

Phone (Ft. Knox):: (270) 351-1192

Email (Elizabethtown): liza.ramirez@wku.edu

Email (Ft. Knox): melissa.ballinger@wku.edu

Web: www.wku.edu/etown-ftknox

Colonnade Program (General Education)

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 to identify online options. 

*Understanding Online 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 above.

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.

Flexible Degrees (noted as "flex") are at least 80% online, but require some face-to-face classes, and do not assume nor require prior completion of lower level classes related to the degree.

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 5/20/15