Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University says that "Courses in the Colonnade [general education] 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." [Source]

  • Website:http://www.wku.edu/
  • Undergraduate Enrollment:17,452
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:27%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$9,482 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$24,132 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because only students who do not receive a satisfactory score on the SAT or ACT examination must take a writing course to fulfill the "College Composition" requirement. Moreover, the "Writing in the Disciplines" requirement may be satisfied by courses in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

    YES
  • 3. Foreign Language

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO
  • 5. Economics

    NO
  • 6. Mathematics

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Mathematics" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

    YES
  • General Education Assessment

    Western Kentucky University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 03/14/2016

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