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HILLTOPPERS Academics

Western Kentucky University requires a minimum of 120 hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

HILLTOPPERS does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, HILLTOPPERS has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

HILLTOPPERS offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at HILLTOPPERS?

HILLTOPPERS has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at HILLTOPPERS

When choosing a major, HILLTOPPERS students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at HILLTOPPERS below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. HILLTOPPERS does not require a senior project for all students.

Does HILLTOPPERS Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

HILLTOPPERS offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does HILLTOPPERS Offer Online Classes?

HILLTOPPERS has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does HILLTOPPERS Give Credit for AP Classes?

HILLTOPPERS offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does HILLTOPPERS Have An Honors Program?

HILLTOPPERS offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does HILLTOPPERS Require Internships?

HILLTOPPERS does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

HILLTOPPERS has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at HILLTOPPERS include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at HILLTOPPERS

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

HILLTOPPERS offers these dual degree programs:

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HILLTOPPERS Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Food Science
Food Technology and Processing
Architectural Technology/Technician
Asian Studies/Civilization
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Canadian Studies
Women's Studies
Folklore Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
Photojournalism
Radio and Television
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Advertising
Health Communication
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer Support Specialist
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Art Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language, Other
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering/Industrial Management
Chinese Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Housing and Human Environments, General
Adult Development and Aging
Family and Community Services
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Apparel and Textiles, General
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
General Studies
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Mathematics, General
Statistics, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Gerontology
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Sustainability Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sports Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Meteorology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences, General
Anthropology
Criminology
Economics, General
Applied Economics
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Geography
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Dance, General
Interior Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music Performance, General
Music, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Public Health Education and Promotion
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health Services Administration
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Medical Informatics
Dietetics/Dietitian
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Organizational Leadership
Accounting
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Real Estate
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

18,171

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

97%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,802

Out-of-State

$26,496

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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