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Undergraduate Majors at Western Kentucky University

The most popular undergraduate major at Western Kentucky University is General Studies followed by Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse and Elementary Education and Teaching. A list of all 98 available majors and annual graduates is presented below. Also of interest, median earnings for Western Kentucky University graduates by major.

List of undergrad majors offered at Western Kentucky University
Agriculture 73
Agriculture
Graduates
Agricultural Production Operations 1
Computer and Information Sciences
Graduates
Computer and Information Sciences 12
Information Technology 33
Education
Graduates
Special Education and Teaching 11
Elementary Education and Teaching 179
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 61
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 20
Business Teacher Education 6
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 42
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 24
Technical Teacher Education 10
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 4
Engineering
Graduates
Civil Engineering 18
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 10
Mechanical Engineering 26
Engineering Technology
Graduates
Industrial Technology/Technician 20
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 10
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 17
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 1
Foreign Languages
Graduates
German Language and Literature 2
French Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 21
American Sign Language (ASL) 14
Work and Family Studies
Graduates
Child Care Provider/Assistant 17
Apparel and Textiles 31
Legal Professions
Graduates
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 10
English and Literature
Graduates
English Language and Literature 43
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 24
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Graduates
General Studies 319
Biology
Graduates
Biology/Biological Sciences 116
Biochemistry 4
Molecular Genetics 3
Biotechnology 1
Mathematics
Graduates
Mathematics 16
General Studies
Graduates
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 8
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies
Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 22
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 47
Sports Studies 15
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Graduates
Religion/Religious Studies 32
Architecture
Graduates
Architectural Technology/Technician 13
Physical Sciences
Graduates
Meteorology 11
Chemistry 63
Geology/Earth Science 16
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 3
Physics 8
Psychology
Graduates
Psychology 93
Human Services
Graduates
Social Work 51
Social Sciences
Graduates
Social Sciences 50
Anthropology 26
Economics 14
Geography 16
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 15
International Relations and Affairs 3
Political Science and Government 44
Sociology 88
Visual and Performing Arts
Graduates
Dance 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts 6
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 7
Fine/Studio Arts 32
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Music Performance 20
Music, Other 6
Health Professions 6
Health Professions
Graduates
Communication Sciences and Disorders 31
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 36
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 30
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 9
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 5
Environmental Health 7
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 2
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 196
Business
Graduates
Business Administration and Management 149
Organizational Leadership 21
Accounting 56
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 10
Business/Managerial Economics 12
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 5
Finance 52
Financial Planning and Services 8
Hospitality Administration/Management 49
International Business/Trade/Commerce 15
Management Information Systems 49
Management Science 4
Marketing/Marketing Management 66
History
Graduates
History 68
Communication
Graduates
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 44
Mass Communication/Media Studies 6
Journalism 16
Broadcast Journalism 53
Photojournalism 17
Organizational Communication 47
Public Relations/Image Management 22
Advertising 35

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157951 IPEDS survey data for Western Kentucky University.