Majors

  • Accounting

    • The accounting major prepares students for professional careers and graduate studies in business and offers a Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Science degree, and a minor in accounting. The degree program in accounting provides students a foundation with course applications that emphasize critical thinking, effective communication, ethical behavior, and social responsibility. The course offerings allow students to acquire a broad base of knowledge in areas of financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, and ethics, and help prepare them for professional certification examinations such as the CPA. Most students are placed in accounting firms and financial institutions for paid internships.
    • Mr. Raju Chenna
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3191
      Email: rajuch@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Accounting Webpage
  • Art

    • The Art program offers a major in Art, Graphic Design and Art Education. These programs are designed to provide students with appreciation of design and visual arts as well as an understanding of how design and art are created.Foundation courses are used to introduce students to vocabulary and hands-on experience with a variety of materials, including computer technologies.Students who major in art will develop the skills necessary for future careers in various art fields including art education and graphic design and will be well prepared for graduate studies in traditional studio art.
    • Ms. Heather Logsdon
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3608
      Email: hlogsdon@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Art Webpage
  • Art Education

    • The Kentucky Wesleyan Art Education program prepares you for a career teaching art in kindergarten through 12th grades. As an Art Education student, you will work closely with advisors in Art and Education Departments to complete coursework in both areas, as well as participate in vital student teaching experiences to prepare you for future teaching careers.
    • Ms. Heather Logsdon
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3608
      Email: hlogsdon@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Art Education Webpage
  • Biology

    • The Biology program at Kentucky Wesleyan College provides undergraduate programs in the biological sciences within the framework of a liberal arts education.We expect our majors to become well-rounded biologists and zoologists, but we also expect them to identify areas of special interest in preparation for post-graduate opportunities.With these objectives in mind, the Kentucky Wesleyan College Biology program offers two options for baccalaureate degree majors.
      • The B.S. degree in biology – primarily for pre-health career students and those pursuing graduate degree programs
      • The B.A. degree in biology – an option for those unsure of their plans after graduation, this degree requires intermediate foreign language competency, and also meets teaching certification requirements

      The majority of Kentucky Wesleyan’s biology graduates pursue the B.S. degree and seek admission to medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry, or veterinary school.

    • Dr. Evelyn Hiatt
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3158
      Email: ehiatt@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Biology Webpage
  • Business Administration

    • The Kentucky Wesleyan College business programs prepare students for professional careers in business and/or graduate studies. This preparation involves a curriculum that stresses analysis and communication, theory and practice, as shaped by the needs of the global business community. Ethics and values are emphasized in the curriculum, as well as technical efficiency and accountability.
    • Kentucky Wesleyan College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
    • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
      Online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Dr. Sally Asefa
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3198
      Email: sasefa@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Business Administration Webpage
  • Chemistry

    • Our department strives to meet the diverse needs of today’s science students. Our chemistry faculty takes special interest in assisting you as you determine your professional objectives. In fact, you will choose a program of study that fits your career goals in close consultation with your faculty advisor.Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Chemistry major includes an emphasis in one of four areas:
      • Biochemistry: for students interested in the health sciences
      • Environmental Science: for students interested in employment or grad school in environmental science
      • Forensic Science: for students interested in employment or grad school in forensic science
      • Professional Track: for students interested in obtaining graduate degrees in chemistry or related disciplines and/or obtaining industrial employment with the B.S. degree
    • Dr. W.L. Magnuson
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      Email: magnuson@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Chemistry Webpage
  • Communication Arts

    • Communication arts at Kentucky Wesleyan is an integrated program that includes courses in mass media, advertising and public relations, communications and theatre. This combination allows you latitude in selecting courses and working toward a variety of communication career goals.
    • Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Communication Arts major includes an emphasis in one of two areas:
      • Communications
      • Advertising and Public Relations
    • Dr. Randall Vogt
      Program Coordinator:
      Office: (270) 852-3596
      Email: rvogt@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Communication Arts Webpage
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology

    • Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law is one of the largest degree programs at Kentucky Wesleyan College. This program is intended to introduce students to the study of criminal behavior, criminal justice systems, social justice and law from a multidisciplinary, liberal-arts perspective.Kentucky Wesleyan’s Criminal Justice, Criminology and Law Program offers degrees in the following areas:
      • BS in Criminal Justice and Criminology
      • Criminal Justice Emphasis
      • Criminology Emphasis
      • BA/BS in Legal Studies

       

    • After obtaining a degree in criminal justice, criminology or legal studies, many students seek careers as professionals working within the criminal or juvenile justice system (i.e., courts, law enforcement, corrections), many students attend graduate school to conduct research on criminological issues and other students attend law school.
    • Dr. Ken Ayers
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3169
      Email: kenay@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Criminal Justice and Criminology Webpage

 

 

  • English

    • Studying English at Kentucky Wesleyan offers you a comprehensive and flexible major for a variety of career fields and pre-professional studies. It’s also a valuable choice as a second major or as a minor if your main area of study is in other disciplines.As an English major, you can choose between an emphasis in literature or in creative writing. Senior English majors may also be invited to undertake a senior honors project and earn the title of English Honors Student.
    • Dr. Suzanne Rose
      Program Coordinator:
      Office: (270) 852-3217
      Email: suzanner@kwc.edu
    • Visit the English Webpage

 

  • Exercise Science

    • Graduates of Exercise Science programs are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for individuals who are apparently healthy and those with controlled disease.They are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors for health promotion.The Exercise Science professional has demonstrated competence as a leader of health and fitness programs in the university, corporate, commercial or community settings in which their clients participate in health promotion and fitness-related activities. – (CAAHEP, 2011)
    • Program Coordinator:
    • Dr. Roger Gardner
      Office: (270) 852-3223
      Email: gardner@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Exercise Science Webpage

 

  • Fitness & Sports Management

    • Kentucky Wesleyan’s Fitness and Sport Management major is for students interested in the business and administrative side of sport and fitness. We prepare you for career opportunities in areas like health and wellness, corporate fitness, sport and athletic administration (high school, college and professional), sports marketing and public relations, community recreation, commercial recreation and sports information.Our strong academic program also provides significant opportunity to go on to graduate school where several areas of emphasis are available.
    • Dr. Roger Gardner
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3223
      Email: gardner@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Fitness & Sports Management Webpage

 

  • Graphic Design

    • In the Graphic Design program, you will take a required core of art courses that will introduce you to foundational principles of art and design. After completing drawing and foundation design courses, you will begin graphic design coursework that will focus on typography, identity design, publication and web design, animation and other advanced projects.
    • All graphic design courses are held in the Art Department’s state-of-the-art Apple computer lab in Kentucky Wesleyan’s Ralph Center, where you may use industry-standard application programs.
    • Ms. Heather Logsdon
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3608
      Email: hlogsdon@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Graphic Design Webpage

 

  • Health Sciences

    • Interested in joining the health professions, but not sure yet which one is for you? Kentucky Wesleyan’s Health Sciences major is perfect for you – you’ll get all the pre-requisites to be admitted to professional programs such as:
      • Physician Assistant School
      • Physical Therapy
      • Occupational Therapy
      • Pharmacy
      • Optometry
      • Nursing (BSN)
      • Graduate Programs in Medical Physics
      • Health Physics
      • Exercise Science
      • Health and Wellness
      • Behavioral Medicine
      • Health Psychology

      While you’re at Kentucky Wesleyan, you’ll learn about the technological, laboratory side of medicine as well as the service and human side as you gain practical experience with our partner organizations.

    • Dr. Scott Payne
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3185
      Email: rspayne@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Health Sciences Webpage

 

  • History

    • The study of history at Kentucky Wesleyan College seeks to help students to understand and appreciate the human experience, think critically and communicate effectively. History is the bedrock of a liberal arts education, and it helps prepare a student to do many things.Our History program includes two full-time and six part-time faculty presenting students with a variety of backgrounds, interests and teaching strengths. Three of our faculty members have Ph.D. degrees and most have contributed to the discipline by publishing or presenting original research.
    • Dr. Mason Horrell
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3234
      Email: mhorrel@kwc.edu
    • Visit the History Webpage

 

  • Legal Studies

    • Kentucky Wesleyan’s Legal Studies program is an interdisciplinary course of study specifically designed for students planning to attend law school.Although there are a few skills courses included (Introduction to Logic, Introduction to Ethics, and Business and Professional Writing), most of the offerings are focused on the law. This includes an introductory overview of the law and a capstone course centered around an internship with a judge and the local Commonwealth Attorney’s Office (prosecutor).
    • Dr. Bill Conroy
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3235
      Email: billco@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Legal Studies Webpage

 

  • Mathematics

    • A major in mathematics at Kentucky Wesleyan is designed to enable students to succeed by giving them the ability to utilize mathematics in a career or another discipline or to pursue graduate studies.
    • Dr. Kyle E. Besing
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3161
      Email: kbesing@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Mathematics Webpage

 

  • Music

    • The study of music at Kentucky Wesleyan provides students with the opportunity to pursue a quality undergraduate major in one of the exciting music programs.Most importantly, students pursuing degrees in Music gain a broad understanding of the scope of the field and its contribution to society.Students taking music courses have opportunities to perform individually and in ensembles and then discuss those performances. Private study is also available.Music Performance
      Dr. Diane Earle
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3617
      Email: dearle@kwc.edu
    • Music Education
      Mr. Dennis Jewett
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3164
      Email: djewett@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Music Webpage
  • Physics

    • A major in Physics at Kentucky Wesleyan prepares students for technical employment or for entrance into graduate study in physics, medical physics, engineering or related fields.Physicists work in a variety of areas from basic research at universities and government laboratories to education, healthcare, manufacturing, consulting and analysis firms.As a Physics major, you will gain an understanding of the broad range of general principles that characterizes physics. You’ll also learn how to apply theoretical and experimental techniques to solve problems.
    • Dr. Lawrence Armendarez
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3168
      Email: larmendarez@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Physics Webpage

 

  • Political Science

    • Kentucky Wesleyan’s political science program educates you to think critically, solve problems, read critically, use practical approaches and communicate effectively – both orally and with the written word.To effectively accomplish these goals, we use papers, presentations, debates, discussions, lectures, problem-solving activities and internships. Classes, especially upper-level, emphasize student participation. Question and answer, defense of opinions, and impromptu debate with other students are typical classroom experiences.Kentucky Wesleyan’s major in political science is designed to give you a basic foundation for the understanding of politics. The major sub-fields of instruction are political theory, American government, comparative government and international relations.
    • Dr. Bill Conroy
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3235
      Email: billco@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Political Science Webpage

 

  • Psychology

    • Psychology is an exciting field focusing on the study of the human mind and behavior. Some students pursue psychology simply because they’re interested in people and what makes them tick. Others pursue the major to prepare for a career in psychology or social work.Psychology majors at KWC take many interesting courses exploring human behavior, abnormal psychology and the applications of psychology in various fields such as counseling psychology, health psychology and forensic psychology.Students also learn about research in psychology and will have the opportunity to conduct a research project as a junior or senior.A psychology major provides students with an excellent background for applying to graduate school in psychology and ultimately becoming a practicing psychologist. A bachelor’s degree in psychology is also good preparation for careers in fields such as business, law and social work.
    • Dr. Lynette Taylor
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3239
      Email: ltaylor@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Psychology Webpage

 

  • Religion

    • Why study religion? Some people approach the study of religion because of a sense of calling or vocation, some out of fascination with a basic human urge. Whatever your personal aim may be, follow your heart; the academic study of religion is both personally satisfying and socially pertinent to our 21st century world.Many students pursue vocational ministry in a Christian denomination or to go to seminary after completing their bachelor’s degree, but vocational ministry is not the only path to follow.
    • Rev. James Coleman
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 684-5573
      Email: jcoleman@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Religion Webpage

 

  • Theatre Arts

    • The Theatre Arts program at Kentucky Wesleyan College educates students to become theatre artists and leaders in the field. You will learn about a variety of disciplines of theatre, including acting, directing, playwriting and stage craft. You will be encouraged to think critically, learn about yourself, explore your artistic passions and engage in the global community.
    • Ms. Beth Demunbrun
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3595
      Email: bdemunbrum@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Theater Arts Webpage

 

  • Zoology

    • Kentucky Wesleyan is one of the few colleges in the country that offers a Zoology major. It is intended for students who plan a career in the areas of wildlife resources, wildlife conservation, fisheries biology, etc.
    • By the time you complete a zoology major, you will be well prepared for competitive employment opportunities at the state and federal level, or in the private sector. Ideally, during your four-year undergraduate program, you should complete an internship with an appropriate agency.
    • Dr. Shannon Finerty
      Program Coordinator
      Office: (270) 852-3162
      Email: sfinerty@kwc.edu
    • Visit the Zoology Webpage