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Colleges / Potomac State College of West Virginia University

WVU Potomac State Academics

Potomac State College of West Virginia University requires a minimum of 123 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

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

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

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at WVU Potomac State?

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

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at WVU Potomac State

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

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. WVU Potomac State does not require a senior project for all students.

Does WVU Potomac State Offer Learning Disability Services?

WVU Potomac State 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 WVU Potomac State Offer Online Classes?

WVU Potomac State has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does WVU Potomac State Give Credit for AP Classes?

WVU Potomac State 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 WVU Potomac State Have An Honors Program?

WVU Potomac State offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does WVU Potomac State Require Internships?

WVU Potomac State 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.


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.

WVU Potomac State does not have any ROTC programs.

Dual Degree Programs at WVU Potomac State

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.

WVU Potomac State does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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WVU Potomac State Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Forestry, General
Information Science/Studies
Education, General
Engineering, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Chemistry, General
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General

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