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Colleges / West Virginia State University

West Virginia State Academics

West Virginia State University requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

West Virginia State does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, West Virginia State has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 26% of students who started college at West Virginia State graduate within six years.

West Virginia 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 West Virginia State?

West Virginia 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 are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at West Virginia State

When choosing a major, West Virginia State students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at West Virginia State 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 an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. West Virginia State does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does West Virginia State Offer Learning Disability Services?

West Virginia 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 West Virginia State Offer Online Classes?

West Virginia State does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does West Virginia State Offer AP Credit?

West Virginia 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 West Virginia State Have An Honors Program?

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

Does West Virginia State Require Internships?

West Virginia 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.

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 university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

West Virginia State has an Army 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 West Virginia State include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at West Virginia 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.

West Virginia State does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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West Virginia State Majors & Subject Areas

Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Computer Science
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Mathematics, General
International/Global Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Chemistry, General
Psychology, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Public Administration
Social Work
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Art/Art Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,692

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,750

Out-of-State

$17,866

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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