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Colleges / West Virginia University Institute of Technology

West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Beckley, WV 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate61%
Acceptance Rate61%

WVU Tech Academics

West Virginia University Institute of Technology requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at WVU Tech, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. WVU Tech accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, WVU Tech has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 34% of students who start college at WVU Tech complete all the credits required within six years.

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

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted X
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: WVU Tech may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At WVU Tech?

WVU Tech 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 language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with WVU Tech directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at WVU Tech

When choosing a major, WVU Tech students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at WVU Tech.

Student Designed Majors

WVU Tech allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

WVU Tech does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at WVU Tech

WVU Tech offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Does WVU Tech Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ WVU Tech 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 Tech Offer Online Classes?

✅ WVU Tech has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does WVU Tech Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ WVU Tech 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 Tech Have An Honors Program?

❌ WVU Tech does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does WVU Tech Require Internships?

🟨 WVU Tech does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About West Virginia University Institute of Technology

West Virginia University Institute of Technology Library

The main library on campus is the Vining Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at WVU Tech

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 Tech offers these dual degree programs:

•Teacher education with West Virginia University


What is 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.

Does WVU Tech have any ROTC programs?

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 Tech 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 WVU Tech include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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WVU Tech Majors & Subject Areas

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