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West Virginia University Academics

West Virginia University requires a minimum of 128 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

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

West Virginia University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at West Virginia University?

West Virginia University 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 West Virginia University

When choosing a major, West Virginia University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at West Virginia University 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. West Virginia University does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does West Virginia University Offer Learning Disability Services?

West Virginia University 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 University Offer Online Classes?

West Virginia University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does West Virginia University Give Credit for AP Classes?

West Virginia University 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 University Have An Honors Program?

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

Does West Virginia University Require Internships?

West Virginia University 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.

West Virginia University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 University include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at West Virginia University

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 University offers these dual degree programs:

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West Virginia University Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agricultural Economics
Animal Sciences, General
Plant Sciences, Other
Natural Resource Economics
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Forestry, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Landscape Architecture
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Science
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Technical Teacher Education
Education, Other
Engineering, General
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Systems Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Engineering Technology, General
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Child Development
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Genetics, General
Cell Physiology
Reproductive Biology
Exercise Physiology
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Mathematics and Statistics
Statistics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Social Work
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music, Other
Music Management
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Scientist
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics
Public Health, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Science
Nursing Practice
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
History, General

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