University of Charleston requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at University of Charleston, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. University of Charleston accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of Charleston has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 43% of students who start college at University of Charleston finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
University of Charleston offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of Charleston may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
University of Charleston 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.
Reminder: Check with University of Charleston directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of Charleston students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of Charleston.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at University of Charleston
University of Charleston 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 mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ University of Charleston does offer 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.
✅ University of Charleston has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of Charleston 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.
✅ University of Charleston offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at University of Charleston.
❌ University of Charleston does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Schoenbaum Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
University of Charleston does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
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 University of Charleston have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
University of Charleston 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 University of Charleston include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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