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West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6009
Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

Official telephone: (304) 293-2121
Toll-free telephone: (800) 344-WVU1
Fax number: (304) 293-8832

Website: www.wvu.edu


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Screen last updated on: December 3, 2013
ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Semester/term begin dates: Monday, August 19, 2013 and
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Calendar system: semester system (two terms comprise academic year)
Month(s) in which new student orientation is held: Orientation for new students is held in June, July, and August for the fall semester and in January for the spring semester.
Number and length of summer sessions: One summer session with multiple parts-of-term enabling courses of one, three, six, or twelve weeks.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Majors with the highest enrollment: Engineering, Business, Biology
Average freshman GPA: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Percent of full-time freshman students who returned for sophomore year: 80%
Student:Faculty ratio: 23:1
Total faculty: 2,331 total
Full-time faculty: 1,709 total
Part-time faculty: 622 total
Faculty degrees: 93% PhD, 25% master's degree

REQUIRED UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM
General education/core curriculum is required: yes
Minor requirements: required of some for graduation
Physical education is required: no
There are religious requirements for graduation: no
Minimum GPA required to graduate: 2.0

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Undergraduate studies homepage: admissions.wvu.edu
Graduate studies homepage: grad.wvu.edu/
Special programs offered:
student-designed majors, double majors, dual degrees, independent study, accelerated program, honors program, Phi Beta Kappa, pass/fail grading option, internships, weekend college, distance learning, external degree program, evening courses, adult education programs, online courses
Minors and other miscellaneous programs offered:
Minors offered in:
Adventure Sports Leadership
Advertising
Africa and the Middle East
Africana Studies Program
Agribusiness Management
American Politics & Policy
Anthropology
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Aquatic Facility Management
Arboriculture
Art History
Arts Administration
Asia
Astronomy
Athletic Coaching
Biology
Business Administration
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Child Development and Family Studies
Chinese Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Conservation Ecology
Creative Writing
Dance
Development Studies
Disability Studies
Economics
Electronic Media
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Economics
Environmental Protection
Equine Management
Europe
Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Youth
Fashion Merchandising
Food Science and Technology
Foodservice Production
Foreign Language in Translation
Forest Resource Management
French
General Musicianship
Geography
Geology
German
Group Fitness
Health Promotion
History
Horticulture
Human Services
Infant and Toddler
International & Comparative Politics
International Area Studies
Italian Studies
Japanese Studies
Jazz Studies
Landscape Studies
Latin American Studies
Law & Legal Studies
Leadership Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Media Entrepreneurship
Military Science
Music
Music Technology
Nanosystems
Native American Studies
Painting
Performance
Personal Training
Pest Management
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Political Science (General)
Political Theory
Printmaking
Professional Writing and Editing
Psychology
Public Relations
Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Resources
Religious Studies
Rural Community Development
Russian Studies
Sculpture
Slavic and East European Studies
Sociology
Soil Science
Spanish
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Sports Communication
Statistics
Strength and Conditioning
Studio Art
Sustainable Design
Teaching English as a Second Language
The Americas
Theatre
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
Women and Gender Studies
Wood Science and Technology
World Music

Preprofessional programs offered:
pre-pharmacy, We offer a variety of majors that will prepare students for different professional programs including law, medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, theology, and optometry.
Education certifications are offered: yes
Education certifications:
early childhood, elementary, middle/junior high, secondary, special education
Cooperative programs are offered: yes
Cooperative education programs:
engineering
Combined 2-2 programs available:
2-2 B.A./M.O.T. occupational therapy program; B.A./B.S.B.A. foreign language and business programs; B.A./M.A. education; M.P.A./B.S.W. public administration and social work programs; six-year Pharm.D. program.
Graduate schools/programs are offered: yes
Qualified undergraduates may take graduate-level classes: yes
Domestic off-campus semester-away programs: Washington Semester (American University), UN Semester
Study abroad opportunities:
Study abroad countries include:
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Columbia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cypress
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korea
Latvia
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Mongolia
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Russia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Vietnam
Other special or unique academic programs:
Exchange programs, faculty-led programs, affiliate programs, and Amizade Global Service-Learning
Army ROTC: offered on-campus
Navy ROTC: not offered
Air Force ROTC: offered on-campus

LIST OF MAJORS
Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Advertising/Promotion
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agribusiness Management/Rural Development
  • Agricultural Extension Education
  • Agriculture/Extension Education
  • Agriculture/Natural Resources
  • Agro-ecology
  • Agronomy
  • Animal and Nutritional Sciences
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Art History
  • Art/Design
  • Athletic Coaching Education
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry/Biology
  • Biochemistry/Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Biometric Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development/Family
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology/Investigation
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Design Studies
  • Design/Management
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English/Secondary Education
  • Environment/Natural Resources
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Environmental Protection
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fashion Design/Merchandising
  • Finance
  • Foreign Languages/Secondary Education
  • Forensic and Investigative Science
  • Forest Resources Management
  • General Business
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Nutrition/Food
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Mathematics/Statistics
  • Interdepartmental Studies/Secondary Education
  • Interior Design
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Journalism/Advertising
  • Journalism/Public Relations
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts/Sciences
  • Liberal Arts/Sciences Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Secondary Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Mining Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Multidisciplinary Studies/Elementary Education
  • Multidisciplinary Studies/Secondary Education
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education/Athletic Coaching Education
  • Physical Education/Teacher Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Recreation/Parks/Tourism Resources
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts
  • Religious Studies
  • Resource Management
  • Slavic/Eastern European Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Soil Science
  • Speech Pathology/Audiology
  • Sport Management
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Strategic Communications
  • Theatre
  • Wildlife/Fisheries Resources
  • Women's Studies
  • Wood Science/Technology
  • World Language/Literature
Certificates

  • Computer Forensics
  • Gerontology

ADVANCED CREDIT/PLACEMENT
Credit placement options:
  • placement for CEEB Advanced Placement (scores of 3 or higher)
  • placement for CLEP general
  • placement for CLEP subject
  • placement for DANTES
  • placement for school's own challenge exams
  • credit for relevant military experience
  • credit for relevant life experience
  • credit for international baccalaureate



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